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1 hour ago, JFHSQT said:

Thanks - unfortunately they have no US support number. Was hoping they'd answer the email or I could find the answer on a forum somewhere. I may have to make the international call if I can't get any response from them by the end of the day. 

 

You can PM me with your email and I'll check on the tickets. We had a similar question about 3 days ago and we did answer that back immediately - not sure if it was you or if you received the answer.

 

Anyway, Quarantine, Music Library and Import will not show when in Roon Mode with the Experimental Squeezelite integration is selected. We have to turn off our Music Library for the Squeezelite Integration to work and that prevents those features from working, so we disable them.

 

Nuno

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32 minutes ago, nvitorino said:

 

You can PM me with your email and I'll check on the tickets. We had a similar question about 3 days ago and we did answer that back immediately - not sure if it was you or if you received the answer.

 

Anyway, Quarantine, Music Library and Import will not show when in Roon Mode with the Experimental Squeezelite integration is selected. We have to turn off our Music Library for the Squeezelite Integration to work and that prevents those features from working, so we disable them.

 

Nuno

Thanks Nuno - sounds like that's the issue. I just PM'd you the email. 

 

Thanks again!

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How true is this story?  

Although they were only released in 2016, there are reports that Intel Apollo Lake processors are dying sooner than expected.
Source: https://www.techradar.com/news/are-intel-apollo-lake-processors-already-dying

 

Updated news: 

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-apollo-lake-cpu-not-dying-pcn-lpc-bus-degradation,40378.html
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/intel-retracts-apollo-lake-warning-discounts-claims-of-reliability-issues/

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/298248-intel-walks-back-apollo-lake-cpu-recall

 

Intel Apollo Lake includes Pentium N4200 processor which is used by Zen/Zenith Mk3 and also Statement.

 

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19 hours ago, Anwar said:

 


Zenith SE > USPCB (5v off) > tX-USBultra 9V (SR4) > Sablon Reserva Elite USB > M Scaler > WAVE Stream bnc > DAVE > Prion4/Lazuli Reference > Utopia/LCD-4/HE1000se

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20 hours ago, Anwar said:

How true is this story?  

Although they were only released in 2016, there are reports that Intel Apollo Lake processors are dying sooner than expected.
Source: https://www.techradar.com/news/are-intel-apollo-lake-processors-already-dying

 

Updated news: 

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-apollo-lake-cpu-not-dying-pcn-lpc-bus-degradation,40378.html
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/intel-retracts-apollo-lake-warning-discounts-claims-of-reliability-issues/

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/298248-intel-walks-back-apollo-lake-cpu-recall

 

Intel Apollo Lake includes Pentium N4200 processor which is used by Zen/Zenith Mk3 and also Statement.

 

@nvitorinoNuno, would be great to have your comments once you’ve had chance to look into this.


Zenith SE > USPCB (5v off) > tX-USBultra 9V (SR4) > Sablon Reserva Elite USB > M Scaler > WAVE Stream bnc > DAVE > Prion4/Lazuli Reference > Utopia/LCD-4/HE1000se

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On 9/22/2019 at 9:25 AM, str-1 said:

@nvitorinoNuno, would be great to have your comments once you’ve had chance to look into this.

Hi everyone,

 

We're following up on this but it does not seem to be any kind of a critical issue. The problems identified seem to occur only in specific circumstances in the LPC, SD Card or RTC system, although Intel does not detail them. Our systems do not use the LPC bus and SD Card so on those two there would be no issue. On the RTC potentially but we need more clarification about the conditions where it does fail or for which subsystems. If this is only related to the LPC bus then it should not affect our products at all - the LPC bus is mostly used by legacy devices - see definition here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_Pin_Count

 

From my initial reading it does not mean at all the Apollo Lake are "dying".  They will have a new revision with the F-1 Stepping. This is exactly the reason we only opt for motherboards with long availability dates - they have a much better commitment to their continuity. On a consumer board this would just be discontinued and job done.

 

So far we haven't detected any of our systems with a fault like this but we will seek further clarification from Intel to know the circumstances under which problems can occur and whether those may or not affect our systems.

 

We'll keep you posted.

 

Nuno

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On 9/23/2019 at 4:11 PM, nvitorino said:

 

I can confirm we will be at X-Fi on Room 35 - we'll be sharing the room with Chord Electronics. We're sorting out the listing with the X-Fi organization.

 

Nuno

Looking forward to it this weekend, I hope the Phoenix is there also. Would be great to hear the impact it makes. 

