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#1 gonefishing


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Posted 14 July 2020 - 08:40 PM

Those that have the USB CARD XE, please post your sound impressions, including advising what USB card you upgraded from.

Appreciate hearing your experience  :)

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Music Server:  Mobo Gigabyte C246 WU4, CPU Xeon E-2126G CoffeeLake 3rd gen, Ram Samsung 2X8GB ECC, JPLAYfemto Ethernet, 2X4GB SSD music Library

Audio PC: Mobo SOTM sMB-Q370, CPU Intel I9 9900T CoffeeLake 9th gen, RAM 2X8GB G.Skill Ripjaws 2666 ,JPLAYfemto Ethernet and USB XE

DAC and Amp: Modified PS Audio Direct Stream DAC i2S input from Matrix. Power Amplifiers - 6 X PURIFI 1ET400A.

Speakers: fully Active - 4Way Open Baffle System: = Ribbon Tweeter, Purifi 6.5"Mid Driver. 10" Bass driver, paired with

stereo pair GR Research Servo Subs 3 X 12" drivers.

Cables: Speakers braided silver and copper, Interconnects Homemade Silver wire XLR, Power Eichmann cables, USB Wireworld Starlight 7 1.5m, i2S 10cm long cable

Software: Server 2019 core on Control PC and Audio PC, using Firadisk on 8GB VHD, JPLAY Dual PC setup with Audio Optimizer 3 including (Exercise Stabilizer – ES99 loading with Hungry Bears TrustedClean v2

Power supplies: , HD Plex 200Watt, HD Plex DC to DC and 2 X iFi power X 5 volt DC, and custom 2 X MP Audio PSU's connecting JCAT Ethernet and USB card.

Incoming AC power: PS Audio Power plant P5, Supra DC Blocker. 




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