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NAS drives and ipad software to control them

I am looking at buying an Epsilon Music centre and speakers but will need a NAS drive.

 

I want to control everything from my ipad and do not want to leave my pc on all the time.

 

I would really like an app to give me album cover views and details like those in the itunes on my pc.

 

I have been recommended a buffalo NAS drive but nothing on how to control it. Any help gratefull received from this real novice.

 

Many thanks

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RE: NAS drives and ipad software to control them

A Synology NAS does everything you need. Comes with their own DS Audio app for controlling the music without your PC on. It will also act as a Squeezebox server.

Works brilliantly and no PC needed.  You can even plug USB speakers directly into the NAS!

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Many thanks I will look at that.

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RE: NAS drives and ipad software to control them

A synology nas (or any other nas for that matter, but synology and Q-nap are top of the line products), an iPad and a system capable og handling airplay should give you what you seek. Just add the songs stored on your nas to the itunes library in your iPad, and play via airplay... simple and efficient!

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RE: NAS drives and ipad software to control them

using an LG NAS with a Denon RCD-N7 & 6 series Samsung TV. All works very well apart from the BT homehub often decides to drop devices. I hear replacing the BT with a Netgear Router sorts that problem though so will be doing so soon

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RE: NAS drives and ipad software to control them

Another vote for synology

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RE: NAS drives and ipad software to control them

Another +1 for the Synology NAS' - nice and easy to setup and just works! Smile

QNAP also seem to be recommended.

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RE: NAS drives and ipad software to control them

+ 1 for Synology, i've already saw the synology DS212J controled throuth my ipad with DS app, it works, and very easy to sep up.

Synology's software is the easiest to use also! 

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RE: NAS drives and ipad software to control them

Any of the NAS support Andriod tablets, they are much cheaper and have more potential options.

Furthermore, any of particular use with a SONOS connect.

Are there any of noticible sound differences when using audiophile files and equipment.

That should be the final goal of any system.......

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