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  1. The new version supports upnp/dnla you could connect via ethernet to your Aries.
  2. Hi Bob, Thanks for all the information. How does the Allo USB Bridge SIG + power supply compare with the fanless NUC + HDPLEX 200 both as endpoints.What are the sound quality differences? Both running Gentooplayer and using the Xeon machine as a roonserver. That would level the playing field and give us a picture of the differences. Regards Alec
  3. Try: yaourt -R hqplayer-embedded hqplayer-network-audio-daemon Maybe disable ramroot and re-enable again
  4. Thanks CTU. Here's one I came across that interested me, with a wide range of options: https://www.fidelityaudio.co.uk/uber-ultra-low-noise-power-supply-4145-p.asp Also this DIY LifeP04 supply is making some waves on diyaudio: https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/power-supplies/327105-develop-ultra-capacitor-power-supply-lifepo4-battery-power-supply.html
  5. My Supply has 2 smaller transformers and the regulators are all onboard in one box, with a single umbilical. @Nenon's supply is based on the Innuos Statement, which has outbox DC regulation, situated next to the motherboard and dual umbilical for shorter signal paths, one large transformer, I guess the 400VA version has an even larger transformer to take care of the 5A 12V rail required by the i9 9900K, (the statement only needs 1.5A) you can see the 'Statement' supply below to get an idea of quality: http://www.the-ear.net/how-to/power-supply-design-innuos-statement
  6. Sounds like a beast of a PS very low impedance, should have great dynamics. Shame a head to head with the SR7 can't be arranged. I had considered starting a Sean Jacobs thread a few months ago, but Sean being the modest person he is didn't want (or need) the publicity. Maybe you might want to start one detailing your supply / project, since you seem to have taken your build to the current pinnacle of Sean's work.
  7. Then why bother with the ''ultra low jitter'' clock in the Ultrarendu isn't this a selling point over the basic Microrendu? If they both deliver the signal without data loss and the only clock that matters is that in the DAC then why buy an Ultrarendu?
  8. @wwc I didn't write the second part regarding the Taiko extreme, I guess they are your comments? I can't disagree with any of it, its a beautiful product. But it costs $23,000 and I would expect a bespoke product at that cost to have a high order of craftsmanship. The Innuos zenith V3 is $3800 so what are we comparing?
  9. I didn't listen to all the tear down it was plain silly, starting off by identifying the wrong motherboard if I recall $150, basically anyone can do it........... a bit of an insult to all developers. Since then we identified the nearest motherboard used in the Innuos mk 3 range which is based on : Supermicro X11SAA $340. Sure if you are technically able you can remove some of the 'noisy' components and mimic the Innuos lets say 'semi' customized board. But their is more to a server than just a motherboard. A useful feature of the Innuos product range is that they use the same board in their lowest cost mini models as they do in their top of the line products. Therefore starting from their base model, you can hear what the board sounds like with just a plain smps brick as a power supply and then listen to how it sounds with an upgraded external linear power supply. Moving up the range you can again hear the difference a multi rail linear power supply, mains filtering, emi treatment, better casework, 3 point vibration suspension, improved cabling etc, can achieve over the base model. Then at the top of the range we encounter OCXO clockboards for the ethernet and USB outputs and a separate box for the 8 rail linear power supply first stage regulation - better vibration damping - all based on the same motherboard. Plus a very good operating / music management system. Hours and hours of research and development. If the tear town is convincing, then why buy any custom server? eg. Pink Faun's top of the line server uses a gaming motherboard (and different design approach) , and if I recall one of @seeteeyou's post correctly the Taiko uses a server board therefore the argument applies equally here. I don't believe that better looking internals or larger size automatically equates to better sound quality, there are always compromises involved in achieving that 'balance' which sounds and measures 'right' in each product. The bottom line for me is listen and hear for yourself which one is best for you and if it's worth the money. If you have the technical know how and spare time then of course build your own.
  10. Take a look at Pink Faun's USB bridge with their new 'ultra OCXO' clock, it comes at a price though. https://www.pinkfaun.com/
  11. You can use filters generated from REW eg. convolution in either Roon or HQplayer both work with sonic transporter and audiolinux.
  12. My supermicro x10sba motherboard has 2 ports. They are clocked with sclk-ex. I was looking to upgrade the server bigger processor, jcat femto card etc. But following these results, there is no rush.
  13. I would say a slight increase in clarity. Isolating CPU cores, has a bigger effect in conjunction with Pieros expert menu script. Basically scroll down and delete all the hashtags in front of "echo". I have a 4 core celeron, I isolated 3 cores for audio. Set boot to extreme and real time priority to standard. Max performance and turbo off. Also as my server is Ethernet out, I changed rtirq.conf from USB to eno1 (my Ethernet bridge out to DAC). That with ramroot, comfortably beats any other OS I've tried, the clarity, dynamics, bass etc is stunning.
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