For similar listening quality, I prefer an open-type multimedia server whose interface can easily evolve in a rapidly changing field. Bætis uses Windows or Linux and any other playback program, streaming or not. The special digital signal processing is exemplary, which is noticeable. Some of my clients are somewhat slaves to proprietary systems that do not always evolve in the right directions and whose sought-after functionalities are sometimes absent. Having to change rapidly depreciating devices because digital needs evolve is not in my sales policy. I always seek to maximize a client’s long-term investment. Baetis multimedia servers have received impressive reviews from the press this year, and Joe Makkerh’s quality of service is legendary.