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  1. Hi Jorge, +1 on this too. I started writing something similar yesterday but changed my mind as I was worried I'd offend you. Especially if you are considering upgrading the clock in your Buffalo then having so many devices downstream aimed at isolating it from your DAC doesn't make a great deal of sense to me. To Barrows point the oR is probably a good incremental upgrade in your current chain. But rationalising the chain into higher end components such as Phoenix etc is another option. Cheers, Alan
  2. Let us know how you get on Mark. Be interested to hear. Also funnily enough after 5 months of prevarication (it sat in it's box was I was too lazy and too worried I'd break it if I attempted to mod the power supply) I shipped my Buffalo to PinkFaun yesterday to get them to do the clock mod and the PSU mod. Looking forward to seeing how that compares to my current EtherRegen switch. Cheers, Alan
  3. Hey Frank, Hope you're well. Yeah the LAN is lovely too and Mark (at Sablon) reckons the 2020 LAN is a bigger improvement than the 2020 USB. I'm very happy with all three and it ousted the Lush^2 from my system. Is the Lush^3 a big step up from the ^2? Cheers, Alan
  4. For me it's Sablon and no looking back. The Sablon 2020 USB in and out of the Phoenix and the LAN from ER to Zenith. They are so good I no longer contemplate other cables and consider it job done. I haven't heard the Lush^3 but if it's anything like the Lush^2 then the smooth relaxed Sablon house sound blended with the texture and grain of the Lush might be an interesting blend.
  5. Hi, In general those who believe in clocking (many don't) seem to find that multiple good clocks have a cumulative benefit. Doesn't make a great deal of sense but look at all the people using 2 different switches for example. In my case an EtherRegen added an improvement. And the Phoenix added a great improvement. I might replace the ER with something better but there's no way I'm going back to my Netgear. Be interesting to see how the Phoenix and OpticalRendu complement each other, or don't. Cheers, Alan
  6. This having to navigate from the email preview to the site doesn't sit well with me. Totally get it as a business decision for Chris and fair enough. Buy personally I'm going to unsubscribe from several threads as I relied on the email previews. Needing to log in to catch up is a bit too much.
  7. +1 on the Sablon I have the Sablon USB and LAN cables and they are very nice. I'm not even considering any other cables as these are just so good. Cheers, Alan
  8. You're most welcome Ken 😁
  9. https://audiobacon.net/2020/09/08/innuos-phoenix-usb-reclocker-review/amp/ I was beginning to worry about Jay as he hadn't posted anything interesting (to me at least) for a while. He's back 😃 "It becomes clear that this component is more of a necessity than an accessory. "
  10. Hi @vgrubb Yup, they are compatible, I have these Finisars and bought them to go with my OM & ER. Cheers, Alan
  11. I bought the FTLF1324 I then bought the FTLF1318 In all honesty I heard no difference whatsoever and didn't really expect to. But I read they were better so upgraded to the 1318s 😁 The 1324 are available. PM me if interested. Cheers, Alan
  12. Hi Ron, This is probably the main SMS-200 thread but there are a few others: It's 84 pages long but that also implies loads of info. There's also the questions forum and the search function. But I'd recommend reading this thread as it will answer stuff you didn't think about. Cheers, Alan
  13. Hey Rajiv, Congrats on your sexy new purchase. Pretty jealous dude! But, you know that spaghetti is like, well a string of spaghetti and is a wave! It comes and goes. You simplify and breathe a sigh of relief. And then you start adding the latest gizmo's. Granted those gizmo's are going to need to be darn good to add anything to the Extreme. But the day will come. And we all look forward to hearing about and sharing those endeavours! Not nearly the same scale as you but I'd a similar experience. Was looking at the Innuos Phoenix and discovered PS A
  14. Looking forward to listening impressions once you get past the dreaded burn-in. Cheers, Alan
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