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In Reply to: RE: Who has used a Computer as Source Longest? posted by Hard Rain on July 12, 2017 at 02:22:34
I never saw a point in having a PC based system like I don't see a point
of having automatized house but I was just recently presented with an old fansless PC with Jriver audio platform and a 10 TB drive filled with hi-res music formated for Mac ...Now , what I'm going to do with all that junk..:)
My bad I know... usually one dislikes the things which are unknown and require some mental effort ;)
But , I guess I'm up to a good start.
And you'll do fine..... And then discover how great it is.
I agree with the two previous posters. It's very easy to get started, especially if one already has a Mac. (I've never gone down the PC road, as it looks too complicated for novices).
is to use it for file server duty only.
I prefer using application specific end points optimized for playback in the audio system proper.
A PC is as easy and you can go fanless. My little i7 6700T/32G is fast even with video in all aspects of operation without any special setting up.
Are you sure it's a 10TB drive ?
a 12 TB drive.
"For up to 50% more petabytes per rack" :)
But I'd like to know who includes 10TB drives as part of their junk give away. For obvious reasons I would stand clear of those helium drives in audio applications. ;-)
well , as I posted 10 TB won't be free (unfortunately:) and it will cost $300 which is close for what you can buy empty drive on e-pay. What I like about the collection (half of it crap as usual) is that it is retrospective , organized and convenient to use. The situation when one runs out of space in 10 TB drive and doesn't want to have a few drives attached to the cute Mac toy is imaginable I guess. I think I will buy it, find somebody with storage capacity move the files , re-format the drive for PC and move the files back. The PC system was not used for anything but music in conjunction with high end pro dac. It doesn't have any other software not even a wireless internet and I will keep it as is. First step, I will just buy AES/SPIDF transformer adapter so I can hook it up to an RA Opus 21 CD player's digital input. That player is using a CD room as a transport and guess what. The dac of that player hooked up to a half decent transport (Sony ES from 98') sounds quite a bit better than the player as a whole.
To expand further that $5k pro Dac was easily bettered on Red book CD's by cheap Audio Note kit dac using spectral SDR-3000 as a transport.
Cheers . W
So you'll be buying a 10TB disk with music preloaded on it? Do you know if the music collection is in a lossless format like FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAV, or in some lossy format like AAC or MP3?
And is it even legal to buy this disk with preloaded music?
Not sure what I do but what do you want me to do? Ask the owner for a receipt that he downloaded the music legally and paid for it?
And if he did? Do I have to investigate if he didn't make copies?
If you buy a record collection do you ask for receipts?
This is another aspect of the PC audio . Your music library isn't even worth the cost of the storage device...
As far as the format goes most of the files are FLAC.
No, I totally understand the concern and I'm having my doubts too, but it is offered from a legit source, not some shady character and I'm not getting it for free.(If I decide to buy it). Most of the stuff on the disc as far as I could see I would never pay to have , nor would even want to have a free physical copy of it. Since I value PC audio as much as a jukebox (for good or wrong reasons) and the device will have a function of a Jukebox than it is good enough for who it is for, and that's all there is to it.
Hey, it was a just a thought. How you acquire your music collection is your business.
Yes it is a 10T but it looks like I will have to pay for that drive ~$300 it's the music which is free 16 /24/DSD flac files , full disc. It collides with my recent policy that "I don't buy anything unless
it's free" ha ha
The PC was configured in 2011 as a quiet fanless Music server for $3k. Not sure why so expensive. It has:
Intell i3 3.06Ghz
2GB Kingston Ram
windows 7 premium 64 bit
Asus P7h55-M pro atx motherboard
fanless radeon HD 5450 1GB
Zalman TNN-300 noiseless comp base
LG 22x sata DVD
80GB intel silent ssd drive
lynx AES16 sound card with custom AES XRL (single) digital output
I will have to educate myself about PC audio a little...
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