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  1. Has anyone compared the sound quality of these two servers? I want the best sounding server regardless of cost and often, "less is more". I just spoke with Andy at Small Green Computer who explained the physical differences between the two servers. They both use the same SATA and USB cards and they are built with the same quality but different components. Zuma has a faster, more "powerful" processor with more RAM, built to handle ALL the features of JRiver and other player software such as DSP and video, etc. Zuma produces more heat, RFI and EMI - all of which have potentially degrading effects, than does Carbon. It appears that Carbon has the potential to sound better than Zuma! I will use JRiver for 2-channel playback ONLY with no DSP or any other features whatsoever. I will use the "play music from memory" setting but I believe 4GB of RAM will be more than enough. Is there any reason to choose Zuma over Carbon in my case?
  2. Has anyone compared the sound quality of these two servers? I want the best sounding server regardless of cost and often, "less is more". I just spoke with Andy at Small Green Computer who explained the physical differences between the two servers. They both use the same SATA and USB cards and they are built with the same quality but different components. Zuma has a faster, more "powerful" processor with more RAM, built to handle ALL the features of JRiver and other player software such as DSP and video, etc. Zuma produces more heat, RFI and EMI - all of which have potentially degrading effects, than does Carbon. It appears that Carbon has the potential to sound better than Zuma! I will use JRiver for 2-channel playback ONLY with no DSP or any other features whatsoever. I will use the "play music from memory" setting but I believe 4GB of RAM will be more than enough. Is there any reason to choose Zuma over Carbon in my case?