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  1. I am no VRM pro and may have missed some data points in the recent VRM dialogue in this thread, but, the VRM for the Maximus XIII Hero seems interesting: "The ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Hero features a 8-phase VRM configuration using a parallel—or "Teamed"—power-stage design. Two Texas Instruments 95410 power stages run in parallel for each phase, which gives ASUS double the power-handling capability without using any doublers." If I had to choose from the above listed board this would be my choice.
  2. I also saw other Ebay sellers state it is equivalent to the Morion MV200. Whether it was produced by Morion is unknown. Either way, I have switched my FE-180 for the symmetricom and it sounded terrible initially. So bad I had thought about re-installing the FE-180. Soundstage shrank, highs were shrill etc. Two days of warmup later and it sounded magical again. My ears nor my memory are good enough to confirm if it surpasses the FE-180 in an audible way. FWIW there are apparently multiple iterations of the MV200 with various phase noise specs.
  3. Fantastic. Interested in any i9 9900k to 10900k comparisons you can provide.
  4. I had this image but then had to re-image my laptop so all I can do now is rollback to this version. Would have to mail you a copy of the rolled back OS on a flash drive. 😁 Should I rollback??
  5. Actually - I am still trying to work this out. I have gone back and forth between the idea of doing away with the board completely and modifying the board. Either way, I will post about it once I figure it out :).
  6. Many thanks for your tests! I am feeling less FOMO for going with the 3 Square wave output BG7TBL... My takeaways from your experience are: 1. Sine + Filter at device input while objectively better may not actually "sound" better in practice to everyone. 2. Square outputs straight from the BG7TBL actually sound good as-is if not better than the Sine output from the same clock with filter at input on some systems. 3. Better looking wave does not always translate to better sound (?) 4. While the waves produced by certain cables may look similar, the sound c
  7. Thanks and I have already switched from the FE-180 to the Symmetricom clocks being shipped with more recent BG7TBLs out of curiosity so I am familiar with removing he OCXO from the default board at this point. Rest assured there will be zero follow-up from me RE the above board you've linked to. This will just be a simple experiment since I now have the Symmetricom and FE-180 to play with. Cheers and thank you!
  8. Thank you @JohnSwensonand @Superdad. I learned a lot from this paper. I'm going to ask a different question than the ones i've observed so far. As an owner of the square wave output BG7TBL, I am now interested in bypassing the sine to square wave conversion circuitry after reading the paper. The pin diagram of these OCXOs is fairly straight forward, however, it would be nice to find a small decent quality PCB board that would allow me to solder the OCXO from the BG7TBL (since at least the clock appears to be relatively decent for the investment on paper) for
  9. Those are some high temps. Are these idle temps? or are you doing HQPlayer upsampling?
  10. They don't mention the add-on accessory it comes with 🙂. Perhaps this person would prefer not to go that route. I'd say its worth trying as it is no additional cost to try. If it doesn't work then I will take it away as a teachable moment...TY
  11. CPU integrated graphics will work .
  12. True. The Asus ROG Maximus XIII Extreme lists the following specs so they do appear to be DisplayPort capable, hence my comment: "2 x Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4 ports (USB Type-C®) support DisplayPort 1.2/1.4 and Thunderbolt™ video outputs * * Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types." Also, Asus ROG Maximus XII Extreme comes with this apparently : THUNDERBOLTEX 3-TR Card "ASUS ThunderboltEX 3-TR expansion card, dual Thunderbolt™ 3 ports (USB Type-C®), DisplayPo
  13. I thought your USB-C ports would be sufficient as they appeared to be Thunderbolt compliant as well. I'm most likely incorrect on that assertion though 😁 (I thought there was an add-on card of sorts as well).
  14. What about Thunderbolt out to display port? Would that not work with the on-CPU graphics card?
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