I'm going to attach the USB 3.0 (1TB) drive to his PC rather than the Node N100 directly, and set the path to that. It occurs to me that his computer is newer and may have a higher data transfer rate though USB on that machine than it would on the older Node. Being meant for updates, that port may be slower.
So we got the Node connected yesterday and it wasn't as easy as it should have been. Looking back now I think the problems had more to do with the fact that he had the Bluesound app on both his Android devices and they were previously hooked up to my Vault. We had taken the one Ethernet cable he had connected to his Samsung SmartTV and fed it to an unmanaged switch. We then used short Ethernet patch cables to connect to his TV and the Node. We got "blue" on the indicator light almost immediately and his TV accessed the interweb no problem so I knew the Node was connected and talking with his network. We had the blue light but still couldn't find the Node with the devices. I found on Bluesounds website the procedure to reset the Node to factory defaults and did that as it was a used unit from eBay. I connected the USB drive with the music folder (library of about 12,000 songs) to his PC and I set shares.
Once we figured out (by chance, I'm sure) how to get the Android phone and Kindle Fire tablet connected to the Node, I was able to set the share path and it immediately indexed the songs in that file. Cool. We do notice that glitchy display of album artwork, though it can and does play library music no problem. We got his Tidal Hi-Fi account working easily, no glitches with that.
He is now enjoying better quality sound. He started with playing Pandora through his TV several months ago, outputting to Klipsch R-24F/R-25C/R-14M speakers and SVS SB1000 sub, Denon AVR-S700BT receiver. Now he's got a pair of PSB Imagine T speakers, and playing Tidal Hi-Fi and a personal library of CD's (WAV and FLAC) through a Node. Placement of the speakers is also changed, some experimentation with sub placement and room treatments is next, then converting the rest of the speakers to PSB Imagine series. He's floored by the improvements over the past couple of months. So am I!
KEF R500, R200C, R100, R50, SVS SB2000 sub, NAD T758v3 AVR, Pro-Ject RPM1 TT w/ Ortofon 2M Red, Bluesound Vault2, LG UP875 4K BlueRay, Samsung UN55JU6500F 4K LED TV, KEF M500 headphones, Sony CDP-CE500 CD changer. Desktop: NAD M10, KEF LS50, KEF Kube 10b. Guest room: Hafler 200 L-R, KEF reference Model 100 center, KEF iQ10 surrounds, M&K V-90 sub.
Last edited by KenM10759; 08-21-2016 at 07:11 AM.