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  1. Uwiik

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Is there a way to play Apple Music on Taiko? I just noticed that Apple Music can be set to stream at Hi-Res/Lossless format.
  2. Uwiik

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Very helpful! Thanks @microstrip
  3. Uwiik

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Gotcha! That was very helpful, thanks for the help @Mike Lavigne ! Please let me know if you know the answer regarding if it’s okay if I keep on playing music through Taiko when burning. My head said it’s okay but the OCD in me said it’s not okay. Ripping lots of CD can get boring without...
  4. Uwiik

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    LOL you’re right, Pillium Elektra could do with more widely available informations. It’s a fantastic DAC though. Very very analog sounding, perhaps one of the most analog sounding I ever heard (not that I heard a lot). It doesn’t upsample anything, always plays the native file even when I click...
  5. Uwiik

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    One or two more question please Emile/Taiko Team. - Should I rip SACD as DSD64 or upsample it to DSD128? I upsampled all my SACD to DSD128 but knowing from you and my own experience after following your advice that redbook CD sounded better by leaving it as it is now I am starting to wonder if...
  6. Uwiik

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Agree, was super impressed after Pillium Elektra and I thought digital couldn’t get any better. TBH I was skeptical when I first got it, wondering how much better my digital could get……Before Taiko I spin my vinyl daily, now I spin my vinyl on Sundays only….
  7. Uwiik

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    A few more questions if nobody’s mind; -When I want to repeat a sub optimum rip, do I just go to the Taiko Extreme IP address, highlights the album, right click and send to trash? Or something else needed to ensure thorough deletion? -Should I upsample redbook CD to DSD64 or just leave it as...
  8. Uwiik

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Thanks a lot for the thorough explanation. I guess I will just wait for XDMS to be released. Too bad about the “radio” feature being on the bottom of development priority for XDMS, my schedule is waking up, turn on audio, go on about with my life, get sleepy, turn off audio, go to sleep. A lot...
  9. Uwiik

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Excuse me if these are the most noob questions and been asked somewhere here but I have tried search and couldn’t find conclusive answer. - How to download TAS? Tried Apple apps store but it’s not there, tried Taiko website too - Does TAS have a feature similar to Roon Radio where the program...
  10. Uwiik

    Comparison to Siltech Double/Triple Crown Level

    You got it spot on @Tango , my current system is not as dependent on cable unlike my previous system, I still hear difference between my DC and TC interconnect but not as drastically as my previous system. Hence my reluctance to do all DC/TC for the whole loom.
  11. Uwiik

    Comparison to Siltech Double/Triple Crown Level

    My Goebel doesn’t replace Siltech TC, I don’t have all DC/TC yet on the whole loom. It was Siltech King Speaker Cable that got substituted with Goebel. Goebel is IMO more neutral than Siltech King, at least on the SC side of the whole loom.
  12. Uwiik

    Current “Best Bet” SOTA Phono

    It stop at 130 db, I think I just upset the whole house complex at Saturday morning just to prove that it goes beyond 105 db…LOL… I took off the ATM-2211 from the bi-amp scenario from my system because I like the purer sound of Ongaku only and it’s not possible to reach 120 db anymore on Ongaku...
  13. Uwiik

    Comparison to Siltech Double/Triple Crown Level

    just Rolex and AP. Nothing exotic or too spendy, especially not RM, way too hyped up for a toy/boy racer wannabe recently founded brand watch so I can’t/don’t want to afford RM. But that’s off course IMO. Many of my friends worships RM.
  14. Uwiik

    Comparison to Siltech Double/Triple Crown Level

    That would be my attitude if their pricing policy regarding length more sense. They purposely make their price based on the shortest/most inconvenient length then the price jump stratospherically on each 50 cm addition… that’s gouging in my book. For example, their DC/TC cable is clearly aimed...
  15. Uwiik

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Don’t worry about above question. Nothing that a lot of swearing and resetting can’t fix. It’s working as intended now, USB ASIO, 32 bit, Native, etc…….. happy happy happy
  16. Uwiik

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Hi Emile, Is there any SQ difference in doing so? Taiko USB “WASAPI” is the only one (USB) that produces actual sound in my system, if I enable Taiko USB “ASIO” and use that for outputting audio, even the play button on the Roon is grayed out and nothing is happening.
  17. Uwiik

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Fixed!! Factory reset does fix a lot of things. I get everything except MQA now since Pillium doesn’t support MQA
  18. Uwiik

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    It’s Pillium Elektra, max is 32 bit. It’s just acting weird
  19. Uwiik

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I don’t even have option for 32 bit
  20. Uwiik

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    You were absolutely correct, I ticked DSD over PCM during initial setting. But there is no Native option my mine. See below
  21. Uwiik

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Excuse me if this is not the right thread but since it’s using Taiko Extreme I thought here is the most appropriate. I don’t understand why my DSD files are all converted to standard PCM 24 bit when playing? DAC is Pillium Elektra and Taiko Extreme got the USB driver/compatibility right...
  22. Uwiik

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Thumbs up for Emile and the team! I got my usser/pass just an hour ago. Made me wondering if the team sleep enough, it must be like 5 or 6 AM in Holland when Emile answered…LOL! I wake up early everyday but damn sure not answering email at 5am. I am very happy with my purchase from the service...
  23. Uwiik

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    What’s the fastest way to reach Emile? I need my username and password and I am too excited to wait too long from my dealer…
  24. Uwiik

    Current “Best Bet” SOTA Phono

    120 db was peak not average and it was stupid, measured with iPhone DB meter, so I don’t know how accurate it was but I think it was realistic. I used to be in car audio scheme many years ago and 120db is nothing on SPL competition, off course we don’t stay too long listening at that level, like...
  25. Uwiik

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Excuse the noob question but it’s tough browsing through 400++ pages…. Do you ever turn off your Extreme? I plan not to, mine is here and it started to sound crazy awesome after 1 hour.
  26. Uwiik

    Comparison to Siltech Double/Triple Crown Level

    Hi Dave, glad to know you’re well. I got Covid meself on June and although I have perfect health and exercise regularly mine was very severe I almost didn’t make it. I was in total home care/bed rest mode for 30 days I had to relearn to walk properly again after I recovered. I couldn’t be...
  27. Uwiik

    Comparison to Siltech Double/Triple Crown Level

    Not all triple crown yet for a few reasons: - Money, I also like exotic cars, wristwatch, arts and properties/land and due to Covid there are so many hot things at good price right now, so not enough money to buy all Siltech TC at once. - Dealer, the dealer in my country is…..ummmm……not the best...
  28. Uwiik

    Goebel Cables

    With how much I am staying home and enjoying my music now 500 hrs is easy peasy… LOL…I just spent 200 hrs+++ on my audio room listening while assembling, tuning and breaking in my car audio and yes my Goebel SC does get MUCH better, I ditched my Siltech King totally already, considering to just...

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