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  1. Thank you for the response. I have seen some of the interactions over there, and it is surprising and sad. putting that aside; you say that it will not serve URLs to exterior programs, it considers HQplayer and interior program. How does it handle the data flow to HQplayer? In the same Spirit that we are doing a “hack“ that uses HQP protocol for streaming to the NAA, to get around some limitations, couldn’t the receiving software like Euphony do some sort of hack that picks up the data intended for HQplayer and substitute Stylus? Perhaps, and
  2. Is Roon sending a stream when HQplayer is processing the file? Is HQplayer handling the whole processing of the file? Is it that Roon doesn’t serve up the URLs or that they will not give the URL out of principle? If the song you choose is on Qobuz, all it would have to do is point to that Qobuz file. and, I’m not talking about Roon talking to the endpoint it is communicating with the server. With Roon on my Nas and HQplayer on my server, HQplayer processes a file served up by Roon. Or do I have it wrong? Are you saying that my Roon on my Nas is strea
  3. I did try that, thank you. I found that Stylus sending to stylusEP, to sound better than Roon or HQplayer or anything else sending to stylusEP or NAA. So why can’t I use Roon to curate the files. Just point to it and Stylus picks it up and plays it. Roon, or whatever player you like tells your server, for example playing stylus, this is the next file you were going to play. Stylus on your server, waiting for that information, says thank you, and it plays the file that is presented to it. They are all dealing in ethernet URLs anyway. Unless it’s on
  4. In my example, Roon is playing in a separate place, on the network. Not on any of the audio dedicated computers, server or endpoint. (in my instance the computer running Roon is a NAS with no solid-state drive‘s and a LPS. I also have an optical module separating the NAS and the server.) for it to affect the sound it would have to do some sort of processing of the file. how would it affect the sound if it is not really touching the file. I am suggesting Roon just point to the file.
  5. I have a question about player software. Different people are working on software to replace Roon because they don’t like the sound, but they like the interface. Why are they bothering to try to replace the interface? Why can’t they just use Roon to curate the music? Just use Roon to point to the file location and that’s it. Then, whichever player you like processes the file. In the same way that Roon & Euphony hand the file over to HQplayer, why can’t it just hand the file over to Stylus or TAS. One of the downsides of Roon is the incessant jabbering it d
  6. Good day Audio Friends, I hope you are enjoying some fine music🎶 Has anyone tried the new Jcat net card XE? I know that they shipped, but I don’t see anyone talking about them. I would really love someone to do a head-to-head comparison of the Jcat net card XE to the solarflare card.
  7. Your patience is unbelievable. 😎 My personal rule is, the very first thing I do when I move into a new house is, hook up my stereo. i’m glad you have A nice set up to listen to now and some nice headphones. I know that it is off topic for here, is it acoustic isolation or dedicated electrical that you’re waiting for?
