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  1. I'm wondering if a "best possible" power solution (price no object) might not be essentially a super-version of a power regenerator? (like the PS Audio PerfectWave regenerators, but with much more current delivery capability). Trying to clean up existing power like so many of the solutions out there is of course a very worthy and clearly audible benefit, but I imagine perhaps a DIY project with huge energy storage (and with design such that dynamic current could be extremely high - much higher than the AC power from the wall can ever be - perhaps using supercapacitors like the EV race cars do)
  2. Nenon, that's great that the P20 was very good (although not at the TT-7 level) and that you didn't find the need to go "direct to the wall socket" with various gear to avoid any sonic anomalies. Thanks!
  3. Nenon, if you could elaborate a bit on the difference between the TT-7 and the PS Audio power regenerator, that'd be much appreciated. I've got a PS Audio P10 and it's pretty good but I feel I'm missing some dynamics and perhaps more (I do have dedicated AC runs to the box for my home). Also, have you ever tried any of the Ansuz "power distributor" products? https://ansuz-acoustics.com/products/power-products/power-and-ground-distribution. Lots of folks feel these are really good and I'm wondering how they might compare to the Sound Application power conditioners. Lastly, what
  4. Another aspect of getting good believable bass is "feeling" the bass, which headphones can do to some extent, but not in a "hit you in the chest". I've had really good results with a Subpac that attaches to my chair and delivers very low bass that you actually feel (there's also a backpack model for portable use). This really gives that added dimension of realism in the bass. This was originally designed for recording engineers who need to truly evaluate their recordings... https://subpac.com/
  5. Wow... So sorry about your friend's mom - but glad you and Smokey made it home safely and with good stories to tell to your grandkids :-)
  6. Sort of, but no USB DAC inputs, just toslink, sometimes spdif coax, Ethernet/wifi and HDMI and analog inputs. I have several potential Roon endpoint destinations with this same issue. It really does appear that a simple key is the async input to keep the Roon system from drifting timewise between the various endpoints. If the time bases in the destination endpoint computers were very good then a non-syncrhonous connection via optical would be fine. But at a likely typical 100ppm accuracy, they just drift too noticeably.
  7. Yes, that could work - though it seems to be getting harder and harder to find affordable USB to toslink converters. Here are two that I've found that did exist but are no longer for sale: Peachtree: X1 24/192 USB to SPDIF Converter | Peachtree Audio NuForce: Nuforce U192S USB to S/PDIF Converter | Hifi Pig It seems most units now available have built in DACs which I don't need or want, or they're cheaper low performance units limited to 96K and/or not asynchronous. Dang... I'd appreciate any recommendations!
  8. Thanks, - this is sort of what I had determined. And I think this means unfortunately that I can't use a Sonic Orbiter for my next planned endpoint since it will only be able to connect via toslink and not USB (since the endpoint doesn't have USB DAC input at all). I could I guess get a MicroRendu and then use a USB to optical output, but that's a lot of expense and overkill and may not even work since the actual DAC would still not be Asynchronous. Additionally, I was considering a SonicTransporter i5 as my Roon server, but that also would require an optical connection even to some of the
  9. I have a drift/sync problem in a multiroom Roon system and may have some insight on a workaround or solution but still have questions. I have a 3 Roon endpoint system. I was experiencing drift on one of the endpoints (a Soncic Orbiter SE) but then resolved the problem and the solution had nothing to do with the network but rather to make sure all DACs were asynchronous USB or directly connected to the server. But I still want to be able to use another Sonic Orbiter on another system that doesn't have a USB DAC (only toslink input). Problem: Roon endpoint drifting in playback timing - i.e.
  10. Thanks for your response Larry! And thanks for you and LH being a responsive company designing great products! This is so cool that you can take user inputs and morph them into product ideas - especially useful when the inputs come from sites like computeraudiophile where we are a bit more knowledgeable than average consumers in the realm. Glad to see Analog in getting attention. Turntable use is growing and many folks still have extensive record collections that we want to listen to in a high quality fashion which means either DSD or 192K or 358K digitization or direct analog playback. T
  11. You seemed so knowledgeable about the products, I figured you worked for LH!! As to iOS 7 and iPhones in general I sense there are a few issues... One is the slave vs master USB issue (and somehow the CCK or lightning camera adapter addresses that), but another is power demand and I think the iPad can source more power thru the CCK than can an iPhone. Certainly there's a lot of momentum driving high quality audio to be sourced from smartphones, hopefully these products support this more and more soon (Android is ahead of the game on this issue).
  12. Thanks for that info m.i.c.k.e.y. I definitely look forward to your line of products! Personally, I use mostly a MacBook Air for sourcing content and the option for truly wireless connection to high quality digital audio is very appealing (the USB DAC being a big limiter at this point). Hopefully Airplay expands to allow some of these higher datarate digital solutions. Bluetooth likely doesn't but it has other benefits. As to vinyl playback - options for preamps, etc. are great although I hope the analog-input option doesn't get left out in the various headphone amp/DAC products, including
  13. Question for Larry Ho, Wow, cool products you've got coming! I have one product need that hasn't been included so far in any of these discussions: I would like to see an analog input be included as an option - for vinyl listening (headphones). This does of course complicate things significantly (either requiring an internal ADC or internal analog volume control at the very least, plus the physical input connector), but allows for use with any analog source and possibly allowing for the awesomifier to be used for vinyl. Going further along these lines - and perhaps another product that
  14. Thanks! And I'll leave you with one other thought (no need to respond since it's likely not easily in the cards, but maybe something for the future)... I often listen to music (parties, etc.) in a "multi-room" fashion. As such, I source all content from my MacBook Air (iTunes, Amarra or maybe Spotify, iRadio, etc.), the various different playback locations are fed via Airfoil to various iOS devices around the house (connected to nice speakers with the Airfoil Speakers app), and the MacBook Air is connected directly to the main living room system DAC via USB. The challenge here is if Dira
  15. Thanks Flavio, and great news both about the low-latency setting and free 192K update! One last question (hope I'm not overstaying my welcome!) is Apple TV or Airplay compatible with Dirac Live? I know Apple TV resamples all audio to 48K, so it's not the favored option for highend listening, but for some situations, the flexibility of using a completely wireless connection to an audio system is warranted and it would be great if the Room Correction processing could be used in these situations. And most of these situations for me would be for movies which are often 48K audio, so it's a good
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