Further tweaks were done to the LPSU. After lengthy comparison of USB cards, the streamer sounds more musical without one.
In my earlier posts, I mentioned Euphony gives the best sound quality. However, Euphony is not free and is not cheap either. For someone who builds their own music streamer/server and keen to know which playback and streaming software should be used, this post has some answers.
This build will be sent to a reviewer who prefers black instead of silver. This is the first time I see the computer fanless case, Streacom FC10 Alpha, in black. It is beautiful.
Sound quality was compared playing music files directly from Oppo 205 versus playing music files from streamer into Oppo 205 USB B input.
Sound quality was compared playing discs directly from Marantz SA-10 versus playing music files from streamer into SA-10 USB B input.
The second music streamer build uses Streacom FC10 Alpha, dual-regulated LPSU (LM1084 & LM1084), and Toroidy custom transformer.
The first music streamer build uses Streacom FC10 Alpha, dual-regulated LPSU (LM1084 & LT1764A), and Amplimo custom transformer.
First attempt with DIY music streamer using Intel NUC7i5BNH with external accessories like iFi iUSB3 Micro and Elfidelity SATA filter.