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  1. Late to this party and this may have been raised, but if using consumer level disks, it’s not recommended to have more than around 12TB array using RAID5 - you should look at RAID6 (two parity disks) to guard against potential problems rebuilding an array. 12TB push beyond the statistical probability of coming across n Unrecoverable Read Error which will cause the rebuilt to fail (of course you might come across such an error after 1GB or not until 36TB of data being read).
  2. Hey folks... ages since I’ve been around these parts as I’ve been happy and avoiding itches but now have a question. Putting together a desktop audio system probably with a pair of Tannoy Gold monitors and existing B&W P5 headphones; stuck over interface... Option 1 (a or b): Focusrite Scarlett 4i4 or MOTU M4. Option 2: Topping DX3 Pro headphone amp / DAC. Has anyone compared these (or similar level pro audio and desktop headphone amp/DAC). Connected to MacBook Pro and/or iMac. Thanks Eloise
  3. It’s not out yet..l but the Naim ND555 supports AirPlay 2 (okay so also supports protocols the OP doesn’t want). (Maybe not really helpful) I was going to suggest Raspberry Pi with DAC “HATs” and similar solutions but someone has mentioned them.
  4. Wow that was unexpected. Finally the iTunes Remote app for iPhone / iPad has been updated to support iPhone X and iPad Pro. They’ve even fixed the bug where artists names didn’t appear on the Album view...
  5. Not sure if you can get them outside UK, but various http://reallyusefulproducts.co.uk/uk/html/boxdetails.php work well for me.
  6. ‘“I first became aware of classical music when I was 15,” he said. “LPs had recently appeared in Britain. I ripped out the mechanism of our old wind-up gramophone and put in a turntable and a three-valve amplifier. I made a speaker cabinet from an old book case, with a sheet of chip-board on the front. The whole system looked pretty crude, but it didn’t sound too bad.’
  7. I read the headline as “Audiophile Imaginary Volume” ... the mind was boggling!
  8. I always take issue with comments like this ... Yes: Apple brought iTunes Store downloaded (lossy compressed music) to the masses ... but for the masses this is a STEP UP from the systems they were listening to music on in the past. Every iPod has sounded better than every (with a few exceptions which were outliers) Walkman or Discman (and non-Sony generic alternatives) which it replaced given similar level of headphone. Most iPod / iPhone docks sound better than the desktop "ghetto blaster" they replaced. Most consumers have never had high end audio. In saying Apple ruined "aud
  9. Surely you know you need vinyl to deal with zombies...
  10. Back to the original post... The problem with things like this WD dual drive setup can be that you often have little to no control over how the drives are formatted. If you can access each drive separately then yes go for this, if it’s forced into RAID0 striped or other method to see both drives as one, then you are reliant on the drive array to read the data and if this fails you are stuck. Individual drives, either cased or uncased, are best for backup though you do then have some management to keep the backup size to below 8TB (vs 16TB overall).
  11. Why! They’ve done it before (okay maybe not the best implemented network players). However I suspect if you think of something more a cross between the Blu 2 and the Poly then you’re probably on the right lines to add network streamer / player to the Qutest (and Hugo2 / TT and even DAVE).
  12. I did say some Americans. Most Americans I know are nice people (like most Brits).
  13. What a condescending and nasty piece of writing which is typical of the way some Americans see the rest of the world. My apologies to Chris for writing this but this post has no place (in my opinion) in this world wide site.
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