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  1. @vortecjr My problem started when using my Sonore power supply. During troubleshooting I switched to a power supply that I believed had sufficient current output to drive my oR. Guess the flashing red LED was saying it did not. After reading your question, I hooked up my Sonore ps again and all is working correctly now. I have no idea what changed. ☹ Thanks!
  2. @vortecjr I have lost connection to my opticalRendu. Sonicorbiter.com report no Sonicorbiter OS based music player found. When I scan the IP addresses on my network my oR is not found. I have tried 3 previously good microSD cards in my oR. I have bypassed my EtherRegen and connected directly to my ethernet switch using both the original PHYs and optical cable as well as different PHYs and optical cable. The LED on my oR is slowly flashing red. What do I try next?
  3. @vortecjr Is there any update on the status of the 1 TB microSD card? I absolutely love the SQ when using my 400 GB card but it is way too small for my ever growing library.😊
  4. I am having a similar experience. Several songs that were mostly so-so before EtherREGEN are now absolutely WOW!, stopping you dead in your tracks. On the other hand, some songs that were fairly impressive before are slightly improved now but nowhere near the WOW! level. Go figure.
  5. @The Computer Audiophile After reading your review I gave the Seger Greatest Hits album a listen. My system is considerably more modest than your's but my experience was absolutely WOW as well. In my case I was feeding my opticalRendu with files on one of the Sonore 400GB microSD cards. In my system the microSD card takes the opticalRendu to the next level. This is especially true for a good many of my Redbook rips, I sit and listen in amazement at the improvement this upgrade has made to my system. A highly recommended upgrade.
  6. I have been using this switch for several months and really like it. For a time I had a 1 Gbe SFP in one of first 4 ports. Got an output to drive a Ethernet device but the LED status indicators on the port never worked.
  7. Today I had an episode of ROON Ready rapidly skipping though files without playing them. In the oR DAC Diagnostics the DAC information was shown in the top of the display but in the mixer section was an error message that the mixer can not be opened. I rebooted the oR and the mixer info was displayed and ROON Ready played files normally.
  8. I have had the same experience with ROON skipping rapidly through tracks with my opticalRendu. Hope someone can tell us what is going on.
  9. For me the fix for my HQPlayer NAA dropouts was replacing my current design opticalRendu with the original design before a redesign to reduce current consumption. Much thanks to @vortecjr, @Miska, @JohnSwenson, and Andrew at Small Green Computers for all their efforts to resolve my problem. This is first rate customer support, this team is most highly recommended!
  10. Same thing going on here. Over the last few days @vortecjr and I have been discussing and troubleshooting my system. In the end vortecjr suggested I contact Jussi the author of HQPlayer to get his input. When Jussi answers my email I will let you know.
  11. 2 of the switches were unmanaged, the third was managed with flow control enabled. Roon has no dropouts and JRMC has much fewer dropouts than HQPlayer.
  12. 1. From my router I go to a switch, a QNAP QSW-1208-8C, where all my network audio components are connected. From the switch to my oR I have used 2 different paths. First, optical out of the switch using 2 different SFPs, one SystemsOptique certified, and 2 different SystemsOptique certified orange fiber cables. The other was copper out from the switch to a tp-link MC220L using 2 different SFPs, one SystemsOptique certified, and the same optical cables. In trouble shooting I tried 2 different switches and a different tp-link FMC. 2. All my music files are on a QNAP NAS that is connected to the switch in paragraph 1 above. 3. I am using V3.25-4 of HQPlayer, the current version. Before that V3.25-3. All my copper cable are well made CAT6 or 6A from Blue Jeans Cable and each has been switched out at least once. During all my trouble shooting and switch out of components I have noticed no significant change in the dropouts.
  13. @vortecjr & @Miska Some background on what is going on here: Before hooking up my oR, HQPlayer played back without dropouts. After hooking up my oR, HQPlayer now has dropouts playing both PCM and DSD files. I made no changes to settings in HQPlayer. If I change the PCM filter to none the PCM dropouts stop. Likewise, if I cheek Direct SDM in HQPlayer the DSD dropouts stop. Doing this I lose most of the benefits of HQPlayer. Two computers behave the same. It has been a couple months since I had a ultraRendu in my system but HQPlayer had no dropouts then. Since then I have not knowingly made any changes to HQPlayer or my system that could cause dropouts now. Roon plays back without dropouts with and without my oR in my system.
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