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  1. Hello Jean Michel, I wonder how your ered-dock etherregen and jcat netcard(server) are connected to each other and to the LAN? How do you stream to the ered-dock? Where are the music files stored?
  2. Thanks will look in to it. Quite an contrast to the crazy audiophile prices. 😁
  3. Actually having plans on running it bridged to an eRED-DOCK from an USBridge sig on Linux based OS, all built in a chassis with an lps inside. Do you happen to have a link or name for the USB NIC/s your using, thanks. This seems quite good with 4kV optical isolation https://www.exsys.ch/en/usb-2-0-3-0-3-1/usb-3-0/ethernet/usb-3-0-ethernet-1gigabit-lan-incl-din-rail-kit-metal-case.html It has Realtek RTL8153B chipset Although a bit worried the isolation might add more noise than one without
  4. Sounds good. Thinking of trying bridged USB NIC, any specific models to look for? Hard to find any "professional"
  5. I already have one, planning on getting the UPnP render and I think the USBRidge might be a good platform to stream from, low noise etc and bridged mode has bringed audio improvements according to different users in NUCs etc. Hard to get a straight answer
  6. Well I want to connect to a very good UPnP ethernet audio renderer that outputs spdif and AES/EBU
  7. Does anyone know if it is possible to connect a USB to ethernet adapter to the clean usb port and bridge it straight to an UPnP DLNA ethernet audio renderer? I guess it might depend on OS? Im using moode right now.
  8. You are making progress with audio discoveries Bob, honest and nice review, thanks. Since it beats your custom server how do you think the USBridge compares to Signature Rendu SE Optical?
  9. Yes maybe I will do that thought I ask so I know if it's worth trying out. Kind of hard to A/B:ing the change also
  10. Im wondering if one stick of RAM will sound better than 2 sticks in dual channel? I have 2× 4GB at the moment but I dont need the performance of dual channel I think and only 2.5GB is used. Has anyone any experience of 1 vs 2 sticks?
  11. Got me wondering if the supposed LT3045 on my board are legit. It says: "LGYP N912 827" On them not "LT3045" as my MPaudio board. Have anyone seen theese type LT3045 package that I have?
  12. I just recieved 5 of theese LT3045 boards with 4 parallel LT3045 that I bought from an ebay seller: To early to say, but I think I like them. Thinking about changing the big cap which is an Jamicon @ 1000uF 30V. Does anyone have any recommedation for cap change? They will be used in the USB chain mostly (two ISO regen and one Matrix element H pcie USB card) so current draw maybe will be at most 100mA per regulator board. Was thinking about Panasonic OS-CON 1000uF 16V but not sure.
  13. My experience is quite different. Actually the hdplex brings less sibilance and brings a more analogue sweet natural tone than I had before. I guess this might be system dependent going from ac power grid and ethernet/wifi and airborne pollution and also other circumstances. We are dealing with frequencies here and one always have vulnarbilities that will ripple down to the audible range and that might lead to that the result will be quite different dependent on ones relative situation. I for one feel in my system that upsampling from 44.1kHz to 48kHz and running the cpu @2.4Ghz brings calmness and keep the high frequenzy hash and jitter down but anothers environment might be otherwise.
  14. Its a i7 6700k @2.4GHz 0.72V around 20W full load and its on an asus z170m-plus taking around 10-15W full load.
  15. I recieved the new version of the hdplex 200W power on wednesday. It got the upgraded heatsink on the rectifiers and also some changes to the IEC input board and also the XLR output board and also a pair of components on the mainboard. I was a bit worried that this might change the sound for the worse, but I must say I'm at happy with the supply and even think it maybe performs a little bit better than the old version. It seems to have a little more detail and maybe little more air and dynamics and directness to the sound in my system. But when I installed the new hdplex I fixed the positions of the cables better than before, so it might have changed the sound for the better (it has happened before). Before I switched over to the new hdplex 200W I had the CPU on an sotm sps-500 and the matrix element h USB pcie card on an paul hynes sr4 and an 400w hdplex atx supply on the 19V output of an old hdplex 200W and an ssd on an adjustable rail of the same hdplex. Now I have the CPU on the 12V out of the new hdplex and the pcie USB card and ssd on both of the adjustable rails and the 400W on the 19V. So all is on the new hdplex. Compared to the sps-500 and sr4 in the system the music now is more natural, it just has this raw dynamic power and I noticed that some hash in the treble has also disapeared, to call the treble more natural is a good word. It is just more calm and musical to my ears with the same level of details that I can hear. I think this might have to do with that the sps-500 is a switching supply and therefore introducing some noise in the system and also it does not have the same power to give to the CPU. I have not experimented with the sr4 in any combinations with only the new or old hdplex, but just that the 2 of 4 rails of the hdplex 200W at $485 beats an 2 single rail combination that costs around $1000 is quite a feat. So now the the quality issues are fixed that I can see and my business with hdplex got fixed to my satisfaction, I am sincerley happy and feel confident about the supply!
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