  8. Hi Music lovers I have been away for a while. I am happy to be back. I came looking for advice, but it seems I may also have something to contribute.🙂 HQplayer is what converted me from being a music lover to a crazy audiophile. Back when I was waiting for the microrendu to finish its design, the computeraudiophile designed the CAPS Pipeline. I lost my patience and small green computer built me a Pipeline, along with a HDPlex 300w ATX LPS. I was on top of the world. After that I heard so much about the Holo Spring, I had to get one. (The original reason I came on her
  9. Hi - I need some help becaus I just had a few conversations with Euphony support and I am confused. I have a highly optimized server with a PF ultra OCXO clock on the motherboard and a PF ultra OCXO clock on the I2S bridge. I am currently only running Euphony and Stylus on it. I would like to try running it as a Euphony Endpoint. So, I purchased a Euphony Endpoint license. I thought, if I owned a server license and an endpoint license I could choose where to use them. I would like to experiment with Euphony server on my old CAPS Pipeline Computer. Zeljko said that I would have to m
  10. Hi I just installed a euphony system update. does anyone know where to find the system update log? I would like to know what is different. thank you I hope you are enjoying your music as much as I am🙂🎶
  11. View Classified SoTM SATA Filter III w/ Samsung SSD 850 PRO 2.5" SATA III 1TB – 3D V-NAND SATA filter III value = $70 SSD 850 PRO 1TB = $443 - Boasting the lowest power consumption of any SSD when in standby or full use SATA filter III is a noise filter that upgrades PC sound by blocking noise from SSD, ODD & HDD. – Ripple & RF noise filter are used. – Connect to SATA connector of storage device directly. The high quality components used on SATA filter III make the sound much stable and tight. The flexible PC
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    SATA filter III value = $70 SSD 850 PRO 1TB = $443 - Boasting the lowest power consumption of any SSD when in standby or full use SATA filter III is a noise filter that upgrades PC sound by blocking noise from SSD, ODD & HDD. – Ripple & RF noise filter are used. – Connect to SATA connector of storage device directly. The high quality components used on SATA filter III make the sound much stable and tight. The flexible PCB is designed to be bent for only necessary portions, it helps not to damage the other components. If we talk about the scope of the filter, then SOtM offers to use it with both types of drives - mechanical hard drives and solid state drives (SSD), as well as optical drives. If, in the case of a hard disk or optical drive, the use of a filter is primarily aimed at reducing noise arising in the power circuits as a result of the operation of electric motors and actuators, then in the case of a solid-state drive its role, at first glance, is not so obvious However, the measurements * show that the SOtM filter does result in a reduction in noise and interference in the power supply circuits of both the SSD and the system as a whole, which ultimately improves the music server performance. We have already observed the positive effect of using a hard disk filter when operating a device in which the output signal is transmitted to the DAC in the S / PDIF or AES / EBU standard, that is, in the form of a continuous digital stream. The reason for this is understandable: inside a computer, digital audio is negatively influenced by noise and interference, leading to increased jitter **, and using a filter reduces this influence, thus improving signal quality. On a computer using a USB connection to send a signal to a DAC, the picture is slightly different. In this case, the digital signal is transmitted to the USB input of the DAC in the form of data packets and is again converted into a continuous signal already in the DAC itself. Using a hard disk filter can not only improve the quality of the transmitted signal, but also reduce the impact of noise and interference that penetrates the DAC through the power wire and ground wire of the USB cable, disrupting the correct operation of the converter. In conclusion, we can say that the use of SOtM filters is justified both for a mechanical hard disk or optical drive, as well as a solid-state drive, and in a wide variety of PC-based music server designs. For example, when listening to test pieces of music from the Nuforce Audio Concept Demo, you can immediately hear that the double bass sounds clearer and more articulated with the filter than without it. And the overall musical palette of the ensemble's sound becomes a little brighter and more saturated with SOtMSATA filter than without filter. And here it is difficult to assume that this device can introduce additional, excessive coloration - after all, the filter does not directly participate in the processing or transmission of the audio signal, but only contributes to a better operation of one of the source elements. Comparison on other high-quality audiophile-level recordings also gave a positive effect, which may indicate, as I see it, that the use of the SOtM filter allows the listener to preserve the most "fragile" components of the digital audio signal for the listener, which could be destroyed. Summing up, I want to say that the use of a SOtM filter with a hard disk is quite justified and allows you to eliminate the negative influence of the latter on the sound of a digital source. Music with SOtM SATA filter II will sound better. I recommend it . SSD 850 PRO 2.5" SATA III 1TB – 3D V-NAND The World's First Consumer V-NAND SSD - Ultimate Read/Write Performance Boasting the lowest power consumption of any SSD when in standby or full use V-NAND Samsung's flash memory is fabricated using an innovative 3D V-NAND architecture, which stacks 32 cell layers on top of one another. The result is higher density and higher performance using a smaller footprint and a breakthrough in overcoming the density limits of conventional planar NAND. Ultimate Read/Write Performance Powered by Samsung's cutting-edge 3D V-NAND technology, the NAND flash memory delivers class-leading read and write performance for both sequential and random workloads. Enhanced Endurance With twice the endurance of the previous model*, the 850 PRO will keep working as long as you do. Samsung's V-NAND technology is built to handle a minimum of 150 Terabytes Written (TBW) over the lifetime of the drive, which equates to a 40 GB daily read/write workload over a 10-year period. Plus, it comes with the industry's top-level ten-year limited warranty. Efficient Power Management The efficient design of the 850 PRO enables you work longer and more productively. Boasting the lowest power consumption of any SSD when in standby or full use, the 850 PRO uses less energy while maintaining class-leading performance. The 850 PRO fully supports Device Sleep mode for Ultrabook™, consuming only 2 milliwats (2mw) of power in its ultra low power state. Plus, its low power DDR2 cache memory provides high performance while consuming up to 30 percent less power when active and up to 93 percent less power when idle than typical DDR2 or DDR3 memory.

