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TimRichard



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$65,000 Audiophile Media Server
      #1026745 - 02/01/13 03:02 PM
This ad is causing some amusement on Twitter, and I thought it might be appreciated.....


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Pete Kaine
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Re: $65,000 Audiophile Media Server new [Re: TimRichard]
      #1026751 - 02/01/13 03:49 PM
April the 1st already is it?

I didn't stop laughing until I got to:


Quote:

Silent System Upgrade

If you want a deadly quiet system we have the perfect upgrade for you! We replace all washers with a viscoelastic polymer for isolating the system from vibration. The entire is then dampened with a multi-layer constrained material to eliminate chassis resonance. We then add another layer of shielding materials to further reduce noise. Combined with our advanced cooling the result is a system that is dead quiet in all facets of the term.





At which point I choked on my lunch.

Seriously if your going to take the piss to that extent, at least have the decency to include all the options.

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Folderol



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Re: $65,000 Audiophile Media Server new [Re: TimRichard]
      #1026754 - 02/01/13 04:37 PM
Stop press!
It's a misprint. The comma is supposed to be a decimal point.

So...
I'll have two in case one breaks down

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DGL.



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Re: $65,000 Audiophile Media Server new [Re: TimRichard]
      #1026768 - 02/01/13 07:35 PM
Yes it might be expensive but from the looks of it you do get a nice cabinet to put it in (my grans technics came with the same sort of thing though cost a lot less!!)
Also they claim it has the power of a 1000 core cpu Yeah Right!

Also the use of powercon connectors for DC seems a bit dodgy to me.

Also they make a lot of noise about using a special linear ATX Supply as they claim it's better yet sell/make digital amplifiers which are switch mode devices.


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Pete Kaine
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Re: $65,000 Audiophile Media Server new [Re: DGL.]
      #1026815 - 03/01/13 10:18 AM
The cabinet is probably only needed to hold the phase change cooling... which unless you happen to be trying to break an overclocking record or two is absolutely pointless.

I had a quick look at their Linear PSU page. $2000 for one acturly seems good value almost seeing what else is on the market that does the same job but then for a dual Xeon rig you may even need a couple of those so that'll be bumping the price up.

(still can't work out why a dual Xeon would be prefered over a low power i3)

I suppose if you can afford one of these you can afford to build and isolate a whole listening from the electrics upwards to take advantage of the improvements to the signal flow. So on the balance I suppose if you were spending a half million on your next listening space it might be worth it...

The rest of us could probably get 97%ish of the way there for a few grand, or 90%ish of the way there for a few hundred.

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robinv



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Re: $65,000 Audiophile Media Server new [Re: Pete Kaine]
      #1026851 - 03/01/13 01:14 PM
Cheaper to hire a band to be ready to play any cover of your choice

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Pete Kaine
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Re: $65,000 Audiophile Media Server new [Re: robinv]
      #1026943 - 04/01/13 09:59 AM
Hmmm... I now want to find a band that can handle Aphex Twin covers.


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Dmac
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Re: $65,000 Audiophile Media Server new [Re: Pete Kaine]
      #1026961 - 04/01/13 01:23 PM
My favourite bit... "Buyer pays shipping."

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Re: $65,000 Audiophile Media Server new [Re: TimRichard]
      #1026965 - 04/01/13 01:40 PM
AudioGoN ? more like MoneyGoNe

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Re: $65,000 Audiophile Media Server new [Re: Pete Kaine]
      #1026968 - 04/01/13 02:01 PM
Here you go - http://youtu.be/2XlTjeNHv-8

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Re: $65,000 Audiophile Media Server new [Re: robinv]
      #1027359 - 07/01/13 09:39 AM
Hahah... that's quality. Thanks

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