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  1. I added a small green computer LPS to the i7 and it definitely improves sq. However, this was before I upgraded my signature renduSE to optical so can’t comment on additional improvements over the optical. When etherREGEN is available I plan on running an optical cable from its optical port directly to the optical RenduSE. I will then run regular Ethernet cable from i7 to another port on etherREGEN (I have old i7 so only one Ethernet port). Just so I understand your logic, the reason you want to move the i7 far from rest of system is because of the computer noise in the i7? So supplying Ethernet from etherREGEN is not enough to reduce/eliminate noise?
  2. I’m a bit confused by your response. I have optical signature Renault se. I thought I would run Ethernet cable from router to etherREGEN, use etherREGEN optical port direct to rendu across the moat. As well as every other input.
  3. I bought a 19v LPS from small green computer and is a very nice upgrade to the i7
  4. I was looking forward to the etherREGEN to use with all my Ethernet lines but particularly for my Sonore optical Signature Rendu SE. the intent would be to use the etherREGEN optical out directly to the optical input on the rendu. You have stated that you believe this output would be as clean as the copper output. I know many here keep talking about using your lps1.2 to power the switch but that adds expense that I don’t understand why I need. Doesn’t the switch clean up most everything coming into it? Won’t the (I’m assuming) the included SMPT power be similar or the same?
  5. Thanks. This makes sense although I was unaware of the technical differences. I’ll keep the direct usb connection . Fun To try different solutions though.
  6. I had a question regarding using my optical signature renduSE. I had been feeding the usb from rendu directly to my Schiit Yggy Dac. I recently bought a new home theater processor that does not have usb in (Tinniv Altitude16) so I bought a used Schiit EITR that converts the usb to SPDIF and cleans up noise. Unfortunately, even though the Trinnov has excellent electronics and DACs, it didn’t sound as good as when I play through Yggy. But I thought I would compare feeding the Yggy (upgrades to the usb and analog sections) directly with the usb to the EITR feeding the Yggy with a Kimber Kable D-60 spdif cable. Very similar aq but thought the EITR feed may be slightly smoother but loosing a little bass clarity. I ended up sticking with the direct usb feed. Is there any reason why there should be any differences at all?
  7. Since we are getting closer to delivery of etherREGEN, I had a couple of questions re configurations. I currently have the optical Signature RenduSE from Sonore. I use a generic FMC converter between my current Ethernet switch and the Rendu. My options, I think, will be to 1: get the etherREGEN, and use the etherREGEN optical out directly to the optical in on the Rendu, which seems the easiest way to go. The other alternatives would be to 2: upgrade the FMC converter to the new Sonore optical converter with the existing switch or 3: use the EtherREGEN with Ethernet port plus the Sonore optical converter. I guess the cheapest way is no.2, most direct way is no. 1, and the most expensive way is no.3. Unless I missed it, I haven’t seen any posts from Uptone indicating there is actually a SQ improvement from the etherREGEN, just technical improvements so not sure I even need to do anything until we hear if these new devices make a difference. I was wondering if someone can make some comments on which scenario makes the most sense, independent of cost. Is there an expectation that sq and noise reduction is similar between the etherREGEN optical port and the Ethernet port? Thanks
  8. I have recently noticed Roon has become slower. The Roon forum has a number of users complaining and they are trying to sort this out. The only change in my system is the upgrade to the optical Signature rendu SE. any chance this could affect how fast Roon works? Internet speed is fast and using sonictransporter i7 for Roon core.
  9. I just checked out the link for the optical module and it is already sold out. I currently have a Sonore Signature Rendu SE that I recently upgraded to the optical version. As I stated in an earlier post, I noticed a difference in sq but not sure if I would call it better. If it is better, certainly not a lot better and I do have a very nice system. I am using the Trendnet FMC now. So my decision point will be to replace the Trendnet FMC with the optical module or wait for the uptone etherregen and run an optical cable directly from the optical port to the rendu so no need for the FMC or optical module. When all you early adopters get the optical module, it will be nice to hear your thoughts on how/if it improves so over some std FMC.
  10. Just received my upgraded Signature RenduSE. I chose tier 2 which includes the optical cage and “RFI” treatment. With a couple hours listening I’m pleased with upgrade. To be honest, I felt my system was outstanding with original SSRSE so was curious to hear what this upgrade would do. I obviously couldn’t AB test with old unit but new unit appears to have more air and sound stage. Better but not an OMG upgrade to my ears. Barrows tells me there may be improvements over the first 24 hours of use but modest improvements after that. . I am using the OM4 fiber cable Adrian told me to buy originally. A couple of days ago he changed his mind and now says buy the OM1. That is on order and won’t get til Friday. So I’m assuming that will be a positive change. I attached photo of upgraded box. The rectangle shape metal foil is the RFI barrier. Barrows says “The material on the top cover is indeed the EMI absorbent material, it is far from a piece of aluminum foil. This material is an industrial EMI absorbing product which was carefully selected to be effective in this application.“ I’m assuming it does what it’s supposed to do but I have a hard time understanding why I paid $100 for this “treatment “. Maybe Barrows or Adrian can provide a little more info and data around this upgrade to assure potential buyers this is worthwhile. **image removed by JR
  11. Why can’t you use the EtherRegen optical out directly to the optical Rendu or optical port of the optical Signature RenduSE. Then no need for an optical module or FMC.
  12. Or is there any improvement using EtherRegen PLUS optical Rendu ( or in my case EtherRegen and optical Signature Rendu SE) over using either individually
  13. So sorry. You are correct. Adrian is the one I emailed. I appreciate your suggestion for an fmc
  14. I hate to be an annoyance here, but your communication re this upgrade is really poor. I sent an email to you asking how to order the upgrade, you replied with the tiers of upgrade available which, as far as I can tell, is nowhere on your website. You also indicated I needed an OM4 fiber and supplied the link, which I immediately ordered. Now, since I have a standard Ethernet switch, I obviously don’t have an optical port. I guess it is supposed to be obvious that now I also need an FMC; but since I have never seen what the upgrade looks like nor what additional parts I need I don’t see why some kind of simple diagram with parts and part numbers or order links would be quite useful. Why are you making a simple upgrade so difficult? I will order an fmc now but can you provide me with which I should buy and where? I’d be surprised if I was the only one having problems trying to get this right the first time.
  15. Now I’m confused. I ordered the SE upgrade, bought the OM4 fiber you recommended. Do I also need to purchase an FMC?
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