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The best Digital Music source for discerning audiophiles          taikoaudio.com

 

Introduction

The Taiko Audio SGM Extreme is a State of the Art Music Server designed to deliver the most realistic sounding / live reproduction from stored music files and streaming music from Qobuz and Tidal.

The hardware architecture is a dual multicore CPU’s running under a Taiko Audio custom assembled operating system built from the ground up using the Windows 10 components designed for industrial controller applications with SOTA process schedulers. All data and software storage is non SSD, and utilizes non SATA, non volatile solid state storage modules.

The Taiko Audio SGM Extreme is powered by a linear power supply with choke regulation and a large capacitor bank utilizing the highest audiophile grade Dueland and Mundorf capacitors.

Music files can be stored in the internal storage up to 24 TB or in a NAS (Network attached Storage)

The standard software suite is Roon with delivery of the data stream to JPlay which delivers the data stream to the USB controller.

Specifications

-Dual Intel Xeon Scalable 10 core – 20 thread CPU’s for 20 cores – 40 threads in total

-Twelve 4Gb custom order industrial memory modules for 48Gb in total

-Standard storage provisons include 280Gb of PCIe Intel Optane storage for the operating system, 2TB of PCIe storage for music files. Music storage can be increased in 2TB increments up to a maximum of 24TB

-External connections consist of 5 USB ports, 2 copper Rj45 ethernet ports, 1 fiber SFP open slot ethernet port, 1 VGA port. SPDIF, AES/EBU single, dual or quad wire optionally available.

-No compromise linear powersupply, 400VA transformer, Lundahl chokes, 700.000uF of Mundorf and Duelund capacitors

-CNC machined hybrid copper / aluminium / “panzerholz” chassis. Completely passive cooled for fanless operation

-Custom Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019 OS, Roon and Jplay playback software

-Dimensions 483*455*180mm including feet

-Weight: 42Kg / 93lbs

 

Taiko Audio was founded by Emile Bok, who built his first loudspeaker when he was twelve years old. In 2008, he designed and manufactured his first audio products to create the best possible sound experience. And currently, he works in the very high-end segment for clients worldwide for whom top sound quality is paramount. Emile Bok combines traditional technology with new technology and as a true audiophile, he also tests the sound production by ear. His mission is to innovate in the audio industry by developing new devices and features that produce magnificent sound quality. The combination of those elements is what makes Taiko Audio unique in its field. Taiko Audio is all about innovation, using cutting edge technology to develop components that are not available off the shelf and that create the ultimate sound experience; a representation of sound that is so realistic, it feels like listening to a live performance.