Audiophile" grade KMUSIC player ?

this post is old Friday 03 November 2017 12:26:09 pm
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offline Jensen Breck

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hello,

I have been searching far and wide for an audiophile grade network music player and I've drawn a blank. By that I mean a music player with an impeccable sonic pedigree that can access content from a server, put it through a DAC, put it through a pre-amp, and output it via balanced XLR to the amplifier/speakers.
I have just auditioned at home a very good network capable DAC/pre-amp, however the server/media management side of the equation was woeful (that is, woeful in comparison to Kaleidescape). It's left me wondering if there is a market for a new KMUSIC player that is designed for high-end 2 channel music?
What I'm thinking is take the guts out of an M-Class player, bolt on a DAC solution to its PCM decoder (from somebody like PS Audio or Wyred4Sound), bolt on a pre-amp (from somebody like Halcro), and put it all in a 1U chassis. Control via Kaleidescape iPad App which can also handle the volume control natively.



Thanks!







For More References:
http://www.kscapeowners.com/forums/showthread.php?s=e033d6ccb59270ede77f8283c9b643b2&t=1190





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