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by Edward Ng
Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ultimate Ears triple.fi
Replies: 1
Views: 1218

Ultimate Ears triple.fi

Absolutely marvelous. Hands down better than my Etymotic ER-4S, better than the ER-4P that my friend swears by that I have listened to (which, btw, are more satisfying than my ER-4S, at the least), and at least as good as the preproduction pair of Shure E500 I sampled at CES two years ago. Too aweso...
by Edward Ng
Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Staff Rigs
Replies: 28
Views: 95911

Scorched Earth!!!

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:58 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Staff Rigs
Replies: 28
Views: 95911

I've changed my system twice now, but I haven't much time to really write anything up and post it. Sorry...

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box
Replies: 94
Views: 81058

I don't mind lending you mine if you cannot find another place for it, or don't wish to purchase one for yourself. With my busy work and *ahrm* play schedules, I don't use my Benchmark as much as it deserves to be, anyway...

Just let me know.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 345245

I just recently built a machine out of a Gigabyte P35 series board and can confirm that it will do it. The build was for a business and I liked the, "heavy duty," features of it (restaurant environment).

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 68184

True enough I suppose; not that it matters much considering this PC was like 3 builds ago.

How's everyone doing?

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box
Replies: 94
Views: 81058

Correct; meaning if I turn off the encryption on the wireless access point feature of my router, the Squeezebox fails to connect. If I turn on WEP and set up my own key, then configure the Squeezebox with the same level of WEP encryption and enter the key I assigned, it hooks right up.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box
Replies: 94
Views: 81058

The only, "problem," I've had with my Squeezebox is that it refuses to connect with WEP disabled. Once I enable WEP, and put in the key, it works fine.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:57 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 68184

Not sure what the exact resistance is; I use a gauge to test for it, sorry.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:01 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box
Replies: 94
Views: 81058

Re: Optical versus Analog

dvenardos wrote:Am I correct in assuming that the choice of using the digital versus the analog out on the squeezebox (assuming you have both available) would depend on whether the DACs are better on your preamp/receiver or the squeezebox?
Basically, yes.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box
Replies: 94
Views: 81058

Sorry to bring up an old review, but I must ask this. Wouldn't output by spdif to another DAC increase jitter? Wouldn't a USB DAC be better in terms of getting rid of jitter in the audio signal? Thanks. It entirely depends on the design of the DAC. Benchmark's DAC1 is a design that does not rely on...
by Edward Ng
Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box
Replies: 94
Views: 81058

FYI since Logitech is acquiring Slim Devices, support will likely both, improve in many ways (technical support/warranty/customer service) and lessen in other ways (open source advantages/flexibility of software). We won't really know until it all finally happens, though.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Sun Sep 17, 2006 6:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 612211

My new machine is as follows: Seasonic SS-300 (yes, 20-pin PSU), fanmodded and grille removed Antec SLK2600, front lower openings sealed up, one Nexus 120mm silent fan out back ASUStek P5B Deluxe Core 2 Duo E6600 Thermalright SI-128, fanless 4GB DDR2 one 7600GT 256, fanless one 6600 256, fanless one...
by Edward Ng
Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box
Replies: 94
Views: 81058

Could you be more specific about the formats that you're using? I'm sure we could do a quick test if we knew exactly which format you were having trouble with. At this point I haven't purchased the SB3 yet so I am limited to the emulator (SoftSqueeze). I want to use the SB3 for wav files (44100 Hz,...
by Edward Ng
Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:14 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 68184

Sorry I have not checked it; it works perfectly fine, so I have not felt any need to.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Sat Dec 17, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box
Replies: 94
Views: 81058

One thing they could do with the 8 meg buffer that I hadn't thought about is have a pretty large protection against network conditions--since their system isn't real time (as in, the data is already recorded--all of the stuff I work on at the office is being captured and encoded in real time, which...
by Edward Ng
Sat Dec 17, 2005 10:12 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box
Replies: 94
Views: 81058

