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  1. dminches

    Mark Knopfler’s comments on tape

    If every rock album sounded as well as all the Dire Straits and Knopfler solo albums I would be a very happy camper. Personally, I don’t think that all the albums recorded digitally sound like everyone else’s digital.
  2. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    Cmon Steve, let’s not try to police benign questions. And I mentioned the status page but we have no idea when they will actually get that going.
  3. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    Are you guys still planning on shipping some units next week? I am hoping the status page will see some updates.
  4. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    The best explanation will be delivered by your own ears.
  5. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    I saw that I couldn't understand it. @Taiko Audio Can you explain USB in the Olympus? Was it once a PCI card and now it is just part of the motherboard? What changed?
  6. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    I don't think that is true based on this post by Emile: Yeah indeed, there’s a point where you just run out of expansion slots. There are 5 in total. Then you have the same “issue” we have with the Extreme that certain devices sound better in certain slots. The current config we run here is...
  7. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    He could reformat it to exFAT, assuming that’s what the router recognizes. In marty’s case he is only using it for backup and transfer so he should be connecting it to the Extreme and Olympus directly.
  8. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    Just an FYI. The USB ports do not correspond to the Lan1 and Lan2. That is just for the ethernet ports. Everything else you explained is right.
  9. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    It is the reverse of how you add music to your Extreme (or Olympus) drives. I assume you have done that?
  10. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    Emile will have to explain the adapter but you should have your music files backed up on another drive. If you don’t and the internal drives fail your music will be lost.
  11. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    The Extreme (and Olympus) are computers. The music files in the Extreme reside on a hard drive. You can copy and paste any files from the Extreme hard drive to any other drive you can see in Windows File Explorer.
  12. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    I am not Emile but this is a great opportunity to back up the music on your Extreme hard drive to an external drive or NAS. Once you do that you can simply attach the drive to your Olympus and copy the files to its internal drive. Win win.
  13. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    I agree that the room is critical. However, for each of us that is a constant when we make changes to our systems. So, while it is key part of the equation, it doesn’t change when we go from one server to another, or make changes to our server. For Emile, I assume that is the same. Thus, his...
  14. dminches

    Taiko Audio Extreme Music Server

    I ran that last week. It took a very long time and my library is much smaller than yours.
  15. dminches

    Taiko Audio Extreme Music Server

    Same here. I slightly prefer the sound of Roon to XDMS on my Extreme. The usability and functionality of Roon as compared to XDMS are not currently comparable. Having said all that, Ed is working hard to get XDMS to beta and I am happy to do anything to help him reach that goal.
  16. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    Makes sense. Right now I have port forwarding set up the other way so I can see the NAS from my home network.
  17. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    My NAS is connected to the Taiko Router. I have to figure out how something on the Taiko network can see a NAS connected to my home network.
  18. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    I thought Emile felt that whatever was on the "other side" of the Taiko router didn't really matter. That's why I felt safe connecting my Taiko router to my home network router.
  19. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    Wouldn't you be better off having 2 NAS so that you have a built in backup and a less complicated setup? I guess a NIC costs less than a NAS with drives but but I am not sure cost is your number 1 criteria.
  20. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    95% of the digital music I listen to is not available via streaming. My local files are my main source. Regarding using SSDs in a NAS, I am not sure it would sound better. I have never tried it and I haven’t read others describe the difference. Maybe it does but it is too expensive to find out.
  21. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    Good points. However, the way I see it, these NAS are just being used large drives. If you have it backed up (and you better) I see no reason to have drive redundancy. Yes, if a drive crashes you have to rebuild NAS but that is just a lost day.
  22. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    My is configured as RAID0 since I wanted maximum storage for a 2 bay NAS. Plus, my NAS is in my listening room and the drives spin less with RAID0. If one’s NAS is elsewhere that doesn’t matter.
  23. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    Probably, but at a huge cost, maybe 10x. If you run RAID5 the chance that you would lose your data is very slim since more than 2 drive would have to fail non addition, if you do go the internal storage route, having a NAS may be needed for backup.
  24. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    The only downside to having a NAS is that you have to set it up and do some network setup to have it visible to your home network, assuming you are using the Taiko router.
  25. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    I believe (and will check for sure) I am using a 2.1mm barrel to 2.5mm barrel Ghent Audio JS3660 Gotham cable.
  26. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    John, the NAS storage is cheaper and sounds slightly better than the internal according to Emile. I don’t think there is more to it.
  27. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    The issue with SSDs is that they expensive and I think the largest one one can buy is 7 TB which limits a 2 bay NAS to less than 14 TB. I have 2 x 8 TB drives at RAID0 which equates to about 14 TB of usable space. I transferred about 9 TB overnight when I bought it and regularly add new file...
  28. dminches

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    I assume you mean mechanically noisy. This has been in my room for a month and is 8 feet from the seating position and I never hear it. The fan never goes on in quiet mode. One can configure things to get the drives to spin less. I am not sure why the transfer speed is important since you only...

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