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  1. oldmustang

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    I'm not sure I can believe this: Emile wrote: "Intrigued by this midrange density feature me and Jeroen started tweaking it a bit in our spare time" You have spare time? Are you down to two hours of sleep a night? Steve Z
  2. oldmustang

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    Safe travels, Emile. Thank you for sharing some of your show experience with those of us who couldn't attend. Steve Z
  3. oldmustang

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    I'll shamelessly steal @austinpop's observation that you guys are busy Muenchen on Wurst! Steve Z
  4. oldmustang

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    So going to the show is not really about the audio after all, is it? Steve Z
  5. oldmustang

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    https://taikoaudio.com/taiko-2020/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Olympus-and-Olympus-IO-Introduction-FAQ_v026.x80569.pdf Lots of good information in the pdf document. Steve Z
  6. oldmustang

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    Hi Tom, There is a lot going on and a lot of moving parts to the Olympus. In an earlier post Emile answers a question (actually, posed by you!) about using USB and the slot 4 heating "problem"...
  7. oldmustang

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    There is a very comprehensive pdf document at the downloads section of the Taiko Audio website: https://taikoaudio.com/taiko-2020/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Olympus-and-Olympus-IO-Introduction-FAQ_v026.x80569.pdf Contained in that document is the following: Unless this has been rendered...
  8. oldmustang

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    Candy apple red or electric blue metal flake to match one of my amplifiers would be very cool: Steve Z
  9. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio XDMS - Extreme Direct Music Server Software

    Illegitimi non carborundum Steve Z
  10. oldmustang

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    I for one have not found a significant difference between streamed .flac and stored .wav. with my Extreme. So I haven't stressed about it -- I much rather would listen to music than listen to formats. Now, when I had another brand of streamer that also had an onboard drive for ripping CDs and...
  11. oldmustang

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    You do know that Roon now supports (gasp!) folders. . . Steve Z
  12. oldmustang

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    https://www.rapidtables.com/calc/wire/voltage-drop-calculator.html Steve Z
  13. oldmustang

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    Baby steps, David. Right now all of my NAS are internally 120VAC powered. Maybe at a future date I'll explore replacing the internal AC to DC power supply in one of them with a DC jack but that won't be for some time. Much easier to use a really good Shunyata Research power cord (already have)...
  14. oldmustang

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    I'm not sure I understand why it would necessary or desirable to have the NAS in the listening room. If it is going to be connected via the Taiko router, the ethernet cable doing so can be 1 meter or 10 meters or 50 meters. No need to have an acoustically noisy NAS in the listening room. And...
  15. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio Extreme Music Server

    Welcome @audioquattr / Jeroen! Steve Z
  16. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio Extreme Music Server

    Amen to that. I have three NAS here and one of them used to be where I served music from. However, I am not planning on bringing any of them into the living room to plug into the Taiko router and/or power from the DCD. For my application a large-capacity USB drive (which can be powered from...
  17. oldmustang

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    No wonder John T is happy all the time. Saluto, Giovanni! Steve Z
  18. oldmustang

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    I'm getting goose-bumps just listening to Lukasz describe listening to music via XDMI. Thanks for doing the interview and asking the right questions, Ron. Steve Z
  19. oldmustang

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    I'm very tempted by the quick and easy approach -- plug a high capacity USB drive into the Taiko router and power it from one of the unused outputs of the DC Distributor. Steve Z
  20. oldmustang

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    I'm guessing boards and cinder blocks don't match your decor. Steve Z
  21. oldmustang

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    So on the XDMI digital output daughter board I see you've provided a place next to the existing RCA style output for another connector. XLR for AES/EBU? I can make either work into my DAC, but I already have the AES/EBU cable. . . Steve Z
  22. oldmustang

    About Taiko Audio

    Congratulations, Chris. Dream job indeed! Sincere best wishes for continued success going forward with Taiko, to you and the entire Taiko team. Steve Z
  23. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    You guys play rough in the high-end. Here's hoping for a fast and full recovery for all concerned! Steve Z
  24. oldmustang

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    But, but, but. . . we're audiophiles, Emile! Steve Z
  25. oldmustang

    Shunyata Grounding System

    So, circling back to this. It was a couple of days before I had a chance to chat with Richard but when I did I asked the question about isolation socket to socket on the same duplex and duplex to duplex isolation. Here is what he said (shared with Richard's consent): "Morning Steve! These...
  26. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio Extreme Switch

    In fairness to the router I added it after the switch and I haven't removed the switch to see what things sounded like with just the router. But I didn't hear the magnitude of step change I did when first adding the switch alone. Perhaps diminishing returns. However the router does much more by...
  27. oldmustang

    Taiko Audio Extreme Switch

    Well, I posted my impressions back when the switch arrived, but that was in the one huge Taiko Extreme thread here. I thought and still think the switch provides the bigger bang for the sonic buck compared to the router, which is not to diss the router, which is a very nice addition in its own...
  28. oldmustang

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    No acrylic shelves here. I put additional Stillpoints Ultras on the rail grid and the Extreme on top of that. Steve Z
  29. oldmustang

    Introducing Olympus & Olympus I/O - A new perspective on modern music playback

    It's all good, Ulrich. I make fun of myself all the time. PS: This Taikonaut actually lifted and put their Extreme on a Stillpoints ESS rack, all by myself. I was out of the emergency room in hardly any time at all! Steve Z

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