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  1. Hi Guys, I am in a little of indecision here, These are the facts, I am the proud owner of a nice silver Bryston BDA-3 DAC, I was using it with a Microrendu, well I decided to start upgrading and it is getting messy, I like my shelves to look nice and also The secret is on simplicity, There are so many parts on a Ultrarendu or sMS-200ultra set up, for example you need an ultrarendu, then a Nice PS then you need a nice Switch then nice Cat7 cables then a NAS and the list keep growing you also need a PC Like the I5 then the itch continues and now you want a Linear PS for the PC and you end up with a bunch of small boxes and wires in your rack. I started evaluating other alternative and a dealer is willing to make a trade of my stuff for a new PS Audio Direct stream dac with the bridge 2 that will make everything way more simple (DAC, NAS and a Switch) but I would like to hear if anyone here have had experience that DAC. I like the Natural/Neutral sound of the BDA-3 but I have no Idea of the sound of the Direct stream DAC. I hope someone can give me some feedback. Best, Eric
  2. Well I can get any version of windows for free I have an MSDN licence, what Motherboard would be the best one BTW I want to use the H5 box from HD plex, In terms of renders I would like to find an ethernet to i2s(hdmi) renderer. I totally dislike USB why are we using a format that is so susceptible to corruption that you can not run it longer than 20ft? At work we test data corruption and byte loss on cables specially cat 6A cables and damm USB cables are bad!!! there are more bit errors on a 2 feet USB cable than on a 200 ft cat 6 cable. And FYI guys I tested various HighEnd USB cables and only one of them was 90ohms most of theme where 100ohm which is borderline acceptable but far from optimum. I now make my own USB cables using WL Gore RCN-9800 aerospace USb2 cable https://www.gore.com/sites/g/files/ypyipe116/files/2017-07/GORE-Aerospace-High-Speed-Data-Cables-Military-Catalog-071317.pdf I measured less packet loss on 2 meters of this cable than on 1 meter of Audioquest Carbon. BTW Gore Ethernet cable is also amazing!
  3. Hi, I am new to custom audio server, after playing around with the MicroRendu and then Ultrarendu, I am now interested in jumping into the dedicated audio server, I am a full time IT consultant, yes I know computers in and out and I can put together a PC with one hand behind my back, but I don't have the knowledge in terms of what to look on a motherboard for audio, what are the best options for MB, Case, PS, HD, Memory, ETC.. It will be nice if we can start a Topic where you can have the basics of DIY audio servers with links to the best MB, Cases, PS, OS, Software, components etc. Like a starting point for people interested in building their own servers.
  4. But my switch is a Netgear gs108 is not a smart router so there is no way to adjust any settings
  5. Hi I tried connecting My SonicTransporter I5 and my Microrendu unsuccessfully. this is my set up: I have my modem/router in the basement(Motorola sbg6580) from it I have a 50 feet cat 6 cable to my audio room where I have it go into a Netgear GS108 Switch and connected to that switch I have my Microrendu, the SonicTransport I5 and a desktop computer that is on the other side of the room. The Microrendu is connected to my DEQX HDP4. I can access both control panels and everything in them looks fine and the DAC is active and ready. When I start Roon I can see the Server and it work perfectly but I can't see the MR. After troubleshooting for a while the Microrendu suddenly showed up but, when I played either Tidal or a Local PCM 96k file it started playing but sounded distorted for like 5 seconds, then it stops and I get a Network communication error and the MR diapered again. This happened twice I tested a variety of CAT 6-7-8 cables ranging from cheap flat cables to a pair of AQ Vodka and still same issue. Everything is new including the GS108. To test the network I connected my macbook to the same router and disable the wifi and connected to my dac and I was able to play jriver and tidal with no issues. Please Did I overlook something. what it is going on
  6. I am OK now Andrew just replied to my email Very interesting product he has, I am ordering!
  7. Do anyone here know if these products are in stock at Small Green Computer (microjukebox) I tried emailing them using the form online but no luck so far. I don't want to make a purchase with out any idea of availability or when I will get it, I am not suggesting nothing, most likely they are a great respected company but I have been burned so many times and that have made me very cautious. Please any help I will appreciated a lot.
  8. it is still available I can give you asking price 800 for both
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