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  1. Thanks to both of you. I’ll try both ways to see if I can hear any difference. It already sounds very nice.
  2. I know that this guidance has been mentioned in previous posts but then more recent posting say it’s ok to use other A ports. That’s why I’m still not sure.
  3. I just completed firmware update and everything seems to work fine. FYI, I didn’t realize I had an issue with EtherRegen but now I realize I did. I use a sonictransporter for Roon Core. When I plugged sonictransporter Ethernet cable into sonictransporter, Roon could not find Core. So I got it to work by plugging sonictransporter into Ethernet port on router. Now, after firmware update, I can plug sonictransporter Ethernet directly into EtherRegen. However, now I have copper Ethernet from router going to EtherRegen B port so I can use optical from A side to my optical renduSE. So I have two inputs into A side ( optical to rendu and copper to sonictransporter. I’m still a bit confused on how to use A ports in this configuration. Would I be better off plugging sonictransporter back into router so I leave A ports empty except for optical?
  4. I thought the OM was definite improvement to my Sonore optical Signature Rendu over the generic module I used previously. When I switched to the ER I honestly not so sure if any difference from the OM. Since I can not use the OM with the ER the way I had planned, I moved OM to use with my Apple TV (with second FMC) and convinces myself the video and sound were slightly improved.
  5. Correct. Current set up is router ->copper Ethernet> B side EtherRegen copper input> then output from A side EtherRegen optical > optical Signature RenduSE. I’m going to try and use OM with my Apple TV.
  6. I have a optical RenduSE that I was using with optical module and happy with sq. I bought the etherREGEN with the understanding that it would add additional benefits over the om. However, as mentioned here, you can’t use the om with the etherREGEN. After hours of trying to troubleshoot, this incompatibility was finally brought to my attention. So I removed om and ran the optical rendu to the sfp cage on the A side of the etherREGEN and now it works, I haven’t listened that long but so far I do hear a difference but not sure if better or different than just using the om setup i originally had. There is supposedly break in time so I will wait a while til making final judgement. There is a lot of conflicting information on these forums including telling us not to use the other A inputs if using the etherREGEN in this configuration to its ok to use the other A inputs. Seems kind of a waste of money to buy the etherREGEN instead of the om if you shouldnt use the other A ports.
  7. I have been away since originally installing the EtherRegen so tried again after reading replies. Yes, it does work after reversing inputs, removing optical module, connecting optical renduSE to A side optical port. I’m disappointed since after following the development discussion of EtherRegen from beginning nothing was ever mentioned about compatibility with optical module although plenty of talk about 100Mbps and gigabit. And now I’m still confused about what else I can plug into a ports since previously it was mentioned not to plug anything else into A ports if used this way. Audio vs non audio? Not sure what this means. Please understand your customers range from electrical engineering experts to users like myself just trying to get the best sq I can from my audio system.
  8. I have the same problem as dctom but can’t seem to fix it. I have router to EtherREGEN a side and Ethernet out of b side to an optical module to an optical Rendu. Roon can’t find the Rendu endpoint . If I move the cable from the b side to the a side it does work. I powered on and off several times and clock is internal position. Any thoughts for next steps? Thanks
  9. I plan on getting the EtherRegen b side to optical module to optical rendu. Not sure if it will provide improvement in sq over my current setup with Cisco switch to optical module to optical rendu but worth a try. I wanted to use other a ports for other stuff so won’t run from optical port on EtherRegen. Maybe dumb question but is there any theoretical advantage of using one of the other A ports to connect to my AppleTV for home theater use, either improved video or audio?
  10. Saw the order announcement this am. Very nice. Congrats. So looking forward to getting one but still have a question. You have the one 100 Mbps port on the B side and the 4 gigabit ports plus optical on A side. You recommend using the lone B port to go to my streamer for best results but if the sides are mostly symmetrical I’m trying to figure out how to use in my system. I have an optical rendu so originally I was planning to use the optical port to feed this as you say can be done in your announcement. I was going to use the b port to go to router. Can I feed the b side from my router and get best results? This makes more sense to me bc then I would have 4 ports across the most to feed other things. Is it a 100 mbps vs gigabit issue? Or are you saying to get best results feed router to A side and use other A ports for other devices and use the b side as you recommended to feed optical Rendu. I have an optical module to use this way so not an issue. Thanks
  11. I’m in US. I just measured voltage and it does show 5 v. Anything else I can check?
  12. I’m in US. I just measured voltage and it does show 5 v. Anything else I can check?
  13. I’m just using the Sfp that was in the module when I received it.
  14. I received my optical module last week powered by SGC 5 v lps. It gets really hot. I can’t hold the unit more than a few seconds. I can’t imagine how the 7 or 9 volt power supplies could possibly get hotter than this. The led on the SGC PS reads 5 volts. Is it possible it’s actually running at 7 or 9? Or could something else be going on?
  15. 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?
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