As we were building the Alpha 2 series, there were a number of processes and technologies that were developed but did not make the cut. As we sat down to plan the next system, we identified which of these advancements provided the best sonic improvement for the cost, and the Red Wolf began to take shape. While the external linear power supply jumps out as one of the most apparent additions, there is a lot going on under the hood of the Red Wolf – technical advancements and good, old fashioned audiophile manufacturing methodologies that you aren’t going to find in modern streamers, or even other servers.
We spend more than twice the time building the Red Wolf than the Alpha 2. Our experience has proven the importance of matching parts, CPU and RAM binning, and preparing the silicon as well as the case before installation to construct an utterly silent and bomb-proof server that is at home amongst some of the most exotic hardware you’ll find. We went to Audience – one of the top US cable makers, told them our hopes and dreams and came back with a revamped power delivery chain that even NASA would envy. We talked to industry greats to learn more about shielding EMI/RFI and further improved the system, finding and implementing new anti-vibration materials to mitigate subsonic interference.
We’ve put a lot of work into the Red Wolf, and continue to improve it. And given the results of recent shoot-outs we have had with other servers and streamers, we are pretty damn proud, and confident that you will be too.
"The sound quality [of the Red Wolf] was of an order higher"Doug SchroederDagogo
Doug Schroeder calls the Red Wolf "an eye-opening product."
"[The Red Wolf is] powerful and smooth sounding, very addicting.