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  1. Cary makes very good products in general, although they had prblems with their processors. I am planning on buying the new Vega G2 in December. Trading a record collection for a subtantial price reduction.
  2. They have this comment on their website. *For DSD512 playback, Cary Audio uses proprietary DSP techniques that are not compatible with Roon’s clock management and buffering approach at this time. This means DSD playback is limited up to DSD256 when using the DMS-500 and AiOS products inside of the Roon ecosystem. – The Cary Audio Team Is 512 now working with Roon or do have use their software to play 512?
  3. Hi, I have been looking into this combination also but to run Roon Remote on it not Roon Core as I didn't think it was powerful enough to run HQ Player. Nice to know you have not have trouble with it; it would streamline my system. I would just connect external hard drives to it rather than using hard drives on my main computer. There have been some complaints about it freezing it up on the Intel forums. When you say motherboard do you mean the Barebones PC Kit? Was it difficult to install?I looked at the manual and there are 18 steps. I have a friend who is an IT hardware guy and I will probably have him install it for me. I plan on purchasing a T & A Dac 8 or their more expensive DAC and using HQ Player to upsample to 512.
  4. Thanks Chris, you have made it crystal clear that if you want to use HQ player than you should not use Rock. I was unclear on this.
  5. What a great review. I am not sure if you need the sMS-200 if you have this. I am no hurry to buy a sMS-200 Ultra at a price of $1,400 plus a power supply. I have a tablet and I don't notice any electronic gremlins, etc, but of course I may not know what I missing.
  6. Received this email last night. Hi all, We are pleased to announce that preorders are now available for much anticipated SOtM sMS-200ultra and the sPS-500! If you don't already have a 10% discount code, please use 4SGQSRDDLHD1 at checkout. This code will be available until 30 June. The sMS-200ultra is an upgraded version of the popular sMS-200, and includes the new low-noise, low-jitter sCLK-EX2425 clock, housed in a new, slightly larger chassis. Key features include: - Ultra low phase noise custom design oscillation circuit - Wide operating voltage input range - Ultra low noise +5V output for system operation : 0.5A max Starting price without master clock connector enabled is $1200. The cost is $1400 with enabled master clock connector. The regular sMS-200 will continue to be available. The sMS-200ultra fits nicely into the suite of affordable hifi products produced by SOtM, and provides additional choice in improving the sound of a system. The sPS-500 (at $500) is the new linear power supply that complements the sMS-200 and sMS-200ultra. It replaces the battery powered mBPS-2dS, which has been discontinued. Additional information and specifications for both of these new products can be found at www.sotm-usa.com. Preordering is now available. The expected shipping date will be after 31 May 2017, and orders will be filled in the order they are received. Please check our site for more products coming soon, and contact us if you have any questions! Kind regards, Kamal
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    HQ Player

    The missing part is that the link to your comment on Computer Audiophile is broken and I can not find it.
  8. slingshot

    HQ Player

    Miska, you did not post to this thread on Roon Labs. You were referenced as posting something about it on your blog here which I searched for. community.roonlabs.com/t/help-with-cuda-offload/11085
  9. I received an email last night from the distributor. SOtM has informed us that the release of the tX-USB Ultra is scheduled for next week. Preordering is now available with an expected ship date of 15 April 2017. If there are any changes to that, we will let you know. Use the code PREORDER50 to receive $50 off, as a thank you for registering your interest via email. As always, shipping is free in the USA, Australia and New Zealand. The sPS-500 and sMS-200 Ultra are expected to be available by the end of April. Preordering is not available for these two items yet, but we will keep you updated when we receive further information.
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    HQ Player

    Miska, there was a reference on Roon Labs to something you posted regarding Cuda Z: upgrade-gpu-more-coda-processing-power-683. As you know all of the links have been deleted. Please provide the link. Thank you.
  11. The U.S. Distributor in response to my inquiry sent me an email last week stating that the 200Ultra will have the sCLK-EX clock upgrade. The release date has not been announced. The TX-USBUltra which is a USB regenerator should be released by the end of the month.
  12. https://www.computeraudiophile.com/f10-music-servers/soul-music-sms-200-unveiled-munich-hi-end-28284/index17.html Chris, there are thousands of links so I am not sure how you will do them all individually. There are six or seven others threads that came up on Google that I tried to link to yesterday.
  13. Yes, when I have it upgraded it which will be in a while. I believe they use air freight to the U.S. which is expensive. I bought it directly from them two years ago before they were selling it here. They are very responsive to emails. They are also very honest people. The Euro had declined from when they first gave me the price and they lowered the price about $500.
  14. When I inquired a month ago about the upgrade, they said they were looking into MQA but no other information was provided. I asked because I only want to ship the unit back to Italy one time not two times so I may wait to see what happens. The cost of the upgrade by the way is 1,800 Euros or about $2,000 not $1,000 as reported online. This cost includes shipping both ways. The Formula undoubtedly sounds better but the cost seems prohibitive. I can upgrade the La Scala for about $2,000 or sell it for about $3,000 and pay $13,700 for the Formula, a $9,000 difference. Interestingly 6 Moons said specifically they were comparing the Formula to the old La Scala and in another review said they were comparing the La Scala Opto to the old La Scala. It seemed like they purposely did not compare the La Scala Opto to the Formula. I would rather put $9,000 into better speakers.
  15. Yes, I have them on three 6TB external Hard Drives. My plan is to load them onto my Lenovo server which will have 24 TB of space and then make another back-up of the music. I have used iso2dsd before but the time involved is too much. Over time I could do it. There is Russian program that will convert it to PCM which I have used but it takes 10 or 15 minutes for each album. This has a batch program also but I not sure how good it is. The music would probably sound better if not done on the fly. Roon has said ISO conversion has a low priority and I don't think they will do it. I guess it complicates the tagging.
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