dCS Rossini Player & Rossini Clock Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Digital Sources: Aurender N10 music server; Ayre Acoustics C-5xeMP universal player; PS Audio PerfectWave DirectStream D/A converter; AudioQuest JitterBug, UpTone Audio ReGen USB cleaner-uppers; Ayre Acoustics QA-9 USB A/D converter; 2012 Apple MacBook Pro & Mac mini i7 running El Capitan, Twonky Server, Pure Music 3.0.
Power Amplifiers: First Watt J2, Pass Labs XA60.5 monoblocks.
Loudspeakers: Crystal Cable Arabesque Minissimo Diamond, KEF LS50, Magico S5 Mk.2, PSB Imagine T3.
Cables: Digital: AudioQuest Coffee. USB: Canare AES/EBU. Interconnect (balanced): AudioQuest Wild Blue, Cardas Clear. Speaker: AudioQuest K2. AC: Kubala-Sosna Elation!, manufacturers' own.
Accessories: Target TT-5 equipment racks; Ayre Acoustics Myrtle Blocks; ASC Tube Traps, RPG Abffusor panels; Shunyata Research Dark Field cable elevators; Audio Power Industries 116 Mk.II & PE-1 AC line conditioners (hard drive, computers). AC power comes from two dedicated 20A circuits, each just 6' from breaker box.—John Atkinson

dCS (Data Conversion Systems), Ltd.
US distributor: Data Conversion Systems Americas, Inc.
PO Box 541443
Waltham, MA 02454-1443
(617) 314-9296

Axiom05's picture

I have come across several 24-bit files that are identified as 32-bit in Soundirok, the iPad app that I use as a client for mpd. No idea why.

Panagiotis Karavitis's picture

Known issue, the first 8 bits are null, files are indeed 24bits

Joao1's picture

JA - thanks for the detailed review. Are the Shunyata Research Dark Field cable elevators part of your regular system, or are they being tested? Good results?