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  1. azchump, First of all, my best wishes to you and also to Dave for the health issues you both have experienced. My server experiences to date have been limited. I first purchased a SoundScience Music Vault, ripping and storing my CD's, and sending to a Modwright Transporter. Eventually, the unit no longer functioned well, hard drive and other issues, and with the rapid changes taking place in both hardware and software, it was not practical to consider repair. I moved to a SOtM sMS-1000 server/player, a Luxman DA-06 DAC, and an early generation Sonore Sonic Orbiter
  2. I will be very interested in your impressions if you go with the AEON. I too have a Lumin X1, currently using a Small Green Computer i5 CDR as server and storage. I had some communications with a dealer, intending to become US distribution, for the EVO line several months ago. He was intending to test the X1 with this unit and get back to me. I did not hear back on the testing, but in this time of COVID, there is so much supply chain and personal health considerations, there could be several reasons why I did not receive the updates. I did not push it. There is still no US distribution
  3. Bazinga, The K40 has slide out trays in the rear for installing hard drives. I will use a Samsung EVO 860 SSD for this. Not sure if this could be a possible alternative for you. It will not be an inexpensive option but not in the mighty Taiko Extreme pricing category either.
  4. Peter, I am awaiting an Antipodes K40 to audition. It would be my Roon Core server. It has RJ45 input port and has a direct RJ45 output port to end point player. I currently am using fiber to SFP on the Lumin X1 from EtherRegen from switch for this. I will be also getting upgraded switch with both SFP and RJ45 ports. Per the quoted post from you, do I understand that I should not have both SFP to Lumin X1 connected to the switch and the direct RJ45 to X1 connected at the same time? Both the RJ45 to K40 and SFP to Lumin would come from the new upgraded switch. I may experiment using
  5. My experience with the X1 is that you will continue to perceive favorable evolution for twice as many hours or more. I eventually did some cable changes but suggest letting it settle in a bit more to better quantify the results. Enjoy!
  6. I had issues with my microRendu and ended up ordering a new card, 2.8 software. The new card apparently resolved my problems on connecting and maintaining connection. I do not believe it is the new software per se, but rather the old card most likely became corrupted or damaged. Prior to finally needing to replace the card, i had some success removing the card from the microRendu when powered down and re-inserting and then powering up. That worked for awhile.
  7. Do I understand correctly that you open sonicorbiter.com, but no server or player is shown to manage? If so, try entering the address directly for your sonictransporter. I have that issue with VPN engaged, but can just use the sonictransporter address or inactivate the VPN.
  8. I followed Chris's recommendations he furnished here. This was my first experience with fiber cable and SFP. You want to make sure the fiber cable is completely inserted into the SFP and protective end caps removed from the fiber cable before inserting. Process is easy, quick and results have been very good.
  9. Kzs70, I run copper from my modem -- switch -- etherRegen B side -- fiber out from A side -- Lumin X1 -- active analog crossover -- amps. I also have run copper from A side ER to microRendu to USB DAC & preamp. I have grounded ER to linear power supply powering the ER. The microRendu is separate power supply. Prior to Lumin X1, I had not tried any of my DACs direct to the active crossover. I will continue to evaluate but have been quite pleased with the results. I have some new XLR cables due today, so will evaluate those in the mix as well, first with Lumin X1 to active
  10. @wklie, Peter I had not previously tried bypassing my preamp, but did some experimentation yesterday with my LUMIN X1. I have some older 4-way active speakers, so the connection is actually to the analog actitve crossover and then from there to amps. My current installed XLR cables are not quite long enough to reach. I did not move my preamp, a Vinnie Rossi Signature L2. It is a DHT tubed unit and I do not have room in other than its current shelf location due to height. I did not want to completely rearrange everything for my limited testing. My first test involved removin
  11. johnwilk, Are you outputting via USB from the LUMIN U1 to the Bricasti M3?
  12. Sonicorbiter.com does not show my Sonictransporter CDR but my ST is web accessible when I input my IP Address for it. I do have Norton VPN operating. Is this the reason I do not see my ST on MySonicorbiter--sonicorbiter.com?
  13. I have the Supersonic Stabilizer and Tenderfoot "feet" for the ER and under microRendu. The additional weight is not enough to prevent movement should a stiffer ethernet cable like Ghent be used and movement on ethernet cable to microRendu or USB from the microRendu be moved. If I don't fool with connections on the microRendu, generally ok but the stiff ethernet cable to the ER poses recurring issues for me. Since the Supersonic Stabilizer was unable to correct this, I removed it from top of the ER thinking I would lower heat generating from the ER by providing more uninsulated surface are
  14. Alex, Funny, I went to the ebay link to check out the stand and saw in UK as well. I closed and was going to check out for US as well, and saw your post first--thanks. I still have microRendu feeding one of my DACS and thought I would check out one of these testing on both ER and microRendu. If happy for both, I will order another.
  15. Alex, Thank you very much for weighing in on my questions. You are correct the SPS-1000 has a grounding screw, and per your suggestion, I do intend then to ground the eR to it. I heeded Chris's earlier suggestions on what worked successfully for optical transceivers and cables during his review use of the Lumin X1 and ordered them. I appreciate you both responding to my questions. Stay well.
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