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  1. Well, I guess I should buy a second DAVE then... 🤪
  2. To do this with monitors not playing full range you need XO-controlled separate outputs. Curious on how @mitchco achieves this.
  3. I agree with you in the case of a 2.0 setup but if one - like me - wants to perfectly integrate monitor speakers with one or two subwoofers the Lyngdorf approach is hard to beat. Besides its powerful DRC/DSP (Roomperfect) it excels in integrating subwoofers with its build in (all digital) cross-over functionality that has simply all the flexibility that one could wish for. I for example like to not use monitor speakers full range and have a steep XO filter around 60 Hz. To let monitor speakers and subwoofers do what they do best. This approach also distresses the amplifier. It is a
  4. According to @barrows these outperform everything else on the opticalModule...
  5. My suggestion: keep it 'as is' and go fiber to the etherREGEN by placing a Sonore opticalModule between the Netgear and the EtherREGEN. You could power the oM with the JS-2 or go with a separate LPS. So, no 2nd EtherREGEN!
  6. Question: what did the Farad replace to power the EtherREGEN? Looking at the picture: don't you think it is wise to not place the Farad's directly on the Denali and so close to each other? I have been told that it is best to keep a minimum of 20cm distance between components with toroidal transformers.
  7. Good info. I wonder if anyone did compare Supra CAT8+ with the Ghent JSSG360.
  8. Thx. Very detailed and useful. One question: which AC cable do you use with the Farad?
  9. Again, please explain what about this information is wrong. My perception is that it doesn't focus on tone or sound qualifications but mainly on electrical properties of materials and connection types. Interesting that you are an EE because then you probably can help me with my initial question: if a pure copper (100% IACS) connector is direct electroplated with a rhodium layer (38% IACS), does this mean that the overall conductivity of the connector becomes 38% IACS?
  10. Please, explain, I am all ears. The article is written by an electrical engineer by the way. And it disqualifies Rhodium as a good material for plating audio-connectors, not a typical audiophile standpoint.
  11. I found a really nice article on plating that gave me the answers I was looking for. An excerpt for those interested: -- Copper is often coated to keep it from oxidizing. This is necessary, since, as is generally known, it tarnishes quickly, as anybody can see by taking a glance at the copper façades of buildings – the brown, matte material to be seen there is copper, the reddish shine of which will subside to the brownish colour of copper oxide within a few days. And copper oxide is a bad conductor. Similar happens to brass – everyone knows brass artifacts which show a
  12. Metrum Adagio, Metrum Pavane, Aqua Formula xHD, Aqua La Scala mkII. And perhaps Totaldac and Lampizator but I have no experience with these brands.
  13. These five episodes of the Taiko Audio SGM Extreme review were a very interesting read and kudos to @ray-dude for the very thorough review and write-up. While I am also striving for a minimalistic and pure system with the use of reference type components (for instance, I also chose a Chord DAVE because of the characteristics Ray describes) I still don't really understand the path of choosing a computer based system (server) this low in the stream. Computer hardware is very noisy by design. In normal appliances this doesn't matter so much but in audio systems it does. In fact,
  14. Thank you for your contribution but I am searching for the answer to my question. I know about the characteristics of the different plating materials, my specific quest is for the (scientific) implication of plating on conductivity. And actually copper doesn't oxide fast at all in dry conditions and at normal in-house temperatures. That is why Cardas, Mundorf and others have pure OFC copper binding posts, spades etc. in their portfolio. Cleaning the connectors once or twice per year will be enough to have excellent contact behaviour.
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