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    How Source the Highest Resolution Downloads?

    Maybe whatever "fix" Qobuz promised back in February 2019 was never delivered after such a long time? https://community.roonlabs.com/t/qobuz-24-bit-flac-is-playing-at-16-bit/61088/25 FYI - both downloadable versions of Wonderful Wonderful (10 tracks) as well as Wonderful Wonderful Deluxe (13...
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    best cost no object, cables

    https://www.superbestaudiofriends.org/index.php?threads/audio-science-review-review.9827/ https://www.superbestaudiofriends.org/index.php?threads/yggdrasil-a2-measurements-deconstructing-asr-amirs-hack-job.6442/ Going back to what this thread is intended for, maybe it's worth paying someone...
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    best cost no object, cables

    High Fidelity Cables Pro Series ↔ Sablon ↔ Nordost Odin 2 https://www.whatsbestforum.com/threads/taiko-audio-sgm-extreme-the-crème-de-la-crème.27433/page-154#post-632402
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    Insane Ravings or Exaggerations.....?

    It turned out to be a piece of cake to download the full-blown installers of both 10.8.0 and 10.8.2 thanks to the power of Google, I verified both files and their SHA-1 checksums were perfectly fine...
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    Cable Modems

    No packet errors? No dropped packets? Utopia? Ideal world? Watching too much La La Land or something? Holy cow, even swapping different cables would result in various error rates https://lightware.com/support/lightware-testing-lab/cable-testing...
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    Insane Ravings or Exaggerations.....?

    https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/38856-best-sounding-version-of-mac-osx/page/2/?tab=comments#comment-1079469 OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.2 (Combo) https://support.apple.com/kb/dl1581...
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    Melco / Dela S10 Switch : more and more expensive audiophile switches!

    https://devialetchat.com/Thread-Audiophile-Grade-Ethernet-Switches-The-new-generation?pid=95640#pid95640 Still available at the moment but 50 units won't last long https://kakaku.com/item/K0001286500/ https://item.rakuten.co.jp/ratoc/s10p-j/ https://item.rakuten.co.jp/digitalside/dela-s10/...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    FYI - here's an upcoming Ethernet card with M12 X-coded connectors and it's also powered externally https://www.neousys-tech.com/Resource/Product_Document/PCIe-PoE312M/pcie-poe312m-m12-x-coded-gbe-card.pdf...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    It would be interesting to compare this 1TB hybrid Optane H10 to other NVMe drives https://www.amazon.com/Solid-State-Drive-Internal-Express/dp/B07RL812DW If Asus WS C621E SAGE were actually able to support Optane DCPMM, we might also "sacrifice" some DIMM slots to give them a try while...
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    SOtM sNH-10G Network Switches x2 : The NEW KING of USB/Network Gadget Setup

    There's this deal when I purchased my Melco S100 back in December 2019 and they're knocking 15% off all items available on Rakuten, HFS1155 was never listed on Rakuten and therefore I couldn't go for that particular option even if I wanted to https://media.buyee.jp/campaign/rakuten191219/en/...
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    SOtM sNH-10G Network Switches x2 : The NEW KING of USB/Network Gadget Setup

    Here's a little something from just one specific audiophile in Japan, he's already an owner of Telegärtner M12 Gold Switch and auditioned another switch from JS PC Audio http://www.my-hiend.com/vbb/showthread.php?5404-走向超值而極緻的-HI-FI電腦訊源(連載)&p=237658#post237658 It's an older model called...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    MAC address of that particular SFP might also provide some clues?
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Professional version of HQPlayer 4 (close to US$3,000) could provide offline upsampling but those upsampled DSD files are huge https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/55165-hqplayer-pro/?tab=comments#comment-912934 Though M.2 drives are going all the way up to 4TB already, therefore each PCIe...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    FYI - this particular USB DDC (with quad SC-CUT OCXO) seemed to have dual AES that might / might not be compatible with Terminator, maybe check with the owner of this company if you're interested? http://www.nctodolbs.com/dp-505-pro/ https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=573161673153...
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    Melco S100 audiophile switch

