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NODE as just a streamer / Airplay device
Node works fine (I own two) for this but doesn't store any media. I have a large library of media that it connects to and sometimes use a USB drive. If you use the USB drive with media you can't use that connection for a DAC FWIW.  I have one usin... 
Node failing, surges?
mlsstl, yep that was the second thing I tried.       
Node failing, surges?
Gracias. I wish it would at least power up. Looks like they will send another but no feedback on what may be the cause. I suspect some surge as doubt their power supplies are that bad. When I get the new one I'll stick with wifi unfortunately and ... 
Node failing, surges?
There is no power light. And pretty sure there is no way for user to reset the newest Node. Still waiting to hear back from Bluesound. First came back as problem solved, probably cause they sent a new one 4 weeks ago.    If I get another will prob... 
Node failing, surges?
Thanks Eric. The Ethernet run is just 6ft. Thx for the recs on some ideas. If it seems like it is coming via Ethernet I may simply go wifi which I have done elsewhere. I post here as I troubleshoot.   
Using battery power to go off the City's power grid
I agree with DC power coming from batteries and many devices running off DC there are energy and cost savings. However DC devices run at various voltages which would require specific transformers. Plus battery systems run at varying DC voltages. M... 
Bluesound Node volume pot setting for an integrated amp
What ozzy said. Using the bluesound volume was a bit easier but the sound is better when bypassing the Node volume control.  
Using battery power to go off the City's power grid
Obviously using for a small house needs a larger unit. This is what I have or maybe 1 gen newer. 4.5k.    Schneider Electric Conext XW PRO Inverter/Charger $4,397.00 Schneider Electric Conext XW Pro Inverter/Charger Schneider Electric Conext ... 
Using battery power to go off the City's power grid
I have a off grid home so it uses a bank of batteries which then go thru a whole house sized large inverter (Schneider). The inverter is where one can get noise and I have not tested mine. With that said there is virtually no noise in the system b... 
Top 10 vintage cassette decks
Just chiming in that the Nakamichi Dragon is pretty easily the top. I made   thousands of tapes back in the day and could never afford the dragon. So I would always just spent as much as I could on another Nak model. I owned about 5 Nak decks over... 
WiFi streaming — streamer vs. through iPad
With a good wireless network really no need to hardwire to an extender. A mesh wifi network should be part of this. An extender just uses a existing wifi network and extends it so really not getting any better speeds than before. I use mesh networ... 
Best streamer for a returning audio guy
“I see a lot of recommendations for the Node.  I used one for a while and agree it is a good streamer.  I don't like that you have to buy a DAC with it.  I recommend a stand alone DAC.  The DAC is a much more important component of your system tha... 
Best streamer for a returning audio guy
Another vote for the newest Bluesound Node. Certainly there are higher end units but a great place to start. Just as important, if not more, is that the user interface and setup are very simple. I use an external DAC with mine but that is somethin... 
Recommendations for Earplugs That Work – Protect But Allow Music In
There are many easily found on Amazon. I use the Etymotic ones but all change the music in pretty severe ways. Foam ones are the worst. I usually put them in loose and/or remove them for my favorite songs and just that makes a huge difference in e... 
Streamer on Office WiFi?
The issue is you are trying to use corporate wifi for personal use. IT generally frowns on that since it could jeapardize IT security. Ask the IT folks and maybe they can be helpful but most will not just due to the risk on their end. Maybe stream...