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Guidof

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  1. The Borodin Quartet plays Borodin's Quartet no. 2 and Shostakovich's Quartet No. 8. Detailed early stereo (1962) DECCA sound from a 24/96 High Definition Tape Transfers download.
  2. Bac;h: Leipzig & Schuebler Chorales, Canonic Variations. Played unhurriedly by James Johnstone. A 16/44 Qobuz download. The 1737 Trentmann organ sounds at times just a bit nasal. Of course, no timpani involved, in spite of the cover art.
  3. Bach: Goldberg Variations. Peter Watchorn (harpsichord). Not just another Goldberg. Excellent sound, too. A 16/44 Qobuz download.
  4. I’m not keen on experimenting with various configurations, so I replaced my Lush^2 with a Lush^3, both “as shipped”. In my system, there is no question that the Lush^3 sounds much more detailed and natural. The difference is not subtle. The Lush^3 is simply an outstanding achievement as is.
  5. Interesting that although our systems are different we seem to have had the same baffling problem and solution following a power cut (see my posts above). Keep fingers crossed . . .
  6. Thanks. Will do, but please see also my reply to Alex in the Uptone. Forum.
  7. Yes, so strange that it borders on the IMPOSSIBLE, or so I thought. So I got to work on this thought and at one point was able to reproduce the problem with the ultraRendu powered by the Uptone brick. Which leaves me to conclude that the issue lies not with any Uptone or Sonore equipment, but with the WiFi network. Why should this be a problematic link after working without a glitch for six years? At first I thought the power cut may have damaged the router or the WiFi bridge. So, I reconnected the Uptone LPS-1.2 to the ultraRendu and tried again. It played beautifully all files, including DSD
  8. It was a pleasure talking with you on the phone. And congratulations on the new deck! We have a big one here that needs some basic structural work so I can feel your pain with replacing the old one. The etherREGEN is definitely innocent. But the source of the problem appears to be the LPS-1.2. I removed the latter from the chain and powered the ultraRendu from the Uptone brick and DSD played with no problem at all. So it seems that the sudden power cut and equally sudden re-power (surge?) did something bad to the LPS-1.2. Strange, though, that it affects only DSD files. Everything
  9. Here is the rest of the DAC diagnostics, which had gotten chopped off somehow: Benchmark DAC2 Benchmark DAC2 USB Audio 2.0 at usb-ci_hdrc.1-1.1, high speed : USB Audio Playback: Status: Running Interface = 1 Altset = 1 Packet Size = 144 Momentary freq = 95998 Hz (0xb.fff0) Feedback Format = 16.16 Interface 1 Altset 1 Format: S32_LE Channels: 2 Endpoint: 1 OUT (ASYNC) Rates: 44100, 48000, 88200, 96000, 176400, 192000 Data packet interval: 125 us access: RW_INTERLEAVED format: S32_LE subformat: STD channels: 2 rate: 96000 (96000/1) period_si
  10. [I am posting this on both the Sonore and Uptone threads as it involves both manufacturers' equipment] Here is my digital chain: modem, NAS, and WIN 10 desktop, all plugged into router. From router, WiFi bridge to Uptone etherREGEN (CAT6a) switch powered from Uptone "brick", to Sonore ultraRENDU (CAT6a) end point powered from Uptone LPS-1.2 energized from Uptone "brick", to Benchmark DAC 2D (Phasure Lush^2). Playback (Squeezelite) controlled with SqueezePad on iPad Air) Everything worked perfectly until yesterday when the local utility suddenly cut power for about two m
  11. [I am posting this on both the Sonore and Uptone threads as it involves both manufacturers' equipment] Here is my digital chain: modem, NAS, and WIN 10 desktop, all plugged into router. From router, WiFi bridge to Uptone etherREGEN (CAT6a) switch powered from Uptone "brick", to Sonore ultraRendu (CAT6a) end point powered from Uptone LPS-1.2 energized from Uptone "brick", to Benchmark DAC 2D (Phasure Lush^2). Playback (Squeezelite) controlled with SqueezePad on iPad Air) Everything worked perfectly until yesterday when the local utility suddenly cut power for about two m
  12. Bach: Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord (+ Organ Pieces). Played with singular synergy by Henryk Szeryng (violin) and Helmuth Walcha (harpsichord and organ). Very fine Redbook sound from a Qobuz download of an Urania recording (2:20:50).
  13. Bach: Cello Suites Nos. 4, 5 & 6. Brilliantly played by Tanja Tetzlaff. Oh, and sandwiched between the Suites she plays two (mercifully short) pieces for cello and tape by Thorsten Encke. Excellent sound from a 24/96 Qobuz download.
  14. . My deepest sympathy for your predicament. You certainly went the extra mile in trying to make the ER work for you. But if a direct connection to the router produces the engaging sound you prefer, why not just live with it and concentrate in the music? Alternatively, if the ER is still promising to be doing something you like, you may consider looking into your analogue system for a possible source of the treble problem. Best of luck in your quest.
  15. I've had the EtherREGEN playing continuously for over 500 hours. My impressions parallel those others have posted in eloquent detail, so I won't repeat them here, but I can say this: For me, there are two domains in which the ER brings significant enhancements: clarity and accuracy of timbres. These contribute in no small measure to the enjoyment of music. On a well recorded album, the effect is simply stunning, but even on run-of-the-mill tracks it makes for a major improvement in the realistic reproduction of a musical event. Of course, there is a downside. The shortcomings of a poor recordi
  16. Thank you for such a quick response. Looking at this too quickly gave me impression that the plugs had metal jaws. My bad.
  17. Jud: At the moment, I'm using monoprice CAT 6 (not 6a) with plastic connectors between ER and ultra RENDU. I could not find any monoprice CAT 6a with plastic connectors. Do you know a source? Thanks.
  18. Count Basie + Louis Bellson & Ray Brown: Kansas City 3 - For The Second Time. Excellent sound from a 16/44 Qobuz download.
  19. Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: A Night In Tunisia. A Classic. Great sound from a 24/192 Qobuz stream and download.
  20. I don’t have my ER yet, but based on my experience with connecting a WiFi bridge to my ultraRendu, I would try substituting Blue Jeans CAT 6a for the Supra CAT 8 on the B side of the ER. You might be pleased with the improvement in clarity and timbral accuracy.
  21. Beethoven: Piano sonatas No. 14, 20, 23, & 30. There are many outstanding recordings of these well-known pieces. Entremont's vigorous and nuanced readings (at 85!) are among the very best.. Exemplary sound from a 24/88 Qobuz download.
  22. In spite of the somewhat mystifying album title, what we have here is an engaging reading of Bach's GVs by Andre Parfenov on piano, plus a number of variations by Mr. Parfenov himself. Altogether an enjoyable endeavor. Fine recorded sound from a Qobuz 16/44 stream.
  23. Muzio Clementi: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. I. Played with verve by Giacomo Scinardo. Vivid and spacious sound from a 24/96 Qobuz download.
  24. Played with flair, not flare, of course. (sorry).
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