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  1. I think we would all be interested in you trying both. I have a much simpler system with my NAS as a Roon server, and my streamer/DAC/Pre getting direct ethernet input. I will be replacing a cheap 5 port ethernet hub with the etherRegen. The 100m port going to the streamer and the other ports going to the home switch, Oppo BluRay, and Roku devices that all live in my audio stack.
  2. Here is an early render of the board itself. Imply whatever you want, but I see the SFP, and a gang of ethernet ports on the top end (B?), and a single port, and clock input (with switch) on the bottom right (A side?), with power, LED (and perhaps ground screw) on the bottom left (more B side) My guesses, and, assuming the board still looks like this.
  3. sounds like both flat surfaces are covered with the SFP, ethernet ports, clock port, and power input, with one LED light as well. not at all sure which ports are on which side.
  4. those are control trigger plugs to turn other gear on/off with the pre-amp.
  5. It has crept upwards as the high quality parts, in multiples on each board keep adding up. But yes it is still not been specified, except to say that they take actual part price, and then add what I consider to be a low overhead/margin percentage and create the price from that. These guys are both OCD about products, and customer experience/service, yet don’t apply silly “voodoo” prices, or attitudes to their products. I was perfectly happy with my microRendu until my spouse approved my Bricasti after I got a nice bonus. (Living thru 2 children’s weddings was also part of that) etherRegen is coming soon. I’m starting to get excited personally.
  6. The Elegias have recently been on sale for 700, I snagged a pair, and ordered a balanced cable for my use. Replacing a pair of well reviewed Shure cans. I use them at my desk, in close quarters. I was afraid, when I read the title of this article, that I would have buyers remorse, but you have validated me. I have the Focal Utopia cans in my private office, and really like them. I’ll get to listen to the Elegia this evening. Thanks for for the nice review, with both subjective, and objective findings, and comparison to nearby competitors. Well done.
  7. Only half way through Q2. They still have a while. At this point, no news is good news. I figure when it’s ready, they will announce/send emails for pre-order. I’d be more concerned if they were here talking about difficulties in the development process.
  8. Different strokes, er DACs, for different folks. There is room for all to play in this arena. Prices are whatever you can get for your products. The Soekris boards have done well in several implementations, and clearly benefit from cleaner power supplies. Congratulations on a very pretty component. Best of luck with sales. Thanks for the review.
  9. I was going to suggest you mark it “100”, and the others “1G”.
  10. Yes, I did read the rules earlier on this thread, could not help asking for the PRE-pre-order list though. I should be on the list though, so maybe I will notice the notice in time, when it does occur. - Thanks
  11. Getting serious now! Way to go guys, can I be first on the pre-pre-order list???
  12. Nice review of SOTA headphones, well organized and commented. I pre-ordered H800s when they first came out, running them with several amps, ending with the balanced Cardas Clear cables and the Headroom Balanced amp. I ended up upgrading to the Utopia, with Black Dragon balanced cabling via a Violectric HPA V281. I heard the Abyss last year at Axpona, and it is good, not enough to upgrade from the Utopia though. Of course most of these systems are approaching/over an electrostat setup. Of note, at 60, I have few issues with high frequencies, since I can't hear over 13Khz. My favorite at Axpona last year was the Voce/BHSE setup that I now have at home.
  13. I probably do listen to the slower side of Jazz (female vocals, Stan Getz), with a lot of guitar (Billy McLaughlin, Rodrigo y Gabriella, Stephen Wake)), LOTS of classic rock (Beach Boys thru ZZ Top), some electronica (deadmau5, David Arkenstone). I do like Handel, Mozart, and other classical music, but it’s lower down the list for me. I do use Toccata and Fugue to enjoy, and help tune, my sub. I also use my system for stereo projection of analog TV sound, or BluRay and Roku. Movie scores are very nice in my room. I will admit that I don’t care for most of the dissonant music types, Jazz or Orchestral. Nor most rap+hip hop. My music tastes developed before those came out.
  14. Well stated. As with much in our current society, everyone seems to think their opinion = fact, and everyone who thinks differently is flat out wrong. Of course there is a wide spectrum of audio gear, and music itself. Of course different people will be on their own part of both of those spectrums. I, along with many others, slide up and down the gear spectrum. Current interests, and finances, have shaped my gear selections. It was Head-Fi, and Foobar2000, and a new, to me, concept of “bit perfect” via a computer+DAC that sparked my interest, more than a decade ago, in this part of music. As a youngster, I enjoyed listening to my Dad’s McIntosh+DIY Klipshorns system. Radio tuner and vinyl. It all started there for me. I think we all have different life experiences that make us unique, and I would expect us all to have different interests in gear, and music. I would also expect those interests to change over time, for each individual.
  15. I have the last years model, but I find Jazz sublime. Not well enough versed to answer on the classical.
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