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Hi-End Media Center
June 30 st , 2014
The project is born to create a system to play
high-resolution audio tracks without compromise and very easy to use.
Obviously the system must operate without generating noise so we have chosen to use a fanless PC.
We have 3 main components:
It is necessary at least an Intel Core i3 because others little
processors like the Atom D525 do not have the ability to manage DSD files
especially if you want to make the conversion of PCM tracks in DSD while
Always operate in DSD mode means avoid the oversampling and digital filter also for PCM tracks (the DSD format).
Using JRiver to rip CD's just put a CD in your drive and the whole process is completed in automatic.
This pc has a high cost because the fanless chassie and the fanless power
supply will take 50% of the bill.
Follows the parts necessary to create this incredible hi-end pc:
Streacom FC8 Fanless Chassis
With its ultra-efficient heatsink and compact size, the Streacom FC8 pushes the boundaries of passively cooled chassis. Constructed from high grade aluminum and finished with a light brushed texture, this is the perfect building block for a near silent home theatre solution.
Streacom Nano150 PSU
Designed to provide silent ATX power in impossibly small spaces, the Nano150 fits perfectly into all Streacom cases but can also be used as a silent PSU solution for any case.
Featuring 150W* of total power output, under & over output power
protection, short safety protection, and connections for ATX24, SATA,
IDE and 4PIN CPU power, the Nano150 is the natural choice for any
SFF or quiet system.
|Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz 3MB LGA1155
RAM 4GB DDR3
Western Digital 3TB Harddisk
DVD Slim slot loading drive
Windows 8.1 operating system
ES9018 USB PCM/DSD DAC
See the complete article on: HQ reference DAC ES9018S - USB PCM / DSD DAC - version 2
ES9018 with Lundahl LL1684 output stage (click on image to enlarge)
Cost about 1250$ + shipping
Remote Command 10" Wi-Fi Tablet
We have found a good and cheap product for this use.
10" Chefpad Wi-Fi tablet
CPURockchip RK 3066 Dual-core @ 1.6 GHz
The JRiver + Gzimo is the most simple and good software to play 44,88,96,192,384KHz PCM tracks, DSD files and SACD ISO.
Follows some links to configure the PC and the Tablet.