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  1. Well, sometimes being successful is often from doing the opposite of others!
  2. Do you have a solid green and flashing orange led on the STi5 LAN port? Sometimes I have to power off and back on via the STi5s power button before it will connect. If this LAN port is not active, your STi5 will not show up on the MySonicorbiter page. I have a uR connected via oMs to a switch, sometimes I have to disconnect and reconnect at the LAN port on the uR to get a connection, even when the green and orange LEDs are active. Also, sometimes when I do not see a device on the MySonicorbiter page, an Ethernet cable is not plugged all the way into a port. Lastly, if you do not have a green light on the back of your Rendu, you won't get anywhere, make certain that your switch is gigabit.
  3. I ordered my 10G switch with everything except the external clock input and have been listening for 4 months now. So far various connection schemes have produced varying results with my WiFi bridge, STi5 and uR. All 3 straight into the 10G with Ethernet was a step up from my dual PPA ZyXEL switches. I ordered a pair of the Sonore oMs and extra SFP modules to try optical isolation into the 10Gs SFP ports. Getting the oMs to link up with the 10G was a challenge with the STi5 and uR, different connection sequences are required by each to get them to talk. I also added a GigaFOIL between the wifi bridge and the 10G. This was another step up, the sound field became wider with more detail retrieval, but the bottom end had a bit less energy. The current connection scheme is back to back oMs on the uR, GigaFOIL on the WiFi bridge and EMO filter on the STi5 and all connected via Ethernet to the 10G. The sound field narrowed up ever so slightly, the detail retrieval is still there but the bottom end is much better and there is more warmth in vocals. Streaming Qobuz has never sounded better than it does now has for me, it equals files on SSD. I am extremely happy with my playback utilizing HQPlayer. I think that I read somewhere that the 10Gs SFP ports are not as maximized as its Ethernet ports or that the comment was that the performance of the SFP ports was undetermined. The only other variable that I might try, if the disposable funds are there, is adding back to back oMs on the STi5. Thought about the oR via oM vs direct into the SFP ports but thats even more expense. So many paths to try..............
  4. Would connecting a USB optical drive to a Small Green Computer STi5 also work?
  5. Well that is a comforting quote, I just ordered the STi5 Black Friday special to go with my SSR.
  6. I see that there is a new SonicTransporter i7 at SGC that will support Roon DSP. Does this device work as a workaround to use the SSR with Roon? If it does, are there any other apps or software required? ( Sonore Bridge? )
  7. Will the upgrade also apply to users of Dirac on MiniDSP platforms? Such as the DDRC-22 series.
  8. What the providers would like to see is a revenue stream based on consumption. If that will happen or not who is to say, time will tell. It will be next to impossible to retain a subscriber if you try to charge him for something that he can get for free somewhere else.
  9. I believe that Baaske and EMO may be a joint venture now. On the EMO US site they now list the EN-1005 as a product, looks like the Baaske. $140.00 US, in the EMO shopping section.
  10. Would this product be useful? SFE_SNR (2).pdf
  11. I have often wondered how to go about using ffmpeg with Minim for making frequency adjustments. Is the ffmpeg EQ that you are using a parametric EQ? If I recall, there are a couple different ffmpeg options for EQ. I do not know how wide your value of 20 represents, but I have always found that narrow corrections tend to sound worse than wider corrections centered on the peak. Mic direction/placement makes a big difference in the bass region with regards to getting accurate measurements. It is possible that the peaks that you are trying to correct are not as severe or centered on the freqs that you think they are.
  12. Thanks for the information. I suspected that it would not be the work around for Roon. For the time being I will just leave things as they are.
  13. Will the sonicTransporter integrate with the following equipment in order to utilize Roon? QNAP NAS with music storage connected via LAN switch Sonore Signature Series Rendu connected via LAN switch PS Audio DirectStream connected via I2S to Rendu Would I just order the basic sonicTransporter and connect via the LAN switch? Would this eliminate the need to run MinimServer and BubbleUPnP? Or does the Roon control APP still need these? This looks like the way for me to proceed in order to utilize Roon and use it as a control point, but I am not certain. I know that none of my current equipment is Roon ready. Is this the simplest way to go?
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