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  1. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Are there separate MTU on the LAN side (from the router to my home devices) and on the WAN side (back to ISP)? Edi:. SteveZ's response seems to suggest there is only 1 mtu setting and the network side dictates what can be done locally without fragmentation.
  2. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Must the router and local device have the same value, or us there a negotiation to find a common best value? Does a switch (e.g. the taiko switch) puts its own value for mtu into the mix or does the switch simply pass through the exact packet sizes that the router and local client choose to...
  3. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    But ONLY as a last resort! (An engineer's credo)
  4. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I totally agree with all of your points, but as someone who listens to live music recordings a lot, the gap of silence between tracks is a major buzzkill. That said, I'll slog through until taiko replaces TAS.
  5. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    i assumed that in the netherlands, you would just open a dike to cool down the reactor in an emergency
  6. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    another benefit of the taiko switch will be carefully controlling the input to the extreme. you can never have enough redundant control systems when dealing with nuclear reactors!
  7. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Absolutely. That is why I'm looking forward to taiko controlling both ends of the Ethernet connection, the taiko switch and the taiko extreme.
  8. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Good observations, but if I were betting, a best in class flow control strategy is the big advantage that the taiko switch will provide, with taiko in control of both ends of the data flow into the extreme. It's just an (educated?) guess on my part at this point. We are all learning here...
  9. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Rajiv I can think of another possible mechanism here. Network traffic, even if not seen at the extreme's input, can potentially impact SQ. If the other network traffic impacts the burstiness of the data into the extreme, it may impact sound quality, for example if it changes buffering...
  10. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    i forgot that, so let me reformat my question. will the new TAS android app be in the google play store or will we have to sideload AAB files manually (as we do today with APK files)? (short term and long term questions) i ask because it looks like sideloading AAB will not be as simple as for...
  11. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Emile Short term, will the android version be available in the Google Play store, or will we have to sideload an apk file? I assume long term it will be in the Google store.
  12. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    It looks like I need to go back to daily check in here :) I love the SQ reports on testing with stored files and I am fully copacetic with streaming as a second priority. In fact, a release with the improved SQ for stored files and only(!) the current SQ for streaming would be fabulous as a...
  13. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I see a 3 second default value for the "radio station buffer". Does this impact streaming services like qobuz as well? If this impacts streaming SQ, I'd imagine it (or something equivalent) will be kept in the TAS release.
  14. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I hope you'll consider releasing the "simple but functional" version as a beta1, perhaps to a smaller group of testers initially (perhaps a group that minimizes the short term support demands on the developers) while you work on prettier graphics, more streaming interfaces, search, etc.
  15. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Gapless has been sighted! This should have been in bolded large font. That's all I needed to hear (though you tortured me by making me read through a lot of much less important - to me - other update data). You buried the lede!!!
  16. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I agree. I had just run across a thread discussing SQ being superior for .w64, but it wasn't clear if the advantage was partly (?) due to eliminating embedded metadata. The only interest here is if SQ improves.
  17. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Can the extreme play .w64 files? If so, can anyone comment on the sound versus .wav files?
  18. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Talk to us Ed. This looks very interesting technologically and price wise. Have you (or anyone else) heard it, and in what system? Has it been tried with any TotalDAC systems?
  19. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Looking at the copper plumbing supply inside the extreme, the parallel to the internals of an espresso machine are obvious.
  20. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Why no coffee? Even the earliest desktop PCs had a coffee cup holder that slid out
  21. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Yes indeed, and why I added YMMV, and as we all know, EFTM. I've heard this improvement with two different TotalDAC, a d1-dual (my first) and the reclocker/d1-direct combo (my current). In both cases, I would qualitatively describe the improvements as very similar. Other factors may include...
  22. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    @Taiko Audio This sounds great and we are waiting with baited breath. Do you use subnets in your setup and how does your switch sound with and without subnets?
  23. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    more testing with battery power in place of wall wart. i ordered a Poweradd PowerPro2 and have that at 12v feeding a dxpwr 2-stage DC-DC converter outputting 7 volts into the SoTM reclocker (aes/ebu out to TotalDAC) we have magic! listening last night with Stax headphones, i heard the effect...
  24. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    some initial feedback on my recent experiments with usb vs. aes/ebu for my Taiko/TotalDAC system. previous setup: Taiko USB card ==> Sablon usb==>TotalDAC reclocker==>aes/ebu cable==>TotalDAC d1-direct really old setup: microRendu==>usb cable==>sotm dx-usbHD w/superclock w/battery...
  25. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    The usb driver for a SoTM reclocker has been delivered and works in the latest Taiko usb driver (thanks Emile and Ed). Tests with 2 reclockers in series (sotm dx-usbHD usb w/superclock option + totaldac reclocker into d1-direct dac) to start this weekend.
  26. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Great news! Can you clarify a few points please? Was this streaming qobuz and how did this network stream compare to local file playback?
  27. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    The report that copper vs. fiber impacts the sound of locally stored music fascinates me, and I'll have to try it tomorrow. [Start off topic digression] I'm off to my first live concert (remember those?) in a year and a half! The fantastic guitarist/songwriter Richard Thompson is playing a...
  28. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    please report your observations as this sounds interesting
  29. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    haven't really looked at start or end, but gaps between tracks are very noticeable. gapless playback is a key feature of future beta release.
  30. cat6man

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    TAS is a BETA release, we understood that when we installed it

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