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  1. MikePid

    HQ Player

    I wonder if the M1 Mac will still be limited to outputting DoP, meaning to use DSD256 you need a DAC that supports PCM equivalent to DSD512?
  2. MikePid

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    Wow, what a coincidence! I had just started to play with PEQ in Roon last week, and I was thinking how much better it would be to have it in HQP. Poof, my wish was granted!🧚‍♀️
  3. I’m powering my ER with an SR4T at 12V. It sounds so good! I’ll try 9V to compare. And I leave mine on 24/7. Mike
  4. I have downloaded the iOS app to my iPad. I realize the primary purpose of this app is for an alternative interface for the library, however I am interested in using it to view/change the filters, etc. I have not been able to figure out how to access those settings. Is there a trick to getting at those settings?
  5. I received my SR4T today 😀! I intend to use it on my EtherREGEN to replace the stock SMPS. I am burning it on my internet modem, and it is making a significant improvement to sound quality in its first few minutes. Hmmm, powering a cheap ISP-provided modem by an SR4T with PH silver cable and a high-end power cord seems rather overkill 🤑 so hopefully I can get away with a less expensive LPS for that modem, now that I know a better power supply does help it. I’ll post my findings when I put it on the EtherREGEN after burn-in. If it makes that much difference cold on a mo
  6. I ordered mine mid-April, and I received a response that I’m in the end-of-May batch which should be ready in the next couple of weeks. I can hardly wait. I plan to power my EtherREGEN with it.
  7. Same for me, and I have never looked back. Amarra SQ+ served me well for several years during my early streaming days, but after much frustration with the new version, I moved on. Yes, Roon and HQPlayer are more expensive, but they are one of the best audio upgrades I’ve done, and for less than the price of some of the cables I’ve bought. So very cost effective when viewed that way.
  8. I upgraded to the Sonore LPS (from an already good SGC LPS) for my ultraRendu and I found it was a very worthwhile upgrade! I also upgraded the fuse and went with the DC-4 cable.
  9. I’ve been running SO 2.8 since early February on my ultraRendu. Rock solid these days. I used to have to reboot, power off, etc. every few days or more often with 2.7. I use Roon and HQPlayer apps only, occasionally switching if I need computer CPU for other things, and switching is now flawless. Powering the ultraRendu with the recent Sonore LPS with Blue fuse & DC-4 sounds wonderful. Just upgraded to NuPrime Evolution DAC, and UR works fine with it (although max at DSD128 due to DoP from Mac/HQPlayer, which is ok because my Mac is only able to handle that rate w
  10. I did an “unintended” upgrade upstream from the eR. I switched my ISP from a coax cable to DSL/fiber. They laid fiber to the end of our street (then about 1000’ of legacy twisted pair from there, with probably at least one amplifier) with plans to put fiber-to-home within 6 months, so they were offering a great promo during the transition. When I sat down to listen to some music that evening (my digital music is 100% streamed through Tidal, with Roon/HQP) I didn’t recall the album sounding that good, but I hadn’t listened to it in a while and had made other upgrades recently. A couple of days
  11. I tried the SGC 7V 15W that I used for my ultraRendu (until I upgraded to the Sonore LPS) and it sounds wonderful! However it runs hot and starts to cause drop-outs after a couple of hours (likely due to heat). Until I decide on which other LPS to get (e.g. SGC 50W, Farad3, Paul Hynes, etc.) I turn it on only when I want to do some serious listening for 1-2 hours, and use the stock SMPS the rest of the time.
  12. I think the problem is that people don’t have a bunch of power supplies to swap in to compare. I haven’t had the time to try the ifi DC purifier yet that I have. In my system, I notice a big difference with the SGC LPS, but that LPS runs too hot driving the ER for my liking, so for now I’m only using it for shorter, serious listening sessions. I have the new Sonore LPS which is powering my ultraRendu now instead of the SGC, but it has a Blue fuse which I don’t want to risk because the ER would push that LPS the max. (The Sonore LPS looks like it has the same case as the Farad mentioned here.)
  13. Mine is a fixed 7v/15w. When I get a chance, I’ll try the new LPS I upgraded my ultraRendu to, but it will mean temporarily using the stock SMPS for the ultraRendu so I can “A/B” the LPSs into the EtherREGEN. The other LPS is about 3-4 times the price, but if it makes enough of a difference, I might have a SGC LPS for sale 😉 I was not expecting much of an improvement by replacing the stock SMPS with the SGC LPS, but I would say it is worth the upgrade because that LPS is not that expensive. It does run hot with the EtherREGEN, but then it did with the ultraRendu too with no issu
  14. BTW, this runs cool. Not much more than room temperature driving either my ultraRendu or my EtherREGEN. The SGC runs hot with either. When I get a chance, I’ll try to see if it is worth getting a second one of these to upgrade the SGC LPS I’m using for the EtherREGEN (which was a worthwhile improvement over the stock SMPS that came with it, especially since I already had it, after retiring it from ultraRendu duty). It’ll mean running the ultraRendu from the stock SMPS so I can “A/B” the SGC and Sonore LPS, but it should give me an idea if the difference is worthwhile.
  15. My old supply was the very capable SGC LPS. When I was buying my ultraRendu I decided to go with that instead of the basic ifi (which is great value and good enough for many people). Looking to see if I could do better, I found that Sonore created this one, and decided to give it a try. At more than 3 times the cost, you start getting to diminishing returns. Is it 3 times better - hard to say. I also went for the deluxe upgrade of SR Blue fuse and Sonore DC-4, so I’m not sure how much these contribute, but worth the money for me. I’m also using a Pangea AC 14-SE MkII power cord, because
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