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  1. look in the manual on the allo site. I was on there earlierlooking for an answer to my question. On the PCB there's at least one earthing point marked that i saw.
  2. I am powering the USBridge Sig with an Allo Shanti currently but I would like to introduce Ian's ConditionerPI which introduces an ultracapacitor filter into the GPIO power pins, see here: https://github.com/iancanada/DocumentDownload/tree/master/UltraCapacitorPowerSupply/ConditionerPi I already added a small ultra/super capacitor across the 5v input of the signature with a small improvement and my question is whether it's possible to power the USBridge signature from the GPIO or is power input only at the USB-C socket. thanks, Crom
  3. Hmmm, I can't say I've ever experienced that. In fact, I've just checked and I copied a couple of albums into a monitored folder before I put the kids to bed about 50-60 mins ago and they've appeared in Roon. Not sure how long but no longer than 1 hour...so potentially not immediately! I can't honestly remember what I used to create the network shares. I used NFS with linux but can't remember whether I got that to work on Windows...when I get a chance to check I'll let you know.
  4. Just in case this is useful for others with larger libraries...I've been using Roon for 4+ years now (my Roon DB was 60GB at last look and I've got over 240k tracks). Every few months it would crash the database and I'd have to restore some backup or other...a pain. I finally got around to raising a question on the board and a recommendation to run Roon Server on Windows came back. Since then I havent' looked back. The problem apparently revolves around Mono libraries that take care of .net duties on linux. Their just not as 'good' as the original libraries in Windows.
  5. I've just ordered a bunch of John Kenny's supercap psu's to try out. John's been a star over the years I've been into this hobby and I want to try out his latest product. My order consisted of: 1 x 19v to replace bog standard SMPS on an Intel NUC (running roon server) 1 x 12v to try out instead of MPAudio HPULN powering a supermicro motherboard which is running HQ Player, or perhaps powering etherregen. 2 x 5v to try out against various things: a) Some Paul Hynes regs that are currently powering 2 x bufallo IIIse-Pro boards, or b) a MPAudio HPULN powering JCAT netwo
  6. Not as NAA but I’ve been using this in one way or another for about a year now. Good little device. Plus points for me were: - 12v DC input - easy instant upgrade - ATX power input for even better power supply upgrade potential - PCI slot space inside the case (unlike the NUC cases) - ECC RAM (sounds better in my book but I'm not getting into that) - Xeon processor (again…sounds better in my book) - Supermicro board (usually super micro boards have easily accessible clocks to upgrade. Also I think super micro boards sound good…yes, I know) - SFP (not got around to
  7. Great stuff. thanks both. Last week I had Linux with a constantly problematic Roon database (NB - nothing at all to do with audiolinux, I really rate that distro. The issue was with mono libraries that are used under linux, by Roon). Documented issues here: https://community.roonlabs.com/t/roonappliance-system-private-corelib-system-outofmemoryexception/98175 Yesterday I had Windows 10 Pro. Last night I wrestled with installed 2019 GUI on a NUC (what a pain...network drivers, graphic drivers...). Anyway, 2019 is installed along with a shiny new upgrade to AO
  8. Hi all, I have been using AudioLinux for a few years with some good results but my Roon Database has grown to the point where I need to return to Windows, as RoonServer is significantly more stable on that OS. So, as a previous happy user of AO I'd like to explore its benefits once again but which operating system should I choose? I previously used 2012 R2 and from some initial reading I read that @AudioPhil recommended headless. I also read that @dminches commented that moving to server 2019 GUI would bring the SQ of previous server versions but with the benefit of a GUI. I also understa
  9. The immediate thing I noticed once I'd plugged it in (very heavy lifting alone!!!!) was that the bass improved. Fuller...there was just more of it but not in a bloated way. It was punchier too. Better bass transients in a system that I already rated as pretty responsive. Then there was better texture across the board. acoustic instruments just sounded more...acoustic. The cohesion comment came from how the instruments hung in space better. I place great importance in the soundstage on my system and this definitely improved it. Not really the scale of it, but the fact that it was all a little m
  10. ooh, exciting. I bought a second hand one of these last year - soundstange, bass, cohesion...all improved. A great upgrade in my book! http://www.one4power.co.uk/westwick.pdf
  11. I use JCAT Femto network card in my HQ Player PC. My audio chain is as follows: NUC Roon Rock server > HQ Player PC > ER > Endpoint/DAC Adding the JCat card produced a noticeable improvement a few months ago but the ER provided the more significant improvement.
  12. @Darryl R have you tried leaving the cat card in place and adding the ER between your bridge and dac? I’d be interested to hear results and if improving the Ethernet signal using the jCat made any difference/improvement at all.
  13. Yes, I'd appreciate that too. I saw the dietpi update available but skipped it for now. However, I've replaced dietpi with audiolinux and as I'm not using the USB out on the sig it's working a treat!
  14. What happened to this? Is this link just wrong or was it taken down? I was interested in trying the script out.
  15. In my mission to rid myself of constantly regenerating fingerprints from trying to use the combination of HQPlayer and audiolinux, I too would like to compare the difference in SQ with one of Jussi's images. Can I just check which one I should be downloading... From the jump in file sizes I'm assuming that the most recent builds probably have both the NAA and the HQPlayer packages installed...I seem to remember seeing that info in a post somewhere but can't find it now. So it seems like I should grab the 3561 image. However, I use a Raspberry pi 2B as my end point (beca
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