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With respect to the Taiko Extreme how do you connect it to your DAC

  • USB

    Votes: 51 63.8%
  • Ethernet

    Votes: 14 17.5%
  • Both USB and Ethernet

    Votes: 8 10.0%
  • AES/EBU

    Votes: 10 12.5%
  • Dual AES/EBU

    Votes: 2 2.5%
  • Other

    Votes: 5 6.3%

  • Total voters
    80

cat6man

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Jplay is an USB exclusive “tweak”. It does DXD, it used to be limited to DSD128 but it does DSD256 on the Aqua Formula and the Lampizator Pacific with the new XMOS USB interface now.
does jplay have any impact with aes/ebu ouput (preferred for totaldac)?
 

Steve Williams

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My problem was discovering that the TAS prebeta that I received, sounding as great as it did, did not play above DSD 128. Well the genius of Emile and his team has written new Lampi drivers for the TAS. I don't use JPLAY and my question was whether these new drivers might benefit from the use of JPlay
 

Taiko Audio

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My problem was discovering that the TAS prebeta that I received, sounding as great as it did, did not play above DSD 128. Well the genius of Emile and his team has written new Lampi drivers for the TAS. I don't use JPLAY and my question was whether these new drivers might benefit from the use of JPlay
We don’t know yet!
 

Taiko Audio

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We’re still tweaking Jplay, Chris is back from his holiday next week and we will start scheduling the rollout. We may have some other general improvements we’d like to deploy at the same time. Do note we haven’t even completely finished rolling out the previous update.

As these updates are likely to become frequent occurrences it is all the more important to get the TAS app up, running and approved by Apple as this will allow everybody to apply updates themselves by the press of a button.
 

oldmustang

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Dec 2, 2012
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Great track thanks OM

Phil
Thanks -- I'm glad you like it. I stumbled on this album by accident and I'm very glad I did.

Steve Z
 

wil

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Really can't say at this stage, I just design and see what it costs later, not planning for big margins so it should be reasonable, though it has 12 separate regulator sections already for 3 ports (2x rj45, 1x SFP) which are going to dissipate around 10 watts, it's going to need heatsinks.
Is it known yet what voltage the switch will need for an external power supply?
 

Kris

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does jplay have any impact with aes/ebu ouput (preferred for totaldac)?
I am not sure if this is preferred way.
Emile can comment on that I think.
Actually I was thinking the same way you do now but than I found you are limited very significant with resolution you can transfer via aes / ebu.
Also it is rather the system balancing thing and personal preference than a general statement .
With USB you have so much more options , cables and programs you can use.
 

Taiko Audio

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Skanda

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sorry if this question has been asked already, but can TAS run off android or mac osx (instead of iOS)?
 

Skanda

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Excellent! Is it out already or coming soon? my extreme is set to arive monday :))))
 

Steve Williams

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wil

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On the Taiko switch design, given the reports for some time that pairs of switches, be they Sotm's or Buffalos, provide enhanced noise rejection or sq, I wonder if any thought is going into trying to replicate that enhancement in a single chassis?
 

Taiko Audio

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Hi Emile, will your network switch be optimized to feed fiber to the Extreme or copper (or both)?
It can be used in the following scenarios and will do well in all:
Fiber -> switch -> copper -> Extreme
Copper -> switch -> fiber -> Extreme
Copper -> switch -> copper -> Extreme
 

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