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  1. Hi seatrope I have an unmodified Nuc i7 it occasionally starts to play a file with a strange tinny ringing distortion it happens Two or three times a listening session- one track finishes no problem next one has the distortion stopping and starting track clears distortion - thinking it might be the upsampling. sound quality otherwise is excellent using jriver pcm upsampling playing from an itx i3 server bridged direct to the Nuc, still experimenting with configuration. Currently using Ubuntu on both machines. how do you get on with the Pacific (seem to remember you had volume level issues with GG) listened to one a couple of times I use a lampi GG btw
  2. thanks for the replies. Does the lps1.2 have enough power to run a NUC? looking at the spec it seems to only provide 1.1 amps.
  3. I have an HDplex on the way. Which output would be best for my NUC 7i7DNBE ?
  4. Thanks for that, the viablue cables look very interesting. How did you deal with the shielding on the cables - did you connect it to the RJ45 connector at both ends, or only one end? If so which end.
  5. Sorry for any misunderstanding - I did not buy the NUC from Sean. purchased from https://simplynuc.co.uk/ seemed to be the only uk supplier with the i7DNBE in stock dave
  6. Hi Jorge After exchanging emails with Sean, to explore best alternatives, ordered the Dc3 with current boost and Mundorf caps. Four month waiting list!
  7. Thanks for the feedback. I have ordered a NUC7i7DNBE and Sean Jacobs 19v power supply.
  8. Thank you for all the excellent info you have posted on the NUCs. have you tried any other voltages besides 12v to power your NUC7i7DNBE, or is 12v the sweet spot?
  9. Thanks for the feedback, glad to know it will run both players. I do some upsampling at the moment, appreciate that it won't cope with very high upsampling - maybe 2x dsd? Happy to trade off the low power spec of the with low or no upsampling.
  10. Considering building a new machine based on a supermicro X10SBA-L running linux, using an external PS. Does anyone know if the built in cpu would have enough power to run HQplayer or jriver?
  11. Hi Anyone compared the sound quality from the zenith internal SSD output to streaming through ethernet from external drive?
  12. Not really. Quoting myself above, "the Zenith is a bespoke, ultra high-quality computer that can deliver exceptional signal integrity on the USB port to the DAC." From a HW perspective, that's it. Whether you run server or renderer software on it, or both, is a matter of choice. Hello austinpop thanks for all the info you have posted - I am trying to get my head around the pros and cons of using a MKii with my current fanless diy server. any chance you could elaborate on " bridging, shunting and reclocking in the switches like I do."
  13. Hi very interesting I built a similar itx computer but it has just died dont know if it is worth doing again with atx How isyour server running now?
  14. dctom

    HQ Player

    Yes do have play from memory on Jriver. Have just swapped out the external drive and have put a self powered portable USB drive in. The same files are playing fine now with HQP, so it must have something to do with the type of external drive.
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