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Not seeing any specs on this new 499 server, just the sales blog. I currently have my Roon Core  on a 12 yr old Cyberpower I7 -3770k with 16 ram. The computer is used for everyday chores and loaded with the usual programs. 

If I was to upgrade the power supply in the new Nucleus do you think I would get an uptick in SQ?  Would love to get the core off the PC but would also like a sonic benefit. I realize its probably a guess right now but give me your best one.

Thanks,

Russ 

27x17x10 Golden Ratio room,EtherRegen>Melco N1A EX H60 server/streamer >T+A Dac 200>Coda CsIB > Paradigm Personas 5f, Combak Harmonica Footers, Townshend Podiums, Custom swarm sub system , Iconoclast 4x4 UPOCC XLR cable, Townshend F1 Fractal speaker cables  SoTM dBl7 Ethernet cable, Puritan 156, Farad 3 LPS,  Synergistic, Audience,and Triode wire labs power cabling ,Stillpoints, SR fuses,GIK Slatfusors

 

 

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There have been many words written on the forum here about different computing systems and sound quality. I think I could summarize this into a few general directions based on my personal experience. This is in no order.

 

Power Supply improvements, mostly linear types or some of the hybrid styles

Reducing the complexity of the software, aka try LMS, NAA, squeezelite endpoints

Some software runs only in RAM

It s worth trying thing like Audio Linux, and others

There is a trend of testing different interconnect cabling systems.  Optical ethernet is very interesting.

I personally do not believe that Roon systems have the best sound quality,  or software stability.

 

RJF

 

 

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I think Roon only really works on the basis of library management and ease of running multiple endpoints on single tidal or quobuz subscription. AI music suggestions are great on Roon.
 

I think that Grimm gets over the Roon slight sound quality disadvantage.

 

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Thanks for the replies. I will just wait for a few reviews. 

27x17x10 Golden Ratio room,EtherRegen>Melco N1A EX H60 server/streamer >T+A Dac 200>Coda CsIB > Paradigm Personas 5f, Combak Harmonica Footers, Townshend Podiums, Custom swarm sub system , Iconoclast 4x4 UPOCC XLR cable, Townshend F1 Fractal speaker cables  SoTM dBl7 Ethernet cable, Puritan 156, Farad 3 LPS,  Synergistic, Audience,and Triode wire labs power cabling ,Stillpoints, SR fuses,GIK Slatfusors

 

 

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Main listening (small home office):

Main setup: Surge protectors +>Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Strip/Protection>QuietPC Low Noise Server>Roon (Audiolense DRC)>Stack Audio Link II>Kii Control>Kii Three BXT (on their own electric circuit) >GIK Room Treatments.

Secondary Path: Server with Audiolense RC>RPi4 or analog>Cayin iDAC6 MKII (tube mode) (XLR)>Kii Three BXT

Bedroom: SBTouch to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup.
Living Room/Kitchen: Ropieee (RPi3b+ with touchscreen) + Schiit Modi3E to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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