Having now had some time to really listen to the Prodigy X from ripped CDs I am very familiar with, I can truly understand t he efforts and dedication of John Mingo et al to develop and continue to enhance the Baetis line of media servers. The difference from my prior media server in playback through the same equipment and AES/EBU interface […] is very, very noticeable across the spectrum (pitch, timbre, air, bloom and decay) with layers of what I now realize must have been “background” noise from the prior media server’s standard interior PC motherboard, plug-in boards, drives and power supply no longer in evidence. And my previous media server purchased direct sells for the same price as the Prodigy X, but is really no comparison in fit, finish, graphics, transport, etc.
THE PRODIGY SERIES BY BAETIS™
Our Prodigy systems are our entry-level computers, but they are real audio powerhouses compared to the mid-range models of just a few years ago. The 8th generation Intel or Ryzen by AMD components, coupled with faster RAM, give all of today’s Baetis models the computing power to be sonically superior to our previous offerings. The Prodigy range all have audio wiring made exclusively for Baetis by Revelation Audio Lab’s – CuPID for Copper Prodigy Internal Digital cables. The Prodigy 3B is a modular system that allows you to choose and pay for just the outputs you want. The Prodigy X2 and XV come in our mid-size chasses which allow future upgrades in a cost-effective way. All systems, except the Prodigy 3B base model come with our proprietary Prodigy Daughterboard, which galvanically isolates the AES/EBU and/or SPDIF BNC outputs while improving the shape of the digital signal on the oscilloscope, increasing amplitude, and decreasing rise time; the bottom line is you will hear the best digital sound you have ever encountered, and you will be astounded that the Revolution and Reference line of servers could possibly be even better! Like all Baetis models, Prodigy streamers are Roon Ready. The current Prodigy computers all also handle video and multi-channel audio smoothly. The Prodigy XV, especially, is built to handle 4K HDR video with ease. Arrange a phone appointment with Joe to find out more.
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We start with a powerful multi-core computer chip (CPU/APU), then we pick our motherboards, RAM, and the highdefinition audio codec on the motherboard very carefully. We then add our particular touches to this powerful computer that make all the difference:
- Hyper-efficient cooling systems that are as quiet as a fanless music server – the Prodigy 3B is a fanless model. The Prodigy X2 uses our trademark Hybrid Cooling system, while the slightly hotter processor of the Prodigy XV uses two near-silent fans, one of which is usually not running except when under lasting, heavy load.
- Proprietary circuitry that provides complete common mode noise elimination (i.e., galvanic isolation). The digital signal is delivered by an electrical current, and noise elimination is what the analog and digital industries have been wrestling with since before there were LP’s.
- Additional isolation circuitry in our Daughterboard also does the most important things – improves the shape of the digital signal on the oscilloscope, increases amplitude, and decreases rise time.
- Customer service that is committed to providing a euphoric listening experience for the end-user.