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  1. I and many run Raspberry Pi's for end points and all the heavy lift, convolution, filtering is done at a server.
  2. I'm only swinging by occasionally and checking the networking forum. If someone has a legitimate need and they have hit enough pain that they are at a point of listening then I'll be glad to help. Other things that have be busy is I'm now teaching Cisco's CCNA 200-301 and that has me tied up evenings after work.
  3. My approach has been to participate at other forums.
  4. Cost. Ethernet only cares how the end of the cable spec is met: Gamechanger Copper CAT6/POE 200M and hits spec
  5. Not that I want to contribute to taking a perfectly good cable and ensuring that it goes out of spec but that's not Belden Bonded. Belden make both types just like car manufacturers make many models for different needs.
  6. I'm a dual CCNP (Route/Switch and Collaboration) and ACEP. I have a rack full of lab gear: Aruba 2530's, Aruba 3810's, Aruba Mobility Controller 7210, Aruba Mobility Master 1K, Cisco Nexus 4K's, Cisco 3850X, 2960's, 2630's, ASA's, Cisco Wireless Controller, Fortigate FW's. So all in my rack I have about $100,000 retail worth of lab gear. I'm able to purchase not for resale at significant discounts due to partner status with various vendors. I run Eve-NG also but sometimes you just need real gear. Servers are HPE Proliant Gen7/Gen8 360DL's and 380 with 120GB RAM and 32 core XEON wi
  7. I have tried a few permutations: EtherRegen vs my Aruba 2530, a $330 WW Starlight 12' Ethernet Cable vs ~300' generic Hypertek Cat5E. I even posted a view tracks captured to my ADC where I plugged and unplugged the network cable during playback, posted links to the files at AS and no one could pick when any of the changes were made. Not the # of changes or when the change was made.
  8. No the discussion isn't senseless. Noise is an immutable, objective, verifiable property. Extrapolating this further: Noise can only be present when the cable it inserted correct? Ergo if I have a properly designed system, using a service like Tidal, then at the very least, someone should be able to tell when the cable is connected/disconnected while playback occurs regardless of the amount of buffering. Taking it even one step further: This should also affect playback of files on local storage? Since it is noise creeping into the system regardless of music sourced ove
  9. Can you reword this if possible? I don't want to assume that you are saying that the buffered data is somehow different depending on the cable that was used to fill the buffer.
  10. You are getting push back because you aren't willing to admit that expectation bias may be at work. I did a blind test with someone that had a cryo-treated, Telegartner terminated, cable, vs $12 cable from Amazon using their Tidal account. What the cable owner didn't realize is that Tidal will cache entire tracks. He had 300Mbit internet service. He put on his favorite piano track that was ~11 minutes long. I waited 30 seconds and pulled the cable out and showed him that the entire song was stored locally and that you could even pause/play/ff/rr. Many have no idea how data works.
  11. I would think nothing because we aren't talking about real-time, multiple end-point, distributed audio. This standard, as I read it, is nice though as we now can have a switch that provides a stable clock source. Back in the 90s I was doing A/V edit suites and we would install TBC's (time base correction) looks like this is TBC implemented at the switch. Makes a lot of sense as endpoints don't need to workout a software clock.
  12. I was responding to the question about what Garis was saying. You do you.
  13. In a nutshell he's stating that 6A is overkill and the reasons why. CAT6A is CAT6 with FTP around the individual pairs and an overall screen around the 4 pair. We only use CAT6A for our POE multi-gig copper ports. So our AC and AX AP's. Honestly you only need CAT5e. It can do 10GBe up to 145 feet. At 2.5Gbe it's still 100 meters. 2.5GBe is ~280 concurrent 24/192 PCM streams.
  14. I run wireless so I'm not in a position to worry about wired. I messed around with 10GB Fiber (it was incredibly affordable at $210 all in and that was switch, NIC's, transceivers, OM3 cabling) but when I re-did two rooms I pulled it all out and ran POE for running 802.11ac access points. Implemented K/V/R for roaming, beam steering, and client stick and couldn't be happier with the results with AP's that cost $56 a pop (X3) and the free controller software.
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