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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    The Audionet website doesn't list the input specs. but I appreciate your taking the time to respond. I will post on the TotalDac thread.
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    What would be the appropriate amount of gain, sensitivity required to run direct?
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    Woofer And Tweet

    Lol....no don't have these speakers, and still have hair.
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    Woofer And Tweet

    Is this a reference to the speakers?
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    Connecting sonicTransporter and Rendu

    Following along, from my pov it seems to make more sense that the conversions from rj45 to optic (and back) is better served without corrupting the endpoint. One of the selling points made earlier (with the diagram) by agillis was the extensive isolation from each process. The opticrendu seems...
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    Connecting sonicTransporter and Rendu

    I don't think you can go sw > STransport > optRndu > dac. i5 has only one ethernet in/out.
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    Connecting sonicTransporter and Rendu

    My .02...... I would highly suggest implementing fiber optic with the best psu you can get your hands on. I have the SOtM sw. but I also use it to connect to my HT system which is totally separate from 2 ch. so it was easier to justify the cost. I had used fiber optic prior to getting the...
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    No, it’s not Leon

    . If you don’t want to hear the story ff to ~2:00. The story is amazing too!
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    House internet Wiring

    Make sure you fet this little module too. https://www.amazon.com/Converter-SFP-Transceiver-550M-ipolex/dp/B0716XT1QT/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=fiber+optic+converter+to+ethernet+module&qid=1559264504&s=gateway&sr=8-3.
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    House internet Wiring

    If the distance from where your service comes into the house to your router is less than a couple meters then I would just use copper (nothing too elaborate) to the router and convert to optic after the router to the stereo. Regarding overall sound quality and minimizing noise, my experience...
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    House internet Wiring

    One more thing...Our whole concept and understanding of all this stuff can/will change tomorrow! and may have already.
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    House internet Wiring

    Hi Bodhi, Whether you have 'fiber to the home' or not you can convert the Ethernet connection where your service comes into your home back to fiber optic. You will need to convert the optic cable back to copper at your router. The cost of the fiber optic cable is far less than any CAT cable...
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    House internet Wiring

    You should also consider running fiber optic runs in addition to or even instead of wire.
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    Stacore in USA and Canada

    I have bought stuff from Brian. Indeed, great guy.
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    Stacore in Korea

    USA!, USA!, USA!, USA!, USA!, USA!, USA!, USA!
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    LDMS Server

    Those Vienna's are real beauties!! How do you like them? Anything in particular stand out that led you to these?
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    A ProgRock evening with JBL 4312SE speakers

    It should be noted that the OP stated he had the Anat II Ref. Pro’s. These were not the same YG of today. Mine had the older drivers (not the in-house made aluminum drivers) different x-overs different sub amps, etc. I am not as familiar with the line up now but aren’t the YG’s passive now? I...
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    To Roon or not to Roon, that is the question...

    This is kinda like buying a shirt or a pair of pants. You just need to try them on to see if you like the fit.
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    To Roon or not to Roon, that is the question...

    For me the interface that Qobuz and Tidal offer are very intuitive and either make finding titles very easy. Once you get comfortable with the process you learn the best ways to discover artists and sub-genres you never would have imagined. This pertains only to streaming. There are a few...
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    What have you heard BEST of the BEST Systems do that GOOD/ VERY GOOD Systems Don't?

    I attribute what I describe 80% to the room/20% equipment. Every live recorded CD that was placed in the transport took me to the venue. Didn't even think about anything else. Eyes totally wide open and mind totally relaxed. Got the same "rush" as if I were there. For example, If there...
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    HRS audio isolation rack

    TYVM...
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    HRS audio isolation rack

    Have any of you experienced too much of a good thing with componrnents directly on m3x shelves no additional tweaks?
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    Doshi Stereo Amplifier Arrived

    Hmm, I will need to check on the umbilical chord on the demo unit I am having sent. Are there any exterior differences that are easily discernible?
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    Doshi Stereo Amplifier Arrived

    I had a Ref 6 in my system and really didn’t like it much at all. If the Doshi isn’t lots better I will be disappointed. For all I know the 5se sounds better than the 6 but regardless I am getting a little fed up trying to find something to fill my empty shelf. Do you know if you have the...
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    Tidal or Competitor Without a Computer (like Spotify)

    The Zenith is hard to beat imo. It is very easy to use and the customer service is excellent if ever needed. I have never heard the Aurender but I am always reading about various software related issues. There is a small learning curve Ron but after a few hours you’ll be fine. You might even...
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    Doshi Stereo Amplifier Arrived

    Thanks for the response. Are you thinking about replacing your Ref 5 anytime soon?
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    Doshi Stereo Amplifier Arrived

    Does his linestage get the same high praise from you guys that have heard it? Larry, did you compare to the Herron? I am looking for something right about this price range and have tried a couple big names but still a tough time settling in on anything. I like that it has a tvc volume control...
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    Tidal or Competitor Without a Computer (like Spotify)

    Ron, certainly if you are planning on getting any new model MSB DAC, even if it somehow magically falls out of the sky and onto your lap, you owe it to everyone on this forum to get a decent Server. Spend a couple of grand and plug in the little cables that come included in the box and press...
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    Not worrying about neutrality

    We either need to redefine the word neutrality in this context or come up with a new word altogether unless it is perfection we’re talking about which we know where this will lead. If you use a color chart as a reference and look at “nueteral” colors there are too many variations to help hone...

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