Originally Posted by twizzleraddict
Saturdays usually are the popular option for meets, although I am open to Sundays as well.
Parkie37, I see you have a MacMini with 2x960GB SSDs installed. Which ones did you install and are you using them as your primary music storage, with the external SSD as a backup? Curious since I just picked up a mid-2011 MacMini and planning to install one or two 250GB SSDs in there. Wondering what your config was like. Will be connecting directly to my PWDII w/Bridge via direct CAT6/7 cable. Thanks and apologies to the rest of the folks for being a bit off-topic. (You can PM me if you get a chance to Parkie37.)
I should update that information. I have two 960 GB SSDs and one 480 GB SSD. One 960 GB SSD (OWC) is in the Mac Mini as the operating system and one 480 GB SSD (Mushkin) is the secondary drive. There are good instruction videos on OWC's website. I also have a 960 GB SSD (crucial) in an external case, with a second being setup in the next few months, as I can afford it. I have filled all three drives. I didn't want to use regular HDDs as I find them too noisy in a quiet listening room.
I run FireWire 800 from the external drive to the Mac Mini then USB from the Mac Mini to the Meitner MA-1 and balanced cables from the Meitner to my Simaudio Moon 600i integrated amp. I run separate RCA cables from the Moon 600i at a fixed output to the Stax 717 amp, which I plug my SR-009s into. This way the headphones can play back music from the MA-1, the Étude tuner, tv, or OPPO Blu-Ray player.
I will bring the Stax setup with the Mac mini and the Meitner MA-1 to the meet, as well as my AKG 3003s hooked up to my Herus portable DAC,if I have the day off.