This diminutive Fanless Quiet PC is an ideal media machine built around the mCubed HFX Mini Case
We've teamed up with Goodwin's High End to create this beautiful music server. Goodwin's High End is considered to be one of the top US high end audio specialists. For over 30 years, their attention to detail and knowledge of music reproduction and room acoustics have been brought to bear on systems for their discerning clientele all across the US.
Combine the Goodwin's High End expertise with our extensive knowledge of the perfect quiet PC, and together you get a powerful, quiet music server, that produces flawless, high definition audio playback. This system is a must for anyone looking for the best sound quality available, without the distraction of computer noise.
The Goodwin Fanless Mcubed Music Server is compatible with the ASUS ThunderboltEX II Expansion Card, to add Thunderbolt II functionality for extreme throughput connectivity at 10Gb/s as a custom option.
An Exclusive Audio Card Option
In addition to the quiet computer itself one more component needs to be added in order to make this into a music server -- and that is the audio card. Goodwin's High End has tested the Lynx AES16 and is recommending it be utilized as the audio card in order to create a music server that can output a very low-jitter digital audio signal via AES-EBU. The supported sample rates include: 44.1, 48. 88.2, 96, 176.4, & 192kHz at 16, 20, or 24 bits. By contacting Goodwin's High End you can purchase this audio card for either professional or self-installation.
If you decide to have Goodwin's High End install the AES16 card professionally, we can ship your system to their store. From there, Goodwin's High End will install the Lynx Station AES16 audio card, test your system (again) to make sure that everything is working perfectly and ship to your door. By choosing self-installation, you can be sent the card to install yourself.
We recommend having Goodwin's High End install this card. Not only will there be no chance of incorrectly installing the card and the requisite drivers, but their testing will make sure that everything is properly set up in terms of software configuration so the music server will output the best quality digital signal possible. You can also pick up a lot of great audio products for your audio system from them. Aside from a high end outboard DAC (digital to analog converter) which will interface well with the output of the music server, they also have a wide variety of products including speakers, room treatments, turntables, and more!
In addition to having this system which is impervious to noise, you have the option of the Lynx Studio Technology AES16 Audio Card. By contacting Goodwin's High End you can purchase this audio card for either professional or self installation.
Lynx Studio Technology AES16 Audio Card
The Lynx Studio Technology AES16 multi-channel interface is the ideal way to integrate digital consoles, multi-channel A/D and D/A converters, and hard disk recorders with computer-based workstations. Using exclusive SynchroLock technology, jitter is eliminated for the purest conversions possible, and the AES16 supports sample-rates up to 192kHz. Large, on-board buffers ensure glitch-free recording and playback, aided by an extremely efficient zero-wait state DMA engine. These features provide tolerance to system latencies and significantly reduce load on the host CPU. The AES16 is a great centerpiece of a digital studio.
mCubed Music Server Features
This Fanless PC features the HFX® Mini Case.
- Intel® Socket 1150 for New 4th/5th Generation Processors
- Up to 32 GB of Memory
- Support for ASUS ThunderboltEX II Expansion Card
- 2 Quiet Hard Drives
- Zero Noise!
- Zero Dust!
HFX (mCubed) Mini Case Dimensions
- Width: 16.9" (430mm)
- Depth: 14.9" (380mm)
- Height: 3.5" (90mm)
- Weight starting at: 35lbs
Music Server Core Components
LGA1150 Intel® 4th Generation Processor Ready This motherboard supports Intel® 4th generation processors, with iGPU, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel® 4th generation processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
Fanless Video Cards We choose the quietest video cards available in the market. Every video card choice is silently cooled either with the manufacturer's fanless video heatsink or with a custom silent video card cooler. As well as being absolutely silent every video card offers support for at least two monitors simultaneously, many with options for more.
Quiet Hard Drives Every system comes defaulted with some of the most silent hard drive options available. Or if you are looking for total silence choose an SSD! Solid-state drives (SSD) have no moving parts, so they make no noise, have blazing fast read times, and are more reliable than standard mechanical hard drives.
Quality Asus Motherboard We feature the latest ASUS® motherboards in our quiet systems. ASUS® is the world's best selling and most award winning motherboard manufacture. They provide supreme reliability, top notch cutting edge features and excellent manufacture support. Our motherboards contain fanless heatsinks and heatpipes to effectively cool the chipset heatsink and voltage regulators, without the use of noisy fans.
High Quality Memory This system comes defaulted with high quality Kingston® memory. We use Kingston® memory because it is highly reliable and features a lifetime warranty. This Cube Computer has options for up to 32GB of RAM.
mCubed Music Server Motherboard Features
- Intel® Socket 1150 for 4th/5th Generation Processors
- Support for ASUS ThunderboltEX II Expansion Card
- 1 x DisplayPort | 1 x DVI port | 1 x HDMI port
- Max. 32 GB, DDR3
- Intel® Z97 Chipset
- 6 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
- 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), brown,
- 8-Channel High Definition Audio
- Micro-ATX Form Factor
We don't just choose quieter parts, we choose the quietest, best performing parts available and assemble them cleanly to optimize airflow and minimize the slightest vibration. We don't just replace one or two parts in our system with relatively quiet components, we replace each component with the quietest part available.
In addition to silent parts our systems are built with pride for many years of use. From start to finish, we anticipate, research, and test each system for maximum compatibility and performance; all while being absolutely silent. You will be amazed at how quiet our systems are!
And like always, EndPCNoise.com backs these systems with a one year warranty along with the best professional, courteous technical service and support on the market today. Not sure what configuration would best suit you? Contact our Sales Team to receive a custom quote!