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  1. Is 100Mbps enough bandwidth for Apple TV 4K streaming? The minimum requirement is 25 Mbps so I guess 4x should be sufficient? Very excited to try this.
  2. I really can't believe you think it is appropriate for you to be carrying on in Alex's public folder. This is why these sites have private messaging.
  3. Will turning EEE off on the computer feeding the EtherREGEN accomplish the same thing as your “fix.”
  4. dminches

    NUC or Xeon

    And ram. When I first built my new Xeon server I ordered ECC memory from Apacer but the lead time was over 3 weeks. So, I bought a cheap Crucial module so I could get the server up and running and ready for the Apacer. The Crucial memory I got was non-ECC and buffered. The server sounded pretty good initially but when I put the Apacer memory in it went to a whole new level. Night and day. I am now convinced how much of a difference the memory can make.
  5. FWIW, some people who own Taiko Extreme servers which cost close to $30k have written that the EtherREGEN has made a positive effect on the sound. So, this concept that one cannot experience positive effects of the ER with high-end equipment seems to be false. I don’t own a Taiko Extreme so I can only relay what I have read.
  6. I think my initial issues were described well by John S. When I hooked up the ultraRendu to the ER it was given a new IP address. It tooks a little while for the Roon server to find it. Now that my setup is stable so is my connection. I am actually still using the stock PS. The diagram shows a Channel Islands Audio PS which I ordered. I was too lazy to put in the actual current configuration. Thanks for your help with this.
  7. I wanted to wait at least 2 days and after 4-5 listening sessions to post my initial feedback. The biggest difference I am noticing is a big drop in the noise floor. Whatever was there before is no longer masking some of the finer details in the music. While one can play the music lower because of this, I am finding that I want to play the music louder because it is that more pleasing and there is zero fatigue. It goes without saying that the “bang for the buck” with the EtherREGEN is extremely high.
  8. No. It wouldn't go to sleep a minute after finishing an album. Plus, then the DAC is off and it is no longer attached to the end point following the ER it does not occur. As I mentioned, I don't recall it happening before inserting the ER.
  9. Just another data point. Here is my setup: What I have been noticing is that I am periodically losing a connection on my IOS app with the Roon Server. This isn't happening when music is playing, only when I have paused the music or when the playlist or album has ended. The connection is eventually re-established within 10 seconds or so. I am not saying this is due to the ER but I don't recall this happening before I added the ER.
  10. As someone mentioned (I think), having feet underneath the ER should also help with air flow which may keep the unit slightly cooler.
  11. Perfect. I have been listening for a couple hours now with just one of the "A" ports populated. Tomorrow I will load the rest and report back in the other thread.
  12. Alex, did you guys do a good amount of testing to confirm that having multiple connections on the "A" side, including one to a wireless access point that I have in my room, should have no effect on the B-side? I know there is a "moat" and that's one of, if not the, main attributes of the ER. I just don't know how much these ethernet signals in a switch "contaminate" one another. I will do some of my own testing but if the answer is yes I can pull one of the switches from my main room.
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