    350.00 USD

  13. View Classified SoTM tX-USBexp Audiophile-quality PCI Express USB 3.0 Card The SOtM tX-USBexp is an advanced audiophile PCIe to USB 3.0 interface like no other. SOtM has designed this card to provide a USB 3.0 port with the highest possible power and signalling quality so that an external USB DAC audio card can be connected to a PC without the ‘dirty’ power and data lines from the PC in any way affecting the purity of the audio quality from the DAC unit. By using noise filters and other isolation and electrical improvement circuitry, the SOtM USB card will allow
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    The SOtM tX-USBexp is an advanced audiophile PCIe to USB 3.0 interface like no other. SOtM has designed this card to provide a USB 3.0 port with the highest possible power and signalling quality so that an external USB DAC audio card can be connected to a PC without the ‘dirty’ power and data lines from the PC in any way affecting the purity of the audio quality from the DAC unit. By using noise filters and other isolation and electrical improvement circuitry, the SOtM USB card will allow the audio quality of your USB DAC to really shine through. If you have a DAC which doesn’t need USB power, a switch on the card can be moved to the off position which will stop any power being sent from the PC to the DAC. The card has a unique design incorporating a new and improved ULNR (ultra low noise regulator) for digital signalling, clock and USB power circuitry. It has power input noise filters, PCI Express slot noise filters, an extremely low jitter clock and an active noise canceller for clock power. The problem Powered by incredibly noisy and for computer audio completely inappropriate 5V DC, USB interface is an excellent connection for various PC peripherals like printers, external hard drives, keyboards, mouses, digital cameras etc. However, an extremely power sensitive D/A converter shouldn’t be connected to, or even worse powered by 5V generated from motherboard’s switching power supplies. Tragically, some USB converters cannot even be recognized by computer, if 5V from motherboard failed to reach their USB receiver. High quality USB D/A converters require high quality USB port The problem of high end audio gear connection was not considered during development of USB industry standard and therefore optimal conditions for this type of peripherals cannot be expected. Furthermore, connecting of other USB devices to the computer used for audio transport, particularly USB disks or even a mouse can seriously affect the quality of audio playback. High quality USB D/A converters require high quality USB port, separated from other USB devices, dedicated to audio transport only and there is, unfortunately, no such a thing on computer motherboards. Computer audio transport via USB interface is simply not possible without SOtM tx-USBexp card, if a true high fidelity is required

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    Uptone Audio ISO REGEN - Uptone USPCB A>B Adapter & Uptone PSU The UpTone Audio ISO REGEN is the first device—designed specifically for quality music systems—to deliver both true high-speed galvanic isolation and extremely high signal integrity in a single, small and affordable package. (Uptone Audio) Conclusion Without the UpTone Audio ISO REGEN in place, recordings were flat, lean, sterile, and not very involving. The ISO REGEN applies a nice layer of rich texture, warmth, and roundness to the music. This is especially in the presence region where it matters the most. The bass region is not only prominent and weighty, it’s also very detailed. The ISO REGEN also has the capability of layering and separating all components of the music in a very coherent, smooth, and natural way. Voices and instruments are better localized and well-focused with the proper timbre. This level of authenticity and nuance conveys an incredible listening experience. Other USB conditioners seem to aim for a specific signature. The