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by chane
Thu Feb 09, 2017 22:48
Forum: Pyramix Suggestions
Topic: Currently Approved Optical Drives for CD Read Performance
Replies: 0
Views: 1635

Currently Approved Optical Drives for CD Read Performance

My Plextor PX760 drive died not long ago. Perhaps like the PX716, if was an approved drive for Pyramix. Apparently, the drives last approved for Pyramix were from Sony. Merging Technologies | Support - Recommended/Required PC configuration But Sony stopped making optical drives some time ago, when t...
by chane
Sun Dec 20, 2015 22:11
Forum: The Merging Cellar
Topic: Audio Restoration Software: An Affordable Cedar Alternative?
Replies: 2
Views: 3725

Audio Restoration Software: An Affordable Cedar Alternative?

My friend Gary designed a highly successful pair of high res speakers. I couldn’t make the trip from Long Island to hear them, but as you can see his very enthused audience was quite pleased with the results when he demoed his system at a local Seattle audio club. http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/mult...
by chane
Thu Sep 10, 2015 07:04
Forum: Pyramix Hardware Discussion
Topic: Optical drive with best CD read performance
Replies: 1
Views: 3478

Optical drive with best CD read performance

The first optical drive that I actually bought separately to install in a desktop pc was the Plextor PX760, which I think Plextor said was a step up from the PX716 that Merging recommended, circa 2006. But now when I swap the PX760 between my two desktops it keeps skipping whenever I play any CD. I ...
by chane
Mon Apr 14, 2014 20:53
Forum: Pyramix Hardware Discussion
Topic: Multicore Desktop Processors and their desktop boards: Any r
Replies: 4
Views: 5848

Multicore Desktop Processors and their desktop boards: Any r

With the end of the Window XP security updates, among other factors, I needed to take some time to replace my ancient tower pc, with one the runs either an Intel Ivy Bridge 4 or 8 core or the latest Haswell 4 core processor. To minimize fan and/or electrical noise, the better choice appears to be th...
by chane
Mon Sep 27, 2010 00:56
Forum: The Merging Cellar
Topic: PS Audio Quintet vs Surgex XS-10
Replies: 0
Views: 1550

PS Audio Quintet vs Surgex XS-10

My small home theatre and computer audio systems are powered by one 20A dedicated line with an isolated ground to help minimize EMI noise from the rest of my home AC power system. I will also soon add several Jensen ISOMAX unbalanced transformers to bypass any inter-chassis parasitic noise (i.e.powe...