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  1. Thank you both for your comments and suggestions. As I suspected the answer lies in the particular server and dac and their associated apps.
  2. I apologize if this is a question that has been much discussed or is, perhaps unanswerable, but I am a novice looking for advice. I am currently using my home PC as my server and stream over ethernet to an Auralic Vega G1 streaming dac. I've added a Sonore Optical Module to connect to the A side of the EtherRegen. I use both Roon (for convenience) and the Auralic app, primarily when streaming from Qobuz because of enhanced sound quality. I would like to retire my home PC from audio service and get a dedicated server. I am also considering upgrading my dac. I am considering e
  3. I apologize if this is a question that has been much discussed or is, perhaps unanswerable, but I am a novice looking for advice. I am currently using my home PC as my server and stream over ethernet to an Auralic Vega G1 streaming dac. I've added a Sonore Optical Module to connect to the A side of the EtherRegen. I use both Roon (for convenience) and the Auralic app, primarily when streaming from Qobuz because of enhanced sound quality. I would like to retire my home PC from audio service and get a dedicated server. I am also considering upgrading my dac. I am considering e
  4. View Classified Running Springs Audio Elgar Power Conditioner and Voodoo Ultra Wave Powercord I purchased the Running Springs Elgar power conditioner ($1100 list) and the 4ft. Voodoo Audio UltraWave cable ($325 list), new from The Cable Co in July 2014 after comparing it with comparably priced power conditioners. It has provided admirable service for 6 years, but I am now upgrading to a conditioner costing 3 times as much. The unit is in excellent condition, but I am listing it as an 8 because of age and some small scratches above one of the outlets. Like a
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    I purchased the Running Springs Elgar power conditioner ($1100 list) and the 4ft. Voodoo Audio UltraWave cable ($325 list), new from The Cable Co in July 2014 after comparing it with comparably priced power conditioners. It has provided admirable service for 6 years, but I am now upgrading to a conditioner costing 3 times as much. The unit is in excellent condition, but I am listing it as an 8 because of age and some small scratches above one of the outlets. Like all RSA power conditioners, the Elgar was "designed with proprietary precision capacitance technology to provide managed differential power distribution." Its principal design goals were: "To significantly eliminate transient harmonics inherent in the vast majority of electrical topographies ...." "To fully manage power distribution eliminating spikes, drops and irregular voltage velocities" "To provide safety measures to insure against component=threatening blackouts, brownouts and general power dysfunction." These design goals are achieved through a 100% passive, non current limiting design. -rated at 1800watts @15 amps The Voodoo Ultra Wave was a very well regarded and well reviewed powercord at a reasonable price. Jay Luong on Audio Bacon called it "an extremely great value considering the costs of the cables....the Voodoo is a no-brainer. It really is a low-cost upgrade to the stock that will yield fantastic results." I have the original boxes, manual, stock power cord, and 3 carbon fiber footers. Buyer pays the shipping costs Includes:

    575.00 USD

  6. Dear Dave, thanks for taking the time to respond; unfortunately I'm not technologically savvy enough to follow. Are you saying, in effect, that it is both the quality of the endpoint feeding the dac (in my case the Vega G1 fed over ethernet) and the directness of the connection from the streaming source that have the most impact on sound quality? If so, then it would make sense to get my PC out of the mix altogether in favor of something like the Melco or Sonictransporter or NUC when streaming from Qobuz. Howard
  7. Perhaps this has already been discussed, but I am trying to decide if it is worthwhile for me to invest in a dedicated server, e.g. Melco, sonictransporter, for my system. I have about 350 albums, mostly classical, on my computer's hard drive, including 30 or so DSDs (with sampling rates as high as 512), but lately, I have been using Qobuz the majority of the time. I installed a Jcat Net Femto card on my Dell computer and inserted an EtherRegen 1 foot from my Auralic Vega G1 streaming dac in the effort to reduce noise transmitted over ethernet. I imagine that a dedicated server would improv
  8. Thanks for your response and the information. I will probably try to find a dsd extraction service for my sacds.
  9. My new Sony 4k Blu-ray player plays SACDs and has an HDMI audio output, but my Auralic Vega G1 streaming dac has ethernet input, not HDMI. Is there a device that would enable me to convert that HDMI audio output signal to ethernet so that the Vega G1 can play it?
  10. Dear Alex,

    I received my EtherRegen a few days ago and finally plugged it in yesterday.  My Dell computer is my server and most of my ethernet cabling is generic, with the exception of a short run of Blue Jean cable from the B side to my Auralic Vega G1.  The rest of my system a Zesto Leto 1.5 pre -amp, Aesthetix Atlas Signature amp, and MG 3.7i speakers.  I'm sure you are bored with all the praise, but I was stunned just how noticeable the change in sound quality really was, even at relatively low volume the improvements in timbral accuracy and realism, separation of instruments, meaningful detail etc were obvious.  I didn't tell my wife about the new device, but she commented spontaneously how glorious the sound was.  As others have said, you really have come up with a great product for which we are all grateful. 

  11. This is why I now only buy products that I am able to audition in my home. Fortunately there are dealers and manufacturers who will facilitate this.
  12. Yes, I do use Roon, upsampling everything to DSD 512 and have encountered no problems at all. I've also used the Auralic app, which is a bit clumsy but adequate.
  13. I recently auditioned both the T2 and the Auralic Vega G1. Both were a significant improvement over my previous set-up: Sonore Micro Rendu and Ayre Codex. Going in to the audition, I expected to prefer the Lumin, given the reviews I had read, but both my wife and I strongly preferred the Auralic Vega G1. In our system (ARC LS17SE, Aesthetix Atlas Signature, Magneplanar 3.7i), the T2 sounded too dark and "thick" (i.e. slightly muddy). The Auralic had greater clarity and detail and a more realistic soundstage. We bought the Auralic, but I'm sure that some others auditioning both would prefe
  14. Thanks for all your hard work. You must have suffered terribly through this ordeal. If you were forced to limit yourself to the original aim of finding a new DAC in the $5K range and had to choose one of the DACs you reviewed for a speaker based system, which one (or two) might you rank highest?
  15. I've enjoyed your first 2 dac reviews very much and look forward to future installments. I too have and enjoy the Ayre Codex but plan on upgrading in the near future to dacs under $5k. Might you be including the Lindemann Musicbook 10 or one of its other configurations?
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