TELE-audiovision - Weltweit größte Digital TV Fachzeitschrift - page 116

TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine
— 09-10/2013
To test the amplifier at
home I connected it to my
vintage speakers produced
by the German manufactur-
er Pilot. The bulky speakers
have a pure and solid sound,
because they come from the
Hi-Fi heyday, the early 80‘s.
To play CDs I used my CD/
DVD Player DVP-S715 from
Sony – not the most expen-
sive device, but still fitted
with a proper mechanism
and individual CD and DVD
heads. I have connected this
player both through the in-
ternal DAC and an external
DAC from Music Fidelity, the
well-known V-DACII.
To be able to fully take
advantage of an amplifier in
the 21st century there is no
way around using a modern
media player. It is so much
more comfortable to be able
to browse in your own music
library directly via a remote
control, rather than having to
constantly get up to change
CDs. Therefore I connected a
media player running the leg-
endary “Xbox Media Centre”
(XBMC), now available on
many platforms like the old
Xbox, iPod, iPad, Android and
even the Raspberry Pi. I used
a Media-PC to run XBMC and
connected it via the V-DACII
to the A1/25. Interestingly,
my media player gets the
music over the network from
a file server: analogue audio
meets modern digital elec-
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