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PaulJL posted a topic in Music ServersHello--I've just assembled my first music server. It's a dual PC setup and I want to begin upgrading it and need some advice about the best ways to invest. This is the current config: Asus H87 Plus MoBos in both machines Fanless aluminum low profile PC chassis for both machines Control PC: Windows 10 Pro, Intel i3 4130T 2.9 GHz, 8GB RAM Audio PC: Windows Server 2012 R2, Intel Pentium G3220 3 GHz, 8GB RAM, 3 SSDs M2 Tech HiFace USB adapter Jplay, Audiophile Optimizer, Roon Both machines use standard, mid quality PC power supplies I'm mostly a vinyl listener and have a pretty high qulaity analog rig: Jeff Rowland Coherence 2 Preamp Jeff Rowland Model 301 mono blocks Innersound Kaya electrostatic hybrid speakers Pass Labs XP25 2-chassis phono Esoteric D-03 DAC High quality XLR and speaker cables I think the best place to begin is upgraded power supplies and a new USB-DAC interface but I'd appreciate your advice. Please be as specific as possible with brands, models, etc. Thank you, Paul
afonte posted a topic in Disk Storage / Music Library StorageHi all, I realize that this is not in relation to CD's or strictly audio but I think this may be the best place to find help. My husband owns 800 DVDs. For a long time he's wanted to find a way to rip them into some sort of hard drive to have easy accessibility to it from his devices. I am sure this question must have been posted previously in regards to DVDs. What I am looking for is the following: - Fastest external hardware to rip DVDs and Blu Ray. If it can handle multiple disks, even better. - Fastest way to convert these files to playback for media manager. - Recommended media manager (external hard drive + system) We currently have an iTV, would we be able to use that connected to a hard drive? Total novice and I would love to figure this out for my husband so I can give it to him as a Christmas gift. Thank you in advance.
I'm a new beginner at this, but usually a quick lerner. I'm thinking about trying to build a music server. At the moment I'm just looking for possible (high resolution compatible) hardware. If I start a build, it is important that the music server will have either 'S/PIDF coaxial out' or 'AES/EBU (AES3?) XLR out'. Is there anyone who can point me in the right direction for hardware with 'S/PDIF coaxial out' or 'AES/EBU XLR out'? Or is there a really good reason why most people build music server with USB out? If software is the problem, I think I might have that covered. I just got a friend who is a programing wizard interested in high resolution digital audio. So if there is hardware with 'digital coaxial out' or 'digital XLR out' that could be usable with some coding, that might be even better. Thanks /Filip