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  1. Thanks for the update @Norton!
  2. Looking forward to your thoughts on the U192, I'm aware that it depends on what is feeding it.
  3. Thanks @Waldo Your report is helpful. I already have a modified SD card player which has a magic sound quality, so I'm reluctant to add another files on disks/sticks approach. I'm more interested at this point in finding a way to add this magic to streaming.
  4. Just want to clarify if this is a comment on the U192ETL connected to the Fractal DAC? Doesn't sound like you are impressed with it. That is the combination I would be interested in..
  5. Hi @tims, I have to ask just in case but you are aware that the wiring in these connectors is not correct and must be replaced for your own usage and correct polarity otherwise it could damage your equipment. I don't have links to correctly wired commercial items, but I think there are some in @seeteeyous posts.
  6. These keep changing so best to look for '1 To 2 Ways RJ45 LAN Ethernet Network Cable Female Splitter' https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-To-2-Ways-RJ45-LAN-Ethernet-Network-Cable-Female-Splitter-Connector-AdapteODhn/362966094526?_trkparms=aid%3D1110009%26algo%3DSPLICE.COMPLISTINGS%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20200423103423%26meid%3D975486f4965440a9bbbddb9f5912c9d5%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D183652630738%26itm%3D362966094526%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3Ddefault%26brand%3DUnbranded&_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850 or 'RJ45 Coupler, RJ45 Ethernet Network Splitter Adapter Cable' https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B082R563DN?tag=duckduckgo-osx-uk-21&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1
  7. from news on forums Rob sadly passed away suddenly. May he rest in peace.
  8. The Schroeder method - We have name for this now, thanks for sharing @austinpop! Yes I have been using this method for various cables for some time with great results. As mentioned by @seeteeyou and with thanks to the Late Tubelover2 https://www.usaudiomart.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=1465&sid=d41bd38f0cfbd15e919ac0903008319a I use dual pairs of ethernet cables for DC cables and even tried for RCA cables with great results - Ugreen for negative and Audioquest forest for positives. I haven't bothered with any other DC cables after finding this solution it is so good. DIY is needed to make good end connectors. I use these or similar (4 or 8 port versions for multiple rails) opened up and resoldered with Silver wire out to the appropriate connectors and all covered with a couple of layers of tinned copper braid. I see there are some commercial options for the connectors mentioned by @seeteeyounow which makes it easier to try.
  9. Thanks @hopkins! ... finally I understand the 2 USB offerings. The U192ETL Plus the EC DAC does look tempting.
  10. Philosophy is good.. there are signs of a new philosophical/cultural movement - metamodenism which potentially can take us beyond the circuitous stalemate of these kinds of internet conversations and the corresponding political implications... just saying
  11. If you like to DIY and experiment these are amazing value speaker cables although a bit fiddly to make. https://www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/ubyte2e.html
  12. Yes very sensible to do this. I got rid of Facebook a few years ago after the cambridge analytica story broke and I got fed up with the shallow level of any discussions that usually end in polarisation & division. You can make a PDF of timeline before deleting all, so you can still have all the memories, kids growing up etc.
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