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    From 0 to Xeon/AL/Roon Server in 2 days

    I can't find any specs for a Xeon E-2128G. Is this just a typo? On my i7-6700K Windows 10 system, I encountered a random reboot during a Windows Update similar to what would happen with a brief power outage. I'm not talking about the expected reboots that happen during a Windows Update. After that I was in a boot loop and had to reinstall Windows 10. I may have exceeded the maximum load the 200W LPS can manage, but I don't think so since HDPLEX says they have tested the 200W LPS at 19V/10A for 72 hours. My unit couldn't sustain it and I'm sending it to HDPLEX for a thorough checkup. Perhaps there's something wrong with my specific unit. It worked perfectly well just playing music and sounded great. I don't want to sidetrack @bobfa's documentation thread so I'll report back about my unit on the HDPLEX 200W LPS thread.
  2. Here you go, a motherboard for the unlocked 28-core Xeon W-3175 ... only $1800 at Newegg! 😂 https://www.anandtech.com/show/13970/newegg-lists-asus-rog-dominus-extreme-motherboard-more-xeon-cpus-supported
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    From 0 to Xeon/AL/Roon Server in 2 days

    I asked HDPLEX if they have tested the 200W LPS at 19V/10A (or even 19V/8A) for an extended period. HDPLEX answered: Yes, for 72 hours. I am skeptical because I see XR-160 written on the side of the transformer. HDPLEX answered: XR-160 is not referring to wattage. It is the model number for that core structure which the transformer factory attached the coil to. 120W-160W-200W-240W all use this same core structure.
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    SOtM smS-200 unveiled at Munich Hi-End

    If I go to sotm-audio.com/my, I get blocked by Malwarebytes because they've flagged it as a phishing site!
  5. AT&T is finally accepting orders in my community. My installer is coming on Feb 21. I ordered 300 Mbps fiber internet service for $70 a month. Comcast currently wants $80 a month for 150 Mbps. Buh bye, Comcast! Gigabit service is only $90 a month but I don't think I need it. I don't watch TV much and I don't even have a cable subscription. AT&T also threw in a free 4K Apple TV which I'll probably sell because I have a Panasonic 4K Blu-Ray player and an LG OLED TV. I doubt I also need a 4K Apple TV ... but Apple is about to announce their new TV service, so we'll see.
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    Confused about custom cables for ATX psu

    The motherboard connectors are standard, but the modular connectors at the PSU end are not. For example, Seasonic does not use a 24-pin connector at the PSU end of the 24-pin cable. It is split into two connectors.
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    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    What if Qobuz doesn't have that label? I just went looking for a particular album on the Hyperion label and didn't find it.
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    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    @David Craff is there no way to search Qobuz by label? How can I determine which labels you have/don't have. For example, I can't search on Hyperion and see all albums on that label.
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    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    I've never seen MQS before. I hope it doesn't mean MQA.
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    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    Really good question. I've been wondering about the same thing.
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    For the One Percenter Stoners

    That was Jeff Sessions. We'll see what happens with the new AG. I think the US targeted this guy to make an example, but I don't have any evidence. Or maybe he was wearing a T-shirt with a pot plant logo on it.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    I'm waiting for Stereophile to publish something lamenting the fact that Qobuz doesn't have MQA files (other than from 2L). I guess if Qobuz becomes an advertising client, Stereophile will be conflicted.
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    For the One Percenter Stoners

    Maybe Trump needs to build a wall on the USA's northern border too! Luckily, I have dual citizenship. I just don't visit the Great White North much since moving to Florida.
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    For the One Percenter Stoners

    Are you guys not familiar with the term one percenters? It refers to extremely wealthy people in the top 1% of income.