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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Thanks Roy. I can see where this is going: PFBuffalo Redux. OCXO replacement surgery! Sounds like fun. Thanks for the above updates.
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Roy, and fellow BNC Bridge adopters: is the use and benefit of the bridge device also predicated on feeding the Dave upsampled source material, e.g. PGGB files to get to the desired 705/768 threshold? I didn't see that explicitly called-out in the various threads, but you guys may take that as a...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    @OAudio is there a website to see your products? Thank you.
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I will be happy to provide feedback on a Chord config next week, as I will be installing the USB card in a few minutes from now. Seems fair it should get a little time on it first...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    @Bobvin I already had a lot of the network infrastructure (and the woodchuck) before I bought the Extreme. Actually, it was kind of an attempt to create with ancillary products and tweaks what Team Taiko has achieved with the Extreme itself. I have the gear, so I'm plugging some of it (the...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Yes, I have the modded Buffalo switch @nenon graciously upgraded with the deluxe PF OXCO. G-wiz that thing is sweet. When Ed got me set-up he recommended I remove the PFBuff and an eReGen upstream. I did so and ran it for 2-3 weeks that way. Sounded great. A few days ago I replaced the Planet...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Regarding SFP removal, the orientation of the SFP cage relative to the heat-sink fins, means you cannot open the bail to remove the transceiver, as noted previously. It was also noted you could remove the SFP if you removed the optical card inside the Extreme. The purpose of the bail is to...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Thank for your reply @kswanson27. I'm awaiting the USB board and expected/hoped I would have to do the same thing. Cheers....
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Have any of you folks tried to remove an SFP (Planet MGB-TLX in my case) from the optical port on the Extreme? Any luck? I find the orientation of the internal board/cage to be such that inserting the SFP leaves it very "tight" to one side of the casework. The net result of which is you cannot...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    @Sampajanna I have an Extreme with a Dave/DC4 and an MScaler, with Wave cables. Love it. Awaiting the USB card, so cannot comment on that aspect; however, the Extreme/Dave/MScaler is excellent. I use TAS, BTW. These guys probably think I'm a freak (or deaf), but I prefer the MScaler to the few...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    ...BTW: the report that some find it necessary to bend the copper a wee bit for proper insertion...combined with Emile's comment about test fitting each board before shipment suggests to me that the soft/malleable copper may bend that wee bit upon removal from the test fit process? Perhaps...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    OMG...we're going to organize a tool intervention! That is a 4mm hex. A 5/32nd is a very good fit in a pinch, for the metrically challenged.
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    ...is there a link to directly purchase on the site? I do not find one. Dealer only?
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Trade you my Covid vaccine tomorrow for the USB board...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    That is an excellent concept to test, @dminches.

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