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  1. Hi. I'm trying to help a customer. He has an A/D built into his Anthem processor that has shot craps. we're upgrading his preamp and DAC but the only A/D piece I sell and have experience with is the Ayre QA-9, which is more than he cares to spend. Any suggestions on a good choice that would be more in the $1000 range? Thanks. Oh, ignore my system info. it's been update but not showing up on this.
  2. I'm getting ready to order a QNAP. Anyone have an opinion on whether a RAM upgrade from 4 to 8 is worthwhile for this applications? Thanks
  3. Thank you, David. Outside of the basic functionality, affecting the sound is my concern. If that means more money it is justified. I talked to QNAP and they recommend their TS 253 B for the application. It is a quad core Celeron processor. I believe the 563 recommended above is an AMD. I don't know if that's significant in terms of sound. I'm backed up in three different physical locations and have been for years. Some of my stuff is irreplaceable. If lightning hits me, my mother, and another location at the same time there are forces at work that I can't fight.... I'm obvio
  4. I'm thrilled for you to wash your hands of me. It's actually a goal. I asked you a question regarding your recommendation. Notably you didn't answer it, just went into your attack mode which I learned years ago is your style. I couldn't possibly care less about your opinion of cables or anything else for that matter. Your kind of fragile ego that has an obviously overwhelming need to dominate is both pathetic and tiring. Bye.
  5. Ah, now I remember why I haven't been here in six years. Lots of great people. And Plissken. I asked a question. I suppose in your world, I didn't fall to my knees and unquestionably take your advice. Since purchasing my existing gear I've lost most of my vision. Money is more of a concern since I'm disable. Sorry if you don't approve. I don't either. I get a $4,000 injection in my eyes once a month not covered by insurance. Re: the cable thing, we've had some pretty unpleasant conversations about this in the past. First of all, it's none of your business what I choose. Secondly, m
  6. Thanks, Kal. I'm perfectly willing to spend money where it counts but I really didn't know about this part. What works fine for normal file transfers doesn't always work well for audio. Thanks for the reply.
  7. For the record, for some reason the site isn't reflecting the changes I made to my system. DAC is now a Berkeley Audio Design. An Aurender B100H replaced the Mac. I doubt if people here care about the rest of the system. Except for Plissken and the cables, of course.
  8. You're wrong about the cabling, of course, but I replied to the rest of your comment a moment ago.
  9. Thanks. Is that a bit of an overkill for what I'm trying to do? If that's what needs to be spent, so be it. but.... Referring to the Qnap, know the Synology name but haven't checked yet. I guess my real question is what is needed to get a good result. I've used the feed from a couple of home automation systems I was working with and the sound quality was noticeably degraded. Plug a local drive into his Mac mini and it was fine. Connect the ethernet from his automation, extremely expensive setup, and it was nasty. No dropouts, just sounded bad. I assumed jitter issues. Thanks for your respo
  10. Hi. Been away for a long time. I'm very familiar with high end audio and have been doing computer playback since the early days but have always kept it very simple. I would like to use a NAS at my home I'm getting ready to move in to. Have always used stand alone hard drives and would probably continue but I'm now using an Aurender N-100H and need to stream into it for storage reasons. I figure about 8TB (4/4), wired is fine, it will be in a separate area so noise is not a major concern. At a meeting once, Chris told the president of Classe and John Atkinson of Stereophile that, although an
  11. The high end Charmin stuff. Anything else, you might as well just wipe your butt with it....
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