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New upgraded (and expensive) FMC

 

http://sonore.us/opticalModule-Deluxe.html

https://forums.sonicorbiter.com/forum/support-for-sonore-products/announcements/559-introducing-the-sonore-opticalmodule-deluxe

 

Somehow it’s at this time not clear exactly what speeds supported. I expect Sonore will update their website. But quite sure it’s the support of 100Mbps is the news. 
 

  • Supports both 100 speed and 1000 speed network devices
  • For 1000 speed capable networks only

 

I would like to see SFP+ supported. Maybe next year 😀

 

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Other than the 100 mbps speed compatibility, the +45 usd only brings "Improved circuit layout" to performance?

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Supporting 100 speed seems to indicate that you could now place this new oM between the etherREGEN (b-side out at 100 speed) and an opticalRendu.

 

Currently, you have to switch the eR around so the a-side connects to the oR via the SFP connection which means you "lose" the use of the a-side Ethernet ports.

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51 minutes ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

Hmm. I better ask Jesus what this means.

 

DELUXE FEATURES

  • Supports both 100 speed and 1000 speed network devices

FEATURES

  • For 1000 speed capable networks only

Probalby means a copy-paste from the opticalModule Original and forgot to edit the text in the bottom. :D

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4. TempoTec Sonata HD - 1More Triple Driver IEM

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A lot of high end streamers use only 10/100 inputs for ethernet (i.e. Naim) so this has been an issue with the oM. It should have been 10/100 to begin with imo. 

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It's in the larger opticalRendu/LPS 1.2/etherRegen case as well, so one can use the double face plate. 

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On 10/9/2020 at 4:42 AM, Foggie said:

Flow control, I don't think the orig handled that spec eloquently or maybe not at all

I agree. Its not handled eloquently, nor is it informative. Its not at all clear to me why one would purchase this as opposed to the original OM, other than it has the RJ45 port and SFP cage on the same side of the device. What I would to know is if the new ultlralow noise voltage regulators, or crystal oscillator are higher specification that in the original OpticalModule, or not. And if so, which ones are used? 

 

Also, what does "supports flow control" mean, exactly?

 

So, my question is, why would I decide to buy this as opposed to the original OM? 

 

It's not clear from the web page or specifications. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Puma Cat said:

So, my question is, why would I decide to buy this as opposed to the original OM? 

One reason might be compatibility with an EtherREGEN - i.e., using the EtherREGEN with an external OM rather than the internal optical cage of the EtherREGEN. The "B" side of the EtherREGEN operates at only 100mbps, and the new OM can accommodate that rate, whereas the original OM will not because it only operates at the gigabit rate.

 

EDITED to note that @ericuco already saw this use case and explained it better, too!

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2 hours ago, jiminlogansquare said:

One reason might be compatibility with an EtherREGEN - i.e., using the EtherREGEN with an external OM rather than the internal optical cage of the EtherREGEN. The "B" side of the EtherREGEN operates at only 100mbps, and the new OM can accommodate that rate, whereas the original OM will not because it only operates at the gigabit rate.

 

EDITED to note that @ericuco already saw this use case and explained it better, too!

Hi JIm, thanks for your reply. It actually it works fine for an optical setup because the the optical connection on A-side of ERe operates at the gigabit rate. So, you can have the ER upstream (in through B-side, out through A-side SFP, and on down to the OM SFP Gigabit downstream, connected via fiber, and everything works fine (I've done this).

 

But I think what you're saying is that if you went out of B-side of ER to the RJ45 copper Ethernet port on the original OM (so that you could go out via optical fiber, to say, an OpticalRendu, it wouldn't work because of the RJ45 port mismatch between B-side ER (100 megabytes) vs  the RJ45 port on OM (Gigabit). I think I've got that right....😜 😀 Please correct me if I'm wrong. Cheers. 

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