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  1. Yeah that makes sense, for some reason I was thinking he was running fiber to rack. Ooy
  2. So the output in the above is the Ethernet B port of the ER, how do you then connect optical to your OR SE? Do you have a FMC after the ER?
  3. I'm not familiar with the eero's but if its an AP (wifi access point) then I'm assuming you are running Ethernet from the eero to your audio rack? so Ethernet > OM > OR? IF this is the case you could: 1. Use the ER before the OM + OR e.g.eero Ethernet > A side ER > B side ER Ethernet > OM > OR 2. eero Ethernet > B side of the ER > fiber out of A side of ER > OR (eliminating the OM) Whether an ER would make a difference if the above assumptions are correct would be up to you to decide.
  4. Ok thanks I’ll give that a go. Based on your instructions I’m assuming the NAA / HQP wouldn’t work in this situation. That’s what I tried initially.
  5. I have a musical fidelity VLINK-192 that I use in my office rig. Just for kicks, I'm curious to try SPIF in my main rig but not sure if possible as I think the VLINK may need a driver on USB device feeding the DAC. I have tried once and get no sound. I'm using ROON + HQP on a control wkst sending to NAA microRendu in audio rack to Lampizator L7. Should this be plug and play or will the VLINK not work in this setup and or is there another output mode in sonicorbiter I could try?
  6. Good to know. I have zero experience with bamboo, but a quick search turns up a quick MDF comparo. Seems like it should be a good replacement.
  7. That's the size I'm interested in (19x18) to replace my MDF salamander shelf's and my temporary unfinished MDF pieces under the comp springs. Hows the quality? The Ikea items are sure attractive price wise, but too small for my applications and I need 8 total. The stock salamander shelf's are fine, but looking at the bamboo for aesthetics really and if they provide some additional isolation as well, then great. The first pic is mine (ala Barry D, I think I had about 30 custom rollers made at a local machine shop) the other two are Barry's maggies on rollers and his orig roller design
  8. What? I thought you just sat around and listened to tunes all day 😂😉
  9. Ummm, well I will add that optical has a lot going for it, especially with its inherent isolation and wouldn't be too quick to discount it. Additionally its a hell of a lot easier to route, manage and its not expensive. There is a difference between optical and ethernet sound-wise IME and really comes down to preference / system specific. I'll take optical, which is what I ran to listening room.
  10. /\/\ yes that would be, although very, very different platforms / implementations @The Computer Audiophile nice review, thanks for the well thought out info. IMHO there are differences, quite noticeably at times, between optical and Ethernet. Certainly many, many variables at play but it comes down to preference in the context of each system. Would love to try a Sig SE someday.
  11. A couple questions, and apologize in advanced if these have been addressed. I'm installing server 2019 per the AO PDF (using the ISO link from the AO PDF as well). This system can be nuked as many times as needed as I threw in a spare SSD for testing etc.. I also sent in a request for an AO eval if that is still possible. A bit random, but how do individuals use server additions due to the cost? I'm not referring to hacks, or illegal methods and I'm guessing users just bite the bullet and do it, but are there alternatives for these audio uses? I know some just use the eval version and then rebuild every few months or whatever - I'm not interested in that. If its easier/common to use WIn10 I can do that (that's my production setup), but would like to try server and AO just to "see" - per #2 Using a two "pc" setup - server 2019 with ROON server + HQP (fiber network), pushing local stream to a NAA (microU or OpticalRendu) in listening room, audio files on NAS etc.. Is this type of setup (with AO) a good candidate or do most go direct to DAC? That question isn't unique but in the context of server version, AO, 2 pc config etc.. is a bit different then a standard pc setup, so just curious.
  12. Not to veer off onto cables, one of the points I was looking for is being the fancy connectors are metal, does that make them inherently problematic as it relates to ground or do they have to be tied to the shield/drain wire or whatever? I have no horse in the cable race per se, been using BJC 6a for awhile.
  13. Not necessarily directed at you, but many of the higher end ethernet cables all seem use the fancy metal connectors - I assume these don't have a shield connected to these? As been stated many times, its not recommended to use shielded eth cables with the metal clip on the ends, and if you must, remove the clip at least from one end - at least that's my take
  14. This may have been asked already so apologies in advance, but just a general question - the ER is fixed at 100MB speed I believe (as opposed to 1GB or greater), is there any situation where this may pose a problem down the road? I understand 100MB provides plenty of bandwidth, and I can't think of anything really, just curious.
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