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Build your own audio PC
Our original computer audio 'recipes' (often copied, never bettered) have been freely available to DIY computer builders since 2009. Now in its third generation for 2013, the new 'T1' is the highest-spec, most transparent entry-level computer available. Anyone with a basic IT knowledge can build it for just £429. Read more >
Netbook and Mac modifications
Simple, low-cost netbooks make great audio computers. Our free guides explain in detail how to make them better. We also offer the world's most advanced Mac Mini modification, given 5-Globes in the May 2012 edition of HiFi World. Read More >
Beginner's guide to computer audio
If you're thinking about retiring your CD player but don't know the difference between a streamer and a server, we can help. We've assisted hundreds of customers join the new era of high-resolution downloads and unbundled media - from ultra low budget to ultra high-end. Our free guides explain everything you need to know. Read more >
The most versatile audiophile-grade computer server/streamers . . .
A bewildering number of proprietary digital transports has emerged onto the market in the last five years. Some, like the Squeezebox, were cheap and cheerful. Others are staggeringly expensive, but what do they all actually do? This simple comparison chart explains . . .
As you'l notice, some do many useful things, but the only one that does everything is the humble mult-purpose 'desktop' computer.
Although proprietary Linn, Naim and Aurender 'servers' lock you into a closed system and are typically costly, they have one major advantage over the common PC: they are built from the ground-up to be electrically clean and use audio-grade components throughout. By c ontrast, the average computer is a major source of high-frequency noise that makes it very poorly suited to attachment to an audio system.
Our pre-built T-Series transports and P-Series Players combine the limitless versatility of a regular computer with much of the know-how that goes into high-end proprietary transports. Unlike almost any other transport, they are optimised specifically for use with USB DACs and feature linear power supplies and galvanic isolation options, even on the entry-level T1 at £425.