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  1. i have engaged in a rip journey to transform the cd piles in wav files on a synology media server DSP214play now, the whole ripping and tagging process it is not exactly a breeze, it looks more more like a trial & error process or a steeplechase race... whilst consulting the fifth edition (2015) of robert harley's audio guide i read with amazement on p 220 'the downside of wav is that they have no provision for embedded metadata ... you could create a large music library as wav files on an nas drive ... only to discover that the metadata disappears when your drive is connected to
  2. Hello All, My first post here so firstly want to say thanks to all the members as I have learnt alot from you all. I am a novice in the area of computer audio so have spent some time going through the DAC and Disk Storage sections and find that my situation sits somewhere in between. I currently have a Synology 214Play NAS that I use to store my music which is connected directly via usb to my M51 DAC. The NAS come with a very good audio app that I use to play music directly without the addition of a computer. After reading many threads I find the general concensus is that a good U
  3. Though my Cambridge Audio 851N is specced to stream WAV PCM 16-24 bit 32-192kHz, problem occurs when playing back WAV 24 bit 192kHz; i.e. at beginning of track playback stumbles and stutters very shortly once - or twice. After that initial failing no more gaps further on. From NAS DS214play audio is streamed over Ethernet cable and Netgear JGS516 switch (16-Port 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit). LAN is not loaded apart from audio streaming. Problem does not occur with smaller files e.g. 24 bit 96kHz tracks is rendered without any hesitation. I have tested playback of same WAV 24 bit 192kHz files
  4. Folks: I want to set up a NAS for my house for audio files only. This will be my first NAS. I currently have about 1 to 1.5 TB of audio files including a modest number of HiRes files and 44/16 in FLAC and a fairly large collection of ISO files (from SACDs). I am sure that my wife and I will continue to purchase digital files (both HiRes and 44/16) but we spend most of our listening time listening through Roon (our own files plus Tidal CD-quality). So, although we may need to expand later, I think one of the Synology ds216 models (ds216, ds216se, ds216play) with two WD Red NAS 4TB dri
  5. I'm currently seeking out solutions to this problem: I currently have a growing number of 2TB, 3TB, and 4TB external drives and it's becoming a pain to manage. I've been storing everything manually in duplicates (1 copy to drive A and 1 to drive B as an example). I'm trying to find the best and easiest solution to having at least 2 if not 3 copies of my entire music collection, and I would like one of those copies to be off-site. I am trying to decide between: 1. several large external Hard drives (4 to 6 8TB external drives - I have about 16TB's of music so 2-3 cop
  6. Hi, I just installed minimserver in my Synology NAS 216play. My config is minimserver in NAS -> USB -> DAC. No additional hardware streamer like computer to DAC. I downloaded the control point BubbleUPnP in my android. I can see the albums. However, I cannot play them. What else I need to setup? I am OK to listen music using synology DS audio, but the quality is not good. I don't know how to config minimserver so that I can output music (whatever formats, wav, flac, dsf) thru USB to DAC. Don't know which uPnP apps I can use in my android phone too. I tried BubbleDS
  7. I have been offer Synology - DS411+II & Seagate 2TB SATA III Mod. ST2000DM001 - 7200 RPM 64MB for 1,300US$ in Spain. Any other models/configuration that would cost less? I need 6TB for storage. Thanks
  8. Hi Folks, My first post here - just got re-introduced to nice audio reproduction. I wonder if anyone has used a Synology NAS and its Audio Station app with an integrated amp, such as the NAD D3020, connected via USB. I own a NAD D3020, constantly amazed by it, and Sonos Connect to render music via coax. Sonos works pretty well with my crappy, almost useless, NAS (Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive Cloud Edition) for 16/44 flac files. A caveat of Sonos is its inability to render above 16 bit/44 kHz files. The DAC in the D3020 can do it but the stupid Iomega has no chance at bri
  9. I have a DS214SE NAS that I use as a FLAC files storage device with wired connection to my router, then router to Musical Fideilty CliC streamer, also wired. The set-up was very easy as one would expect with UPnP and I was streaming quality music in no time, using the MF control point app on my iPad. The problem is that the only control point app that does not clip 5 seconds off the end of every song is the Musical Fidelity app. All the other apps I have tried which includes Kinsky, Creation 5 (nice app) PlugPlayer and Synology DS Audio, the music stops 5 seconds before the end of the so
  10. I am setting up a Synology NAS to store music files. It will be accessed by my Mac Mini. Any suggestions on set up? I'll be using itunes and probably Jriver and Roon.
