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  1. #1
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    Some photos: SB2, DCC2 and TacT

    Big Ben just arrived last night. These photos were taken a few days ago.

    http://photos.lam.ws/thumbnails.php?album=250&page=1

    SB2 as 'transport' is very impressive.
    WSLam

    Mac Mini + BADA USB | Aurender S10 + BADA Series2 -> Devialet D-Premier -> AudioMachina Maestro S
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    Senior Member DrNic's Avatar
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    Nice pics!
    Can you help me - what is the "PC looking box" and what are the smart drive units mounted above it?
    Excuse my ignorance on this matter..!!

    Any web links would be good.

    Cheers

    Nic

    EDIT: Sorry you can ignore the Smart Drive question - found them on the web myself. Lazy boy Nic....
    Though how did you mount them? They seem to be connected "together" and what isolation points do you have them on?

    THanks
    Nic
    Last edited by DrNic; 2005-07-26 at 02:01.

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    Hi Nic,
    The 'PC' is a Hush Technologies E3. All heatpiped, fanless. www.hushtechnologies.net. If you buy from them, make sure you tell them I refer you! They are very helpful and friendly, based in Germany.
    I only use the Hush as a Windows MCE machine for videos/TV/PVR. I much prefer the simpler UI of the SB2 for music. I dont want to turn on my plasma to choose music.
    The SmartDrive2002... just something I have lying around from my previous attempts to build a silent PC (which failed, numerous times). I simply ran a SATA cable from the MB and hook up the HDD in the SmartDrive2002 (two of them). SATA is obviously a lot faster then USB2... it's just extra storage. What you see in the photo is 800GB worth. I have another 3TB (yap) in two NAS and misc hard drive. I shoot too many photos in RAW. =)


    The Hush is also running the SlimServer now...
    WSLam

    Mac Mini + BADA USB | Aurender S10 + BADA Series2 -> Devialet D-Premier -> AudioMachina Maestro S
    Photos of Transporter, Inside & Out | Photos of my Setup

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    Some photos: SB2, DCC2 and TacT

    On Tue, 2005-07-26 at 00:30 -0700, WSLam wrote:
    > Big Ben just arrived last night.


    There is a big, and favorable review of Apogee's Big Ben
    in the current Sound on Sound magazine


    --
    Pat
    http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimse...msoftware.html



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    I got my Big Ben off someone on the TacT Yahoo User Group.
    A lot of people there tried it and gave up on it, claiming it makes absolutely no audible difference, and in some cases, actually degrade the sound (collapsing soundatage etc).

    I hear a difference, but I a not ready to make my judgement yet. It all boils down to 'personal preference'. But using the SB2 with the BB, the 'highs' are indeed a little more tame. Less 'Digititus'...
    WSLam

    Mac Mini + BADA USB | Aurender S10 + BADA Series2 -> Devialet D-Premier -> AudioMachina Maestro S
    Photos of Transporter, Inside & Out | Photos of my Setup

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