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    Sablon power cords

    I've gone down a very similar path, replacing an HFC Pro PC with a King PC to power my amp (Riviera AFC-10) that's fed by a DAVE. I also noticed the same improvements as you in density, bottom end, soundstage, etc. The Prince and King do really well with power hungry equipment as it provided...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I would actually prefer a DC barrel input so I can use one custom LPS with one high end power cord to power the Taiko switch, modem/router, and the M12 switch. I've had the M12 for about two weeks now and its hard to imagine my system without it. Even if I do end up taking it out after getting...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Hi Emile, will your network switch be optimized to feed fiber to the Extreme or copper (or both)?
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    No matter how each of us describes it, one thing is true, the engagement factor has gone through the roof!! I literally can't stop listening! ....and I get to eat my cake too, with Roon. Bravo Emile and Team!!
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    For TAS? I do hope so, as it would allow the same upsampling for the DAVE dac that I am able to achieve with Roon + HQPlayer but with even better sound quality. Also, I heard that Taiko Audio is getting a DAVE dac to hear this upsampling goodness, is that true?
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    You're gonna need some shades
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I would like to add a few words to this. It could just be me, but I have not noticed the degradation of sound with the last two Roon updates (including the one applied yesterday) that others have noticed. I am using Roon only via HQplayer. My case is a little different since I am using...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    There is so much to Roon that is very hard for me to give up. One example is when playing an album and noticing on the lower right side that there is a new album by that artist is irreplaceable. My only other alternative is to constantly check for new albums by all the different artists I...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Thanks for the advice. That does make me think twice about it. I’m definitely more of a “set it and forget it” type. I do plan on keeping the Att modem for backup. If it gets to be too troublesome, I will just go back to the Att one. I do like having the SFP on the Edgerouter. One less FMC...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Honestly, I wasn't planning on getting this far into the Network game foolishly thinking that I would get minimal improvements playing locally stored files. Lucky for me, Comcast has been sucking lately, charge an arm and a leg, and give 1/3 the speed of ATT fiber at 3x the cost. The...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I'm still learning as I'm going along with all this network stuff. With some help from others that have done this already, the plan is to replace the ATT modem completely with the EdgeRouter. Has to do with buying ATT security certs and using them on the Edgerouter to trick the ONT into...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    This can probably go in the network thread too, but since it directly relates to the Extreme, I thought I would put some of my findings here. For someone who listens to only locally stored music through Roon, I wasn’t really sure how much of an improvement networks tweaks would have in my...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Hi Esotar, Can you please tell me what you have plugged into the top Ethernet Port and the USB port to the right (the two thin round black wires) on the Extreme in the 2nd pic? Are those Setchi boxes? What improvements did you notice from whatever it is you have connected there? Thank you.
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    Network Improvements and their Impact on Sound Quality

    And if you are still in the experimental mood, could you test the difference between one M12 vs two M12s now that you have taken the Edge router out of the equation.....asking for a friend ; )
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    Network Improvements and their Impact on Sound Quality

    Hi Bob, Are you powering the Verizon router and fist M12 from the same Optimo LPS? Maybe I missed it, but what are you powering the 2nd M12 that connects to the Extreme with? Asking because I’m wondering if powering all 3 devices (Verizon router, 1st M12 and 2nd M12) with their own LPSs...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    No one update till the Guru says yes!!
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I sold my Bartok in anticipation of the Chord DAVE, which undoubtedly is delayed. Hopefully I'll have it by next week. Needed to figure out a way to get my daily music fix so I decided to extremely simplify my Extreme setup!! Extreme --> Dragon Fly Red --> HE1000SE Headphones Still sounds...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I listened for about 30 mins last night after the Roon update and then just went to sleep thinking I was not getting "involved" with the music because I was probably tired. Emile applied the update this morning and I haven't stopped listening since. Within the first minute I could tell things...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    There were times I had to wait, maybe 5-10 seconds, with the Innuos Statement. Also, had slow downs at times when scrolling through albums after they loaded. With the Extreme, it has been instant since day one, zero lag at all times. 3000+ albums. What setting is the "Memory for...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I am a big believer in grounding now after hearing what the Tripoint did to my system. My next project is to get some ground rods added next to my office to isolate the ground the Tripoint drains to because it currently drains to the same ground everything else in my house is connected to...
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    M12 Gold Switch

    So who will be the first to run dual M12s in series? Might be easier for a dealer to try.
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Purchased this about 5 years ago and looks like I will finally get to use it
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I'll be getting my Edge router soon. Like Bob, I also have a very busy Verizon modem. It is currently in my basement and is sending ethernet to my office on the 2nd floor through a cheap ethernet cord that I can not replace since it was put in when the house was built. Currently, that cheap...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    @romaz is the same type of “immersive” you described with the CS2 footers? I’m considering getting both, the CS2 footers and the M12 and wondering if there is such a thing as too much “immersion”.
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Looks like majority of Extreme owners are using a switch between the Edge router and Extreme. I am wondering if for someone like me, who will have nothing else plugged into the "dedicated for music" Edge router except the Extreme, is a switch really necessary? I'm trying to keep the chain and...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Can you please share a link for the specific router model. Not sure if it is one with SFP. Also, which LPS are you using with the router? Thank you
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    High-end Speakers V Headphone - you kidding me....

    Which dac was used with the LCD4 and Genus?
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Has anyone been able to get the Monoprice SlimRun Fiber cable to work with the main USB output of the Extreme (3.1 Gen 2)? The fiber cable is only rated for Gen1 and I have not been able to establish a handshake with the DCS Bartok. Tried 3 different USB cables, two power supplies, and 2...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I just had a big eye opener and I need to make a correction to my post above. I should have specifically stated that when I truly compared the C-7 with the Stromtank it was with my Innuos Statement. That is my mistake, especially being in an SGM Extreme thread, and I apologize if I misled...
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    Tripoint Troy Signature NG

    Some more info on the Troy NG in the SGM Extreme thread: https://www.whatsbestforum.com/threads/taiko-audio-sgm-extreme-the-crème-de-la-crème.27433/page-154#post-632496

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