Charles, let's discuss about the capacity of the Tera-Player and user requirements.
Some numbers and calculations, e.g. "Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here":
FLAC (16/44): uses 260MB
FLAC (24/88): uses 840MB
FLAC (24/96): uses 940MB
Now for storage to the Tera-PLayer, this must be converted to WAV:
the above numbers must be mutiplied by 1.65:
WAV (16/44): uses 430MB
WAV (24/88): uses 1380MB
WAV (24/96): uses 1550MB
Now let's assume out of 10 albums, the (audiophile) user has 7 albums as 16/44, 2 albums as 24/96 and one album as 24/88.
For these 10 albums, we need 7500MB. On one SDHC card (32GB), we can store 40 albums...
I would like to have about 3000 albums on my portable... should I buy eighty 32GB cards?
I had MiniDiscs back in the nineties, DAT back in the eighties, CC back in the seventies, should I now have a collection of SDHC cards?
No, I don't want to go through this again - sorry to say, but this implementation (no SDXC, no FLAC) is just outdated.
This device seems to be for those people, who have 50 albums and a 50000 USD equipment at home... I am more into 4000 albums and a 40000 USD equipment
Edited by townes - 12/21/11 at 8:18am