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by Devonavar
Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec Fusion Remote Max
Replies: 39
Views: 18608

I would tend to agree that SPCR is too forgiving when it comes to HTPC noise. I *do* notice my HTPC drive (WD Green power) from time to time, even though it probably measures less than 23 dBA@1m. In a room that was too quiet to measure (i.e. <15 dBA), even quiet noises are still audible, and can irr...
by Devonavar
Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: LCD monitor & whine noise (related to brightness?)
Replies: 20
Views: 21136

<sigh> Instead of criticizing his forum etiquette, you *could* just answer the question. As I see it, debates of necro posting and its merits is just as off topic. No more please. @navratilova: You need to choose a resolution that suits your screen. If you have a wide screen LCD, you need to choose ...
by Devonavar
Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fusion Max -- ATX version of Antec Fusion is coming
Replies: 156
Views: 108195

Hi Mike, You need to plug the connector into the display on the front panel ... and you'll probably need to remove the optical drive bay to get at it. Once you find the display, it should be fairly obvious where to plug it in. Just make sure you re-wire things back the way they were originally! Devo...
by Devonavar
Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P5Q-EM G45 mATX motherboard
Replies: 62
Views: 34054

Flickering displays are generally an issue with poor quality cables, though I suppose a low-power display port could also affect things. In any case, I'd be hesitant to blame Asus for that one. Try a shorter and/or better quality (usually, thicker) cable.
by Devonavar
Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: 2008 SPCR facility/equipment upgrades: hemi-anechoic chamber
Replies: 151
Views: 242781

If you arranged enough of them, you'd be able to suspend the room on a cushion of magnetic repulsion with no contact with the ground. Kind of like maglev trains. Like maglev trains, it's probably cost-prohibitive for general use. Yep. But then we'd have to start worrying about the effects of large ...
by Devonavar
Tue May 06, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Massive Fan Update
Replies: 18
Views: 16519

Massive Fan Update

by Devonavar
Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Studios and Silence: SPCR at AES event in St. Louis
Replies: 6
Views: 6131

The audio interface was a Terratec 6Fire 24/96.

I *think* the foam was Acoustipack ... but I don't know for sure — we just picked a piece that was lying around in the lab.
by Devonavar
Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PC Hi-Fi: Scythe's Kama Bay Amp
Replies: 29
Views: 15812

I'd love to snag a T-Amp sample (and keep it), but I'm not getting my hopes up. Trimark, the company that made the chip inside went belly up about a year ago. I apologize for not doing any research, but aren't there laws against products that cause RF interference? Yes. Clearly, Scythe could get the...
by Devonavar
Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Audio Recording Methods Revised
Replies: 26
Views: 13958

souagua, You've done an excellent job of picking our setup apart. I appreciate the thoughts. I think you summed up my response in your first paragraph: What you suggest is "overkill for the task at hand". I think I can agree with you on most points, but I'm not sure why you suggest a stereo recordin...
by Devonavar
Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:58 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Terabyte Round II: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11
Replies: 7
Views: 4961

Terabyte Round II: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11

Terabyte Round II: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11

Note that that reads "Round II / 7200.11", not "Round 11 / 7200.II", or some other combination thereof.
by Devonavar
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Finally Windows knows a virus when it sees one
Replies: 4
Views: 1304

Finally Windows knows a virus when it sees one

http://www.silentpcreview.com/files/misc/windowsvirus.jpg For those not in the know, Windows Explorer refers to the whole Windows GUI, not just the file explorer that you're used to. This "protection" effectively shut down Windows (though thankfully, not the other programs that were running), causi...
by Devonavar
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD Green Power - a new quiet 3.5" hdd standard
Replies: 76
Views: 106130

zoob wrote:Small typo at the end of page 3:

"This was true not matter what state the drives were in."
Fixed.
by Devonavar
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD Green Power - a new quiet 3.5" hdd standard
Replies: 76
Views: 106130

Since this 3.5" drive has such low power, it would be very nice to have a USB HD that includes it. Maybe we could finally get rid of those ugly power bricks, simply giving it power with a double USB cables... Unlikely to happen. USB provides a maximum of 0.5A @ 5V. Two cables gives you 1A = 5W. We ...
by Devonavar
Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD Green Power - a new quiet 3.5" hdd standard
Replies: 76
Views: 106130

WD Green Power - a new quiet 3.5" hdd standard

Western Digital Green Power hard drive - the quietest, lowest power, lowest vibration desktop drive.

A sample of the terabyte model has also been reviewed: WD GP WD10EACS
by Devonavar
Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Reflections on the Asus Eee PC
Replies: 13
Views: 10566

Looks like Asus is taking some flak from the Linux community for not following the GPL license or providing source code. Given that the GPL requirements are pretty minimal compared to say, a Windows license, this seems pretty shabby. Hopefully Asus will get the message and make the source code avail...
by Devonavar
Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Momentus 7200.2 160gb: Another Attempt
Replies: 5
Views: 4436

hmm, strange. I wonder how I missed that when I was perusing Fujitsu's web site. Thanks Mike!
by Devonavar
Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Moneual MonCaso: Touchscreen Gadgetry & Solid Cooling?
Replies: 17
Views: 11024

Ah, the aluminum / aluminium debate. I don't know why this particular word pisses people off so much. We've accepted that people Americans and Brits spells many other words differently, why get worked up about an element? As far as I know, aluminum is not a proper noun, except possibly in specific c...