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  1. ericuco

    HQ Player

    With release 4.0.2, HQP is now showing up under the "Media Playback" menu on Ubuntu Studio.
  2. ericuco

    HQ Player

    I upgraded to 4.0 today after being a longtime HQP user. Been getting free updates for several years now, so no problem sending Jussi some $$ for the great work he has done over the years and continues to do. The one issue I had was locating 4.0 after installation on Ubuntu Studio 18.X. HQP 4.0 shows up under the "Audio Production" menu instead of the "Media Playback" menu like 3.25 did. (sorry if this was called out previously, I missed it if it was) In any case, Jussi got me squared away in short order. I use Roon (core on the same server) and everything works as always once 4.0 was up and running, no changes required with "localhost" set in Roon. Need to play with the settings now although most seem to have came across from 3.25.
  3. Probably a few months ago. With this difficulty of connecting to my DAC, I try not to disturb the system unless absolutely necessary. Is there a newer release of SonicOrbiter?
  4. For several years now I have been fighting a consistent issue of my mRendu not recognizing my DAC (TPA Buffalo IIIse w/ I2overUSB board). Once the connection is eventually made everything is good and works for months. However, if the connection is broken like yesterday when the power to house went out, trying to regain the connection can take hours. I usually try different combinations to resolve the issue - power cycle DAC, reboot mRendu, power cycle mRendu, unplug USB cable, etc. - but it is VERY frustrating. I can see that the mRendu is up & running using the browser interface but when I go the settings, my DAC does not show. When I start up HQP, I get the error that the mRendu is not found as expected. So there seems to be some issue between the mRendu and my DAC. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I have seriously considered getting one of the new opticalRendu but given it runs the same software, I can't see spend more $$ for the level of frustration.
  5. Per Alex's first post in this thread: "The goal of the unit is to provide full isolation (and very high-quality clocking) for one special "clean" port--to be the port that feeds your Ethernet-attached streamer/renderer/DAC device (be that something like a micro/ultraRendu, Aries, SOtM, Ethernet input DAC, or whatever Ethernet connection is most directly connected to your DAC)." Did this change?
  6. It is my understanding the the optical port is on the "dirty" side of the switch which would basically defeat the whole purpose of using the EtherRegen.
  7. Recently picked up a Klipsch The One ($250 on Amazon) which is the smaller version. My wife had started listening to Josh Groban videos on YouTube using her laptop in our kitchen/den area. As you can image, laptop speakers are horrible so I needed something. If my wife can't just power up her laptop, open up YouTube, select a video and hit play, then this would be a no-go solution. So far, The One had worked well for it's intended purpose. Plus it looks great with the wood veneer finish.
  8. I posted a schematic of my existing home network system that includes fiber optics (see below). My network uses Google Wifi but you can simply replace them with the eero, basically the same same. The opticalModule would replace the existing FMC in my current system. However, if you go with a opticalRendu, no need for a FMC is needed, you go straight from the switch to the opticalRendu.
  9. You can get PC's with a small footprint such as the Intel NUC units. Install Roon core (highly recommended) on it but control it through your iPad, assuming you have a WiFi network. That way your PC can be tucked away and out of sight if you want. Roon can connect to your local music files as well as Tidal & Qobuz. Your local music files can be stored on the PC, an attached hard drive or a NAS unit. As for an amp, yes, you will need an amp. It could be separate power amp, integrated amp or part of your speakers (powered speakers). The signal coming out of most DAC's are low powered and not enough to drive speakers. You also need to decide how to control the volume. Roon might be able to do this ... I don't use Roon to control volume so not familiar with that. Some DAC's have volume control. Or you might need an integrated amp or pre-amp. All that said, there are units that can serve as DAC, pre-amp & amp all rolled together. Lots of options, just depends on what you are looking to do and of course how much you want to spend.
  10. Here is an unmanaged switch that I have been using for some time in my system that supports 802.3x. Diablo Cable - Dual SFP Slot Media Converter with Dual 1000M Ethernet Ports
  11. ericuco

    HQ Player

    In the past, some us here on CA have done this (send $$ to developers like Miska) in appreciation of their continued development, support, contribution and advancement of our hobby. Guessing, PayPal is probably the easiest way to contribute using [email protected] email address. Miska can correct this if needed.
  12. With prior approval from Chris, I would like to share a webinar recording that my company (SimuTech Group) recently did. It is a technical look at the design and engineering considerations for high-speed connectors (USB, RJ45) using engineering simulation software from ANSYS. The simulation software allows you to visualize what is going on (e.g. crosstalk) and how design changes can impact performance (or not). I know there is a lot of discussion on CA on this topic so thought it was appropriate to share and hopefully provide some insight to the design and engineering world. https://vimeo.com/simutech/high-speed-connector-design Aspects of signal integrity simulation for connectors are discussed, including topics such as optimizing PCB and connector assemblies, building high speed channel models, tuning impedance, and more. Example simulations (e.g. animations) that put the theory to practice and highlight some of the features commonly used by connector designers. Overall, this is a 46 minute video including about a 6 minute company overview (feel free to skip) that I do in setting up my engineer, an ex-Molex employee (Signal Integrity Project Engineer) who was heavily involved with the design and modeling of Ethernet magnetic jack chokes, transformers, and PCBs – each optimized for high voltage withstand and signal integrity for 1Gb and 10Gb Ethernet applications.
  13. According to GitHub which has something to do with DSD for the Linux driver (ALSA), support for the Amamero Combo384 was added on November 30, 2016. However, you need to make sure that the firmware on the Amamero Combo384 is the latest version (or at least new enough to support DSD).
  14. ericuco

    HQ Player

    HQPlayer Desktop 3.16.0 is now available on website. Sent from my iPad using Computer Audiophile
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