EMM Labs NS1 Streamer – digital music network streaming device

We got this in a little while ago. Quite reasonably priced in this market. Breaking it in on the small Audio Note system running Roon through it to the not-so-small Audio Note DAC 5 Signature into the OTTO integrated. Sounds amazing [I know, cheating a little bit with the 20X DAC 🙂 but everything else is in the $5K-ish range]

Next is to swap it in for the Auralic on the big system. THAT should be something (it is already something! We are not worthy!) [seriously, not posting much because the Gaku-On on the Apollon speakers still takes our breath away, literally. This probably sounds lame … not sure how to describe this experience on the blog… but working on figuring out something…].



A few photos including the triple-wide Harmonic Resolution Systems VXR

Finally managed away some of the clutter here and got the main system photographable.

I am finding the empty VXR rack in this unusual silver post, black shelf configuration strikingly elegant. [It isn’t so bad with gear on the shelves, either! :-)]

Sharp eyes will notice that we have shims under some of the feet and bigger shims underneath each speaker… the house here is SINKING into the San Francisco bay [about two inches so far, with 13 feet more to go].

We’ll have a number of videos about uncrating and setting up the HRS VXR shortly on our YouTube channel.