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  1. Tyll published a short post on InnerFidelity yesterday and appears to be very impressed by the Elear. http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/disruption-headphone-world There are also measurements of the Elear, Utopia, and pre-prdocution Mr. Speaker Flow in the post.
  2. First, a wonderful tool: http://www.synology.com/support/RAID_calculator.php?lang=us Yes, you can increase the space in your system by adding additional drives. There are a few caveats or things of note: - Your initial choice of the redundancy configuration has an impact on what happens. - If you have Synology Hybrid Raid, then the new drives must be at least as large as the largest current drive. (New space will be efficiently used if new drive is larger than your old drive) - If you have Raid 5 or 6, then the new drives must be at least as large as the smallest current drive. (If your new drive is larger than your old drive, some space on your new drive will be unusable; Raid 5 or 6 will use the same amount of space on each drive as the smallest drive in the RAID) - A temporary issue is that expanding a system may take a long time depending on how much data you have (many hours or potentially many days); the system is accessible during the expansion process but will be significantly slower. - It is also possible to increase space by replacing smaller drives with new larger drives. You probably would not want to do this unless you have reached the max number of drives in the machine. I recommend starting with Synology Hybrid Raid with 1 disk redundancy: http://www.synology.com/support/tutorials_show.php?lang=enu&q_id=492 That would however mean that if you have N drives, the space of N-1 drives will be available. In particular, see http://www.synology.com/support/RAID_calculator.php?lang=us Small note: in SHR, once you choose 1 disk redundancy, you cannot change to 2 disk redundancy. (This shouldn't really matter for many people.) Relevant information if you are adding drives to add space: http://www.synology.com/support/tutorials_show.php?lang=enu&q_id=559 Relevant information if you are replacing smaller drives with larger drives to add space: http://www.synology.com/support/tutorials_show.php?lang=enu&q_id=560 On a side note, my DS412+ died a few days ago. It would consistently abruptly lose power about 3 minutes after booting regardless of whether any hard drives are in the machine. Thankfully, the machine is still under warranty. Synology technical support was quite prompt with diagnosing the need for a RMA. I just shipped out the machine today. Let's see what happens next.
  3. Happy Birthday Peter!!! It was one of Peter's early headphone reviews a long time ago that first introduced me to the hobby. Tyvm!
  4. Schiit Vali because disposable amplifier is the best amplifier. (Disclaimer: I know nothing about the Vali.)
  5. Indeed. I like the menu bar utility. Free upgrade for 1Password 3 owners who bought this year; $25 for people who bought before 2013 $40 for now for new users; price going up to $50 later I think. Good security changes: http://learn.agilebits.com/1Password4/Security/1P4-security-changes.html
  6. Wow... that is monstrous. So are the current-gen Sony receivers with the digital amp modules considered respectable overall?
  7. Oops late to the party Happy Birthday Tyll!!!!!
  8. Unfortunately the high humidity in my environment makes me extremely uncomfortable about the potential condensation. I don't think I have a convenient way of making the bag airtight either. I think I might have to give up on the data in the drive for the foreseeable future. This is what my drive sounds like: While looking around on YouTube, I came across this: Heh.
  9. I got my new NAS up and running and attached my old Seagate Go Flex external hard drive to the NAS to transfer files over. I come back half a hour later to find my Seagate drive emitting a continuous droning sound with no files transferred over and invisible on the NAS. Eeks. I tried booting the external drive up while connected to my computer. I can hear the disks spinning up and what sounds like the the actuator making a few repeated and consistent activation(?) sounds, before the drive then automatically turning off. (This sequence occurs within a span of a few seconds.) The exact sequence occurs when I tried taking the hard drive out of the enclosure and connecting it directly to my desktop's mobo. Now I have to figure out what I can do.
  10. Awesome! Super happy birthday Todd!!!
  11. ~95 + humidity feels terrible for me. I've been in the D.C. area basically my entire life and I seemingly can't stand the few days of high 90s during the summer. Rain is coming tomorrow though. So it'll be ~85 by Sunday. But after the rain? Hopefully it doesn't go up into the 95 again like this past week. My Texan friends during college laughed whenever I mentioned the weather was hot. Blah
  12. Yeah that application is quite strange isn't it. I briefly went through the discussion thread (http://www.psaudio.com/vanilla/discussion/5310/nuwave-phono-converter/p1) and didn't find anything. Here is one very specific and strange hypothetical I thought of: - I have no dedicated preamp nor use an integrated in my non-vinyl system. I want start using vinyl in this setup. - Instead my DAC has an internal volume control / preamp. - My power amplifier has one set of inputs and the DAC is connected to it. - My DAC has multiple digital inputs. - I connect this Nuwave product to one of my DAC's unused digital inputs. - Now I can listen to both the original digital source as well as vinyl without changing any manual connections. Quite weird. Anyone think of any other reason for the ADC->DAC setup? (Disregarding any crazies who might claim the live conversion to digital adds something good.) I doubt anyone would buy a $2k product to use it in this way... The digitalization of vinyl is an understandable application though.
  13. Grats on the move to Cali Best wishes to you on Cali being a wonderful new place to call home!
  14. Nanoha


    Synology DS1512+ (2012 5-bay model) for $669 @ BHPhoto: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/854907-REG/Synology_DS1512_DS1512_PLUS_5_BAY_NETWORK.html
  15. Nanoha


    Oh awesome, thank you very much for the notice! I too ordered a KSC-35. They should be good workout phones.
  16. Haha yes, I like how Stax keeps popping up in this thread.
  17. Ah I see, very interesting, thank you both for the detailed notes. Hmmm so they're very sensitive to fit. I think the openness shouldn't be an issue for how I intend to use them, but I can see how that would conflict with normal expectations of a portable earphone.
  18. All this positive talk about the in ear Stax has me thinking about ditching my previous plans for a portable can (e.g. Senn Momentum) and going for the SRS002 instead. . (Oh what kind of fit issues are talking about? Tips too big/small, headband uncomfortable?)
  19. Those Black Sabbath waveforms are insane.
  20. Wow that shot is beautiful! I should get a 1.4 sometime
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