The latest HAL Music Server the MS-6 design is complete and running Windows 10 Home 64bit OS. This system is for folks that do not need a built in DVD drive for ripping CD collections. An external USB DVD is always possible as provided by the customer for use with programs Exact Audio Copy.
The system is an Intel Atom quad core processor with 4GB or ram and 64GB of SSD. The unit is very small as shown in the pictures.
The system has been tested with both Foobar2000 and JRiver Media Center 27 for music replay via USB2 Audio with Windows 10 drivers for an external DAC. This also lets the user run room correction programs like Math Audio Room EQ.
It has also been tested with Room EQ Wizard for room measurements as needed with a user supplied USB calibrated mic. It will also work with a user supplies Dayton Audio IMM-6 calibrated mic via the internal sound card for REW measurements. Calibration data is via Dayton Audio website with the serial number. A standard Apple 4 pin TRRS style extension cable can be used the mic remotely on a stand.
The capabilities are as follows:
For I/O there are 3xUSB2 ports, 1xUSB3 port, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, WiFi and a simple sound card. A possible expansion to add a I2S Bus interface is in work. There is a full size HDMI port for video use and the user supplied keyboard and mouse or trackpad. I use a Bluetooth keyboard with trackpad as an example. It will also come with a 45 watt USBC style GaN based SMPS for power.
The system can be run headless, but for setup the users display, keyboard and mouse are needed.
The system will come with Foobar2000 as a player and Room EQ Wizard for measurements installed. Math Audio Room EQ will be setup in Foobar2000 for use.
Any streaming service that has a Windows 10 style program will run on the system, so that is up to the user choice to install.
The basic system price as described above is $450.00 + shipping. Please contact me for other details.