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  1. Thank you, it was a pleasure meeting you.
  2. The server runs ROON core, the renderer can do ROON bridge or HQPe. We have to decide when the full system is setup in the demo room. See you there!
  3. Kassandra II DAC and streamer 2.16x in DUAL configuration ready to rock Munich
  4. No, but the Pink Faun will be at Munich, I'm teaming up with the guys from Aries Cerat. The Digital source will consist of the Aries Cerat Kassandra II Sig D/A converter fed by the streamer 2.16x. We demonstrate in room D05 Halle 1. See you there!
  5. The Pink Faun card has an ASMedia controller and can optionally equipped with an OCXO clock. The card can be powered through the standard molex connector (5V only) or A 2,5 mm barrel allows you power the card from an external linear PSU.
  6. As you point out correctly all ethernet equipment has to include a certain level of galvanic isolation from the cable. But as you also point out there’re differences between the transformers used (the more expensive ones). Mostly used ethernet ports has integrated transformers in a very small space. With discrete ethernet transformer (like the LAN isolator) there’s less crosstalk and we can choosing modules with better common mode rejection figures than the integrated connector module.
  7. Here's a review of the Pink Faun streamer 2.16x and comparison with other music servers: https://www.hifi-advice.com/blog/review/digital-reviews/music-server-reviews/pink-faun-2-16x-1-3/
  8. Hi NiToNi, A lot of snakeoil, absolutely 😉 😁 Please take look at this interesting video about network tweaking. Of course you are free to contact me to test the LAN isolator yourself.
  9. Hi activist38, A new website is in the making for Pink Faun, so the link in your post is not active anymore. here's a photo and some more information about the LAN isolator: The Pink Faun LAN isolator provides galvanic isolation between the device that is connected to the network and the network itself. This without loss of speed. Even devices that play from an internal HDD and only use the network for operating and updating the firmware benefit from the LAN isolator. A network cable from the media player connected to an active modem/switch is a transmission hatch for high-frequency noise. With normal computer use such as e-mailing or surfing the internet, the high-frequency noise has no influence on the user experience. However, high-frequency noise that enters directly into the digital audio device through LAN is very undesirable. This influences purity in the high, which causes the space information to become blurred. The Pink Faun LAN isolator will ensure that the sound is less smudged, making details more audible, providing a better soundstage and a black background which in turn increases the dynamics in an audio system. The Pink Faun LAN isolator can be used on any audio device connected to a LAN network, even when the network is not used to stream music. Once the audio device has been assigned with an IP address and is active, the LAN isolator has a positive effect on the overall sound quality.
  10. For now we start with ROON only, the software is dedicated written for the Scion. The Scion has an auto update function and is configurable through the web interface. More options and new development can easily rolled out. If you don't want to go with ROON you can swap the SD card and use for example DietPi. Note that this DietPi and others are not officially supported by Pink Faun.
  11. Visiting the Lisbon Audio show 2019, Ultimate Audio is demonstrating the streamer 2.16x in DUAL configuration (ROON/HQPlayer) with a fantastic high end system. Sound is amazing, getting a lot of nice feedback. The 2.16x DUAL is not extremely good sounding, the numbers of the DUAL setup are extreme too: - 6 power transformers in total - the PSU of both machines have a combined buffer capacity of 1.6 million uF in total - 6 Ultra low noise Pink Faun OCXO clocks - Average processor load renderer (HQPlayer non over- or up-sampling) 0.02%
  12. Hi Matt, we're working hard to release the Scion asap. Some details of the Scion: - Roon endpoint - Flexible digital output for I2S / a list of compatible DAC's will be shown on the website when the Scion is available - SPDIF out - USB out (PCM & DSD) - Full Super capacitor power supply
  13. It's actually 35kg 😉
  14. Christiaan Punter from hifi-advice did a review of the Pink Faun streamer 2.16x, the full review can be read here: https://www.hifi-advice.com/blog/review/digital-reviews/music-server-reviews/pink-faun-2-16x-1-3/ The streamer is reviewed in basic software setup, so no Ramroot or Extreme-mode, but result is also great. Enjoy reading, it's a three-part review, take your time. 😉
  15. We indeed use the c-media chip on the I2S card. The chip is PCIe directly to I2S. Nothing of USB is involved in the process. I2S or IIC stands for Inter-IC Sound and is an electrical serial bus interface that is used to communicate PCM audio data between integrated circuits. The I2S bus separates clock and serial data signals, resulting in simpler receivers than those required for asynchronous communications systems that need to recover from the data stream. A frequently heard criticism is that I2S is not suitable for use between two devices. This criticism is totally unsubstantial. Yes, we advice to use an I2S cable not longer than 1,5 to 2 meters, but that's fine in most situations. The results achieved with the Pink Faun I2S bridge speak for themselves. There’s a review of our Pink Faun streamer 2.16x in where the I2S is used linked to an Aqua Formula xHD DAC. You can read it here: https://www.hifi-advice.com/blog/review/digital-reviews/music-server-reviews/pink-faun-2-16x-1-3/
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