After reading some very positive report on the performance of Fostex FE108-Sol full range speakers in Hobby HiFi magazine I knew I have to give them a try.
I have never considered spending money on expensive mains power conditioner or filter, but I did consider using a separate power cord with proper diameter and shielding to connect the audio system with the main fuse box.
Convenience of use and playback performance are the main considerations that pointed my attention toward the idea of buying a dedicated network player to replace the PC I have already in use. After researching the market for an affordable device that can stream digital audio over network or attached via USB data storage device my choice was basically reduced to two contenders – Auralic Aries Mini and SOtM sMS-200 both priced bellow 600 euro. I decided to give SOtM a try because of seemingly better build quality and the versatility of use.