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  1. Up for sale is my JS-2 in mint condition. It has all original accessories (plus one extra DC cord): - One (1) 5-foot DC cable w/ 5.5mm x 2.1mm plug at the device end (2.5mm at JS-2 end) which I used with a Regen - One (1) 5-foot DC cable w/ 5.5mm x 2.5mm plug on both ends. Both cables are from Uptone Audio and are shielded, star-quad with 4 conductors of tinned, stranded 18AWG; paired at the connector that makes it about a heavy 15AWG. Gold/copper/brass Oyaide DC barrel plugs from Japan at both ends. - 1 SMA coax cable for optional activation of JS-2's unique Kelvin-sense voltage feedback circuit (currently supported only by the UpTone MMK). - 1 AC power cord Price was $1000.00 new. Price is 750.00 shipped (continental US only) no fees. Sorry Canada.. PP or Zelle for payment. Check out my feedback on Agon as 7Ryder.
  2. Not sure what you mean by the KDS not being a Roon endpoint. While it is true that you can't group Linn DS units with other Roon endpoints, it should show up in Roon as a Roon Ready device. I know my KDSM does, and I was an Alpha tester when Roon & Linn were working out the kinks.
  3. I own a Klimax DSM and, as others have pointed out, Linn & Roon have worked out an endpoint solution (you can't group Linn DS players with other Roon endpoints, long story), so other than setting up a Roon Core on a PC, you don't need anything extra to start using Roon, provided your KDS is current on its software updates. You will need to have a Roon core installed to use Roon and you could put that on any computer in the house that is connected to your LAN. And, while using a switch just for your KDS might improve things, if you're already streaming from your QNAP and your router, you really don't need anything else. That said, I use a Small Green Computer I7 for a dedicated Roon core server and have a Cisco SG-100D switch that I use just for the server and KDSM. I originally bought the I7 because I thought I'd use Roon's DSP for room correction, but I bought a Trinnov Altitude 16 instead and, yes, the KDSM sounds better as the source than using the Trinnov as an endpoint...don't ask me why, 'cause it converts all analog to digital so, in theory, I'm hearing the Trinnov's DACs in both cases...
  4. Do you mean that your Qobuz subscription limits you to Redbook? AFAIK Roon doesn't have any limits on resolution or bit depth
  5. You forgot to mention that Amir was kicked off his own website for being an a**, luckily, for some, Chris is a bit more tolerant here.
  6. While I haven't visited head-fi for a long time, there was/(is?) a dedicated Chord thread in their forums and Chord's digital guru, Robert Watts, regularly chimed in, or at least he used to, and he was quite willing to answer people's questions on all things Chord DACs. And while I'm sure you'll be able to get more clarity on what the M-Scaler does on that thread, from what I remember (as a former DAVE owner, but never owned the M-scaler), the M-Scaler adds to the number of "taps" that the DAVE already has and boosts the total to one million taps (actually 1,015,808 taps) which, according to Watts, solves timing issues when DACs reconstruct an analog signal. For this reason, it isn't anything like a USB decrapifier which the USBultra basically is. If you don't feel like going to headfi, start here with this article https://www.stereophile.com/content/chords-million-tap-digital-filter or use the Google and search for "watts chord taps" and you'll find lots of info on it. Ok, now, let's get back to the SOtM sNH-10G (name kinda rolls off the tongue...not) - any further updates from owners? 😉
  7. I was interested in trying one out and sent them a note using their contact form, but never heard back. Guess they're just not interested in new business.
  8. They're taking pre-orders here https://cruxaudio.com/products/snh-10g $800 for the base model, jumps to $1500 when you add the SCLK-EX. Maybe it's just me, but sure seems steep for a switch - better sound amazing!
  9. Agreed, I was just coming back to this thread to recommend this too - use the Pioneer as an endpoint. And use the Pioneer's digital out into the MX-151 instead of using the analog outs...IMO, the less analog to digital conversions the better and this takes one of 3 out of the mix.
  10. I don't know what you use to do ethernet streaming, but I took an expensive detour into USB land and I'm back to ethernet.
  11. Bluesound devices are Roon endpoints, so you don't need additional hardware if you go this route. FWIW, I replaced my Sonos system with Bluesound and haven't looked back. However, I still use Roon to control my Bluesound players, not the BluOS controller.
  12. As I understand it, the fact that Tidal is the only streaming service on Roon isn't because Roon doesn't allow it. The issue is these other streaming services don't want to do the integration with Roon that Tidal did, which allows each users personal music collection and Tidal music collection to be a seamless collection.
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    I've never had this problem with it on my PCs running Windows 10
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