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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. @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
  9. johnwilk, Are you outputting via USB from the LUMIN U1 to the Bricasti M3?
  10. 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?
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Chris, thank you for pointing me to what worked so successfully for you.
  15. Superdad, I have had my eR since the end of February and have been happily and sucessfully utilizing in A>B with RJ45 cables inputting to a microRendu and then USB to DAC. I will soon be adding a Lumin X1 to the mix and would like to utilize optical in to the Lumin X1 and hopefully be able to correctly also run copper to the microRendu by reversing eR B>A. Before ordering complimentary items for the Lumin X1, I thought it best to run this by here to make sure I am on the right track. Running B>A, is it advisable to utilize both the Optical and RJ45 "A" connection
  16. Chris, Did you possibly do any testing of using the LUMIN X1 output USB to your owned DACs? I am curious as to your opinion of the LUMIN X1 would compare to the Signature Rendu SE Optical to your other DAC units as a streaming rendering device. I understand price points are much different and doing so would bypass the fine DAC of the X1, but am trying to find some comparison of how these differ in presentation. Thanks in advance
  17. I received my ER last Wednesday, and have been using it for upwards of 8 hours per day feeding a microRendu. I have used two different DACS, DirectStream via I2S from Matrix X-SPDIF 2 connected to microRendu and Vinnie Rossi L2 DAC on NOS setting. The initial impression first couple days playing seemed very sharp, detailed presentation. Sound appear smoother now while retaining very pleasing detail. The soundstage comes across as very wide, and at times has distracted me with a guitar or instrument seeming to occasionally out of the blue insert itself far to the side of a chann
  18. Jesus, I have been mulling upgrade path from my microRendu. One path under consideration is Innuos and another is the Signature Rendu SE Optical. In looking at Sonore website just a few minutes ago, there is only one configuration showing now that looks to include Tier I and Tier II plus change to Orange from Blue SR fuse, copied below. Is this now the default configuration or error in not displaying basic with the two tier options? PURCHASE Includes: Signauture Rendu SE optical, Turbo Linear Power Supply, Synergistic Orange Fuse, RFI to HEAT Shield, SFP Fiber
  19. In trying to order both opticalRendu and opticalModule without power supply, I get a message that the opticalModule without power supply is unavailable. When will this be available? Thanks
  20. I have experimented with upsampling via Roon to DSD 512 via microRendu to my Rossi LIO DAC 2.0, server Sonic Transporter i5 CDR. I had gone back to no upsampling with DAC 2.0 on NOS Filter. Playing with some cabling changes, I thought I would check sound presentation with upsampling via Roon to DSD 512 again. Oddly, limit shown for microRendu now shows DSD 256, not DSD 512 as previous. I know I recently accomplished Software Update via Software Manager. I believe I had read there was recent update. The SW Version had read 2.7 before the update with latest Version also reading 2.7 before
  21. That's exactly the question I would be interested in having answers to.
  22. I came across this today, https://www.smallgreencomputer.com/products/200w-linear-power-supply?variant=22466785860 It appears to be a reasonably priced linear power supply for the sonicTransporter and other devices. It may be worthwhile exploring with Andrew Gillis to see if it fits your needs.
  23. You can attach a screen and keyboard to the unit to view startup, and if I recall correctly, do a Safe Mode start. I had an issue where I could not get startup. I communicated with Andrew Gillis at Small Green Computer. I ended up sending my unit to him. The hard drive failed. Andrew gave me option of same size or double size to 4TB. He installed the larger hard drive for me and loaded current Vortexbox operating system. I then used my backup hard drive to reload my music--long process to reload, but worked well. If you do not have a backup for your music on the system, this could be
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