Ophelia Audio

Music Servers

Overview

Why you should choose our Linux-based ROON music servers?
Our music servers are built on the back of a highly customised Linux Server operating system, it’s basically just codes, we start with a clean-slate and build it upwards from literally nothing. We then create specific commands to optimize Linux OS for optimum audio playback. No Windows 10 Pro, or other OS which comes loaded with unnecessary bloatware which later have to be eliminated one by one.

What you end-up with is a machine so quiet, it no longer can be referred to as a computer but more as a component. A lot of servers sound grey and pale lacking sparkle and attack, slam can be weak, and timing is often very poor. The less interference and noise-floor, the more exiting and alive the sound is. The result of our music servers is its lack of bloat or bloom, lack of smear, incredible PRAT and speed, focused images and excellent tonal density and a well grounded bass which is tactile and agile. The tonality is very mid-centric with no top-end being highlighted or the scale being tipped upwards, the gravitas of the notes is the first thing that our clients rave about!

Highlights & Features:
* Ultra customised Linux Server (Flee-size OS).
* Fan-less (Dead-Quiet).
* Disabled Wi-Fi (due to RFI), please use CAT6 connectivity.
* Latency-optimised for best audio.
* Fine-tuned BIOS.
* CPU optimization (For cleaner sound).
* Compatible with Android/Apple Apps.
* Additional ROON access via PC desktop machine or laptop.
* We setup your streaming services (e.g. Tidal) accounts.
* We setup your ROON settings.
* AnyDesk remote desktop pre-loaded for easy maintenance from our team.

On the fly ON/OFF switch for:
* Up-sampling PCM to DSD.
* Up-sampling 16bit files to 24bit.
* Pre-loaded EQ settings (e.g. treble-up mild padding, bass-up mild padding).

We offer three servers options:

  • i5 with 8g of RAM (Entry-Level Audiophile Server)
    Good performance up to 192kHz PCM & DSD64 files (some limitations beyond DSD64 Up-Sampling).
  • i5 with 16g of RAM (Best-value Audiophile Server)
    Incredible performance up to 192kHz PCM & DSD128 files (some limitations beyond DSD128 Up-Sampling).
  •  i7 with 16g of RAM (High-End Audiophile Server)
    Huge horse-power performance up to 192kHz PCM & DSD256 files (native or Up-Sampling).

Pricing & Customization of your Server:

Power Supplies Options

Internal – Switch-Mode PSU            External – Linear PSU
Switchmode PSU

More info:

Why a dedicated ROON Server and not a laptop?
Laptops are burdened by much bloatware and many default apps running in the background, even if the CPU or RAM is high, it’s OK for multi-tasking and having a few applications running simultaneously such as Photoshop, spreadsheets, browsers running all at once, but it stops there. Used as a dedicated music server, a laptop falls drastically short in delivering full throttle and dedicated horse power to one single specific task. Keep your laptop for your office or occasional YouTube viewing.
A dedicated audiophile-based ROON Server has only one single task, to assign all its resources to your music playback, nothing more and nothing less, the results are breath-taking with increase in resolution, inner-detail, pitch-black backgrounds with a great sense of naturalness and musical flow.

The difference between streaming and a server with Roon, and why a server is always best!
Roon uses a lot of resources CPU wise, so a streamer connecting to a core machine (eg: a PC or Laptop) will not provide sufficient horse power to handle some of the demands put by Roon, this mostly because of the laptop or computer negotiating between the streamer and ROON. For instance if your music is on a NAS drive and connected via CAT6 cable to a streamer, when Roon does periodic files check and updates and your music library is situated on a NAS or hard drive, the demand for this task alone will in most cases cause your Roon Core to either crash or freeze, songs will suddenly stop in the middle of playback. However, for those who own a large music library, a server with say a 2TB built-in SSD will eliminate such a problem.

What does more horse power offer you?
Look at the CPU and Memory as if you would a garden hose, a thin hose will constrict the flow and a fat hose will open the floodgates.
* Effortless operation and files processing.
* Less heat and taxing of the hardware.
* Increases speed of use, higher sampling rates are processed with ease.
* Makes up-sampling PCM to DSD a breeze.
* Cleaner & Better sound.

Why ROON?
ROON is the most customisable and sonically most accurate, best audiophile playback software out there.
We’ve had clients go from other platforms to ROON and be totally blown away.
The user’s experience is amazing and incredibly intuitive with endless customisation options.
More info.

Why the option of a linear power supply?
* Less noise.
* Blacker background.
* Best possible sound from a computer-based machine.

Why a silent machine with passive CPU cooling?
* Mechanically quiet.
* Vanishing noise floor during playback.
* Better inner-detail and fidelity from your music.
* Fans are noisy, and are prone to failure.

Files compatibility:
PCM (WAV, FLAC, AIFF, AU, ape, m4a, MPEG-4 SLS, MPEG-4 ALS, MPEG-4 DST, WMA, AAC, WMA, mp3).
DSD (.dsf .dff).

Resolution:
16Bit, 24Bit.
DSD24, 128, and 256 (Ultimate Server only).

* Price subject to change without notice.

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by Avner on Audio Tweak
Music Server

I just recently received my Music Server from Audio Tweak , prior to this, with very detailed instructions and Ramsey's assistance via remote login, he helped me to save all the Roon Core settings on a USB dongle from my laptop which was to be used later on my new server, I couriered it to him, so when I got my server back it was just plug and play. My server is a Fan-less PC i5 and runs on Linux Audiophile optimized as per website specs with Roon version 1.8 as my preferred method for library management and playback, all the music in my library is located in the internal SSD which is integrated with my virtual Tidal library in Roon, this wonderful setup allows me to get rid of my noisy NAS drive and my previous streamer (which was highly reviewed btw).

The sound is amazing and just as good as a high-end CD player if not better!

The server is the transport and connects directly via USB into my LampizatOr Amber MK3 Digital to Analog Converter.
I can hardly tell the difference in sound quality between my local library files and Tidal streaming. It definitely sounds a lot better than what I had before, what an amazing upgrade!

This to me is a huge step forward and I think definitely the way of the future.

Thank you for an amazing product!

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