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  1. Pandion? https://www.rio.com.au/product/pandion-30-floor-stand-speakers-system-audio/
  2. Lol. What does brand loyalty have anything to do with Intel preference for servers?
  3. I've seen an amplifier output 67V. 1W resistor would be a better choice. 2W or 3W would provide more margin.
  4. If you are looking for cheaper, have you considered a VPN back to your network?
  5. CMR. I don't want to run SMR, and wouldn't recommend it. https://nascompares.com/answer/list-of-wd-cmr-and-smr-hard-drives-hdd/ But yep, lots of options on how to configure the system. I am happy with my Microserver Gen8 and HBA card. iLO is great. The whole thing is pretty small. Has been solid for years. I prefer Intel for servers so I wasn't a fan of Gen10 going to AMD so I wouldn't pick it.
  6. @hlov provided a good summary above. I think PM6006 phono stage is reasonable but it's the area I pay the least attention to so take my comment with a grain of salt
  7. I don't disagree with you. The price to make a system for FreeNAS using locally sourced components is not too different to getting the DS1618+ with ECC. Lots of configuration options but just something thrown together quickly: I use a raid card with IT firmware as I don't have enough ports on my motherboard. It's not necessary for SATA drives with enough ports on the motherboard, in my opinion. Edit: add $250 for Ironwolf M.2 NAS NVME SSD for system drive or get another spinning smaller drive. I use 2 smaller drives mirrored.
  8. The fruit of your labour are looking great!
  9. I saw that Rio have Pandion 20 at $5K, Pandion 30 at $8K, and Pandion 50 at $7K. That tells me there may be an option to negotiate Pandion 30 down by at least $1K.
  10. The challenge is that running FreeNAS requires a greater level of technical knowledge than running something like Synology. My first recommendation for Synology would be DS1618+ with ECC RAM. I've never used BTRFS but from my limited reading on it it's the closest you can get to ZFS on Synology. Bit rot shouldn't be catastrophic for audio files anyway, but it could be. The thing is, I doubt this thread would exist if op was all over data corruption issues and would be comfortable setting up DIY NAS with FreeNAS. A recommendation for FreeNAS is useless if it won't have a chance of being implemented. Sorry op, this is meant in the spirit of offering a solution that would work for you. If you want to have a go at FreeNAS then please do, it will provide better data integrity in comparison to most other NAS systems. Edit: yes Ubuntu+ZFS is an option but then the NAS management interface of FreeNAS is gone. Thus a need for more knowledge.
  11. Have you had a read of ? One person's experience of AXA35.
  12. From Wiki: Think of RAID as a way to present the hard drive storage to the system. Think of NAS as a system that shares storage (data) on a network. If you want to turn on and turn off your NAS and its drives more than 0 times a day then you can. Otherwise the drives will be receiving power all the time and will either be spinning or in sleep mode (depending on the system), so yes 24/7 operation. RAID can be as simple as having the drives in your standard desktop pc so the drives would only be on when the pc is on. If you use RAID drive configuration in a NAS then your RAID drives are turned on as much as your NAS is. The so called 'NAS' drives on the market are drives that aim to strike a balance between datacentre and a 'standard' consumer drive. They are more reliable for constant operation in comparison to 'standard' consumer drive but don't have the reliability (and at times lack other features) of datacentre drives. If you leave your NAS on 24/7 or most of the time then NAS drives, or datacentre drives, are a more reliable choice in comparison to 'standard' consumer drives.
  13. I've been using FreeNAS for years. I wanted ZFS when I originally started. Totally understand the benefit of a UnRAID/FreeNAS/DIY NAS of some kind vs Synology. I also totally get how Synology has benefits. I'd say for those who are tech savvy and are happy to do the administration then DIY has more flexibility but there is a lot of attractive features to having Synology.
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