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  • Sound Galleries SGM2015 Music Server Review on Audiosteam

    Audiostream reports on their audition of the Sound Galleries SGM2015 Music Server with HQ Player today
    http://www.audiostream.com/content/s...JzCqP8uSDgA.97


  • #2
    I missed an opertunity to hear it in my system
    I do not upsample I leave format as is. I can hear formats and well as rates on most know recordings
    I have built many servers and what some claim in cables or must haves I don't hear
    what I use now has been compared to a few music servers while ultimate convinemce comes from ready made like my umt plus pure sound wise I like mine best
    thanks for the post of review but for me hearing is what I like best someone view may not be mine
    i tried many add on apps and players
    j river
    hq player
    foobar and a few others. In the end j river is very nice and very stable
    analog stuff.
    otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
    otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
    sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
    new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
    thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
    thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
    kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
    phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
    speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
    mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
    digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
    Dacs lampi various

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    • #3
      This by far and away the best sounding server I have heard so far. And a game changer in my opinion.
      Speakers/Amps: Genesis G2.2 Jr with Powered Servo-Sub Bass, Genesis GR1440 Mono Amps, 5,000 watts total power
      Preamp: SMc Audio VRE-1C Preamp (fully balanced inputs and output)
      Analog 1: VPI Signature 21 Belt-Drive Turntable w/ 10” 3D Printed Fatboy Gimbal Arm and Ortofon MC Windfeld Ti Phono Cartridge driving Lehmann Silver Cube Phono Preamp
      Analog 2: VPI HW-40 Direct-Drive Turntable w/ 12” 3D Printed Fatboy Gimbal Arm and Ortofon MC Anna Diamond Phono Cartridge driving Genesis Gold Phono Preamp
      Analog 3: Studer A810 R2R tape w/ Bridge Console. Using built-in tape preamp
      Digital: Lumin Network Player with Lumin NAS
      Cables: Genesis Advanced Technologies/Absolute Fidelity Interface Interconnects, Speaker, Phono and Power
      A/C Power: Extensive System Upgrades, Sub-panel w/hard-wired power cables, and IsoTek Super Titan Passive Power Conditioning for Amplifiers
      Accessories: Custom Acrylic Equipment Stands, Klaudio Ultrasonic RCM

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      • #4
        I'll bet it is and in no way am I claiming I have or made anything as good or better. My only concern is how much is going on in the os to run many programs
        less is more Ina server it's what audio optimizer or fid pro do. As said I missed the opertunity for myself a shame on my behalf. I highly recommend his server to all. In fact I asked bob if he had heard one of rapsidy for that purpose lol What I want to hear is my stuff with a simple player like jriver. Hqplayer for me never sounded good it sounded flat but when upsampled it sounded better
        analog stuff.
        otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
        otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
        sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
        new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
        thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
        thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
        kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
        phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
        speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
        mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
        digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
        Dacs lampi various

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Joe Pittman View Post
          This by far and away the best sounding server I have heard so far. And a game changer in my opinion.
          You liked it better than Gary's lol. Just kidding I had to say this.
          analog stuff.
          otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
          otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
          sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
          new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
          thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
          thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
          kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
          phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
          speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
          mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
          digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
          Dacs lampi various

          Comment


          • #6
            I heard it last year in Munich. Hard to judge in an unfamiliar setting but it was pretty good.
            Turntable: - 1. Fairchild 750/OMA slate plinth
            2. Analog Engineering AE-2008 MinusK support.
            Tonearm: 1. Schroder Custom
            2. Schick 12"
            3. Abis SA-1
            Cartridge: Miyajima Kansui and Premium BE Mono
            PhonoPre: AprilSound LR, EMIA Strain Gauge, EMIA silver SUT
            CD: Wadia 860x
            Server: Innuos Zen Mini Mk3
            DAC: Computer Audio Design 1543 Mk2
            Preamp: Bent Audio TAP-X w silver autoformers
            Amplifier: AprilSound SET50 monoblocks
            Speaker: Pioneer PAX-30C

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            • #7
              The biggest point to be made is the need for them
              to play digital well. This point I get abused on hahaha
              what he made has all features for anyone who loves digtal
              playback and wants certain programs to do it. It's the mega of all servers and has a prosssrors that can upsample to dsd 512 on the fly there is no other. I have made one but it runs hot too hot Ina fanless case
              its a marvel that I would love to hear in. setup just to hear how good it must be. The rest some I have had to compare are great in features but I feel mine edges in sound
              analog stuff.
              otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
              otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
              sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
              new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
              thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
              thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
              kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
              phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
              speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
              mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
              digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
              Dacs lampi various

              Comment

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