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  1. When making the Copper vs. Fiber comparison in austinpop's review, the diagram shows copper connection into the sNH-10G and out from the EtherRegen in both conditions, the difference being that in one case the two routers are connected with either copper (cat 6 cable) or optical cable, is that right? Would the better sound quality reported with connecting the switches via an optical connection due to the galvanic isolation? Would there be a benefit in running the audio on an optical network throughout and if so what components would be needed to achieve that?
  2. And how will an M.2 SSD drive compare with a HDD for music storage? HDD still the better option?
  3. Do the M.2 NVMe SSD drives also introduce noise into the system or are they better than standard SSD drives? Would an HDD still be a better choice in a NAS drive for Music?
  4. What are people thoughts about these tp-link converters?https://www.audiostream.com/content/electrically-isolate-your-networked-audio Has anyone here had the chance to try it and could feedback? Do people think this is a sensible way to improve sq?
  5. Many thanks AM. That's exciting! did you get your master clock new or second hand? My DAC or sms200 ultra don't have a clock input so I'm wondering whether getting a master clock with the switch would give me any benefits? In relation to the CAT7 cable with isolators, what improvements have you noticed due to using them? Sorry for the newbie question but are the other devices you're using have isolated cat ports and if they do, what's the benefit of having isolators on the CAT cables?
  6. Thanks AM. I am familiar with what the sotm switch does and I plan to listen as you sensibly suggested to come to my own conclusions. Could you explain how to hook the two switches up to get double the fun? And ,just out of curiosity, what clock do you use?
  7. I came across the following thread https://www.whatsbestforum.com/threads/sotm-snh-10g-network-switches-x2-the-new-king-of-usb-network-gadget-setup.27758/page-8 that talks about the benefits of using two SOtM sNH-10G Network Switches. Could someone explain how adding a second switch can improve SQ? Many thanks in advance
  8. I am curious whether someone had the chance to compare MiniDSP DSH and SoTM sms200 ultra and if so, differences you noticed. I have the sms200 ultra but want to implement Dirac in my system and so I am considering replacing it with MiniDSP DSH. Any advice will be appreciated.
  9. Those of you who own the TDAI 3400, does it stream music from a NAS drive via ethernet?
  10. Hi folks. I posted a query in the DAC forum regarding my sms 200 ultra & TAD DA-1000 DAC combo. The query was regarding my TAD DA-1000 My TAD DA-1000 DAC makes a clicking sound just before music starts and just after it stops. I got some helpful feedback from a couple of TAD owners who let me know that their units also do this so this isn't a fault. One user suggested a solution, he proposed that the clicking can be eliminated by applying a time delay within the renderer setting (his was an Aurender N100). The delay is set according to the time the DAC take to switch to the new sampling rate when changing songs in the music server which will eliminate the clicking, see below the Aurender N100 settings. Is it possible to set the sms 200 ultra to apply this delay as well?
  11. Am i really the only owner around this forum?
  12. The TDAI 3400 is shipping in the UK as of yesterday.
  13. Thanks alandbush. I had a look and the miniDSP Dirac Live Series maximum resolution is 24-bit, 96kHz. I have quite a lot of 24-bit, 192kHz and DSD music files which the DDRC would have to down-sample to process. Is that right?
  14. Why don't you decide on a budget, look for a highly rated DAC within that price range and have a listen. If you think that it gives you better sound quality then upgrade, if the difference is worth the outlay
  15. I have a specific question about the TAD DA-1000 DAC. Please send a PM if you have this DAC in your set-up. Many thanks
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