Thought I would try to post these pics again. My first try was a little amateurish. they are now properly captioned and here is an explanation of how it works.
so here goes............
The system uses a PC based archive.
I use a computer with "Mediamonkey" to organize it all from the archive side and I have 1.6 terabytes on 2 hard drives almost full of Jazz, Blues and various classic rock and roll.
I digitized my collection of 40 years on to the hard drives and converted everything to the FLAC format.
I use the PC based jukebox for managing the music and the EQ to set the master input volume and tweak the sound mix.
I go directly to the amp from the PC via the "Gamma II" DAC and only use the preamp for component selection and to set the input levels of the CD/Tuner section.
It all works great and my amp (the heart and soul of the system) is a real winner. Its DEAD quiet!
The hardware is as follows:
"Acer" 6460 Pentium 4 Computer
"Latino" ST-120 amp
"Bottlehead Foreplay III Extended" preamp
"Onkyo CR-305TX" CD and tuner section
2 H.D.D.'s with 1.6 terabytes for the archive
Custom "Gamma-2" DAC (made for me by a buddy).
"Scott Endler" DACT 12 step attenuators for the sub woofer volume.(best deal on the internet for these attenuators).
"Decware NFX" full range speakers (99dB SPL)
"Teac" 6" sub woofer
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