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Post by nikki » Thu May 24, 2012 7:33 am

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Good to see you are getting into PC audio. If you have the option of placing the computer a little further away from your rack, then you might want to give it a try. When I had the server next to the rack, it really dragged down the rest of the system. I have lined the inside of the case with ERS fabric and Dynamat, which seems to help somewhat.

I also got the Sonore Sata and Fan noise filters a little while ago and they made a significant improvement in SQ on my music server. Highly recommend giving them a try.

http://www.sonore.us/SOtM.html#3

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Post by Double D » Fri May 25, 2012 7:20 pm

WELL ! now isn't that just the coolest stuff ! Unfortunately, the ACER box (prebuilt) I'm using for a music server doesn't have a standard Molex for fan .. it actually only has the single fan on the CPU, and a tiny fan on the vid card. so, no big 120mm fan on this box. It runs stupid cool and very quiet.
I might consider one of the SATA noise filters though, although, again, with it being a prebuilt box, getting access to the hard drive is awkward (small form factor box) and non standard cable lengths.
I picked the ACER up as boxing day blow out in 2010 to just mess around with for music delivery. As things stabilize a bit more, I figure I may splash out for a more dedicated player platform for a server.

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Post by KoryBaugus » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:36 pm

It's official! I have rig-envy!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Double D » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:58 pm

Updated pic .. with the latest addition, moved from Harbeth M30 to SHL5, a bit more weight in the bottom, and awesome driver integration.. beautiful tone and timbre. 8)

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Post by Double D » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:35 pm

Something wonderful is about to happen.....

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Post by nikki » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:02 pm

... would it resemble anything like the box in the middle that visited this fall 8)

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Post by Double D » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:38 pm

Ahhhh... Nikki.. you are VERY astute.. :lol: Cosmetically.. it will be a dead ringer... functionally, and electrically.. no.. :shock:

Truth be told.. it will be an NSP !! My 206-NST is now with Rene (Raven) at Mystic Audio looking for a new home. So,.. if any Blue Circle fans are looking for a BEAUTY of an amp, that has been babied to death :roll: feel free to contact either myself, or Rene to get details. 8)

The decision to move to an NSP was long, and arduous, but essentially, it came down to a bit of a "logical" decision. The 206 was brilliant when I had much more demanding speakers, and since I've become "wedded" to the Harbeth SHL5's the concept of getting back to a more manageable amp in my smallish room, made LOTS of sense, and the NSP is essentially a modern outgrowth of what my 206-NST is. the sonic penalty was nil, especially with the SHL5's. There will be no regrets in making this change. :wink:

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Post by nikki » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:05 pm

DD,
Not astute at all ... I saw your ad on Canuck :D

Congratulations on the new purchase. Do you have an ETA?

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Post by Double D » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:58 pm

Well... dependent on how the workflow goes in Innerkip, possibly the end of February 14.. he says with fingers (and toes !) crossed.. :lol:

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Post by masluck » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:10 pm

So Double D,

Can you elaborate on what customizations you are having done to the already exceptional NSP? I saw your post and just remembered to ask - unless this is triple top secret.. :shock:

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Post by Double D » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:55 pm

Hey Mark,

My NSP is going to be a "stock" unit electrically (no fancy tricks... unless G is doing something that he hasn't told me about !) but the cosmetic option is going to be just like my 206NST was, with a walnut/purple heart faceplate... As much as I would have liked to go with another cosmetic option, the cost to redo the faceplates on my 303DWBB pre amp so it would match were umm.. a bit of pain and agony I didn't want to deal with. Besides, I rather like the walnut/purple heart.. it's Classic BC ! 8)

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Post by masluck » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:17 pm

Very nice!!!..if I didn't start with stainless, I would have gone with wood as I like what Nikki, Freddy and you have. Enjoy!!

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Post by Double D » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:28 am

An early morning delivery took place today ... 8) YAHOOOOO !!!! :D

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Post by nikki » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:08 am

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Congratulations, it looks fantastic! Will be interesting to hear your thoughts once they settle in.

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