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Old 29th July 2011, 07:51 AM   #11
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Hi i2k92!
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Old 5th August 2011, 02:23 AM   #12
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Impressive. I opted to not only go for the poor mans server, I opted to cheat and use a Pure i20 dock.

My set up was quicker and cheaper, yours is the infinitely more flexible and expandable. Bravo. To use one of my favorite Futurama quotes, "A real inspiration to the children"!
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Old 10th August 2011, 02:01 AM   #13
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Old 10th September 2011, 02:20 AM   #14
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thanks all for the kind words....:-)


Compared to my cheapo marantz 5400 analog out, the server + DAC combo significantly sounds better. Sometimes next week I plan to compare it to my friend's mega expensive system (Marantz SACD, DLS DAC + upsampler, etc).
Have you had an opportunity to compare yet? Please let us know when you do.
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Old 10th September 2011, 09:37 AM   #15
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slamat siang pak,

can you please explain the connection done between the music server with the DAC?

picture might be a good help
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Old 27th October 2011, 10:37 PM   #16
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Hi Tyimo,
Here's PC monitor : PC Monitor - Monitor and manage your computers from iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows Phone 7.
The PC & android communicate through Wifi provided by ADSL Wifi router. Using tightVNC on my phone is dreadful as the phone's screen is very small, it will be better with tablet.
This looks like a great project but I'm concerned that you disappeared. Your last post was way back when.
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Old 29th October 2011, 02:47 AM   #17
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slamat siang pak,

can you please explain the connection done between the music server with the DAC?

picture might be a good help
before I used USB, now I use coax after I upgraded the motherboard with on board spdif (MSI E-350IA-E45). As it is now support up to 96khz, I use SOX upsampler on foobar,the sound quality is improved.
I also replaced Quad 11L with Kef Q300, more improvement.

I also tested j.river mediacenter, sounds good but the uPNP server in foobar is easier to deal with & more stable. I also have a new Asus Transformer tablet, controlling a uPNP device via tablet is a real joy !!!

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This looks like a great project but I'm concerned that you disappeared. Your last post was way back when.
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Hi I'm still around. Haven't got a chance to compare with my friend's system yet...he just got a baby & the system is in his living room...baby + audio is not compatible at all :-(

BTW, I already listed some upgrade possibilities :
replace the PC psu with picopsu with external power brick and perhaps in the future make a linear power supply (not sure yet about the effectiveness related to sound quality).
Build a DAC using those ebay kits, need to decide which one to choose.
Replace the hard disk with SSD...this is the last priority.

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Old 29th October 2011, 06:10 AM   #18
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Hi i2k92,
Q300 is really nice speaker. and ASUS Transformer? poor man? oh no
For PicoPSU, please have larger one for future motherboard/CPU upgrade.
and DAC/Amp.. how about "QA100 full digital amplifier"?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/QLS-QA100-Cl...-/120790943612

Your configuration looks great, pls give me some advice.
My current system : https://sites.google.com/site/koonaudioprojects/
Core i3 fanless (foobar, Reaper, exaU2IDB all ASIO) - exaU2I USB to I2S x4 - 4 way amp - 4 way speaker

(1) I have iPad2, "AirPlay" can work as your uPNPPlay?
(2) if not I want some 7 inch Android tablet. Ideapad A1? or any recommendation?

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Old 29th October 2011, 07:02 AM   #19
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Hi i2k92,
Q300 is really nice speaker. and ASUS Transformer? poor man? oh no
For PicoPSU, please have larger one for future motherboard/CPU upgrade.
and DAC/Amp.. how about "QA100 full digital amplifier"?
QLS QA100 Class T Digital Amplifier 100 W*2 (@4?) amplifier 24/192 TAS516*2 pcs | eBay

Your configuration looks great, pls give me some advice.
My current system : https://sites.google.com/site/koonaudioprojects/
Core i3 fanless (foobar, Reaper, exaU2IDB all ASIO) - exaU2I USB to I2S x4 - 4 way amp - 4 way speaker

(1) I have iPad2, "AirPlay" can work as your uPNPPlay?
(2) if not I want some 7 inch Android tablet. Ideapad A1? or any recommendation?
in fact that Asus belong to my wife...so I'm still classified as poor man.

wow you have a scarry looking heatsink tower. That Exa should sound great, I wish I can spend some 250$ for USB only. I already have a great sounding Tripath based amp, it will stay for some years until I get bored. My target now is a better DAC kit.

I don't know about AirPlay (poor man, can't afford iPad ), but somebody told me that PlugPlayer will work with any uPNP device.

No idea about Ideapad. But my friend has an Archos 7", he told me that it's great & price is lower than other brand. But any cheap Android phone with wifi will work great with my setup.
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Old 29th October 2011, 11:39 AM   #20
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nice work, did you consider using xbmc and android remote? Something I'm considering as it can do both music and movies. If you use xbmc lite, then its like an appliance, no OS needed. I'm not sure if it has USB drivers but. If not Ubuntu would work nice.
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