ISO REGEN, on the other hand, is effortless, honest, and accurate. I don’t sense any coloration, just musicality. It breathes life into the music without overdoing it. There’s really something compelling about the ISO REGEN, even over the venerable SOtM tX-USBultra. Although the tX-USBultra imparts a more realistic fabric of sound, the ISO REGEN was just really fun and less fatiguing to listen to. It also doesn’t require two USB cables. As mentioned, the combination of the two is so good it should be a sin. The ISO REGEN certainly blows the other USB conditioners I’ve tested out of the water and rendered them obsolete. A new bar has been set. (Review by Audio Bacon)

    270.00 USD

  16. View Classified Uptone Audio ISO REGEN - Uptone USPCB A>B Adapter & Uptone PSU Uptone Audio ISO REGEN - Uptone USPCB A>B Adapter & Uptone PSU The UpTone Audio ISO REGEN is the first device—designed specifically for quality music systems—to deliver both true high-speed galvanic isolation and extremely high signal integrity in a single, small and affordable package. (Uptone Audio) Conclusion Without the UpTone Audio ISO REGEN in place, recordings were flat, lean, sterile, and not very involving. The ISO REGEN applies a ni
  17. View Classified Max Modified by @Energy - Singxer SU-1 : USB D to D Converter XU208 CCHD575 Heavily Modified by @Energy - Max Upgrades Singxer SU-1 : USB Digital to Digital Converter XMOS XU208 CCHD575 CPLD It should perform better than a stock SU-6 Upgrades: 5x LT3045 voltage regulator boards (lower noise) 1x CRYSTEK CCHD-575 (USB Input) 2x NDK NZ2520SD (I2S Output) 5x Nichicon R7 capacitors (lower ESR) 1x Kycon USB connector (better grip) 3x White LED’s (resistor change = less bright) 1x DC INPUT
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    Heavily Modified by @Energy - Max Upgrades Singxer SU-1 : USB Digital to Digital Converter XMOS XU208 CCHD575 CPLD It should perform better than a stock SU-6 Price Reduced from $400 Upgrades: 5x LT3045 voltage regulator boards (lower noise) 1x CRYSTEK CCHD-575 (USB Input) 2x NDK NZ2520SD (I2S Output) 5x Nichicon R7 capacitors (lower ESR) 1x Kycon USB connector (better grip) 3x White LED’s (resistor change = less bright) 1x DC INPUT with custom Canare Cable (for external LPS) 1x OCC Pure Silver Wiring (extra ground) WITH NEW 2018 firmware (2.22 and 2.20) for DSD512 native is standard. Product Details SU-1 digital interface is Singxer team developed a high-performance USB digital audio interface, using the latest XMOS family and Xilinx high-performance CPLD / FPGA chip. Large FPGA. SU-1 is the rare use femtosecond system clock digital interface, CRYSTEK CCHD-575 (lowest jitter crystek crystal) is the ultimate output audio signal quality has laid a solid foundation. SU-1 digital input interface using a standard USB2.0 interface. SU-1 has a wealth of output interfaces, including coaxial RCA and BNC output S / PDIF, XLR balanced outputs AES / EBU, HDMI output IIS (I2S) (including DSD ON and MUTE signals) and BNC WCLK word clock output. SU-1 is the first machine we have developed equipment that is positioned in the high-end interface, is used mainly in the following three main technologies: 1. Full isolation technology (ground isolation), using 150Mbps full isolation chip, can completely isolate the interference from the PC; (latest 2020 tech) 2. Source synchronization technology and FPGA shaping technology, reshape the I2S signal after isolation; thus eliminating the additive jitter brought by the isolation chip; (latest 2020 tech) 3 The independent development of the system clock, using CRYSTEK CCHD-575 high-performance oscillator, low phase noise and low jitter. Features: 1 SU-1 is the first using the XMOS latest xCORE-200 series of high-end USB digital interface products. New generation XMOS chip, using more advanced process technology, performance than the older U8 chip doubled, reaching 1000MIPS processing capabilities. 