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  1. This is what ram getting too: This is what shows below when keeping pressing the “Enter”: “Invalid boot signature 0X310a bailing out booting Kernel failed bad file number Loading ../umlinuz-linux-rt-bfq failed: bad file number” I already wrote this to Željko, but i guess they are sleeping now...
  2. Thanks ! Does the USB stick need to be in a specific "Format" in order to launch the TRIAL ? I ma having trouble booting
  3. Man, thanks a lot for sharing these findings, it is A LOT OF HELP ! I tried to install the Euphony IMAGE on my NUC7PJYH and i couldn't because that NUC does not support Legacy Boot, then i am thinking to add a SSD to the NUC to try Euphony and so i can have a taste of it, and wait for that i9-9900T, seems that if im going to build a machine better to wait ! I am really intending to do Euphony with only one machine, to keep it as simple as possible ! Any idea how much more expensive that processor will be ? I am just curious on why don't you like AMD RYZEN ? They can run on an extremely low latency, Also to keep all the power in control the processor and the motherboard are build very solid and with good ground planes which result in better performance for sound quality. Also AMD Ryzen 7 2700 is 8-cores/16-thread 65w TDP Warm Regards
  4. Hello Romaz, I am considering building a server following your suggestions, i have found that the TDP between the i7-8700T and the 8700K is quite big (35 to 95), for what i am reading even with this 95w of TDP on the 8700K, how big would this impact the whole scenario ? Excellent findings, Thanks so much for sharing Regards
  5. I really appreciate the sweat, effort and money put on this findings to later be shared to us all. I have been using AL/NUC7PJYH as Roon endpoint and MacMini as Roon server thanks to @rickca @lmitche @romaz [email protected] Although i'm a nob in these hardware/software territories, i have learned a little more, and for me this Euphony OS arrives with great expectations (thanks @bobfa) And because the people from Euphony consider that "one machine to rule them all" with their OS, I'm considering building a fanless server/endpoint like the one Rajiv and Romaz have suggested (Intel 8700, Asrock H370) where i have the flexibility of adding a i2s PCIE card (my DAC is supposed to have the best sound via i2s, although i don't know how BIG the improvement would be having the i2s card instead of feeding my DAC via USB and the adding cost of that card alone is about $400), OR just a simple NUC7DNHE using a Paul Hynes SR4 to power it. In either case if future findings show that two machines are better, i will still have the AL/NUC7PJYH to use as an endpoint. Any suggestions to which path would be the smartest to choose ? Regards
  6. I'm not clear of having the JCAT Net Femto if i am planning to purchase the Ether Regen. I have been understanding that the EtherRegen will be a solution that will let us get rid of other add ons on the Source chain. What am i missing here?
  7. Dave, Do i need to put an SSD on the NUC in order to install Roon, or can i just do it from the USB stick selecting in AL menu "Roon Server"?
  8. Thanks for the tip Dave, Indeed dust still in the air, but the idea of trying the NUC as AL Roon server is great !!, i will... Having the JCAT ethernet board without a PCIE slot with the NUC as a server sounds great, but i guess i missed some part of this forum where there is explained on how to achieve that...
  9. Hi Gents, I am considering which step to follow in this NUC (endpoint/server) venture: I already have the NUC7PYCH with AL booted in RAM and using a MacMini (late 2012) as a Roon server. Cause i go step by step on a budget, i am not sure if my next logical step should be getting a NUC Intel NUC7i7DNHE or a more flexible PC in order to replace the Mac mini as the Server or keep the Mac mini and replace the NUC7PYCH with the NUC7i7DNHE to elevate SQ. What do you guys think would be the reasonable step to follow? for those who has tried both experiences? either way i cold make another replacement later being on the endpoint or the server, just like to know where to put the coin now wisely. Can anyone share also the way to make the Bridge between the two devices? Regards to all
  10. No my Mac mini is not fanless, but my point is that having the Macmini as Server for both scenarios 1) NUC/AL + DAC & 2) OPPO as DAC and Endpoint seems that the second is a little bit clearer, voices come out silkier.
  11. Hi Guys, I want to share some observations/discoveries that i have had the last couple of days: I have been using a MacMini late 2012 as Roon Server and a NUC/AL with Akasa case as Roon Endpoint powered by a HDPLEX 200 and Ghent Audio cables, this is with the Denafrips Terminator DAC and then to my Integrated amplifier. I tried to made a comparison between the Terminator and my OPPO 205, now that i have the server/endpoint configuration, but when i tried to get the OPPO working with the NUC/AL the DAC was not seen, so i could not and then connected the OPPO directly to the MAC and did the direct approach (two ways) that i used to have before the NUC: MacMini (Roon) connected direct to the DAC via a Lush USB cable...and using the OPPO both as a DAC and endpoint via net, and for my surprise the sound came so good with the OPPO specially via network instead of USB connection, it was so clean and detailed, then i realized that i did not have any ethernet cable connected to the OPPO so the magnificent sound was coming via wifi to the OPPO, perhaps a little less strong on the bass section but strong enough to be very musical and more detailed and clean than the MacMini/NUC/AL configuration. Take in count that among other things i have not done, one is the "Bridge" thing between my Mac/NUC/switch... I am kind of frustrated here to be honest, first the Terminator is supposed to be in another league vs the OPPO 205 as a DAC and the NUC/AL (endpoint) - Macmini (server) should be also better that the OPPO DAC/Endpoint, maybe i have the NUC configured wrong or not as good as it should be, but if everything is in its place the simplicity that the OPPO as a DAC/endpoint represents could be an incredible and simple approach to what so many of us are looking for here.. My KINKI integrated is NEW (December 2018) and it is delightful, better than my Hegel separates, i believe that could be the synergy between my actual gear maybe?, cause i remember that before with my Hegel P20/H20, the OPPO was flatter and noisier than the Terminator, now seems that the OPPO is cleaner than before and have more sparkle (the good one), no harsh, no analytical, perhaps the last upgrade in the OPPO made some BIG difference ??, but i believe now, after having more expensive gear and tweaks, that the OPPO is a Giant Killer without a doubt, as an endpoint and as a DAC. I am wondering if having to upgrade the server & Endpoint to both Intel NUC7i7DNHE and upgrading the HDPLEX 200 to a Paul Hynes SR4 would become the better/best approach to put this "NUC thing" in really another level as it is said in this forum, so far, at least here it has not been that significant upgrade in sound after making these comparisons. Not sure where i am going fro here now, but hopefully i will understand more and better with your impressions Cheers!
  12. AL with the Isolated cores, sound is more precise but less forgiving, a little on the "harsh" side with some records, is this finding the regular consensus?
  13. I already have the NUC7PJYH into its AKASA case as endpoint, but i have this bug of upgrade to the 7DNBE thanks to Rajiv findings I will end up more broke that usual 🤕 Either way i was going to get the 7DNBE / 7DNHE for server purposes, so if i don't find it much better that the NUC7PJYH as endpoint i will keep it as server, if it surpasses the NUC7PJYH significantly then i will have to get another 7DNBE / 7DNHE and put the NUC7PJYH for sale We'll see!
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