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  1. It would have to be one of their premium tier offerings. https://www.dedixlab.com/virtual-servers-premium.html
  2. That looks like a good find. I doubt though that the Microsoft 365 solution will be though, as it runs on Azure so it won’t undercut the Azure pricing.
  3. I always wondered about “connector madness” with DC cables and why high end audio manufacturers hadn’t standardized on barrel connectors. I finally have my answer. Thank you.
  4. The objective is obvious. The problem is the cost cloud services charge for data in and out. I know of know cloud service that doesn’t make the cost prohibitive.
  5. The costs will likely still be high if you are moving lots of data from your instances. Effectively, there are 1.42 GB of free output bandwidth per instance. If an instance doesn’t use its free tier, it is reported on other running instances of the same organization. So, with 5 instances running during the last hour, there are 7.1 GB of free output bandwidth. The exceeding bandwidth is billed.
  6. I had a similar reaction to the JS-2 powering my TT2. It worked wonders powering a few other devices, but a more subtle lift with the TT2. The Farad Super3 was a different story altogether. The lift from this made it one of the best value for the money upgrades. I think I said at the time it landed that it was a steal. It gets even better though as it scales really well with a better power cord. I’ve yet to try the SRC-DX, but it’s on my list of things to try at some point. Glad to hear it worked out well for you.
  7. The toslink receiver itself can generate noise. I think it may actually generate more noise than other methods (but I don't have any data to support that). Toslink won't be found on any high end server - and that could be a big part of it. There's a cost to everything - no such thing as a free lunch. What we're always left with is balancing a set of tradeoffs. Toslink is great up to a point, but it isn't perfect. Running a laptop off battery along with using toslink is acceptable to a point, but I think many listeners would consider it a minimum starting point. I would call
  8. I partly agree. The Wireworld glass fiber cable blew the doors off a plastic fiber cable made by Kimber. The improvement was as large as any I had heard from any cable up to that point. I think glass had everything to do with it and not the brand names, but never confirmed that. But if I were to use toslink again, there would be no way I’d choose a cable with plastic fibers. For $35, this looks like a good candidate to audition.
  9. I agree… but I did take a good bit of time to research and respond to your question. Seeing you reply the way you did makes me think I wasted my time. That’s a bummer. It actually wasn’t a waste of time as I learned from it. Hopefully a few others will too.
  10. I had to scroll down on their product page to find what’s in it. I couldn’t tell you what benefit most of that stuff provides. But the use of graphene sure is really interesting. This is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity - and not something you will find in stock fuses. Given that Graphene “is a one-atom-thick layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice”, I think it could be assumed that there is some precision to how these fuses are put together. So what might justify the $150 is that compare to stock fuse a greater investment needed to be put into R&D - and als
  11. I don’t judge worth on my knowledge of what’s in it. I judge worth by what I hear. And the SR fuses have always proven their worth. But having said that, I have tried several different products that leverage Synergistic Research’s UEF as a result of being impressed with their fuses. All have impressed the heck out of my ears. Two most recent examples are their Orange outlet and their outlet cover. The Orange outlet easily beat the older Wattgate outlet I was using. I also have a Blue outlet that’s on my 2nd dedicated outlet that’s feeding my amp. The Blue easily beat the Shunya
  12. I’ve yet to ever encounter that. Quite the opposite where I have come to believe that it should be a goal to eliminate stock fuses as soon as one can. The improvement of course varies from component to component. As far as Innuos - my Zenith Mk2 and later a Mk3 benefitted from a Blue fuse. It was a subtle improvement but worth the dollars IMHO. My current Antipodes K30 benefitted quite a bit more from Blue fuses. I have Orange fuses in everything else that takes fuses. These brought a more organic sound to each component. It sounds like it does a fat better job of vanishing than the Bl
  13. I have heard stories of Aurender owners having to send their servers in for repair due to improper shutdown. That’s pretty lame and likely explains why some models have a built in UPS. I wouldn’t plug an audiophile server or DAC into a consumer UPS for fear it would degrade audio performance. I would seek their recommendation though as they definitely put a priority on sound quality. I do think it’s best to keep digital gear powered on. I’ve had DACs that seemingly took days to settle back in. I wish there was a good answer. As mentioned above Antipodes cautions agai
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