2 It is known, the weight of the core is digital audio algorithms. Our team in the field of digital audio work for many years, at the same time get XMOS FAE support team, we conducted a number of technical improvements and optimization algorithms on the basis of the original firmware. 3 The PCB motherboard with 4 -layer circuit board design, ensure that you have full power and ground plane layer, using the method of high-speed digital design, signal integrity and power integrity of the entire board. The clock signal for special treatment, using package design and precise impedance control, thereby ensuring the signal quality and increase the clock anti-jamming capability. Input and output signals follow a standard design, especially USB high speed signals using a 90 ohm differential impedance control.

    350.00 USD

  19. Speaking of modified Singxer SU-1’s, I just put my SU-1 for sale on eBay. It was modified by @Energy for himself! It has five LT 3045 boards on it and he added a CCHD575 for the USB input and everything else he could think of. It sounds fantastic. He says it sounds better than a SU-6. Sorry this is OT. I got excited🙂
  20. Are used to be an architect and over a ten-year period we built, and I designed all of the radio facilities in New York City. Our tagline was humanizing the media workspace. Davy Jones of the Monkees said that my WPLJ studio was the best feeling studio he had ever been in. I was fortunate to work with a really brilliant acoustic engineer. Once when hiding some big box speakers in a soffit he told me to align the face of the speaker with the plane of the soffit. Doing this essentially makes the adjacent soffit part of the cabinets reflective surface. in the picture below I have used the face
  21. I love the balls in the groove of the bamboo cutting blocks! I am also about to foray into improved vibration isolation. I called them the azure plinths. I used three-quarter inch plywood left over from my other lock down project They are different thicknesses based on what will fit on the rack and still have room for a weight on top. they will be sitting on industrial felt. And old-school, Analog only friend of mine who sells vintage tubes suggested the industrial felt along with the mass of the plinths. has anyone tried industrial felt? I am consi
  22. Did you see that AudioLinux had posted the wrong 2.5 they had posted the 2.5 for pink faun. now they have posted the correct 2.5
  23. I received the SFP transceiver. The way it arrived was strange, I’m alone in my house installing four cabinets under the stairs, with 25 drawers and trays. I started it when it looked like they were going to shut down the world and ordered 11 sheets of plywood. I noticed my front door was open, which was strange because no one else is here, and I looked and there was a package. It is the transceiver, that fast. if the door had not opened it would’ve sat there all day. I installed it, and no light at first. I power cycled it and after a little while, a yellow light ca
  24. Very cool, thank you. I am trying to get my infrastructure prepared for the next batch of the optical modules. from my Verizon FiOS router, this TP Link converter will send to my Cisco switch which has everything else in the house on it including the Wi-Fi. The OM will go from the router to the EtherRegen which will then feed my server. all of this is exciting, but it is very hard work. everything sounds wonderful now.
  25. I will look at the manual to see what it says about factory default, thank you. I will bet that is probably the SFP. At the last minute when ordering, I ordered the TP Link SFP. I was told by TP link that it would work with my switch. And I knew it would be compatible with the TP Link converter. The leadtime for the Cisco SFP was longer, so I changed my mind at the last minute. it took me forever, hours, to determine the specifications for the switch. I got bounced all over Cisco, only to find that they wouldn’t really tell me anything because they don’t support that sw
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