    Melco S100 is in da house, awaiting a reply from @hols and let's see how it goes. BTW, even Rajiv @austinpop is working on his own comparison while Emile also happened to get his hands on quite a few switches recently...
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    SOtM sNH-10G Network Switches x2 : The NEW KING of USB/Network Gadget Setup

    I'd like to talk about specific USB extenders that are designed to work over LAN, and the keywords here are Gigabit Ethernet LANRover https://www.psaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/LANRover.pdf#page=10 2304GE-LAN http://www.icron.com/pdf/usb-2-0-ranger-2304ge-lan-manual.pdf#page=7...
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    Best XLR connectors money can buy?

    Another alternative is getting in touch with Furutech and ask them about the NCF version of their XLR connectors
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    Best XLR connectors money can buy?

    Maybe talk to Eidolic and see what a (few) million bucks could do? https://www.facebook.com/Eidolic-578621495591705/ http://www.eidolic.com/Eidolic-Hifi-Audio-About-us.html 4-pin XLR connectors were already done, most likely designing 3-pin ones should be a piece of cake...
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    SOtM sNH-10G Network Switches x2 : The NEW KING of USB/Network Gadget Setup

    We'll get a chance to test triple-stacking SOtM twins + Melco S100 by the end of this month, or maybe next month due to Chinese New Year. Most likely we could get a closer look at where law of diminishing returns would actually kick in by comparing the differences between twins and triplets...
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    PSA: Be Careful Dealing With Uptone Audio

    Not a sponsor on this forum so it's safe to link them https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/30376-a-novel-way-to-massively-improve-the-sq-of-computer-audio-streaming/page/596/?tab=comments#comment-989214...
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    Melco S100 audiophile switch

    I'm expecting to receive my S100 (Japanese version) in a week or two, CKKeung and hols could feel free to borrow mine and "boil" that for me before you guys start experimenting with all kinda double-stacking / triple-stacking combos with / without feeding OP20 to sNH-10G sNH-10G → S100 S100 →...
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    What ethernet cables are members using?

    Hi Kal, Did you get a chance to try HDBaseT cables from Belden as well? Both 2183R and 2183P are sold by the foot here https://www.markertek.com/product/bl-2183r-ftbk/belden-2183r-cmr-riser-4k-ul-4299-certified-poh-hdbaset-ethernet-cable-black-per-foot...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    As romaz mentioned on AS before, the latency of Optane drives as well as relatively powerful CPU options might have played a certain role IIRC. In addition, the WS C621E SAGE motherboard itself should have been built with ample room for overclocking. Therefore its VRM must be fairly decent or...
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    Melco dedicated media library improves S/N ratio of DAC vs Mac

    FYI - I posted something related to Melco yesterday http://www.head-fi.org/t/766380/apple-touch-6g-128gb-info-and-impressions-5g-vs-6g/75#post_11810763 Someone over there still insisted that all transports were supposedly created and there should be no differences when we're comparing one...
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    What is the BEST Portable Solution? Musical bliss where ever you are in World?

    Tera-Player as the source http://www.headfonia.com/an-interview-with-charles-altmann/ MASS-kobo 404 as the amplifier https://www.facebook.com/groups/headfi.org/permalink/10153549526694736 Crystal Cable Dreamline Plus as the interconnect...
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    Vertere HB Series usb cable

    BTW, have you guys here in HK tried to hook 2 Pulse HB Ethernet cables up with SOtM iSO-CAT6 LAN Signal Noise Filter yet? The importer in Kwun Tong just received that a couple of days ago. Thanks.
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    Vertere HB Series usb cable

    Tara Labs GME and Pulse HB (about 20K & 10K?) were performing neck to neck according to these impressions last month:

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