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6 hours ago, nvitorino said:

Hi,

 

Yes, the Phoenix will be there (and so will I). We did have a last minute change and we moved to room 18 together with Chord Electronics, which is a 50 m2 room. Do come and say hi and I'll be happy to demo the system with and without Phoenix. 

 

Nuno

👍 See you on sunday!

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Firstly when did Computer Audiophile become Audiophile Style? And why? 

 

Secondly thanks for posting the video, it's just a shame that Nuno didn't also compare the Statement in the demo. Because that is what everyone that owns an SE will wan't to hear.

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Greetings all.  As a STATEMENT owner myself, I've been wondering what (if any) further upgrades are possible, and I see many forum participants wrote that post-STATEMENT USB improvement devices don't help.  How about on the other side - that is, improving the ethernet input with one of those super-duper audiophile switches?  I see that the EtherRegen has just launched, so no one can have any experience with it and the STATEMENT yet......but how about that viciously expensive Telegartner M12 gold, or the equally frightening combination of  the SotM  sNH-10G switch (with optional upgrades built-in) and an external clock attached to the sNH-10G?

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5 hours ago, Blackmorec said:

Then an even more significant improvement, that really elevates the Statement’s performance is the Chord Company umbilical cables that connect the 2 modules. With fully screened individual cores, the cables add further purity but more important incredibly well delineated 3 dimensionality, such that notes no longer just sound like instruments....they sound like they are coming from instruments.....along with even more naturalness and listener involvement. They cost me just under £1000 from Innuos. I honestly don’t think any Statement installation should be without them. 

A helpful post.  One thing you mentioned that I had previously asked Chord Company about is the umbilical cable they make.  I think I understand it is just the longer length cable that is shielded/screened in the way you describe. I assume from your mention of intending to separate the Statement boxes that you have the longer length cables.


Zenith SE > USPCB (5v off) > tX-USBultra 9V (SR4) > Sablon Reserva Elite USB > M Scaler > WAVE Stream bnc > DAVE > Prion4/Lazuli Reference > Utopia/LCD-4/HE1000se

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42 minutes ago, str-1 said:

A helpful post.  One thing you mentioned that I had previously asked Chord Company about is the umbilical cable they make.  I think I understand it is just the longer length cable that is shielded/screened in the way you describe. I assume from your mention of intending to separate the Statement boxes that you have the longer length cables.

Thanks!  Unfortunately I know nothing about the Chord Cable range regarding the umbilicals, other than what i’ve mentioned. I bought mine through Innuos.  Mine are indeed 50cm in order to (as you correctly surmised) separate the modules onto 2 shelves. I haven’t done this as yet because I’ve been travelling and waiting for the umbilical cables and DC cables to burn-in so I can clearly hear the effects of separation. 

What I did decide when I saw the price of the umbilicals was that they had to warrant their price on sound quality alone. It took about 300 hours of ‘switched-on time’ to get to the point I was absolutely sure they were well worth their money from a SQ standpoint. They add another layer of realism to the music which is almost always worth paying something significant for. 

 

 

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Hi Blackmorec, and thank you for your detailed reply.  I will look into those upgraded umbilicals soon; it will take a while to explore all of the options you mentioned regarding LPSs for everything in the chain, etc.

 

I wonder if the AQVox SE, EtherRegen, the SotM sNH-10G, and/or the Telegartner M12 Gold offer sonic improvements vis-a-vis reduction in upstream electrical nasties/EMI/RFI, such that they might offer improvements separate from the reclocking that the STATEMENT provides....or if the STATEMENT also does such a good job with that aspect that these devices don’t add anything much.  Please do let us know what you think of the sound when you remove that switch from the path.  And anyone who owns those other switches, please let us know your experiences as well!

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Re switch, you could try a CISCO 2960, pretty cheap and generally effective.

 

Regarding power cables, presumably the topic has been done to death here? The science? Anyone remember a Swenson video where just plugging in an inactive component into the mains reduced mains circuit noise? (sorry to interrupt)

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I don't own the Statement but Zenith Mk2.  From Statement pictures on internet, I am not sure whether the internal SATA cable from motherboard to SSD is audiophile grade or regular computer grade.  I know the Zenith Mk2 internal SATA cable to SSD is regular computer grade.

 

From my own experience with DIY streamer, this cable matters, even if the player reads into memory and plays from memory.  I think Antipodes uses high quality internal SATA cable to SSD.

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Hi Anwar,

An audiophile grade SATA cable? Can you post links to the manufacturer who is producing SATA cables optimised for sound quality.....I could be interested in other, network products they have that don’t involve potentially voiding my warranty. Thanks

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