Quick Thoughts

  • Fully guy wired post and tension cabled rack for the Mac Mini and the Time Capsule.  Anything with a spinning disc drive should be hung in the open air to stay cool and quiet.
  • Hidden behind the speakers, active digital cross-overs with AES/EBU built into the active amp plugged into the speaker drivers.  Check out the Danish company “Ground Sound” looks good.
  • Control all this wirelessly using an iOS application.
  • Some sort of redundant NAS RAID product like the Drobo FS, DLNA NAS, etc. In a perfect world the Drobo FS only needs one other device on the network to translate DAAP between the music on the server and AES/EBU of the DAC/speaker inputs & that device would communicate with the wifi remote.
  • Sonos makes something sort of like this.  Logitech’s Squeezebox too.  But the PS Audio PerfectWave DAC is essentially what I’m talking here, I think with the network bridge “lens” option it’s over $3k.
PS Audio PerfectWave DAC
PS Audio PerfectWave DAC