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Music Vault MII starting at $2495


Sound Science Specialties

  • Amplifiers
  • Cables
  • Cartridges
  • DACs
  • Home Theater Design
  • Home Theater Install
  • Music Servers
  • Record Cleaners
  • Room Correction
  • Sound Cards
  • Speakers
  • PreAmps
  • Turntables
  • TVs




"Some mistakenly believe that cost is related to quality. There's no guarantee this is true, especially in the audio business." - Neal Van Berg

  Castle Rock Time




It's been a year since my last video, but I'm so excited about this Lyngdorf Integrated Amp, I had to sit down and talk about it. Here it is.



Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) October 2014

RMAFLogo WOW! What a great show...we had an amazing time. Sound Science was in room 1125 (same as last year). We shared the room with Antelope Audio, King Sound, WireWorld, and more. Of course, the Music Vault was featured as well. Thanks to each and every one who stopped by to see us and say hi, or see what was new.

Sound Science Room 1125 RMAF 2014

Here's the first review (Live!) from Pez & Tyson (AudioCircle) who came by early in the morning Friday. ('s a good one.)

And a second one from Stereophile's Serinus (about half-way down).

A fantastic review from The Audio Traveler, which includes our favorite quote from reviewers: "Ha! I laugh in your general direction, you hamster!" See what that's about.

And more praise from Home Theater Shack's AudiocRaver for the Sound Science room including the KingSound Prince III speakers coupled with Lingdorf Room Correction.

CES 2014

The Music Vault M7 made an appearance at CES 2014 in the King Sound room.

The Music Vault Diamond M7 is one of the world's most advanced and powerful Music Servers. It offers Balanced Digital Outputs, isolated USB outputs, SPDIF output, and Firewire outputs. The Diamond M7 plays from memory and has one of the lowest jitter digital outputs available. The M7 is silent in its operation and easily handles any PCM sample rates or DSD files. The Diamond M7 has 120 GB SSD, a Pair of 3 TB HD in Raid 1. Music Vault servers provide Raid 1 automatic duplication of your Music as standard. The Diamond M7 has 16 GB of RAM. Award winning 400 watt silent power supply. 2 year warranty and online support for as long as you own your Music Vault.


November 17, 2014

"My conversion process for some 400 cds is complete and I have moved the Diamond Ultra into the Main stereo rack. I am very pleased with the quality and design of your Music Vault. Ripping was straight forward and quick per your instructions. The sound quality is amazing; I have never experienced such "analog like" sound coming from a digital source. I am experimenting now with download and play of HD files, but they are going to have to be very good to justify the extra expense over converted cds. The J River software is most excellent wrt ease of finding files, portability on iPAD and preservation of artwork.

Thank you for your time and advice. I am delighted with the Diamond Ultra! " - Denny


June 14, 2013

" Now that my wife and I have listened to the Music Vault I can say without hesitation, it improved the sound quality of my system another order of magnitude. I’m no engineer and not yet even a real audiophile, but I can hear. It’s wonderful to listen to music we’ve had for many years and hear so much more of it. When I first contacted you I almost pulled out because I feared this was something that only a true audiophile using extremely expensive gear could appreciate. I now know that’s not the case. In fact, it may be that the sonic improvements of using your Music Vault may even be more palpable in a modest system like mine. Indeed, the lower the quality of the CD player the more apparent the improvement will become when listening to the same CD played back from the Music Vault...not to mention how much more convenient it is to use.

Add to this the delight of buying something directly from the designer/builder who walked me through every step of setting up the system, and it caps the deal. This has been my best purchase so far. Thank you very much.

Best wishes. " - Kurt H.


April 8, 2013

" Thank you for providing one of the best audio improvements in my long journey to audio perfection. I am there!, But I may not get to sleep for hours, if not days, as I sit here and relisten to my music. I fear my vinyl albums may not be played for a long time. " - Jack S.


February 10, 2013

" It’s [the Music Vault Diamond] simply the best audio purchase I have ever made and that’s with 3 years of hindsight. And Neal’s personal and ongoing support is simply outstanding. " - Warren H.


June 25, 2012

"...the [Music Vault] Diamond produces without question the best digital reproduction I’ve ever heard. Even my diehard vinyl-loving friends say as much. It’s a great product. You should be very proud of it." - Mike C.