This will sound odd, but I'm willing to let my NVA TFS go, because I want to step back in time and purchase a reel-to-reel machine...
The TFS (The Future Statement) was a one-off build between Richard (power supplies) and another, who referred to it as a music-only PC. It's a lovely piece of kit. It came pre-loaded with Windows 7, but I've installed Windows 10 (makes it more stable). The Blu-Ray reader is top notch, as is the Asus DAC. They were £1800 new.
Happy to look at part ex against a decent R2R (thinking of something along the lines of a Pioneer RT909), but happy to look at offers. Otherwise would let it go for £500 ono.
It's a standard PC in one acrylic illuminated box with an NVA power supply (in a fairly standard Mk.1 acrylic box). PC components were chosen (and case designed) to remove the need for a fan and to concentrate on music only. The soundcard was an Asus Sonar. It was supplied with Windows 7 and a copy of JRiver Media player, which also ripped CDs. All of it was configured to work 'out of the box', which is a big benefit for people who dislike the idea of separate components. I have photos somewhere but I need to hunt them out. Happy to email them if there is interest.
The power supply had a 12v and a 5v feed, meaning that the PC and the soundcard were on separate power supplies.
• Dual core 1.6Ghz Intel processor
• 4 GB ram
• 128 GB SSD (solid state drive) capable of storing over 200 uncompressed CDs or 2000 high quality mp3 CDs
(there's provision for 2 more drives so you can increase your capacity as your music collection increases)
• Blu-ray drive (including DVD/CD writer)
• IR remote control
• Windows 7 Pro (I upgraded it to Windows 10)
• J River Media Player 15 (full version)
Built in DAC in the form of the highly regarded Xonar Essence
• This has been modified and improved from stock
• Built in DAC eliminates the need for expensive interconnects or external clocks
Separate high quality dual linear power supply
• One 300va supply for the PC
• One 300va supply for the built in DAC
Hard to know why, but when making a CD rip, the downloaded album sounded better than a played CD...
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