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Network optimization for serious streamers
@sns I haven’t kept up with the novel that unfolded here. But I wanted to post Hans’ video as another possible consideration for upstream digital optimization. In this video, Hans reviews the SOtM sCLK OCX10 clock. He only uses it with the SOtM st... 
Network optimization for serious streamers
@sns You've been experimenting lots. You asked for router suggestions where the routing/firewall component is separated from the wifi access point component. You will find separates in networking once you leave the consumer realm and look at enter... 
I can't believe this.
I'm the customer who asks if I can pay extra to jump the line. I don't continue to use services who won't let me jump the line. Many business problems can be solved with money.   
Hi-end audio is a big zero
@cdc Nice topic. Here's my $0.02.  (1) The sales norms of this hobby have/are changing from a home-demo norm to a pay-to-play norm. Just like a price hike for a product, this change elicits a painful emotional response from consumers. But, the ma... 
Do Streamer only devices really impact sound quality?
@soix Like you, I'll use my ears to test, but I also want to try to understand some of the "why" behind what I'm hearing. My understanding is that for coax and ethernet applications, solid core copper is the best industrial option vs stranded copp... 
Do Streamer only devices really impact sound quality?
@soix The switch I use is the TP-Link TL-SG108-M2. It’s the backbone of my home network. Not audiophile, but it’s fast. My wife didn’t like the idea of a network closet, so I needed something small and fanless to hide behind furniture. It fit the ... 
Do Streamer only devices really impact sound quality?
@soix Yes and yes are the short answers.  As you likely know, iFi has 3 levels of power supplies, and it shipped the first level with the Zen Stream. I had an extra iFi iPowerX lying around, so I used that for a while with the ZS. Then I got the ... 
Do Streamer only devices really impact sound quality?
For me, swapping out streamers was one of the biggest improvements I've had with my stereo system. I recently upgraded my amp for something 1k more expensive, and it didn't make as big a difference. Here's my streamer post:    
To ROON or not to ROON ?
@toro3 Fingers crossed: Hopes were high that it would launch several months ago when a Reddit user spotted a HiFi icon in their Spotify iOS app. Then there was a leaked video, posted online by another Reddit user, that seemed to offer a brief t... 
To ROON or not to ROON ?
@toro3 I disagree. I believe Spotify’s music discovery is significantly better than Roon’s. (But I’d say Roon does have better metadata.) For that reason, if/when Spotify launches a HiFi tier, I’m planning to let go of my Roon, Qobuz, and Tidal su... 
My Ifi Zen Stream Review: 3D Soundstage!
I did upgrade the power supply on the Zen Stream to their iPower X ($100), and then again to their iPower Elite ($300) when that came out. The Elite was a modest but worthwhile improvement over the X. I can't go back.  Looks like iFi just release... 
My Ifi Zen Stream Review: 3D Soundstage!
@malibu457 I haven't. What power supply upgrade for the Node are you talking about?  
To ROON or not to ROON ?
@jabbaman What do you find lacking with Tidal Connect?  
To ROON or not to ROON ?
Your question can be answered in better knowing your streaming requirements. I can share some of the reasons Roon became a part of my streaming diet. I used Qobuz by itself for 2.5 years before tying it into Roon. Now, I run Roon with Qobuz and T... 
The Music Room Erie CO
I'm a big fan of theirs. I've bought a lot of my equipment from them now, and I only had one return. I haven't sold or traded anything in yet. Their business model (wholesaling) makes the audio space better--it provides liquidity and convenience t...