Aesthetix Saturn Romulus DAC/CD player Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Digital Sources: Apple MacBook Pro computer (2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD) running OS 10.6.7, iTunes 10.6, Sonic Studios Amarra 2.5, Songbird 1.9.3, XLD; Western Digital 2TB NAS Device; Oppo BDP-103 universal Blu-ray player; Sooloos/Meridian Digital Media System (Control 15, TwinStore x3); Apple iPad 2, 3 (or "New iPad" or latest or HD or Retina or whatever); Apple iPod Touch 1G; Apple iPhone 4S.
Digital Processors: Benchmark DAC1 USB, M2Tech Young & Palmer DAC & power supply, AudioQuest DragonFly USB DAC, Wadia 121decoding computer.
Preamplifier: Marantz AV7005 in Pure Direct mode.
Power Amplifier: Classé CAM 350 monoblocks.
Loudspeakers: MartinLogan Prodigy, MartinLogan Descent subwoofers (2).
Headphones: Grado HP-1000, AKG D-240, Ultimate Ears TripleFi.
Cables USB: Cardas Clear. Interconnect: Cardas Neutral Reference S/PDIF, Kimber Kable BiFocal XL & others, XLO HT Pro & S/PDIF. AC: manufacturers' own.
Accessories: Dedicated power lines: 40A (amplifiers), 15A (digital, analog components).—Jon Iverson

Aesthetix Audio Corporation
5220 Gabbert Road, Suite A
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 529-9901
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wozwoz's picture

Can't play hi-rez SACDs. Can't play pure DSD files. That seems absurd for a player targeted at the audiophile market.

Pity - I like the design.

jimheckman's picture

Thanks for this review on another fine Aesthetix produce.

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