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The Baetis XR2™ Media Server

Post by sn » 12 May 2014, 22:41

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The Baetis XR2™ Media Server

"Built for use within the very finest multi-channel audio systems (home theaters), the XR2 is designed to sound better than any ordinary "music" server because of its special internal components and also to sound better than any "universal" disc player. Most importantly, video quality is at least the equivalent of playing the Blu-ray disc on the very best disc players. However, because our server is a real computer it can rip and play CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray discs, and more. Today, the finest 24-bit music can mainly be found on Blu-Ray. Plus, our industry-leading, specially configured JRiver® software can play native DSD files unlike ordinary "music" servers. ..."
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"The photo above shows the right-half of the guts of the XR2, including the heat-pipe arrangement. Our special fan takes up the left-half and is not shown for proprietary reasons. The Blu-ray drive has a wholesale cost that is twice that of others. You can see the digital noise filter plugged into the SSD in the photo. The heat-pipe arrangement is somewhat different than DIY audiophile computer-build recipes because of the particular MB we use. What can’t be seen is the special “riser” that we use to allow the heat-pipe assembly to do its job but at a higher placement than on the typical DIY recipe. This allows us to use the best sounding MB while actually improving heat transfer. Combined with our fan, this construction allows us to use any Core i7 processor without worrying about heat build-up when ripping/playing Blu-ray discs."

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The rear of the XR2 is shown below.
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