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Peter Avgeris

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  1. I would highly recommend to avoid those ultra expensive Furutech connectors/plugs/sockets. All Furutech products have been cryogenically treated and unfortunately they impose a very bad sonic signature compared to the non-cryo versions. I used to purchase Wattgate & Furutech products many years ago, before this cryo treating policy was applied to the whole array of their products. Nowadays, cryo treatment has become a standard and this is really bad for good sound. In addition, I have never ever listened to any Vcap capacitor that sounds really good. On the contrary, they are s
  2. When I needed a gpu just to power up the machine, I got probably the best of all! https://www.ebay.com/itm/184695102850 I got this because the motherboard I was using did not boot without a GPU. I compared it against 5-6 modem graphics adapters and it was clearly better most likely due to the simplicity of the design. It had virtually nothing on it and the power consumption was negligible. When I changed the motherboard to a server motherboard, that was able to boot, this card became useless.
  3. Hello again! Most likely, my friend in Germany is in the same state like you. He has been waiting for the RAM chips for quite some time now. He has sent me the board & the CPUS along with a pair of DDR4 DIMMs but they are not RDIMMs and they do not work. It seems that this MoBo requires only RDIMM chips to work. There is no need to worry for all this unwanted situation, he will send me the chips immediately after they are in his hands. But this may take quite long. I will call him now and will ask him about the estimated date of delivery, if this is scheduled months from now, then I w
  4. The thread is still active. My problem is that although I have the MoBo & the processors in my hands, I can't power up the boards because the RAM chips I have are incompatible. I am waiting for the new chips for months so as to be able to power it up.
  5. View Classified Buffalo BS-GS2008 Here there are four identical Network switches from Buffalo. It is a discontinued model. I purchased these four pieces for a local friend, when they were still available. On top of selling price I paid shipping and import duties/taxes but now he has cancelled the project. I already have my own pieces, so I'm giving these out to the lucky one. Due to the fact that you never know if the machines are working perfectly, although being purchased as new items, I decided to test them one by one in my own lab. This is
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    Here there are four identical Network switches from Buffalo. It is a discontinued model. I purchased these four pieces for a local friend, when they were still available. On top of selling price I paid shipping and import duties/taxes but now he has cancelled the project. I already have my own pieces, so I'm giving these out to the lucky one. Due to the fact that you never know if the machines are working perfectly, although being purchased as new items, I decided to test them one by one in my own lab. This is the model that comes with its own external power supply. I am giving them out at the price of the original cost including shipping and European taxes/imports. Sale price is 500 Euros for all four pieces. I will ship them free inside European Union. For shipments outside EU, shipping fees will be covered by the buyer. I can accept wire transfer and PayPal payments. PayPal fees are calculated on buyer's side. Feel free to ask for information at [email protected]

    580.00 USD

  7. It is exactly like replacing other components. Each and every module seems to behave on its own, regarding SQ. I am not very experienced in these modules as I'm not using any fiber isolation devices in my audio chain.
  8. Yes! Flat cooper heat pipes is an interesting solution that could be beneficial in the way that we can avoid digging groves onto the lateral heatsinks. Big heat pipes are required for sure. Taiko Audio has used copper heat sink for both CPUs. Aluminum heat sink requires increased dissipation area between copper and aluminum structure. Let's wait for a couple of days more. The RAM chips are on their [email protected], thank you for your willingness to help. I think the ones supplied are already checked that they are fully functional.
  9. Hello from Athens, Greece. I have been reading your comments with utmost interest. In brief, a depth of 1-2 mm of the grooves is absolutely insufficient. Due to the incompatibility of current RAM chips I have, I cannot use them for powering up the server board with the Intel Xeon CPUs. As soon as I am able to power up, I can measure the current drawn through these specific CPUs and IMHO this is one of the most important aspects that, among others, affect the calculations and the design of the chassis. I am waiting to receive the compatible RDIMMs from Germany and next step
  10. Yes. It is active. But first I need to have in my hands the Ram chips to power up the beast! This is what I have been waiting for...
  11. Hello! Yes, I forgot to let you know. Along with the Buffalos I had listened to the Ubiquiti router(s) as a plain switch(es). Nenon had written the day before. He had listened to this thing. Buffalo switches are a totally different story. They play miles better than Ubiquitis. It seems that Ubiquiti is the best choice for routers and Buffalo the best for switches. Imaging was far bigger with Buffalos, low & high frequencies were shockingly real. Ubiquiti was sounding a lot more harsh against Buffalos. I have observed that the comments of Nen
  12. Yes! BS-GS2008, 16 & 24 all make use of the same chips inside. I have checked the specs on Broadcom site, only difference is support for 8,16 & 24 ports respectively. All have same sound quality, character and flavor. Checked 2008 vs original Melco. In earlier posts, the 16 port has been evaluated against Melco. Melco has some shortcomings and advantages against Buffalos. Melcos are powered externally so you can directly connect LPS without extra mods. The shortcoming is that I have been told (do not know if it is 100% true) that you cannot disable the un
  13. I owe you a response so I am back for my listening impressions. A local friend here in Athens has purchased a pair of Melco S100 switches some time ago. He runs them in series using linear power supplies for both machines. I cannot remember the brand name of these power supplies. They are a commercial product and not a DIY component. I brought together one pair of the discontinued Buffalo BS-GS2008 in order to evaluate them against the reference Melco pair. The Melcos were untouched, as they come from the manufacturer, with external linear power supplies, one per u
  14. Hehe, I might really need a treat! 🙂 LPS does make a difference, this is well known since prehistoric era. But I believe that if something is good, it should be good even with SMPS. I did that out of curiosity. I am not that crazy with all this digital gear, not in a way that it does not contribute to the end result but in a way that their contribution is sub-subminimal compared to the one of the amplifier and of course the loudspeaker. I am 80% amp & speakers guy, network stuff is not my field but I really enjoy making some mods here. What I have been told by one of the b
  15. So you think that 2008 is easier to source? I don't think so. It is out of production and can't be found anywhere. Some last pieces are available on eBay and that's all! With the same power supply, I can't find any logical reason for the 2016 to play better than 2008. The hardware inside is the same with only difference being the ability to drive 16 ports. In my case all ports are off besides the two in use. Tomorrow is the big day. 2008 vs ubiquity er x sfp!
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