If the decoding process were time sensitive, I'd agree with you, but it is not. Get my point now? At the risk of sounding nitpicky, all decoding processes are time sensitive, because AV data by definition is time-sensitive. And, depending on the decoder, starving/flooding has varied results dependi...
by Edward Ng
Sat Dec 17, 2005 10:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box
Replies: 94
Views: 81058

Sorry--I'm realizing we're really speaking about two very different types of jitter; they probably shouldn't even have the same name. One will affect the actual produced sound; the other may lead to the sound cutting out entirely. Network jitter is strictly the variance in arrival times of packets ...
by Edward Ng
Sat Dec 17, 2005 9:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box
Replies: 94
Views: 81058

The IP jitter issue would only come into play if the data were decoded/decompressed on the server to regular digital audio (PCM in this case) and then sent in realtime to the digital network player (in this case, the SqueezeBox) for either digital to analogue conversion and analogue output or digit...
by Edward Ng
Sat Dec 17, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box
Replies: 94
Views: 81058

A few observations: What if you could eliminate digital extraction from the optical disk as a source of jitter? You'd have solved half of the CD player's challenge. This is precisely what can be done by "ripping" CDs into digital files with a PC. Just about any CD drive will do, and just about any ...
by Edward Ng
Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box
Replies: 94
Views: 81058

Hey Mike, have you tried plugging the Squeezebox directly into your power amps, avoiding the pre-amp? I seen various reports of it on the net, e.g.: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=17180 I think it involves controlling the volume digitally in the unit, which sounds like a bad idea fo...
by Edward Ng
Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quietest: 2.5" drives
Replies: 75
Views: 86834

IdontexistM8 wrote:Have you avoided the clunk/click issue with the Scorpio then?
Mine has never done that and I've been running it 24/7 couped up in a SilentDrive for months now (this computer is never turned off).

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Sun Oct 09, 2005 6:18 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Antec SLK2650-BQE Review and NewCastle Undervolting
Replies: 10
Views: 21632

Glad to be of service... :)

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Mon Sep 05, 2005 1:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-500 & 600
Replies: 99
Views: 74732

I'm not experiencing this problem with my S12-600 and DFI LAN Party nF4 SLI-DR, but I have one of the original S12-600s.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 68184

And the 380W model? Anyway, is this the silent drive you are talking about? :D 380watt model should be same fan as well. Yep, that looks like SilentDrive to me; Molex makes them. -Ed Thanks.. Do you know of another model (which could be more easily to find) yet equally effective? I've noticed you d...
by Edward Ng
Sun Sep 04, 2005 2:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 68184

Do you mean the Seasonic's 330W PSU is quieter than superior models? Also, do you know any store (that ships anywhere europe) where can I buy those cheap "SilentDrives"? Thanks S12-330 and S12-430 have quieter fans than their higher powered models. Sorry, I do not know where you can buy SilentDrive...
by Edward Ng
Sun Sep 04, 2005 10:12 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 68184

particularly with the new S12-330. -Ed Do you mean the Seasonic's 330W PSU is quieter than superior models? Also, do you know any store (that ships anywhere europe) where can I buy those cheap "SilentDrives"? Thanks S12-330 and S12-430 have quieter fans than their higher powered models. Sorry, I do...
by Edward Ng
Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7800 Stock Cooler dead quiet
Replies: 35
Views: 15836

Off-topic: Actually you're probably more right than is good for me; you don't want to know how much I've blown on my new car since I got it a couple months ago. :shock:

I love that thing so much though! :twisted:

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7800 Stock Cooler dead quiet
Replies: 35
Views: 15836

Oh I'm just a greedy bastard. I want my 1280x960 with 16X aniso and 8X FSAA at butter-smooth framerates. :lol:

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7800 Stock Cooler dead quiet
Replies: 35
Views: 15836

Ed, it might have been the bridge. Did you try pulling the connector and running SLI without it? Two different mobos, two different bridges. Actually, three different motherboards plus bridges. Two ABIT AN8-SLIs and one DFI LAN Party nF4 SLI-DR. The two ABITs fared equally poorly, with more boot is...