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    Updated my ref server

    Hello all. I just updated my reference server and I would like to share
    same main board and Zion 3.5 CPU
    new OS is win 2016
    new beta AO 2.2b5
    now using 5 dedicated psu s as follows
    two reg D.C. 5 supplies one for solid state OS
    SEcond one is for two 1 TB solid state internal drives for music
    hd plaex linear 1 psu 5 volt output for audio grade USB card
    hd plex linear 2 with hd plex A 250 watt ATX converter board it regulates the 19 D.C. Linear output of one hdplex to power the main BOARD and CPU power only
    running roon in both core for tablet remote and full
    gui mode as well.
    Plyaers used
    j river
    hq player
    roon player
    tidal desktop app
    roon tidal app.
    Its now compleltly hands off in non GUI mode all functions
    of any programs are done from android tablet or iPad
    or iPhone.
    Sound has leaped up again. It's due to three reasons
    one is better psu power and it's complete seperatiom of each device. What most may not know is each internal part of a computer each generate noise for processing
    so if one D.C. Bus is used they each make noise for the others.
    Keeping all separated is a must have for top digtal performance
    next is the new win SER 2016 OS audio Phil says it's best one so far.
    My server is triple boot meaning
    at startup I can load
    win 10 pro
    win ser 2012
    win 2016
    all having AO software optimizing software with fid pro 7.9
    win 10 pro stinks in comparisons to the win SER OS
    AND win 2016 beats out 2012 hands down.
    Last is HQ player is the best playback software by a margin
    blows up j river and roon player.
    Room is used to sort music files and directs player as well
    what I have now is amazing digital reproduction in sound
    while analog will always be the lead this digital for me is the frontier with my two dacs.
    Many help I can give to others is welcomed.

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    Hi Ken,

    I have been using a SOtM-200 (now the new Ultra) with the modified ethernet switch (clock) that SOtM offers. I have pretty much maxed out everything wrt linear PSU's, etc, etc., and have always wondered if moving to Win 2016 (from 10 pro, AO., etc.), would yield better sonics. I have used HQplayer for many years and like you I have all my drives and OS powered with separate ext. Psu's because ~ 2 years ago I was using the Jcat USB straight to my DAC. Now with the SOtM in the chain, do you think that spending (more) resources on the computer end will benefit?

    TIA.
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    Not insulating but win 10
    Stinks compared to win 2012 and win 2016 blows up 2012
    Do it and AO a very easy addition. Just shrink the c partion about 30g it will create and drive or what ever is next.
    Then download win 2026 evail and load it on new unallacated space. Simple
    At boot up you get a window to choose what system to boot too.
    I use win 2016 , AO and fid pro. If you went the linaer rout already you will be very surprised how much further you can go.
    Hq player is the best player but exhausting to get there
    J river is a simple way to get close as you may know.
    Go for it. It's why I did a triple boot to see for myself what the changes are. Win 2016'AO AND fid pro hands down.
    AO beta 2.0beta 5 rules

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    Thkns.

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    Your welcome and what i posted is real enjoy.

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    But can ur cmptr that can spelel chkcs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alrainbow View Post
    Not insulating but win 10
    Stinks compared to win 2012 and win 2016 blows up 2012
    Do it and AO a very easy addition. Just shrink the c partion about 30g it will create and drive or what ever is next.
    Then download win 2026 evail and load it on new unallacated space. Simple
    At boot up you get a window to choose what system to boot too.
    I use win 2016 , AO and fid pro. If you went the linaer rout already you will be very surprised how much further you can go.
    Hq player is the best player but exhausting to get there
    J river is a simple way to get close as you may know.
    Go for it. It's why I did a triple boot to see for myself what the changes are. Win 2016'AO AND fid pro hands down.
    AO beta 2.0beta 5 rules
    That's interesting info

    Thx ��
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