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  1. 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?
  2. 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?
  3. 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?
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. Those of you who own the TDAI 3400, does it stream music from a NAS drive via ethernet?
  7. 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?
  8. Am i really the only owner around this forum?
  9. The TDAI 3400 is shipping in the UK as of yesterday.
  10. 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?
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. I wonder if you knowledgeable people can offer advice on how to best implement Dirac Live in my system. To my ears my system sounds fantastic but room correction is likely to improve it further. The system performance when running the music via the PC usb port to the DAC is inferior compared to when I use the sms200 ultra/sps500 combo as a front-end. So running Dirac live on my PC might improve sound quality in some respects but will also be a step backwards. And as far as I am aware it isn't possible to incorporate Dirac Live when using the sms200 ultra/sps500 as a front-end. So what options do I have? Should I look into adding a bit of hardware that runs Dirac to my system? I am not familiar with the options so hard to know where to start. Apologies for the newbe question. If you have any set-up suggestions that I haven't considered than please share.
  14. Thanks ted_b. Is the sq better with hqp better then Jriver?
  15. I agree completely with your last point jimm2. As for ease of use, both AVE plusses and minuses, it's a matter of taste isn't it? I find that the jremote android app is more user friendly than roon's. I have a very large number of albums and scrawling through with the roon album list is virtually pointless. After scrawling down for two minutes I finally get to albums starting with the letter B. In my experience, the jremote allows the user to scroll down a lot quicker with the scroll bar.
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