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  1. Great advice! I used to reinstall the OS before update and that could be a hassle. Not anymore.
  2. Hi Phil & Claudia, Several days ago I sent you both an email regarding a [redundant] purchase of 2 extra Activation Keys. I have been patiently awaiting your response. Please do reply, thank you.
  3. 1) thru 3) are AO provided options when you execute AO -a or AO -u 4) is one of multiple choices when you run the AO command ST to set AO up.
  4. - the Wondeful Sounds of Female Vocals, DSD 64 - Norah Jones' Come Away with Me - Alex Lofoco Beyond - the Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices - Benedictine Nuns of Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation With the Aphelion cables installed and run in, the SQ is natural yet detailed. Well recorded vocals soar in front of and over accompaniments. There's heightened sense of quieter background helping the spot light beamed to the main performers on stage or in the mix leading to immersive listening experience. Same can be said about large scale classical works, only in a large
  5. Prior to using Aphelion cables, I've been happily using PPA red and black SATA, PPA red Ethernet, PACHANKO Refefence back SATA, and most recently THE LINEAR SOLUTIONS (TLS) Ethernet cables. Out of curiosity, I wanted to check out Chan's latest Aphelion offerings in SATA and Ethernet. A SATA Aphelion is installed between OS SSD in AudioPC, and an Ethernet Aphelion between AudioPC and controlPC. After a few months of listening, I'd like to share my impressions on those Aphelion cables. First, let me show the playlist of songs/tracks used for evaluation. It's a mixture of classica
  6. No, once driver installed properly there’s no need to do F8. Actually, with the effective driver installation described earlier, you didn’t need to do F8 in the first place. Forgive me if I was unable to tell you sooner. It’s been a while since my last installation and I was trying to help from memory. Glad it works. AudioPhil should get credit for the technique. I’ve just passed on one of many wonderful tips I learned from him. Enjoy!
  7. Let's try this: Install AO but don't execute it yet. Install DAC driver. Check Device Manager, don't worry if there is an error (yellow triangle with exclamation mark) on the Unknown device. Execute AO in express mode, like this: AO -e Reset AO: st -r Run Device Manager: devmgmt Uninstall DAC driver, leave the Delete file/driver box unchecked. Right click on Computer or something like that on the top and Scan Hardware. Your DAC driver should be installed correctly, indicated by the speaker image next to the Unknown Device/driver. No more seen
  8. Disable driver signature enforcement. At reboot, hit and hold F8 function key until a list of options appears. Select Disable driver signature enforcement then proceed to installing DAC driver.
  9. It asks for the same ISO USB you used to install the OS. Put it back in and AO installation should run with flying colors.
  10. Thanks for the info. I've tried both (Sonore's multi mode transceivers/cable and Planet-USA single mode transceivers/matching cable) and like both with the same LPSUs feeding the OMs. Ultimately preferred the single mode gear, but the multi mode combo is pretty good anyway.
  11. My understanding is that, lowering CPU/RAM speed and voltage is to lower the noise thus improve the SQ, music sounds more relaxed. However, doing so somehow compromises the system's robustness and speed thus impacts the dynamics of music playback. We had put up with that compromise until recently when there're several major advancements in CPU, RAM, passive cooling, LPSU, and networking that allow and motivate innovative folks to go the other way around: turn on hyper-threading, run CPU at full throttle without compromising the SQ. Since I'm still running Haswell CPU, I'm happy w
  12. Glad to hear the Micro iUSB3.0 is working. Since the SU-6 arrived, I've been using the Micro iUSB3.0 to power JCAT FEMTO USB card. Someday I'll get a good enough LPSU to do the job and let the Micro iUSB3.0 do its primary task: reclocking.
  13. That’s it! Many thanks 😊.
  14. Hi, I've read somewhere on this board that someone uses a battery operated ground box. The basic version costs $300. Now that I'm interested, I forgot exact name or link to the manufacturer/seller. Please help refresh my aging memory. Thanks much. Best regards, Thuan
  15. Recently, I replaced the pair of TP-Link MC200CM FMCs with Sonore's opticalModules. They've been here for 2 days only but no going back. AudioStream's review says it all. Sounds like there's an incompatibility in your current fiber setup. Try to isolate the problem, start over with known working components, then add new components one by one. If applicable, try the Force switch position vs the Auto on the back of the FMC. I'd try a different switch (TP-Link?) to find out if the Cisco is the culprit.
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