nads said:... lets see them
tino said:My Touch sits on top of a Wadia Power DAC. Compact and Bijoux. Digital out directly into the amp which upsamples to 24 bit / 384 kHz. Amp tells me the incoming sample rate ... which is nice. Remote is a "One For All" XSight which controls both devices via infra red (although I occasionally use Squeeze Commander on a 7" Android tablet). Media server runs on a small and silent dual core ULV laptop and connection is wireless. Laptop set to wake up on wireless LAN.
PS I didn't bother with a NAS drive or RAID storage - music is backed up in 2 different places (as well as the original CDs!). Plus the power consumption of some 2/4 bay NAS drives when switched on 24/7 starts to get a bit excessive!
acalex said:tino said:PS I didn't bother with a NAS drive or RAID storage - music is backed up in 2 different places (as well as the original CDs!). Plus the power consumption of some 2/4 bay NAS drives when switched on 24/7 starts to get a bit excessive!
Nhaaa, the Netgear is around 35W in operation and about 15/20W when not used )if you activate the spin down disks option...I bet your laptop consumes more :rofl:
tino said:In the spirit of pantomine .. oh no it doesn't! ... 4.4W idling (8.8W wifi on) to 28.5W peak load (17.4W average), 7.6W charging. Usually zero when I switch it off .. although laptop set to WOL, I don't make too much use of that feature preferring to switch laptop on only when listening to my music library ... it's usually off when I'm listening to internet radio.
Good job I don't have a Class A amp ... although having one of those may allow me to cut down on the central heating energy usage
PS One of the reasons I mentioned the Excito B3 server in another post is the very low power consumption .... 8W with 2TB disk and 5W with SSD which I think is pretty good (about £40 per year saving if you left it on 24/7), but as you say not exactly cheap for what you get.
nads said:new rack sorted