January 8, 2015 - Baetis Audio is pleased to announce that our new Baetis Reference server has been hailed as the very best sounding server out there, by some very knowledgeable audiophiles. For example, the Baetis Reference is being used in 4 showrooms at Goodwin’s Audio, as well as in Alan Goodwin’s home studio. Magico is using the Baetis Reference in its room at the Mirage at CES. This new sound comes via an AES-EBU output made possible by a proprietary printed circuit board (PCB) hooked up to the SPDIF output straight from the motherboard. This 2-channel audio sounds very significantly better than the Revolution II’s output – which itself was called “….the best digital sound I have ever heard in my system,” Andrew Quint,
Baetis now announces the new Revolution III that utilizes a modified PCB taken from the Reference’s design. The new board, which uses neither a USB bus nor a PCI bus, provides a more perfect digital wave form, including a significant gain in the voltage (amplitude) of the SPDIF signal as well as a decrease in rise time. When used with a good 2-channel DAC, the audio is clearly improved, with respect to accuracy, musicality, and sound stage. This is your father’s Mac™ Mini or MacBook™ Pro.
All Baetis servers use JRiver Media Center, the best media playing software. The Baetis computer can rip and play CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs. And it can play any audio file format, including professionally ripped SACDs, downloaded PCM and DSD files (the audio format in SACDs), either in 2-channels or multi-channel, and at any sampling rate or bit depth. For the audiophile who likes to watch and listen to multi-channel concerts or movies, the Baetis also produces video that is world-class. It is the ONLY audiophile/videophile computer with two (2) separate HDMI outputs. This is necessary when the user’s world-class multi-channel pre/pro does not do a truly great job at isolating video from audio. In some cases, the pre/pro’s audio AND its video are greatly enhanced via sending only MCh audio to the pre/pro via HDMI output #1, and sending video directly to the projector via HDMI output #2. It doesn’t matter if you are a 2-channel-only enthusiast, or a multi-channel lover, or someone with a good DAC and a good pre/pro in your room – the Baetis line-up of servers provides the very best audio video – better than even the most highly acclaimed and expensive universal disc players.
Yes, our prices have had to rise significantly to accompany these improvements, and to have our servers shown and sold by those few high end audio dealers who fully understand digital audio and, especially, the new field of computer audio at the very highest levels of quality. Please visit our site (www.baetisaudio.com) to read about this exciting new field and then talk to one of our dealers, each of whom has customers all over the world. Revolution III, silver or black, $4495.