Embedded Synology EDS14 with DAC

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Embedded Synology EDS14 with DAC
« on: 17 Jan 2017, 06:51 pm »
I am having fun with this new setup.

Synology EDS14 has two USB port - use one for storage, another one for connecting to your USB DAC (DAC-10, DAC-9, IDA-8, IDA-16, Encore mDSD).
You can use Audio Station to play local music, or stream from another NAS (I have two other media servers running for test - JRiver Media Center and Synology 2-bay model).
You can use the remote DS Audio app from mobile device to control it.


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Re: Embedded Synology EDS14 with DAC
« Reply #1 on: 4 Feb 2017, 04:24 pm »
This is the easiest way into computer audio for computer-phobes. And maybe also the cheapest, as one would need a NAS anyway.

My setup is Synology 115 direct to Nuforce dda-120 via USB, controlled by DS Audio android app in the phone/Tablet.

The only upgrade in electronics that I sometimes miss is a Nuprime Ida 8.


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Re: Embedded Synology EDS14 with DAC
« Reply #2 on: 4 Feb 2017, 07:23 pm »
I'm curious what drove selection of the EDS14 versus other similarly price Synology models?


Re: Embedded Synology EDS14 with DAC
« Reply #3 on: 8 Feb 2017, 06:53 pm »
Refer to the chassis for Raspberry Pi, EDS14 or something similar could also be mounted inside.
EDS14 can also be powered by a power bank with 12V output (I tried and it works) if the SD card is used. The power bank can not supply a portable HD connecting to EDS14.  EDS14 can come in handy for a portable setup while traveling.