RoonServer running on a Windows 10 PC (6700k CPU - 20TB external ESATA etc..) Controlled with an Apple Ipad Air 2. Also use Signalyst HQPlayer to upsample/filter all FLAC or DSD.
used to feed DAC via ethernet(BlueJeans Cat7). Outputs USB (Curious Cable 8") to DAC - superb!
3 rail linear power supply - used for Sonore MicroRendu - 7V
PS Audio Direct Stream DAC
Torreys final firmware - Audio Magic Beeswax SHD fuse - CPT power cable
Bewitch Audio SB3008 Linestage
all tube linestage with transformer output. All NOS tubes: Western Electric 300b - 274 - Telefunken 12AU7 etc..
KR Audio VA-910 Mono
using KT150's and Synergistic Research Red fuses
PBN/BSI Model 4 MK II
custom made by PBN for BSI - all Scanspeak drivers - Jantzen Silver Z Cap crossover - 375lb monsters. These have an Hypex DS8 800WPC plate amp for bass management/power.
HiDiamond D9 RCA
from pre to DAC and amps
HiDiamond D8 speaker cables
Core Power Technologies Equi=Core 50 balanced power cable
Used on DAC
Dynamic Design Lotus New Gen Power Cords
used on KR Audio amps
Core Audio Design CLD Stand
used for Bewitch linestage
ASI Heartsong Amp stands
used for amps
Agora Acoustics Magic Hexa Anti Vibration Feet
used under all components
Acoustic treatments GIK/Prime Acoustics/ATS etc.
absorption and diffusion used
Herbies Audio Lab SuperSonic Stabilizer
used on various components
Eden Sound Bear Paws
used under speakers
Mapleshade hard hat
used on various components
Acopian 5V 1.5A PS powersupply
powers switch used to feed MicroRendu
used for Hypex amps on speakers - both plugged into individual SurgeX protectors
Maestro 20A outlets
3 dedicated lines
3X 20A dedicated power outlets dedicated circuits
one circuit for each amp and one for digital
Surge X 15&20A
used for sure protection/filtering on the Hypex Sub-woofer amps
SOLD - JM Sound/Canary Audio JM500
custom made by Canary Audio - only 4 pair made - 300b output mono amps - 50wpc
SOLD - Psvane Black Treasure CV-181Z
used on Canary amps.
SOLD - Luxman M600-A
class A mono blocks run in bridged tie load mode
SOLD - Canary Audio CA-906
2 chassis tube rectified tube pre upgraded with Mundorf silver/gold caps and Furutech IEC
SOLD - Luxman DA-06
after a long line of other DAC's I have settled on this one for the foreseeable future. Outstanding DAC.
SOLD - Paul Pang USB V2 card
SOLD - TotalDac D1 USB cable
filtering USB cable 3M
SOLD - CAPS 3 Carbon computer
used as my audio PC fed from a control PC in my office - it's a silent/fan-less computer that uses ethernet from control PC and output is via a SOTM USB card to the Luxman. This audio PC uses Windows Server 2012 R2, Audiophile Optimizer and JPlay. 8gb ram & 128GB SS drive.
Thanks Pierre. The 906 has NOS RCA 5Y3 & 6SL7, the 6V6 are JJ - the 6SN7 are NOS RCA from the mid 50's. I bought it second hand and it came with these - I don't know what factory tubes it comes with. I will add pictures later on.
Pierre - yes I certainly do but it also costs 2x more than the others. The last few I owned were the Mytek 192, BMC PureDac, ExaSound e20 MK II with Kingrex PS, Teac 501, PS Audio PWD MK II w/bridge. With each of those I found something lacking or excessive - either they were boring or bright or 2 dimensional etc.. I have had the Lux for a few months now and find nothing about it I don't like - it's never causes irritation where I want to turn the system off, its always engaging, smooth, luxurious sounding and has great resolution without being too technical sounding. I haven't looked or even thought about another DAC since I got the Lux. One thing I've been thinking about is trying some Furutech fuses on it but it uses 6 IIRC so $$$. It does have a mechanical relay sound when changing between resolutions but so did a couple of the other DACs but no big deal.
For an example, a single 8.2 Ohm 25 W Xicon resistor measures about 106uH inductance. Four in parallel, 2 one direction 2 in the opposite direction, measures 3uH and one ends up with a 2.05 Ohm 100W resistor with almost no inductance.
Id also like to thank PBN for their answer. It makes a lot of sense. The only point I might take issue with is the paralleling of two resistors in opposite directions to make them non-inductive. For this to actually occur, the coils would have to be in direct and complete contact with one anothercoil to coil with zero separation between them. If not, theres a reduction of inductivity, not an elimination of it. But when used as shunts for the mid-woofers as they are here, as the designer points out, it doesnt really matter.
The resistors in the crossover are used as shunts for the two mid woofers and have high power handling which I view as far more important than using some fancy butique resistor with zero power handling.
Further more the only culprit in a sand cast resistor is that it is slightly inductive. This however can be eliminated by paralleling two resistors making sure that they reoriented so that the coils in them are oriented in opposite direction. A non inductive resistor, like a Mills for an example, is made that way. Its still a wire wound resistor but with a low power handling, Now take 2 ea. 25 W resistors and orient them that way and you'll have a 50W resistor that's induction free, use 4 ea. and your will have a 100W resistor that's induction free.
As Always Good Listening
PS Tony what an impressive system you have put together
Hi, yes they are but they I can move them around pretty easy without the Eden spikes. The CAPS works great - I also use JRiver on the Control PC and convert everything to DSD128 - the CAPS 3 doesn't have any problem with it.
Yes, the 8th Nerve are from years ago and were OOB back in 07 or 8 I think - they still work great ;)
Those are some massive speakers! Good to see another user of Audiophile Optimizer and Windows Server. I am planning to build a CAPS soon.
I also see you have some 8th Nerve products? You must have bought those a looong time ago as I believe the company is out of business? I still have of their stuff in the box in the garage that I never got around to using.