Music Server Reviews

Antipodes G4 K22 premium
Review samples supplied by Antipodes Audio Retail price (world) USD 9.000 excluding storage Upgrade price G3 to G4 USD 2.000 Storage can be included at purchase or later installed by the user Available in Black or Silver Part of the KALA series, the Antipodes K22 offers the best performance the New Zealand company can squeeze […]
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16 January 2024
Antipodes G4 Oladra premium
The original Oladra performed better than any Antipodes server before it. While some of the Oladra technology has recently trickled down into the other models, these latest G4 updates ensure the Oladra comfortably retains its head start.
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Grimm MU2 premium
Principally, the MU2 does not deviate all that much from the MU1, which is a good thing! But instead of relying on active digital speakers or an external DAC, the MU2 includes the company's proprietary 'Major' DAC and a relay-based analog preamp section.
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25 May 2023
Antipodes Oladra premium
The Oladra offers the familiar Antipodes qualities such as deep tonal saturation, lushness, liquidity, and organic flow but is more articulate, crisper, more expressive, airier, and more highly resolving than ever before. Amazingly, it does all this without sounding even the tiniest bit cooler or more analytical.
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Antipodes K41 and K22 Music Servers premium
Antipodes servers have always offered a wide range of server and player apps and this makes them unique in a world dominated by single-purpose servers and streamers. But the brand's core quality is that they are all about conveying the soul of the music.
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Antipodes K50 Music Server – Update Nov 2021 premium
Recently, Antipodes updated the firmware to from V3.0 to V3.1 to support the upcoming changes in how Roon runs on home servers and they took this opportunity to also further streamline and enhance their User Interface. Interestingly, I also noticed significant sonic benefits with the K50!
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Grimm MU1 premium
After countless Music Servers and Streamers, not to mention various server software and playback applications that I have tried throughout the years, I figured that, by now, surely, there'd be no more large surprises for me. Well, of course, that's when a new server entered my premises and totally surprised me.
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Antipodes K50 Music Server premium
Having reviewed several Antipodes Music Servers and having owned the CX and EX for close to two years as my references, I was excited to hear of the OLADRA project and even more so the arrival of an all-new range with the K50 as the King of the Hill.
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2 April 2019
AudioAanZee Reference Flow MKII Music Server premium
Almost 3 years ago I wrote the review of the original Reference Flow music server. In the meantime, a lot has happened in the digital audio world and AudioAanZee has not been sitting idle, either.
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Pink Faun 2.16x Music Server premium
A super-precise and highly refined beast of a music server that can be outfitted with any combination of SPDIF, USB and I2S interface boards.
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Antipodes CX + EX Music Server and Renderer premium
There comes a time when a reviewer just lacks the superlatives to describe the latest experience and for me, this is it. This combination is, quite simply, the very best digital front end that I have heard.
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Antipodes EX Music Server premium
With its ODAPS2 power supply, four separate shielded chambers, and user-installable storage, the relatively affordable EX server marks the start of a new Antipodes range.
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Melco N1A/2 and N1ZH/2 Music Servers premium
Not all NAS servers are created equal!
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Bryston BDP-3 Digital Media Player premium
Easy to use, yet highly versatile digital music player.
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Antipodes DS Base Music Server premium
After having reviewed the costly Antipodes DX and proclaiming it my new reference, here is a product of the same manufacturer, but at the other end of the cost scale. At 1995 euro, it is far removed from the DX' lofty 6000+ price, but does it offer comparable sound quality? Read on to find out!
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Antipodes DX2 Music Server premium
Ones and zeros are not just ones and zeros and music servers are not all created equal
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Euphony Buggy/Zotac premium
Futuristic looking highly versatile Music Server with class leading sound quality
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Euphony Audio Transport and Drive premium
The Euphony Audio Transport works brilliantly and sounds fantastic no matter which player software option you choose.
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Meridian 818v3 – MC200 – DSP 5200 SE premium
For the first time, there are a pair of active Meridian DSP speakers in my listening room, along with an 818v3 Reference Audio Core and a Media Core 200. This makes for some very interesting comparisons.
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23 December 2015
Aurender N10 premium
The new Industry Standard Reference Music Server.
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27 April 2015
AudioAanZee Reference Flow Music Server premium
Superbly analog sounding Music Server that beats my long standing reference in digital music playback.
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12 January 2015
432 EVO Music Server premium
Music Server with a special twist.
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Meridian Control 10 Sooloos control unit premium
Discovering the original Sooloos experience.
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AudioAanZee Ultra Flow Music Server premium
An affordable music server with a sublime user interface that challenges the best that I have heard. Interested? You should be!
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26 August 2012
Aurender S10 Music Server premium
High End integrated Storage and Music Playback System without DAC.
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Meridian Sooloos MD600 and MS600 premium
After being so enthusiastic about the MC200 and almost having purchased one, I decided to first review its bigger brothers.
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Meridian Sooloos Media Core 200 premium
Combination of Sooloos server and endpoint in one neat and compact package.
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29 June 2011
Olive 04HD Integrated Music Playback System premium
Can we finally banish the PC, monitor and associated mess from the livingroom and tuck out the CD player?
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