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$65,000 Audiophile Media Server

Postby TimRichard » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:02 pm

This ad is causing some amusement on Twitter, and I thought it might be appreciated.....
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Re: $65,000 Audiophile Media Server

Postby Pete Kaine » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:49 pm

April the 1st already is it?

I didn't stop laughing until I got to:


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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Re: $65,000 Audiophile Media Server

Postby Folderol » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:37 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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Re: $65,000 Audiophile Media Server

Postby DGL. » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:35 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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Re: $65,000 Audiophile Media Server

Postby Pete Kaine » Thu Jan 03, 2013 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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Re: $65,000 Audiophile Media Server

Postby robinv » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:14 pm

Cheaper to hire a band to be ready to play any cover of your choice
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Re: $65,000 Audiophile Media Server

Postby Pete Kaine » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:59 am

Hmmm... I now want to find a band that can handle Aphex Twin covers.
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Re: $65,000 Audiophile Media Server

Postby Dmac » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:23 pm

My favourite bit... "Buyer pays shipping."
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Re: $65,000 Audiophile Media Server

Postby JohnHop » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:40 pm

AudioGoN ? more like MoneyGoNe
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Re: $65,000 Audiophile Media Server

Postby robinv » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:01 pm

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Re: $65,000 Audiophile Media Server

Postby Pete Kaine » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:39 am

Hahah... that's quality. Thanks
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