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    Antipodes CX+EX

    I have been running the pacific 211 monos for a couple years and the regular version prior to that. I had the chance to go to the pac version due to a shipping mishap. There was a couple month gap between the amps, however I felt the pac version was quieter and more detailed than the...
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    Testing and embracing Stacore

    Im running my digital front end. MP64 and Pacific on Stacore Advanced shelves on a wood floor. I think that stacore brings big benefits in the situation where the shelf is doing all the work. II would expect the rack to add even more, however the platform alone brings a lot of performance...
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    Pacific dac: Lampizator's new top of the line dac

    I am using the stock footers on a Stacore Advanced. Have also used an HRS M3x to good effect.
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    Devore Reference

    O/ref was paired with luxman at the last dc audio show. It was one of my favorites of the show. A spectacular looking speaker.
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    What about all those SMPS?

    When a system is running well, it is so much more engaging then when it is just working ok. Id like to just set it up to be optimal all the time, so that the engagement factor is just there by design. Your observation re the ISO transformer is good info. So maybe an ISO between the...
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    What about all those SMPS?

    Sure, Absolutely. However, since many are spending big money on switch upgrades, are we really ignoring the bigger problem? How do we cut out the haze from all the 'other' stuff. That may be a better investment vs a LPS upgrade on an audiophile switch, while leaving the rest of the house...
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    What about all those SMPS?

    I guess the best methodology would be to develop an audio side and a house side of the power grid in the house. If sucessful, then one could avoid needing LPSes on all the Access Points, Firewalls, ONTs and the rest of the house - Just let this be dirty, and just focus on the audio switch into...
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    What about all those SMPS?

    Marc, You bring up a good point. The step up/down transformer at the street pole may or may not also provide isolation from the neighbor electronic pollution.
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    What about all those SMPS?

    Hi WBF So over the past year, Ive been watching all the forum talk about avoiding Switch mode power supplies in audio, in an attempt to avoid electrical noise. Numerous examples about related to ONTs, Edge Routers/Firewalls, Ethernet Switches booth Audio Grade as well as the rest of the house...
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    Dedicated audio room build thread aka The Big Dig

    How did I miss this?!? Awesome!
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    Dedicated audio room build thread aka The Big Dig

    Sweet. Did you end up using carbon in the ceiling? Id love some pics of how that all came together of you have them. How long before the room is completed, do you think?
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    FTA (Final Touch Audio) Callisto USB cable

    Try Here https://www.whatsbestforum.com/threads/fta-interconnect-with-bocchino-xlrs.29245/
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    FMC -- Gigafoil -- EtherRegen Question

    As I understand, the Gigafoil if an E-O-E Ethernet to optical to ethernet converter, which is essentially what the Media converters are doing on each end of the fiber. I expect that a LPS on the media converters will do the same job as the gigafoil and any residual EMI would be cleaned by the...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Can you explain more about the Tripoint NG cables? Are they a newer model of the Silver signature that come with the older Elite and Signature SE?
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I have been using a combination of HRS SXRC for Amps and Stacore Advanced for Digital and DAC. Both have brought a lot to the table in maximizing the soundstage delivered.
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    Streaming Rules the Marketplace

    Im assuming that MIke is referring to HIRES files stored on PCIE attached M.2 NVME storage as used in the extreme. As contrasted with SATA attached SSD storage used on most current servers.
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    Will's Horn Finalists

    Yes, there are adjustments for both the tweeter and midrange horn levels. Ive really loved my acapella speakers
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    Will's Horn Finalists

    If you are near California, go see the Acapella/Audio note setup @ Audio Federation. They have Apollon and Cellini horns in house right now.
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    FTA Interconnect with Bocchino XLRs!

    Hi WBF I wanted to fill everyone in on my FTA journey. Based on my initial success of the FTA USB , I decided to try a pair of FTA w/ Bocchino XLRs, in the fall of 2019. This cable was and is a complete joy! Highly recommended. I have used Nordost Odin ver 1 shotgun speaker cables for the...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    STP - Spanning tree protocol is not involved in packet forwarding, it merely plays a role in avoiding loops in an etherent network. The priority field in this case is not related the priority forwarding of packets going to or from the port, but rather the priority the port has in shutting down...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Based on the 15m fiber canle. It sounds like the copper cable is on the router end then startech converter then fiber into the extreme.
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    its likely that will happen at some point unless you add attenuators.
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    New Power Conditioner in the System

    Yes! Saw ur stealth for sale and wondered what you were getting. Congrats!
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    Entreq Tellus grounding

    They were taking odin power cords and modifying them with spades and other connectors, I believe.
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    FWIW, I have analyzed streaming downloads from Tidal while playing items in ROON. Roon will download a song and begin to play and will download at least the next song while the current song is playing. For much of the time that a song is playing, there is no/minimal network activity coming...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    It sounds like the switching power supplies would degrade SQ by polluting the AC power side and also allowing noise into the server thru the ethernet port, regardless if the lan network is transferring packets from streaming or a nas.
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    Curious Evolved USB cable

    I went from a Nordost Tyr2 to FTA USB about a year ago. I feel the same way about the earlier H2 comment when compared to the FTA
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    Dedicated audio room build thread aka The Big Dig

    Will you end up gluing the plywood to the Furring strips? I recall that there is suppose to be a layer of MLV between the 2x12/Furring layer and the Maple plywood? Can you glue to MLV?
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    SOtM sNH-10G Network Switches x2 : The NEW KING of USB/Network Gadget Setup

    I havent seen modems and internet routers with external clock inputs. Did you modify those boxes to add the clock inputs ir choose models that had external clock inputs? Also, im assuming that those boxes are on lps as well?

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