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Change of Stereo (and Desktop) Setup

A few months have past since my last post. My current stereo setup is 75% new and still evolving. While I would have loved to post some of those changes as they happened, the lack of a personal PC kind of got in the way. I finally got a mini PC up and running; the Intel NUC7PJYH setup today for some light productivity work and Desktop Audio duties of course.

Intel NUC7PYJH – Pentium Silver J5005 Quad Core, Samsung EVO 840 250GB, 2*4GB DDR4 2,600MHz & BLUETOOTH 5.0

The NUC7PJYH is a bare bones kit. I just had to install a used SSD from my last mATX SFF Tower and a couple of RAM modules (used from a Mac Mini). I will get Microsoft Office installed by the weekend and that should be it. Good news is I no longer have to use my work laptop for personal stuff. I never quite got the hang of using my wife’s Macbook. My daughter will need MS Office for some of her school projects anyway so a mini PC like the NUC is probably the best solution. I will update again over the weekend. In the meantime, my simple Desktop Audio setup is running as should be. The iFi Zen Dac will be powering my Philips SHP-9500 when at the desk. Still thinking about the Motu M2 pairing with my Sony MDR-7506.

iFi Audio’s Zen Dac – EISA Best Budget DAC 2020/21

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