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  1. Regarding the Taiko DIY, this would be a good time to make a financial project design decision Target price range (from $xxxxx - $yyyyy) or Cost no object, best build possible If you pick #1 you get design constraints If you pick #2 you have financial constraints If your lucky, #2 falls within 1. This is a good time to know where your constraints lie, if any
  2. I invited our regional distributor to come around and install his earthing system to see what effect it had on sound quality. He arrived with 2 large and a third very large wooden box where the brand name appeared to be literally branded into the wood and a plethora of different cables, with various terminations and some fairly exotic prices. We listened to a few track to get a benchmark then added the various boxes and cables. We replayed the tracks and the dealer looked at me gleefully and said, ‘hear that”? Actually no.. When I audition stuff, I don’t typically try to remember how so
  3. On my Synergistic Research cables, the earth leads are connected to the screen. In my system it’s one of many things that when taken together contribute to a holographic soundstage based on the venue or sound engineering on the recording
  4. Unlike analog, where there’s only the analog signal, digital music is stored in a purely digital format and its moved around using analog voltages. When your music stream arrives at your ISP modem, its been subject to all the switching and noise nasties of the global internet. The digital signal is still perfectly intact (that’s the benefit of digital) but the analog representation of the signal is probably a mess. But as I mentioned, analog voltage is only needed if you want to move the stream from one component to another. Each time you move the stream you regenerate the analog (voltage) p
  5. Actually the switch isn’t the most important component....the DC power that its modulating is way more important, as it defines how cleanly the switch’s oscillator works (how much jitter it produces) and how much noise is sent to the DAC. Using your budgets above I would apportion $1000 on the switch and $4000 on its power supply. With that as a front end you’ll likely get better results with a $2000 DAC than you will spending $20,000 on DAC and Switch and neglecting the DC power upon which its ALL based.
  6. View Classified Ghent Neotech DC Cables I have 2 virtually new Ghent-made DC cables Made from Neotech’s 7N UPOCC Copper, the cables have the following specs: Ghent part number: DC-7N16C Cable type: Neotech UPOCC 7N Copper, 16 AWG, JSSG360 Length: 0.5m Connectors: GX16-2(# 1pin+) to Oyaide 2.1 Gold New price: £81.00 Sale price: £54.00 Ghent part number: DC-7N16C Cable type: Neotech UPOCC 7N Copper, 16 AWG, JSSG360 Connectors: GX16-2 (#1 pin+) to Oyaide 2.1 Gold New price: £149.00
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    I have 2 virtually new Ghent-made DC cables Made from Neotech’s 7N UPOCC Copper, the cables have the following specs: Ghent part number: DC-7N16C Cable type: Neotech UPOCC 7N Copper, 16 AWG, JSSG360 Length: 0.5m Connectors: GX16-2(# 1pin+) to Oyaide 2.1 Gold New price: £81.00 Sale price: £54.00 Ghent part number: DC-7N16C Cable type: Neotech UPOCC 7N Copper, 16 AWG, JSSG360 Connectors: GX16-2 (#1 pin+) to Oyaide 2.1 Gold New price: £149.00 Sale price: £99.00 The cables come in original Ghent packaging, which clearly identifies and confirms their origin (see photos) The cables are available separately

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  8. Hi Alan, Have you got your modded Buffalo back from PF yet? If so, would you like to post your initial impressions? Thanks
  9. Hi Martin, The Zenith Mk3 and Statement both released towards the end of 2018. I received my Statement in January ‘19 and it was amongst the first to be delivered.
  10. Hi there, As far as I know InnuOS buffers albums and tracks to the internal RAM then shuts down network functions before playing, so the Statement is not constantly streaming over the network while playing music. My system has close to 500 Mbps, so the loading of tracks and albums takes a fraction of a second. If you want to improve SQ, take a look at the network itself and the power supplies it uses. In my system, improving those power supplies and cables have brought the largest improvements. The other major improvement will come from isolating your Statement and its netw
  11. Thank you. Appreciated. Frank’s advice is valuable to anyone who doesn’t want to invest too heavily, whereas my advice and experience is quite a bit errrr..less economical. 😈
  12. Well there’s some progress! Well done
  13. Hi Tom, Thanks for your thoughtful and nicely written reply. Appreciated. For some human beings, music is lower down but on the same scale as safe food, clean water and energy. It is one of the fundamentals that contributes to a happy life. And like food, water and energy it needs to be paid for, as producing it has a cost that needs covering. Lets say you owned a reservoir and all the water in it and you found people downstream drinking without paying. You also found that these people had no other source of water. Would you simply cut them off, or would you find a way to
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