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RaidSonic Icy Box IB-MP309HW-B HD Network Media Player Review (Page 5)

By Chris Ramseyer from Aug 4, 2009 @ 10:11 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: RaidSonic

Test System

Processors: AMD Opteron 2356 (2.3GHz Quad-Core) x2

Motherboard: Tyan S2915-E (Supplied by Tyan)

Memory: Kingston KVR667D2S4P5/2G x4 (Supplied by Kingston)

Graphics Card: XFX 8800 GTX (Supplied by XFX USA)

Enclosure: Lian Li V2000

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12DO (Supplied by Noctua)

SATA Controller: Areca ARC-1231ML (Supplied by Areca)

SAS Controller: Areca ARC-1680i (Supplied by Areca)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate X64

The above test system was used to benchmark the RaidSonic Network Media Player's NAS capabilities.

For the subjective audio portions of the tests I used my Sony DA4ES receiver that I keep in my computer room for drive my neighbours crazy. This system is attached to 5 Klipsch desktop speakers and a JBL 800 watt, 12 inch subwoofer.

Audio testing was also conducted in my living room via HDMI on a Pioneer Elite VSX-91 THX receiver attached to Klipsch RF7 main speakers, RC7 centre channel and RF7 surround speakers. The Subwoofer was a Klipsch RSW-15 with a peak power rating of 2400 watts driving a massive 15 inch Cerametallic cone.

Visual testing was performed on a Hitachi UltraVision 55 inch plasma television running at 720P. Images for the article were taken on a ViewSonic 37 inch LCD also running at 720P.

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