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  1. From your later post you have the same router I have with an integrated ADSL modem. And the EtherRegen is basically functioning as an electrical isolator since all traffic must traverse the router if Tidal is your only source. In your shoes I would a) research any recommended network settings by Tidal and verify that they are enabled on the router b) review user manual, section 10 1 Prioritize Internet Traffic with QoS , see if you can prioritize Internet traffic to the Etheregen/Auralic streamer
  2. I got annoyed with the yearly Jriver updates charges, couldn't hurt to trial it again, will be interesting to see how it behaves with 768/24 files. Network attached DAC setup was a bit of a kludge at version 22.
  3. The local media server (PC or NAS) that feeds your Auralic streamer should be directly connected to the EtherRegen. In my case there are 3 network devices for playback connected to EtherRegen. I run Powerline Ethernet to the distant router for WiFi tablet controllers and Internet Qobuz streaming. NAS => streaming server (main system USB out source) => Atom endpoint (headphone listening station USB source)
  4. Not all software is created equal for network performance. Even with an Oppo 103 I can hear a clear superiority of SMB file access over UPNP access for local streaming. Euphony offers a feature to "turn off the network" during buffered queue playback to prevent network processing from degrading sound. If you hear a difference its because the receiver SW/HW solution has a weakness for when the network errors or adds unpredictable overhead during playback I don't disagree that you are hearing what you hear with the receiver solution used but trying to assert the reason is
  5. huh? no, its that there are few good mini cables for the 3.5mm output. Sounds like you have a confirmation bias towards wanting there not to be a difference. between the mini and the RCA outputs
  6. Will have to disagree, Denafrips IRIS markedly improved an Ares II. And can tell you that USB doesn't electrically isolate as well as a USB to SPDIF conversion does through sorry toasted equipment experience.
  7. I'm sure the hassle of a real person phone call did help. I've had to make a few due to MOBO failure/replacements. Not the same as asking someone to wait a month before they initiate their con. Perhaps require that all postings include a picture with legible serial number from the device? The cons mostly seem to use advert pictures, rarely any details that look like user taken pictures
  8. Be glad that you have the option... doesn't make me happy to use a mini RCA adaptor for Mojo with Hero interconnects. Not the best of cable choices available for mini RCA. this Headfi review evaluates cables used with their Hugo 2. https://www.head-fi.org/threads/my-analog-interconnect-journey.891572/ @The Computer Audiophile post editor is doing something weird with the link, replaces it with a non functional icon... had to say "no, display the link"
  9. They would probably just lay low and open "sleeper" accounts. This is also how bots and misinformation is propagated by the anonymous Internet. I'm a big fan of requiring identity verification for any user account registration to reduce internet bots, misinformation and fraud. Just need a legal mechanism to make this work for providers and some international reciprocity.
  10. Kind of a mixed bag in my experience. The better your gear, the less useful an isolator is. But USB reclockers can help if well designed. Tempted to get the Douk device to see if it can tame USB nasties between iPhone 11 and Chord Mojo.
  11. A device with a noisier/min-spec power supply is more likely to error invoking fault protection/error correction solutions processor overhead. Heat is also an enemy, If an Ethernet frame is bad the frame is dropped and the receiver end at the IP layer should detect that a packet was lost and can either request data re-transmission from the source or for audio dither the missing data if it can't wait for re-transmission. IP layer expects packets to arrive out of sequence and if one is missing that is not an instant re-transmit request, there is some timer that has to e
  12. Started a direct file transfer of the 3.5TB of music between NAS and PC drive, its' about 29% done after 2.5 hours with estimated completion in 7.5 hours. Have been puzzling over a local backup strategy ever since I started doing PGGB conversions to 768/24 and estimated that my 700GB library would mushroom to about 8TB. So thinking that 1. Scheduled Hyperbackup makes sense for the ~300GB of app, photos and configuration data to local attached drive 2. Network transfer with a synch schedule to a large PC drive/RAID would cover the music/video backup speed needs for
  13. With Roon, I find using Roon core with HQPlayer control protocol to Stylus endpoint gets you about 80% of what Stylus player to Stylus endpoint does. The major difference between using Roon core to Stylus endpoint vs Stylus server to Stylus endpoint is thats less intensive for the endpoint... the Atom endpoint I have chugs far harder with the latter.
  14. Ahh. I don't buy HRx, only CD rate HDCD's, dual media SACD's or CD rate downloads for HDCD pressings.
  15. Musing how this device works, sounds like you basically need a non HDCD disc player with SPDIF out or a USB to SPDIF DDC as input device?
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