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  1. I am listening to this new EPS cable for the first time after two 1.5 days of baking in (server left on since installation, minimal music playback). The EPS cable has all 8-pins installed, gold molex pins per @Nenon's recommendation on the first page of this thread, and is composed of 8 strands of relatively inexpensive 20awg solid core annealed copper wire from Duelund. This wire costs about $5/meter, so, much cheaper than Mundorf. It took about 2 hours to assemble because I'm just slow with building cable :D. No Jssg360. Here is the wire: https://www.partsconnexion.com/DUELUND-81
  2. Wasn't there some sort of agreement that Emile would not release it due to another competing product? Either way, I find it interesting that the Taiko USB card fed by the Taiko DC-ATX outdid the JCAT fed via DC4. While the JCAT sounded better powered by DC4 than it did powered by the Taiko DC-ATX.
  3. Hi all, My Femto NVME drive arrived yesterday and I installed it this evening. Immediately, I hear more texture, detail from vocals, more depth, and separation. I will refrain from sharing more until sufficient break-in but this is an immediate improvement over the Optane for me. Using Euphony OS, I have disabled buffering and caching. I have posted my system specs below. For now, I will be using the motherboard for power, then I will switch to my DIY ALS-HPULN dual rail 5v LPS, tricked out with Mundorf Silver/Gold 15.5AWG wire/Furutech FI-09 rhodium NCF IEC inlet
  4. @Nenon thanks for the update. Very excited about all of this new information and still processing it. Given my current server spec, V3 may be overkill but it will certainly provide a solid foundation for future builds so that is what I am leaning towards. Hopefully it will fit in the Modushop chassis. As for drilling the bottom panel holes, I was willing to draft that up in CAD in addition to the rear panel (which is already semi-complete, just awaiting your signoff) so that all the DIY community would need to do is attach both the rear and bottom panel files to their chassis order to receive
  5. My advice would be to get away from that bog standard cable ASAP. That is most definitely your bottleneck. Also, my Taiko took more than a few days of continuous use to break in so definitely check back in the future with a better cable.
  6. There is no clock issue with z590 boards that I am aware of. But the C621 boards may have a design advantage with the unintended influence of improved sound quality. See @OAudio's post here: This is also in the C621 whitepapers (I lost the link but can dig it up). Cheers, -Rob
  7. No, one cable consists of 3 runs of DC6 to create the DC18. I use the DC18 from PH SR7T 19V to the Taiko DC Input + the Ghent cable from Taiko to EPS. Not in the mood to move anything but you can make out the 3 DC6's combined into a DC18 in this pic:
  8. Sure. Gotham OFC 18AWG 8P-8P(CPU EPS) Power Cable(JSSG360) https://www.ghentaudio.com/pc/gt02.html 8 Inches Paul Hynes DC18FSXL-0.75m-M6: Length: 0.75m This cable uses 3 sets of DC6 cable (hence the designation of DC18) PSU connector: Jaeger Device connector: Molex 6-pin (hence M6 designation) I use a single 19V rail on my SR7T to connect this to the power input of the Taiko DC-ATX Adapter Awesome info. Here I am using this to good effect: https://www.partscon
  9. I've been testing the 19V SR7T rail again to power the entire server (Today) and I wish I could redact some observations from my previous post. This sounds great Vs 2 rails: 1. There is absolutely no harshness or sibilance (I have been listening for 1.5 hours now) 2. Dynamics are where they need to be 3. No thinness to report 4. Soundstage is about the same size So for those who do not want to go with the unregulated LPS and already have a PH SR7T/DC4 LPS I highly recommend the Taiko DC-ATX to power both ATX and the CPU. No, I have not sw
  10. @StreamFidelity I tested with the Paul Hynes SR7T 19V 10A rail in the below post: I encourage all Taiko DC-ATX owners to test this. There were certainly some positives in going this route even with the 19V input (using the SR7T). The best of both worlds would be to combine the positive traits I observed powering ATX and EPS with the Taiko with the increased slam/ease/dynamics/body you get with the SR7T going CPU direct. I have a feeling this is what the Unregulated supply will do, and, take the strengths even further. Will build the unregulated supply as soon as I can.
  11. I used this as a stopgap (seriously) for mounting the Taiko DC-ATX: https://www.amazon.com/Command-Picture-Hanging-Strips-17206-ES/dp/B00404YKZI/ref=asc_df_B00404YKZI/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=416671023321&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6444278770499751207&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9073501&hvtargid=pla-340383477275&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=90730998621&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=416671023321&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6444278770499751207&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=
  12. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Secretly I was hoping it would be of no benefit to me with a 4FS dac, that way I could hold off on buying a license until I had a DAC fully capability of accepting higher sample rates. Unfortunately for my wallet that ended up not being the case :) BTW: I misspoke in my original post. The Daft Punk album was actually 88.1k Hi-Res, not Redbook.
  13. Done. During my lunch break today I decided to play an assortment of PGGB processed files. For the 4FS Folk I started with the DSD64 Dave Brubeck - Take Five track. Front Row, Moderate, Moderate, 4FS output. This really sounds good. Much better than the original. I moved on to some harsher sounding tracks, like Daft Punk's "Contact" where I left the default configurations in place, converting from Redbook to 4FS. The song is a lot more listenable now and bass just sounds more detailed and dynamic. Highs are detailed and much smoother. Then m
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