Share your setup ^^

Hi there :slight_smile:

I haven’t found some thread like that, so i go for it, may be interesting i guess.

Sources:

  • iMac 27" late 2013 32Go RAM running macOS 11.6,1 & Thunderbolt display
  • Macbook Air M1 8Go RAM running also macOS 11.6.1

Both running Audirvana 3.5 :green_heart:

  • 2 Seagate Exos X16 (16To), one for playing and the other as backup / playing with MBA M1, cloning with CCC 6
  • 2 Icy Box IB-366StU3+B

Connection:

  • USB Viablue cable from iMac / MBA M1 to STR pre amp / DAC

Remote:

  • iPad 6th gen

Pre - amp / DAC:

  • Anthem STR

Amp:

  • Anthem STR

Speakers:

  • Paradigm Persona 3F

Subwoofer:

  • Paradigm Persona Sub

Cables:

  • Viablue & Isotek (230V)

Power line cleaner:

  • Isotek Sigmas EVO 3

For now i’m over pleased with my current setup, Audirvana runs like a charm with more than 285k tracks for approx. 10To and counting :green_heart:

So, your turn now !

Let me know if you have any questions :wink:

Cheers and don’t forget to ENJOY MUSIC :heart: :heart: :heart:

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My system is as follows:

Source:

  • Mac Mini 2018, 3.2 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, running macOS Monterey 12.0.1
  • Samsung T5 SSD, 2 GB holding my library

Remote:

  • iPad mini 4
  • iPhone 10 XR

Connection:

  • Ethernet Cat 7a from Mac to
  • Raspberry Pi 4 running RopieeeXL
  • USB out to amp with van den Hul USB Ultimate

Pre-amp/Amplifier/DAC:

  • Devialet Expert 120

Speakers:

  • ATC SCM19

Very much enjoying my system!

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I’m not that much into hi-fi. I listen to music :smiley:

But with that said.

Living room :smiley:

Source
2017 MacBook Air, 1,8 GHz Dual Core i5, 8 gb RAM, macOS Monterey 12.0.1
And it runs my music collection from a 400 gb Sandisk SD card from the Air’s card reader

Remote
Nokia 7.2

Connection
Wifi

Speakers
Presonus Eris E4.5 BT, my Mac connects to them through Bluetooth
They aren’t very large speakers, but since I’m renting an appartment and the living room isn’t that large, they are more than enough :slight_smile:

Game room/office

Source
Lenovo laptop running Windows 11 Home. 1,8 GHz 8th gen i7 Quad Core CPU, 16 gb RAM
The soundcard I’m using is an Audiotrak Prodigy 24/96 Black Cube Edition.
My music collection is stored on the internal SSD.

Remote
Nokia 7.2

Connection
Wifi, and the soundcard is hooked up through a toslink cable to the amplifier.

Amplifier
Philips FR 966

Speakers
Rank Arena set that I got for free from my dad many years ago

So. Nothing too fancy :smiley: For me, it’s more than enough.

Edit:
On both systems I have installed AS and 3.5. But to be honest. 3.5 hasn’t been used in months.

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Source - Macbook Pro M1 16GB Ram, 2 TB SSD Monterey 12.0.1 AS 1.7.2

Lounge - UPnP to KEF LS50 Wireless II Speakers

Home Office -USB to Chord Mojo and Focal Stellia headphones or Shure KSE1500 electrostats.

Bedroom - Apple Airplay to Homepod stereo pair

Love the KEF LS50 wireless II’s in combination with AS 1.7.2 over UPnP - flawless playback and wonderful sound! Ditto the Mojo and Focal Stellia headphones or Shure KSE1500’s

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NUC
Topping D90
Preamplifier Primare
Amplifer Primare 35.2
Speakers Von Scheiwert VR4-JR

It sounds well… but I try now too see if it´s worth the money with the Audirvana…
How to make the sound as good as possible with the Audirvana?
I don´t understand this with asio and all the rest… I mostly listen to Tidal…

What’s your player now ?

To me Audirvana is the best by far ! I’m on v. 3.5 as i don’t stream or even upsample.

My settings are the basics, no change at all.

Asio are the drivers for Windows i guess, as i am on macOS i can’t help you :wink:

Source
iMac 27", late 2014 with 16GB Ram, MacOS 11.6
Running AS Studio 1.7.2

Connection
UPnP via MOCA (ethernet via coax) to Streamer/DAC

Remote
iPad pro 11"
iPhone 7

Streamer/DAC
La Rosita Quark

Amplifier
Accupahse E460

Speakers
Mirage M-1si

Cables
Supra Cat 8 and Supra Sword

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Nice ^^

Only the Tidal for windows…
Difficult to know if it´s worth it if a can´t make the best there can be with my hifi gears…
MacOs is better with this audirvana maybe…