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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Are there separate MTU on the LAN side (from the router to my home devices) and on the WAN side (back to ISP)? Edi:. SteveZ's response seems to suggest there is only 1 mtu setting and the network side dictates what can be done locally without fragmentation.
  2. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Must the router and local device have the same value, or us there a negotiation to find a common best value? Does a switch (e.g. the taiko switch) puts its own value for mtu into the mix or does the switch simply pass through the exact packet sizes that the router and local client choose to...
  3. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    But ONLY as a last resort! (An engineer's credo)
  4. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I totally agree with all of your points, but as someone who listens to live music recordings a lot, the gap of silence between tracks is a major buzzkill. That said, I'll slog through until taiko replaces TAS.
  5. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    i assumed that in the netherlands, you would just open a dike to cool down the reactor in an emergency
  6. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    another benefit of the taiko switch will be carefully controlling the input to the extreme. you can never have enough redundant control systems when dealing with nuclear reactors!
  7. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Absolutely. That is why I'm looking forward to taiko controlling both ends of the Ethernet connection, the taiko switch and the taiko extreme.
  8. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Good observations, but if I were betting, a best in class flow control strategy is the big advantage that the taiko switch will provide, with taiko in control of both ends of the data flow into the extreme. It's just an (educated?) guess on my part at this point. We are all learning here...
  9. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Rajiv I can think of another possible mechanism here. Network traffic, even if not seen at the extreme's input, can potentially impact SQ. If the other network traffic impacts the burstiness of the data into the extreme, it may impact sound quality, for example if it changes buffering...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    i forgot that, so let me reformat my question. will the new TAS android app be in the google play store or will we have to sideload AAB files manually (as we do today with APK files)? (short term and long term questions) i ask because it looks like sideloading AAB will not be as simple as for...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Emile Short term, will the android version be available in the Google Play store, or will we have to sideload an apk file? I assume long term it will be in the Google store.
  12. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    It looks like I need to go back to daily check in here :) I love the SQ reports on testing with stored files and I am fully copacetic with streaming as a second priority. In fact, a release with the improved SQ for stored files and only(!) the current SQ for streaming would be fabulous as a...
  13. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I see a 3 second default value for the "radio station buffer". Does this impact streaming services like qobuz as well? If this impacts streaming SQ, I'd imagine it (or something equivalent) will be kept in the TAS release.
  14. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I hope you'll consider releasing the "simple but functional" version as a beta1, perhaps to a smaller group of testers initially (perhaps a group that minimizes the short term support demands on the developers) while you work on prettier graphics, more streaming interfaces, search, etc.
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Gapless has been sighted! This should have been in bolded large font. That's all I needed to hear (though you tortured me by making me read through a lot of much less important - to me - other update data). You buried the lede!!!

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