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  1. Received my EtherRegen today (Sweden) upon returning from a business trip. Many thanks @Superdad for great communication and on-time delivery of a well packaged and nicely finished product. Now for the fun part! Forza UpTone!
  2. You couldn't just mount this part on the underside of these few boards?
  3. Yes, seems the Reactors can be paired through the app. Assumed they were the same as the full size Phantoms which require a Dialog. Seems the Reactors also have a combined analog/optical input (one that accepts a 3.5mm jack and a mini-Toslink) making them more flexible input-wise as well. Apologies for misleading info, assume makes an 'ass' you of 'u' and 'me¨..
  4. Hi Kas, Let me try to answer your questions (remember, I am not an "expert", just a happy Phantom owner): - Phantoms only have digital inputs so you wouldn't connect them to a DAC but to whatever it is that feeds your DAC (streaming box, CD transport etc.) - Used in stereo you don't connect the source to the speakers themselves but to a Dialog box which synchronises the stereo pair (or more if you want). Dialog has Ethernet, and Toslink "physical" inputs as well as WiFi and PLC "Virtual" inputs. So for a CD transport Toslink would be your only option. Dialog supports stereo o
  5. Fascinating stuff @austinpop! I have yet to audition the Abyss myself, but have to say that the "medieval torture device" aesthetic does give me pause for thought (although I do think the ceramic coating somehow improves the appearance slightly over the anodized). The Empyrean otoh gets full marks from me on aesthetics (and build quality and comfort and packaging and..) not just on sound quality. In fact reinforcement of these brand values extends beyond the product itself to the broader "customer journey" and their website also exhibits a design aesthetic and a le
  6. Haha, misread the date in your post, I now see it is over a year old. Sorry. Hope things worked out for you. Regards.
  7. Hi bobbmd, Not really a fair comparison imo. The Phantoms are active and include built in DAC (Toslink or network inputs) and amplification, even an Airplay renderer, while the Legacy monitors are passive so you need to add the cost of those components in for an apples-to-apples. I own a pair of Gold Phantoms for several years and have been very pleased with them. They are surprisingly uncoloured, image well, have a good extended frequency response (give real deep bass, not a bloated upper bass that many people confuse with deep bass) and have huge dynamic headroom.
  8. Four critical components in my main listening chain are new or have received major upgrades this year. I have never enjoyed better sound, neither has listening been more convenient nor my computer audio infrastructure more stable. That's progress! 1. Roon 1.3 with huge improvements to playlists and tagging, better library management, DSP, composers/compositions etc. The best just got very much better. 2. Sonore microRendu. 2.5 Firmware and clock upgrade. Ditto above. A "class A" digital transport for $640. Outstanding! 3. Uptone LPS-1 (with a special award (saintho
  9. I'll certainly be happy to test when I have the time, which I didn't unfortunately have when I quickly hooked everything up yesterday. Just wondered if anyone was a step ahead of me.
  10. You're right, I fell into the trap of assuming that someone with a similar product would have had similar experiences. Time and again this is shown not to be the case. Over at devialetchat there are several threads where multiple owners report various AIR problems, but there are plenty of reasons why this might give a completely inaccurate picture of the user base as a whole. Once more 'assume' makes an ass of u and me, Sorry if I caused offence.
  11. ...because if you did you probably wouldn't be asking! AIR has been more-or-less unstable (over both wired and wireless connections) since its inception. AIR 2 took a backward step, possibly as it was no longer a native implementation but was redeveloped on the Qt framework, presumably to facilitate portability. I have suffered chronic instability using AIR from an iMac to my D250, both legs wired via an enterprise-grade switch. AIR-over-wifi proved similarly unstable even when using a high quality access point with line-of-sight about 2m from the Devialet (although I suspect the inst
  12. Hi Jesus! Just wondered if you have seen one of the new Devialet Expert Pro units yet. They seem to have made some changes to the USB driver, at least the diagnostics and device reporting look different: Might this solve the sleeping issue?
  13. Thanks firedog. Costs nothing to try so will give it a go before trying Jesus' firmware suggestion. Out of interest which fw version do you have in your Mytek?
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