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  1. My post was a reaction to the post of superdad above and not because I don't know what nun-of-the-mill switch looks like 🙂 Just to be clear, I would prefer a case a tad bigger than an LPS-1.2 case. This would allow to have all the connections on one side.
  2. I think that for most people, it would be easier to have all the connections on one side. All ethernet/SFP ports and power on the same side. Personally I wouldn't mind paying extra in order to have a practical product. After all it will probably be THE switch that will say a long time in the chain.
  3. All the ethernet cables in my audio chain are those Viablue + Telegartner RJ45's. Those cables are very good and an absolute bargain. I also had Supra cat 8 and found that the Viablue's where superior. Make sure that you connect the braided shield of the Viablue to only one of the two Telegartner RJ45's that make-up the cable.
  4. I assume you are following the guideline from SOtM. http://docs.sotm-audio.com/doku.php?id=en:eunhasu:burn_sdcard_image Just ignore the message to format upon insertion of the SD card. Burning the image will do the necessary formatting and partitioning for you. It's possible that I have used Rufus instead of imageUSB. Just be careful not to erase any data on your PC's HD's
  5. Thx, for the info about the 0.4.4 version. I sure hope that the difference I'm hearing is not due to a simple change of DC cable on my server. But then again, who knows! I just listened again and my system has some sort of calm and neutrality that's almost uncanny. Version 0.4.4 can't be downloaded from the website I see. I did the upgrade from within Eunhasu. When I upgrade to 0.4.5 I will put 0.4.4 aside (so I will be using a new sd card)
  6. Merry Christmas to you all and I concur: my system would not sound as it does today, without the input from many forum members here.
  7. Correct. I still have to test a NUC as AL endpoint and of course compare it to the sMS-200 ultra.
  8. This is what I heard on my own system. I must admit that I made some other changes, but I don't believe they can give such a gain. 1° AL from 0.6 to 0.8 (config remained the same) 2° New DC cable for the NUC AL server (simple Canare 4S with JSSG360 treatment)
  9. There's only one test left for me. A NUC with AL as endpoint versus the sMS-200 ultra. The 4.4 firmware of the sMS-200 ultra gave a massive improvement in sound as a Roon endpoint. I'm waiting to install 4.5 because some are experiencing problems with it. With what I'm hearing now from the sMS-200 ultra, I'm not sure that the NUC will be clear winner. To be continued...
  10. I've copied some FLAC's to a directory in AL ramroot and couldn't hear a difference between "in memory" play and play from the NAS using RoonServer. I did even shutdown the NAS to be sure the NAS wasn't interfering somehow. Perhaps my system is not resolving enough. I haven't tested with a NUC endpoint yet.
  11. Is there a benefit compared to simply mounting the USB drive on your server on which runs RoonServer? Unless, of course, you copy/update your music files to the USB drive using another machine on the network.
  12. Many people still willingly ignore what DSP can do to correct some major/minor room problems, all because of the so called purity of the signal, while in fact it is the room that destroys their so called pure signal.
  13. Did you setup a Samba server in order to avoid a plain vanilla NAS? I have a small dedicated Synology NAS for my music files. It has its own LPS. I have a spare NUC. Perhaps I will try to install AL + Samba on it. I would put a 2.5 inch HD in the NUC (not an SSD)
  14. These have been my dream speakers for many years. Literally sound and vision. Beautiful to watch and lovely to listen to.
  15. afrancois

    SOtM smS-200 unveiled at Munich Hi-End

    I'm running eunhasu beta on my sMS-200 ultra, but I can't seem to find the procedure on how to revert back to a non-beta version. I know it has been posted, but I can't find it. I don't want to remove the SD card and rewrite an image using a PC because my sMS-200 is not easily accessible.