I recall Emile saying that his M12 switch was not beneficial in his system with the TAS/new USB set up. Bob (Rhapsody) reported the same after TAS.
Kris, who has a seriously tricked out set-up (with multiple switches, clocks, power supplies), reported they still improve his sq after TAS. I don't think he's said if that's still the case after the USB card? I'd be curious to know about that. I believe Markus Barkus also has a clock-modded Buffalo switch...
I have a Melco switch with nice Sean Jacob power supply and am looking forward to comparing with and without now.
My USB card is not fully burned in . 4 days only and it is still improving.
It is a true game changer for my system. I love the SQ improvement.
Thanks to Emile, Edward and all from Taiko Team!
In regards to Buffalows 2016 I tested it yesterday and I must say they still do the job !
yes my 2 Buffalows are fully moded with Pink Faun ultra clocks , 2 are Nenon moded with Mundorf siver gold DC wire.
Aall is powered by SJ DC4 rails (Nenon mode with Mundorf siver gold internal wireing).
I also have Router that I moded with Pink Faun ultra clock and modem that has PF ulta clock Installed.
Every single thing is still making noticable positive difference .
As Austinpop mentioned full stack of switches ( 4 Buffalo 2016 in my case) is the best .
The only better thing is to disconnect the last switch after starting the music.
But be aware your Pink Faiun ultra clock should never be turned off !
It takes upto 2 days to have full performance once disconnected.
So if you test it , please disconnect the Buffalo 2016 swich power off and keep its clock powered at all times. This is just to make sure the others are not using wrong methodology when testing.
As a side not not only the streaming is improved . The local files playback is also much better with stack of switches and good power supplys.
So as few of us already mentioned including Emile it will alwasy be noticable change once you add
someting to the chain.
As I dont trust myself when it comes to „first impressions” and I love testing ,
I am planning to redo this switch tests in a week when usb card is fully broken.
I predict it will still be important to keep them. I would prefer to say they are not important
and sell all Buffalows but it is impossible.
I thik this will be possible when Emile decides to create the Taiko Network card that will be as good as the USB is.