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  1. Is direct bridging doable between server and endpoint with opticalmodule connected between them and Ethernet switch is not in between but is connected to other port at the server?
  2. Yes, very much looking forward to the product. I have very good power supply. My brother and I perfect our power supply started from LPS and now the final one is SMPS. For the first time we could play Allo Usbridge like high end CD transport, very analog sounding and generally immune from quality of coming in power line. Only we don't know how good it is compared with ultra capacitor type of LPS.
  3. I got something to ask. The website says: "So we developed a new board that is connected to the bottom of Sparky. Sparky has 2 independent USB controllers (2 highways), and we connect to the second one. " Which one is the second one that Usbridge connected to? To be more specific if I connect music usb ssd to Sparky to play from there, which usb port at Sparky should the ssd be connected to, to have least interference to Usbridge's music usb port output?
  4. You guys are right and points taken. It needs dual opticalmodule to have short optical isolation distance. The economic reality will still double the cost. I already have 2 pairs of tplink fmc modules which I stored them away and didn't think they provide much difference. I only use a Netgear switch and direct output wired Ethernet. If opticalmodule can give significant improvement I could get one and use back my existing tplink fmc.
  5. I am curious is it possible to design opticalModule as truly standalone module which a wired ethernet from upstream connected to the opticalModule, then internally it goes through short distance fiber optic conversion and isolation, and then output as wired ethernet at the other end? Would this help to cut down clutters in network chain and reduce no of linear pc to use with the module. It is good for consumer's pocket.
  6. With iPhone is the rave now as Roon endpoint, how is it compared with AL/NUC endpoint that anyone thinks very highly of?
  7. Thank you for the info. It is the first time I know about this AL/NUC route to achieve good sound. It has been more than a year I didn't come over here to get latest update about computer audiophile. Although I had use AL few years ago, I even bought 2 versions from the creator but during that time support was suck big time and I was not technically savvy. I mostly run Daphile from NUC but may be Daphile can also boot and operate at the RAM. I will pick up about this AL/NUC again and hopefully not so difficult this time around.
  8. Hi Tapatrick, I read some where that sparky is able to play native dsd256 now. Have you try this out?
  9. Hi Tapatrick, Got a silly questions to ask because I just aware of this Ethernet to i2s streamer project the passed few days, and I start reading Ian's enormous pages and they overwhelmed me. Why you choose McFifo instead of FiFo II? Since you are using jumper wires and connect from Sparky's GPIO pins to McFifo, is that mean you don't need an isolator board such as IsolatorPi?
  10. I found a way to boot eMMC after refreshed. Once I had refreshed eMMC with v6.11 downloaded 7z image from Dietpi, I must not shut it down by poweroff. If I did that and then removed SD Card, Sparky would not able to boot up properly. So once after refreshed, from Putty I would issue reboot, and quickly go and pull out the SD Card. Then Usbridge can reboot into Dietpi properly and the refreshed version is v6.11. From there I would run dietpi-update and update the os to v.6.14 and everything seems fine.
  11. Yes, you are right the Usbridge is rebooting constantly. So now I downloaded again the latest 7z file which is V6.11 version. I unzipped and wrote it to SD card and able to boot into Usbridge. Then I followed instruction to download again 7z file to /home directory and unzipped it and refreshed it to eMMC. However, after removed the card and rebooted Sparky, the screen only entered to the 3 globe icons at the top without any progress. I am waiting for further help. I wonder whether I should refresh eMMC with much earlier backup version which is v6.6 that I saved last time.
  12. I think it would glow. It is because I can log in to Dietpi which means the ethernet is working and I log in using fixed ip address via Putty. But after log in or in the course of logging in connection will close within 3 seconds. Then I will try to open PUtty to log in again.
  13. I updated my Usbridge to V6.13 from current V6.9 and unfortunately I can't log in to Usbridge anymore via putty. After log in the connection will terminate with message "Server unexpectedly closed network connection". Anyone faces this issue? I am using static ip for Usbridge. The Allo webpage also doesn't show up.
  14. I solved the Clementine stability issue with Sparky. Apparently running LXDE desktop is buggy for Clementine. I installed Mate desktop and Clementine can work beautifully without crashing. I try to figure out what is lack of LXDE because I think lightweight desktop is better for audio.
  15. I played with Clementine these pass few days and indeed the sound quality was very good. However, the app was not stable for Dietpi. It crashed frequently if trying to change tracks while it was playing, unless if you didn't touch it and let it play the whole playlist then only no problem. So in the end I had to give it up and installed LMS to use which ran very smoothly without issues. It was a shame because I really like Clementine. I was using LXDE desktop for Clementine.
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