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  1. My two Sean Jacobs power supplies are the basically same for (i) the CPU (one power supply, one rail. made by Sean Jacobs) and (ii) the motherboard and Pink Faun ultra OCXO bridge (one power supply, four rails, components from Sean Jacobs, assembled by Nenon). The voltages are different, of course, along with any differentiation of parts (such as transformers) given the different voltage outputs and different number of rails.
  2. Yes, with Euphony, caching, etc., the NAS is just fine, but it doesn't sound quite as good as streaming (close, but not quite as good). And the NAS is just a few feet away. So from a proximity standpoint, the NAS or local storage should sound better than streaming. The NAS only has to go through ethernet cable (and through the PF Buffalo). Streaming is sourced many miles away, goes through more conversions (Verizon Fios, ONT box, coax, router, coax again, router extender, ethernet cable, PF Buffalo). Plus whatever processes it went through before gettin
  3. At over $6k at the 1.5 TB level, those will likely come down in price. If I am looking at the right product (my technical knowledge is modest), 480 GB is only $609. Intel® Optane™ SSD 900P Series (480GB, 1/2 Height PCIe* x4, 20nm) 123626
  4. Nenon, What are a couple of examples of high capacity but expensive PCIe Optane cards for local storage? I have a lot of music files that are not available on streaming services, so I may be slightly more reliant on local storage than the average audiophile.
  5. Same here. Reading audiophilestyle and whatsbestforum is enjoyable. They give info you can’t get elsewhere. My system’s performance is better as a result of what I read and learn.
  6. Time tuning and adjusting is nearly zero. With Euphony (and Daphile, which MarceINL is enjoying), there is no tuning. There are some settings, in setting up the software, a bit about the cache and how you want that to be deployed etc., but these sorts of things are more of a learning curve with the software than trying various frequency or turbo settings and trying to figure out which one sounds best. One doesn't and can't do that with Euphony (probably not with Daphile either). And Euphony still sounds better than AudioLinux + Roon (in my set-up, and this seems to be the view), despite th
  7. As there has been some discussion as to cost of a DIY high-power server, below is an indication of the parts costs for my build. Again, this is parts only. Motherboard – ASRock Z390 Gaming ITX – $243 with tax CPU – Intel Core i9-9900 – $507 Optane Card – Intel MEMPEK1J032GA01 – $96 PinkFaun USB Bridge with ultraOCXO clock, $1,860 JCAT USB Femto Network Card, $503 H5 HDPlex Chassis, $340 (versus the Streacom in my build) 4 rail power supply, ~$2,700 Wire – too wide of a range – assume Ghent Neotech
  8. Interesting info, AudioLinux vs Daphile, and interesting too that in your setup Daphile sounds quite good. I suspect that there are not a material number of followers of this thread that use Daphile, but we will see. Daphile is both an app and an AL operating system, correct? When you listen via AL, are you using an app?
  9. I believe I purchased my Sean Jacobs 19V DC3 power supply for in the range of $1,500 or $1,600. Separately, for a PF Buffalo and a Synology NAS, I purchased a DC3 with three rails - 12, 12 and 5 volts - for ~ $2,275. There are competing options at around these amounts which may offer comparable performance. The cost of a high-power DIY server is similarly manageable. In 1985, one could purchase a Yugo for $3,990. A new Yugo is no longer available.
  10. I don’t agree with the formula. Even if I did, I use Euphony and with a single CPU, high-powered server. There may be nothing better and it is not expensive. There wouldn’t be much gained, if anything, trying to find something better. This allows me to focus time, money and effort on hardware, wire, network devices such as the modded Pink Faun Buffalo, power supplies, power conditioners, and other system components . All of which can provide gains whereas trying to find better software likely will not provide gains, with my server. So, for me, the value o
  11. Clarification, on the server Nenon built for me, Euphony was superior to Roon (without having to fuss with the OS). That same server, using Euphony, was materially better than a low-power audiophile arrangement with tweaked AudioLinux and Roon. Nenon’s server had better wire and better power supplies, so there were other factors besides just software.
  12. However, Larry, I was a.customer who found Euphony superior to your AudioLinux, as did my friend Bob when we listened together on a more powerful computer (Nenon’s), in my system. The decision between the two was easy. It was also superior on the endpoint of your low power computer. So the software is easy, just choose Euphony in a single CPU server (it sounds spectacular). Euphony provides updates from time to time; there is no need to wrestle with an OS or find that perfect formula in AudioLinux That leaves one to focus on the other things, which simplifies matters.
  13. Duelund’s purchase of Jenson’s production line has materially changed pricing (lower), from what I understand (and from my experience based on an order for some CAST tinned copper caps for my amps).
  14. I sent you a PM, but I do not see evidence of it in my Messages, so please let me know if you received it.
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