Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

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

  • USB

    Votes: 41 73.2%
  • Ethernet

    Votes: 9 16.1%
  • Both USB and Ethernet

    Votes: 4 7.1%
  • AES/EBU

    Votes: 3 5.4%
  • Dual AES/EBU

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 4 7.1%

  • Total voters
    56

Mike Lavigne

Member Sponsor & WBF Founding Member
Apr 25, 2010
8,638
2,300
450
There is a show running daily in New York City with the Extreme playing proudly.
and on the 'left' coast any are welcome to hear the Extreme at my place.
 
Jan 16, 2013
1,103
1,067
400
NYC
Announcement:

The 1st of September 2019 marks the end of the introductory pricing period on the Taiko Audio SGM Extreme server. The MSRP from that date on will be set at Euro 24.000 excluding local sales taxes / duties where applicable. Any orders placed before then will be at the current price.

Thus far the Extreme has been an overwhelming success. Its sales volume has admittedly caught us off guard and our operation has been expanding rapidly because of it. Alas we cannot maintain a break-even sales policy any longer.

Thank you for your support.
FYI, the Extreme US price when purchased from Rhapsody. Audio is $26Kusd, which includes all shipping costs and import taxes.
 
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Kingsrule

Well-Known Member
Feb 3, 2011
940
176
130
I've had my Extreme for 2 weeks. My observations to add to the conversation:

Even though it is run in at Taiko for 200 hours, it stills needs time in your system, especially if you are adding new network pieces. Figure 275 hours in your system.

Its bigger and heavier than u think so plan accordingly. Also, u need to supply your preferred power cord.

Leave the Roon settings as delivered and let Emile log in and do his initial settings.

Emile's level of support is exceptional. I mean like the best in the business. This guy is driven. I really want to meet him.

If you think you can pop into a audio show demo and expect to evaluate Extreme that's foolish. Extreme needs to be experienced. There is just more of everything to be heard. And then more and more. Fill in the adjectives: Subtitle shadings, dynamics, details, depth, width, air, clarity....well you get the idea.

For those who scoff at $25K for a computer just stop. People spend that on cords and plugs. This is a ground up rethink about everything. PS, all the software, grounding, networking. Take the lid off of Extreme and then do the same on your $100k amplifier. Then decided what you over paid for. Extreme is a bargain. And to think Emile has more coming for it....

IMO, this is a revelatory component.
 

CKKeung

Well-Known Member
Jun 18, 2011
1,870
1,086
238
Hong Kong
I've had my Extreme for 2 weeks. My observations to add to the conversation:

Even though it is run in at Taiko for 200 hours, it stills needs time in your system, especially if you are adding new network pieces. Figure 275 hours in your system.

Its bigger and heavier than u think so plan accordingly. Also, u need to supply your preferred power cord.

Leave the Roon settings as delivered and let Emile log in and do his initial settings.

Emile's level of support is exceptional. I mean like the best in the business. This guy is driven. I really want to meet him.

If you think you can pop into a audio show demo and expect to evaluate Extreme that's foolish. Extreme needs to be experienced. There is just more of everything to be heard. And then more and more. Fill in the adjectives: Subtitle shadings, dynamics, details, depth, width, air, clarity....well you get the idea.

For those who scoff at $25K for a computer just stop. People spend that on cords and plugs. This is a ground up rethink about everything. PS, all the software, grounding, networking. Take the lid off of Extreme and then do the same on your $100k amplifier. Then decided what you over paid for. Extreme is a bargain. And to think Emile has more coming for it....
IMO, this is a revelatory component.
Agree 200%!
 
May 30, 2010
16,460
1,358
420
Portugal
I've had my Extreme for 2 weeks. My observations to add to the conversation:

Even though it is run in at Taiko for 200 hours, it stills needs time in your system, especially if you are adding new network pieces. Figure 275 hours in your system.

Its bigger and heavier than u think so plan accordingly. Also, u need to supply your preferred power cord.

Leave the Roon settings as delivered and let Emile log in and do his initial settings.

Emile's level of support is exceptional. I mean like the best in the business. This guy is driven. I really want to meet him.

If you think you can pop into a audio show demo and expect to evaluate Extreme that's foolish. Extreme needs to be experienced. There is just more of everything to be heard. And then more and more. Fill in the adjectives: Subtitle shadings, dynamics, details, depth, width, air, clarity....well you get the idea.

For those who scoff at $25K for a computer just stop. People spend that on cords and plugs. This is a ground up rethink about everything. PS, all the software, grounding, networking. Take the lid off of Extreme and then do the same on your $100k amplifier. Then decided what you over paid for. Extreme is a bargain. And to think Emile has more coming for it....

IMO, this is a revelatory component.
Can we have details on how your are connecting the Extreme to the DAC? What power cables are you using?
 

justubes

Well-Known Member
Aug 10, 2015
133
65
58
How much can the settings in HQ player affect or reduce the need to try different cables to compensate for your
Desired sonic preference or to synergise with your system sonics?

Do you feedback to Emile whst is lacking or what is need for the soundmto be better so that adjustments in HQ player can be made.
 

Sablon Audio

Industry Expert, VIP Donor
May 22, 2015
850
432
203
HQP gives a fair bit of scope for tuning eg bits / buffer time however Extreme doesn’t use this software.
 

joaovieira

Well-Known Member
Feb 16, 2013
230
89
110
Brazil
Extreme uses what software to play?
 

joaovieira

Well-Known Member
Feb 16, 2013
230
89
110
Brazil
Thanks. Any SQ reasons? I never tryed JPlay, have used Hqplayer for long time.
 

Taiko Audio

Industry Expert
Feb 10, 2017
1,298
1,506
210
The Netherlands
taikoaudio.com
Jplay is a better fit for the Extreme. HQPlayer is a better fit for the 2015 / EVO.
 

joaovieira

Well-Known Member
Feb 16, 2013
230
89
110
Brazil
Interesting. Thanks.
 

wil

Well-Known Member
Jul 22, 2015
234
93
58

Taiko Audio

Industry Expert
Feb 10, 2017
1,298
1,506
210
The Netherlands
taikoaudio.com

Kris

Active Member
Mar 4, 2019
250
104
43
I've had my Extreme for 2 weeks. My observations to add to the conversation:

Even though it is run in at Taiko for 200 hours, it stills needs time in your system, especially if you are adding new network pieces. Figure 275 hours in your system.

Its bigger and heavier than u think so plan accordingly. Also, u need to supply your preferred power cord.

Leave the Roon settings as delivered and let Emile log in and do his initial settings.

Emile's level of support is exceptional. I mean like the best in the business. This guy is driven. I really want to meet him.

If you think you can pop into a audio show demo and expect to evaluate Extreme that's foolish. Extreme needs to be experienced. There is just more of everything to be heard. And then more and more. Fill in the adjectives: Subtitle shadings, dynamics, details, depth, width, air, clarity....well you get the idea.

For those who scoff at $25K for a computer just stop. People spend that on cords and plugs. This is a ground up rethink about everything. PS, all the software, grounding, networking. Take the lid off of Extreme and then do the same on your $100k amplifier. Then decided what you over paid for. Extreme is a bargain. And to think Emile has more coming for it....

IMO, this is a revelatory component.
How the extreme compers to the servers you have used in past ?
Could you please share any of your experience?

Also is it still getting better?
 

Steve Williams

Site Founder, Site Owner, Administrator
I am interested in how users are connecting their Extreme to their DAC and created a poll
 

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