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    CATV Episode 6 - QNAP HS-251 Silent NAS, Lumin L1 NAS


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    Wow do I feel dumb. I forgot to change the video to public. That's the last thing I do right before publishing articles and I completely forgot, then went to bed :~(.

     

    Anyway, it's fixed now.

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    Great episode, Chris! The NAS reviews are excellent and the 90 seconds of audiophile info is a brilliant idea. Keep it up!!!

     

    Best,

    John

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    Hi Chris,

     

    Love your 90 second teaser segment. Any idea when WiMP plans to come to the USA? Should we expect an announcement at RMAF?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Bob

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    Wow, Great and thanks. Also, Berkley still has no info up on its website on the new DAC. Just a picture and come back later message. Bob

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    Hello Chris,

     

    About the Lumin NAS, can you add/connect an external HD to its USB ports in the back so you can go beyond the 1TB limit of the unit itself?

     

    Thanks!

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    Hi Chris,

     

    Was the Lumin power supply for the NAS, or is there a switching power supply inside the Lumin NAS? Are you allowed to show the innards of these toys when reviewing, as that is always very interesting and telling?

     

    Cheers

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    While the Lumin is $1200 and the QNAP is $550, that direct price comparison is not meaningful since you have to add drives to the QNAP. If you add a pair of WD Red 6Tb drives, the prices are almost equal but you are getting 12Tb instead of only 1Tb with the Lumin. Also, I suspect that the QNAP can be set up with a RAID configuration but I wonder what, if any, provisions there are in the Lumin.

     

    Looking forward to hear if the head of Auralic is big-endian or little-endian.

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    Hi Chris,

     

    Was the Lumin power supply for the NAS, or is there a switching power supply inside the Lumin NAS? Are you allowed to show the innards of these toys when reviewing, as that is always very interesting and telling?

     

    Cheers

    Good question. The power supply is for the original Lumin player not the NAS.

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    Dear Chris:

     

    Thanks for the info., this site continues to be a great source of information for me and I really love the video format.

     

    Quick question, since you reviewed to NAS units this time around: I recently bought a Asus AC1900 router and was surprised to see that it has DLNA/UPNP software built-in... to the router. I was thinking of upgrading my old 2TB HP NAS, but now I am trying to figure out why I would buy another NAS if I could just plug one (or more) HDDs into the ASUS router and be done with it. No noise, no fans, at least as quiet as the Q-NAP. With UPNP software built into the router, is there ANY REASON AT ALL that l I would benefit from buying a new NAS? (Like you, I don't care about AirPlay/streaming over the internet, etc., just playing music on my PC/QB-9DSD and, maybe in the future, a steamer, like the Linn DS or PS Audio Bridge.) Thanks so much for any advice that you can give me!

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    Hi Chris, great video, thanks. Quick question. Is there a switching or linear power supply in the Qnap? It seems to me that a low RFI/EMI NAS would be a well received product in the CA market.

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    Hi Chris, great video, thanks. Quick question. Is there a switching or linear power supply in the Qnap? It seems to me that a low RFI/EMI NAS would be a well received product in the CA market.

    Switching.

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    Hello Chris,

     

    About the Lumin NAS, can you add/connect an external HD to its USB ports in the back so you can go beyond the 1TB limit of the unit itself?

     

    Thanks!

    I don't think you can do this at present time.

    You can now connect one of the L1 USB ports to the Lumin renderer, though and play music as it acts like a USB disc (in this case by using the renderer built-in uPnP server).

    Lumin confirms testing the L1 with a 2TB disc.

    The disc used is Toshiba 5400rpm silent HDD.

     

    I would ask this question on Lumin's Facebook site.

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