Archives » November, 2012

Cocktail Audio X10 HDD HiFi

Purchased from, £279 including delivery, HDD from Amazon (WD blue 500 GB) £47. Total £326 saving £23 from the pre-installed HDD option. Just add speakers and intenet. Supports MP3, FLAC, OGG, WMA. FLAC being the obvious best choice for lossless compression. Also works as media server/FTP server although I’ve not tested these, and in […]

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HTPC build, take 2

After a slow start in 2009, my HTPC Build is back with a new machine. CPU: A10-5700 3.4GHz 60W MB: ASUS F2 A85-M PRO RAM: 8GB DDR3 2166 SDD: Samsung 830 64GB NAS: QNAP TS219P-II DVB: PCTV Systems DVB-T2 290e nanoStick KBD: Logitech diNovoEdge Case is the same lian-li-c36, but with a replaced PSU since […]

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