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Sam1000,

 

That NUC is not the one that I put in the case. I used the NUC7i7BDNE bare board.  Now the DNHE model appears to be Dawson Canyon and it should fit. I have not tried to disassemble one of the NUC systems.  There were a couple of posts and I think a link to a youtube video on tearing down the  NUC7CJYH.  I would bet the process is similar.  Again not something I have tried.  

 

I tried to make it simpler on myself.  I have noticed that there appears to be a shortage of these things right now.  

 

Bob

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1 hour ago, sam1000 said:

I'm trying to source NUC7i7DNHE board, but all I see is a NUC kit and not the board by itself.

This is called a kit, but it's really just a bare NUC7i7DNBE board with a few options.

https://simplynuc.com/7i7dnbe-board-kit/


NUC7PJYH/AL --> Berkeley Alpha USB --> Jeff Rowland Aeris --> Jeff Rowland 625 S2 --> Focal Utopia 3 Diablos with 2 x Focal Electra SW 1000 BE subs

 

i7-6700K/Windows 10 Version 1903/HDPLEX 200W/HDPLEX 400W DC-ATX --> EVGA Nu Audio Card --> Focal CMS50's 

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1 hour ago, sam1000 said:

Thanks Bob, Great efforts!!

 

Not sure if this is an appropriate question for this thread. I'm trying to source NUC7i7DNHE board, but all I see is a NUC kit and not the board by itself. Can the board be removed from this kit and then be placed in Akasa case? 

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1401552-REG/intel_blknuc7i7dnh1e_intel_nuc_nuc7i7dnhe_dawson.html

 

This "kit" will work just fine, and the board can be extracted easily.  In addition to the same board as NUC7i7DNBE, the wifi card also is included.

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On 1/23/2019 at 9:26 PM, bobfa said:

Oh, and having a wireless card might be an exciting thing to play with.  Sorry I did not notice that it was the "kit." Intel has a lot of these buggers.

It is exciting and convenient but activates RFI mechanisms which may affect SQ, just saying 

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just converted my nuc6i5 roon endpoint in akasa newton fanless case over from win10/AO/Fidelizer/Dirac.  process was quite easy -- thanks so much for the instructions!

 

i was surprised at the difference in the sound -- deeper soundstage and much more delineation of instruments.  like others have mentioned, it does seem to sound a little "thinner" but i'm going to give it some time.

 

next step, move my nuc7i5 roon server over.  just need to get a fanless case!


source:  intel nuc8i5 (audiolinux, roon core) > intel nuc6i5 (win10, ao, fidelizer pro, dirac live, roon) > schiit yggdrasil (gen 5, analog 2)
headphone rig:  bryston bha-1 > senn hd600
two-channel rig:  luminous audio axiom ii xlr walker mod > parasound a21 > monitor audio gx100

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On 1/23/2019 at 8:50 PM, bobfa said:

HAVE FUN!!!

Thanks Bob. Thanks to your step by step instructions, I was able to build the roon endpoint yesterday. I don't have a LPS yet, but I like what I'm hearing. I wouldn't have started the project without your instructions post! Cheers..

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1 hour ago, sam1000 said:

Thanks Bob. Thanks to your step by step instructions, I was able to build the roon endpoint yesterday. I don't have a LPS yet, but I like what I'm hearing. I wouldn't have started the project without your instructions post! Cheers..

I am very happy to help and glad you were successful. 

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Thanks Bob.

 

You seem to be quite the expert on AL/NUC!

 

I don't have a ROON server but hope to use my AL/Macmini as an LMS server with AL/NUC7PYJH as a Squeezlite endpoint.

 

I have a USB HDD with all my music files.

How do I mount that to AL LMS on my Macmini server?

 

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

I can't seem to under the AL instructions but I am a computer noob.

(I had to get my brother to make the USB sticks for me!)

 

I can see the menu but when I try the mount option I don't seem to get anywhere.. 

 

If this is really basic and is un-railing your thread I would be happy to PM instead.

 

Regards,

 

Geoff

 

 

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PH SR7 > MacMini+Uptone MMK Mod > Audirvana 3.2 > re-clocked D-LInk switch/LPS1.1 > sMS-200Ultra/LPS1.2 > tX-USBUltra/PH SR7 > Chord BluDave > Focal Utopia(Norne Silver) or Voxativ 9.87/ Stereo REL G1 Mk II

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Geoff,

It looks like your music drive mount point is sdb1.  See the label Samsung SSD Music.  There are a couple of issues here that need to be addressed.

 

1. I have never run  LMS server so I do not know what that looks like to setup. It appears to be standard in the AL build.

2. Your SSD drive is formatted hfsplus which is standard for macOS.  We have to research to see of Linux will properly mount that format.

 

So  from a quick read on the Arch Linux site it looks like you should be able to mount the music drive for use.  As far as LMS I think you will have to ask around some more.  You could create a thread on what you are doing so you have a targeted place to discuss that as needed.

 

Bob

PS have fun!

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Thanks Bob.

 

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PH SR7 > MacMini+Uptone MMK Mod > Audirvana 3.2 > re-clocked D-LInk switch/LPS1.1 > sMS-200Ultra/LPS1.2 > tX-USBUltra/PH SR7 > Chord BluDave > Focal Utopia(Norne Silver) or Voxativ 9.87/ Stereo REL G1 Mk II

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I have started another thread on my server build.  I am not quite as far along on the server build at this point.  It is up and running and I am finishing up building the external hard drive with the music on it.  I hope that I can get some serious listening tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

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Hi Bob

 

I wasn't going to try the NUC/AL setup until I read your 'wiki' here - thanks,; you've made it now look reasonably 'do-able' ☺️.

One question: is the reason for using a fan-less case for the NUC7i7DBNE or NUC7CJYH solely to get rid of the potentially noisy fan(s) or are there other reasons to put the board into the new case?

 

Thanks

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Hi Bob,

 

I just ordered the NUC7i7DNBE and I am expecting the rest of the required stuff to make it work but I was wondering about Roon. Does it work flawlessly and how does it handle large (like 10 000+ songs) libraries of files? TIA

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Hello,

Roon is a separate discussion that we can have. I would say that NOTHING is flawless!  Roon Labs keeps innovating and updating their software.

 

 10K tracks is a walk in the park.  My library is divided into two sections.  One with CD quality or better and the other section with MP3 stuff.  In total, I have around 130K tracks in the system.   The following screen grab is only the high-quality tracks loaded.  I have two different servers that have this same library with no issues.  I have not run the library on the NUC as a server.  My Core i7 Sonic Transporter and my DIY  Xeon server do not even notice this as a load.  The network bridge or Output does not see any of this only the music passing through it to the DAC.   

 

 

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Here is a good reference to Roon:  

 

https://roonlabs.com/howroonworks.html

 

There are several threads here on AS about Roon and a lot of information over at their community site.

 

 

Good luck on your build.

 

bob

 

 

 

 

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Hi bob

since reading your post, I've now ordered the DNHE and will build it as an end point

I am now using the QNAP HS453 DX as the core (silent NAS with fireruda HD)

hope it will turn out fine

 

cheers

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