Magic from Chicago's Kyomi Audio
It only got better. I don't recall which Mahler Symphony recording we sampled via music server, but the sound was just wonderful. Ditto for Cecilia Bartoli's voice, which, on a rip of her Gluck CD, sounded as I recall it from the five times I've heard her live. Equally impressive was the sound of the period instrument orchestra behind her.
Making their US premieres were Convergent Audio Technology's CAT JL5 amplifier ($12,000), Marten's Bird 2 ($32,000), and Digibit Technology's Aria music server ($7,000 with DAC and all options). Also heard were CAT's Renaissance preamp ($10,000 with phono stage), Acoustic Signature Thunder turntable ($16,000) with Funk FX-R 12" tonearm ($3000) and Van den Hul Colibri Gold XGP (approx. $7800), and a ton of Stealth cabling.