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  1. The sampling bug in Roon is said to have been solved since version 1.6 and some say that Roon's upsampling handling seems to have improved somewhat - something I have yet to find time to test out again. Will get around to it one day
  2. flkin

    Pink Faun 2.16

    For those that want to use ramroot in their PinkFaun ( or other machine that run AudioLinux 2.0), there is a hidden function to automatically save the ram image of Roon back into the storage without having to do it manually in the menu. This is important for keeping changes made in Roon up to date. Its set up like this: In AL menu, select console then su password systemctl enable ramsave.timer or systemctl disable ramsave.timer menu (to return to headless mode) save (so after reboot it still works) The period of auto saving can be changed: Edit as root the file /etc/systemd/system/ramsave.timer using File Editor Root The content is [Unit] Description=Runs ramsave periodically [Timer] # Time to wait after booting before we run first time OnBootSec=30min # Time between running each consecutive time OnUnitActiveSec=30min Unit=ramsave.service [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target You can change from 30min to any value you want. The default is 30min
  3. flkin

    Pink Faun 2.16

    How does one underclock the RAM in the PF? My average CPU core temp reported in AL menu runs around 58-65C playing 44.1 files. At this time my optimal settings are: AL2.0 running Ramroot, Extreme 1, no upsampling/convolution in Roon. PSP off and video card removed. No major sound changes for this last two steps unlike the above. One thing about turning off PSP, I'm finding that the core loading on the cores are less even than with PSP on. So I'm not sure if I want to keep it off. Still testing for now
  4. flkin

    Pink Faun 2.16

    Yes that would certainly be interesting, unfortunately not an easy group of streamers to get together to listen to! The SGM and the PF has shared roots as the SGM clock module was built by PF in the 2015 model. PF made them a power system too but they ended up going with another design. A local friend heard the SGM Extreme prototype in Hong Kong and said it was very nice.
  5. flkin

    Pink Faun 2.16

    Havent listened to either of those so I wouldn’t be able to comment sound wise. Technically the PF has a lot going on internally that differentiates it with others - up to 5 extreme clocks internally, star earthing, up to 20 linear supplies, PF version of AudioLinux. I did an technical breakdown of my unit, have a look here it that interests you: https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/30376-a-novel-way-to-massively-improve-the-sq-of-computer-audio-streaming/page/367/?tab=comments#comment-862221
  6. Hi Paul Perhaps the way I have been writing doesn't treat you with sufficient respect for a giant in the audio world that has contributed a great deal over decades. For my frustrations taken out on you, valid or not, I apologise. 🙏 Your supplies are undoubtly fine and you have many happy customers today. Let's take our particular situation private and continue via PM/email. I still do want to let go of my order as my audio journey has led me down a different path now. My suggestion of disclosing the status of your production queue doesn't require you to state the owner of the queue, only the current queue number being worked on and level of work on that unit. Please do consider, it will surely save you a lot of time and heartache going forward.
  7. flkin

    Pink Faun 2.16

    They are both excellent machines in different price ranges. The CX is flexible as it allows upgrading with the Ex later. I did a review comparing the 2.16x with the CxEx pair and preferred the PF but to each their own. You are after all asking in the PF thread 😄
  8. Hi Paul - Status of your current build isn't a lot to ask for. Please do let us know the current build and status. - Yes, my power requirements have changed. I would like to sell my queue position for my SR7. Please PM me if you have a customer. - Your policy of letting people take over cancellations might offer you no benefits but can't you see it upsets your current customers? This occurs because you allow to reconfigure the order which effectively makes it equivalent to buying a new custom order without the queue. Yes, we are no worse off time wise but it sure does make one wish they had simply waited to cut into the queue! Cutting a few years of the wait time is not trival.
  9. Hi Paul Sorry to hear about your life issues - but we all face them and have to adapt accordingly. Your explanation above doesn't address the single most important matter - the SR queue status. May I suggest that you post once per month here about the current queue number and status of the units you are working on? For example: #11 - completed, packaged and sent with tracking #12 - completed and currently bench testing #13 - assembly stage #14 - parts arrived That way, fully paid customers are able to see where their SR build is at? This request for transparency is only fair, given the lengthy delays.
  10. It's been 13 months since I paid in full to join the queue at the bottom (and not jump the queue obtained from others quitting). At the time of making the purchase the queue was #29. From the above discussions, Paul is at around #14 or #15. This means he manufactured around one per month while I was told it would be one per week at the time of purchase. Given my queue number is #29, there is another 15 units to go before I get mine. And at a rate of 1/month that would mean I have another 15 months to go. Total time from payment to delivery would then be 28 months.... Some question why the fuss about Paul letting others jump the queue right to the top to replace orders that didn't want to wait and quit, this is one of the reasons why.
  11. flkin

    Pink Faun 2.16

    The new clocks sound amazing and makes a significant difference. Can’t wait to get mine 😄💦
  12. Ah, ok so the tx was not paired with the sMS200 and then compared with the NUC without tx. Not sure why I mis-read that.. In that case you are right, the silvered tx wouldn't have any effect on the sound at all. My apologies @auricgoldfinger ☺️
  13. In my experience silver wires generally produces thinner, harder less natural sounds and might be the reason the tx sounds this way compared to your NUC?
  14. flkin

    Pink Faun 2.16

    For me Ramroot is also quite close but seems to make it a touch smoother, more natural with good control. It's difficult to compare as the boot up with Ramroot takes quite long for me. And Roon takes an additional half minute after the PF has booted up. But all in I prefer with it on
  15. flkin

    Pink Faun 2.16

    I'm liking E1 better too. E2 seems too hard and in my system the soundstage is smaller. Are you finding that Roon takes a longer time to boot up in Ramroot mode also now that you keep your Roon database in SSD?
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