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  1. i have an hdplex 300 providing the 5v at the pc side. this weekend, i'll add an iso-regen powered by a paul hynes LPS.
  2. View Classified opticalRendu for sale I'm selling my opticalRendu to raise money for a move further up the audio food chain to a combined server/media player that will hold all my music onboard and feed my DAC directly. I'm selling the unit for US$900 plus shipping and paypal. It is in perfect condition and I'll throw in a couple of SFP (one shown in picture of rear of unit). It has consistently sounded great with HQPlayer NAA, Logitech Squeezelite and MPD mode streaming but, in the never ending search for audio nirvana....
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    I'm selling my opticalRendu to raise money for a move further up the audio food chain to a combined server/media player that will hold all my music onboard and feed my DAC directly. I'm selling the unit for US$900 plus shipping and paypal. It is in perfect condition and I'll throw in a couple of SFP (one shown in picture of rear of unit). It has consistently sounded great with HQPlayer NAA, Logitech Squeezelite and MPD mode streaming but, in the never ending search for audio nirvana......................... I've been a longtime Sonore fan, from the microRendu to the ultraRendu to the opticalRendu and each step has improved the sound of my system. List is $1300 without a power supply (as I bought it).

    900.00 USD

  4. yuck! thanks for the explanation. so an alternative to diy-ing surface mount scale components (not a forte of mine as i've learned to limit myself to tube-sized diy projects) could be that an iso-regen at the DAC end with a good PS might be a useful thing to try. fortunately, i already have one to try. :) anyone here already tried an iso-regen terminating the slimrun cable? links?
  5. merci for the link to the other forum. i'm confused by the 12v reference. my slimrun cable inserts 5v at the upstream connector, so i don't understand the 12v to 5v buck converter issue? is this not the slimrun cable you are working with on the other forum?
  6. At the last canjam meeting in nyc, Rob Watts gave an interesting talk in one of the conference rooms. When I asked him during Q&A about network devices, digital noise, and power supplies, etc and what did he recommend doing, he told the group that we should just use a usb cable from our cellphones and that would be the best input..........everything else just messes things up. YMMV
  7. re: very low latency trading and the rise of RF networks between NY and Chicago, a very interesting read is Flash Boys by Michael Lewis (author of Moneyball and many others worth tracking down). highly recommended reading while listening to good music.......short story: very fast low latency trading permitted firms with the fastest networks to manipulate the computerized financial markets before ordinary (non-highest speed) folks could respond..............and very well written "Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock ma
  8. @tbg very interested in your diy to the slimrun cable. please keep us advised of how your experiment goes (along with the great pictures). thx
  9. thanks larry. i tried two configs yesterday, isolating cores 2 and 3. when i assigned squeezelite to just core 2, there was a small increase in sound quality but the real benefit came when i assigned both cores 2 and 3 to squeezelite. listening was only with headphones (stax 009) but the change in soundstage was dramatic, feeling much more of a larger and surrounding image in place of one laid out in front of me. there was also more detail without edginess, and i was able to more easily follow multiple instrumental lines voices.
  10. hi larry, cockpit error here.............i have a 4-core i7-8650 cpu. any recommendations on how many cores to assign to squeezelite? is there anything else to isolate if squeezelite is the only audio app running? it isolated cores 2 and 3 and i assigned squeezelite to both of them.
  11. thanks for replying Larry. I am only using squeezelite and have a dual core 7i7 NUC. if you can, would you share the details of how you would set up cpu isolation for this case? its not obvious to me what should be done (or even how)! thanks
  12. i did not say that............. mandisher implied that when he said that while the Taiko was superior (with his phasure DAC), he was still happy and smiling with his machIII/xxhighend. my intent was to get the inputs of other who had done comparisons, used other DACs, etc
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