  11. I have had a WD My Cloud NAS with 4TB (2 x 2TB drives) on a RAID 1 configuration for years and it's worked wonderfully. All I need this for is really to store my collection of movies, music, etc. and to be able to read it from my different local network devices, like Kodi on my Fire TV devices, etc. The disks are now full, so I decided to buy another NAS with more storage. After minimal research and based almost solely on Amazon reviews, I bought a Synology DiskStation DS216se diskless NAS and two Toshiba X300 7200 RPM 6TB hard drives. I was able to install this all in a heartbeat
  12. I am Trying to set up a NAS. I have about 1TB of music and video right now, but will have more in the future. I currently have minimal video content, and don't intend to purchase too much stuff anyway - I am more of a rent and watch once kind of guy. I intend, in the future, to have a dedicated component to act as a media server such as a NAIM, CAPS, Linn etc. For now I will use my MacBook Pro and Pure Music. I only have so much money to spend, and figure it might be better to spend any extra money on the DAC, but also want some sense of future-proofing for the NAS, as it is an e
  13. I have a Synology DS412+ unit with my music. MP3s and FLAC files and currently separated in to their own folders. I had in the past used iTunes but with zero FLAC support, and the additional fact that iTunes sucks IMHO... I'm not sure how best to organize my music. Is there any software for the NAS that will help me catalog all these files, remove dupes, etc? Is there software for the computer that will let me access all of these files with a user-friendly interface (like iTunes)?
  14. I am considering getting this neat little device from Synology, called a USB Station 2 (Google it) - so that I can stream music from my PC wirelessly (the USB Station 2 does wireless if you add a wireless USB dongle), direct to the USB Station 2 then out to my async USB DAC (connected of course via the USB Station 2). I can see from the instructions that you need to install the Synology software on the source PC, and the USB Station supports connectivity to DLNA devices (i.e. media players from PC's, except that Spotify is not a media player). I was considering installing Logitech Medi
  15. This is my first post here, a site I just recently found but have already much appreciated. My apologies in advance if this particular topic has already been addressed. As the title suggests, I'm looking into setting up NAS, and can't decide between using a Synology product or a Mac Mini with Thunderbolt storage attached. In terms of speed, I think the MM/T setup would be far faster. For example, Synology lists the max read speed of a DS412+ as about 180Mbps, while daisy-chained LaCie 2big's supposedly max out at 670Mbps (using 4+ separate units and RAID 0, I assume). From what I can t
  16. Upgraded from synology 1512+ to 1817+ and added a pair of 60gb ssd as raid 1 cache and noted the following. BTW, am using nas to store files and accessing it via afp from macmini running jriver mc23 to sotm sms200 to ayon stealth dac. 1. No difference in first 5 hours or so as the ssd cache started to fill up. 2. Noted hard disk physical access began to reduced thereafter as files are accessed from the ssd. 3. Less noise from hard disk activity and also less noise from synology fans as the unit also ran with less heat as hard disk temperature goes down. 4. Faster acc
  17. hi all thinking about putting together a: Synology NAS / MinimServer / FLAC / Aries for the NAS the rack mountable RS814 has caught my eye but I'm a bit concerned about the grunt of the CPU another thread warned that transcoding = a heavy workload most of my files are red-book into FLAC (level 6) but there'll be more higher-res files in time further, if at a later date I added an RX415 - would this increase the load on the main NAS CPU to impossible levels? so, would the RS814 (Marvell Armada XP / 1.33 dual) be 'good enough' or would the RS814+ (Intel Atom / 2.13 dual
  18. Hi, I am traveling and suddenly my JRiver apps on MacBook Pro, iPhone and iPad cannot find my music files on my Synology NAS. JRiver connects to the music server, the iMac, and can see the library/albums/songs, but when i choose a track nothing plays and I get the error message: Audio Streaming Error. There was a problem playing the current audio file. : Yet I can connect and play music using Synology's audio station app. Has anyone experienced this? Can this be fixed remotely or do I need to wait until I return home? Thanks Bill
  19. I'm seeking to purchase my first NAS; likely a 2 bay Synology. I'd appreciate any specific model recommendations. And, are there any specific features to consider? For instance, the ability to upgrade RAM OR the existence of 2 ethernet ports? What's the advantage of the second port? THANK YOU.
  20. How can you tell that I've been sort of a disciple of Chris since the beginning? He makes sense so when he recommends items on his C.A.S.H list, I read his reviews carefully. Mac Servers, C.A.P.S. servers, DACs, and NAS devices. So I've just admitted a weakness but in my defense, I'm an experimenter with audio so I "try" a lot of great products. What I'm selling today is a marvelous NAS device (but with Chris to blame, I also own two Drobo FS devices as well--just wait, I'll sell one of those someday) made by Synology. If NAS devices can be sexy, this is "more sexy" than the Drob
  21. Presently, I have a Squeezebox Classic connected by ethernet to my router and my Synology Server also connected to the router by ethernet. The Squeezebox Classic is connected by spdif to a Benchmark DAC1 (no USB), which in turn connects to Atma-Sphere pre and m60s. It is enjoyable, but does not have the presence of my cd. I prefer to keep things as simple as possible, and I have considered a Rendu, and possibly upgrading to a Benchmark DAC2. Other than the cost savings, will the Orbiter be a step up or down from the Rendu. Alternately, could I simply buy a high quality USB Dac an
  22. Hi! I am going to change my setup and would like to know if anyone is using a Synology NAS to serve music to iTunes/Pure Music successfully. Currently I am using a Firewire dac and a usb hard drive, but I am changing to a new Firewire ADC and a USB DAC so in order to take the server off either the FW or USB ports, I thought I would try a NAS again. I use a Synology remotely for backup and it works well for files and is totally reliable. My concern is whether there will be issue in delivering the metadata from my ALAC/AIFF files and whether anyone is experiencing dropouts. My mac mini w
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