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Counterfeit Chinese Cables
This is really wrong: https://www.aliexpress.com/i/1005002316681621.html?gatewayAdapt=glo2tha  
Grimm MU1 Streamer - Really "The Best"?
https://community.octoprint.org/t/put-tape-on-the-5v-pin-why-and-how/13574 I know it talks about printers but disregard that. Put the electrical tape on both ends of the +5v pins. Enjoy! You won't damage anything. If it doesn't work your DAC need... 
Grimm MU1 Streamer - Really "The Best"?
@nyev The master clock is for later consideration but it's absolutely essential for realising the full performance of the N20. In the meantime why don't you try inputting one of your Dragon PCs into the N20 and disabling the powerline in your AQ ... 
Grimm MU1 Streamer - Really "The Best"?
@nyev You really don't need to spend many thousands on a clock. There are plenty of Chinese ones on Ebay and After Dark from Hong Kong sell decent clocks. However a very high quality clock cable is vital, this will cost $2k+ and should be 75 Ohm ... 
Grimm MU1 Streamer - Really "The Best"?
@nyev Congratulations on your N20. Reading between the lines it sounds to me as if the N20 is sounding more unforced and natural. The N20’s signal is un-tampered with, not oversampled or clocked but upsampling is available on SPDIF outputs. Howe... 
iFi iPower X - hifi bargain?
I plan on getting one because a LPS plus a decent PC and DC cable is expensive, especially when you need a few. Huge complaint however on this product is that it should fit a US power strip at 90 degrees. It's inline design means you can only use... 
HD Failing on Sony HAP-Z1ES HDD Player, Need help from Owners of Sony Player
I am not a computer or software expert and I can't tell you how to do this but I know there is a way to make a mirror copy of your HDD onto a new HDD. Hope you can find someone who can do it.  
Now that High Fidelity Cables is no longer, what cables are you upgrading to?
I was extremely lucky to get a pair of custom XLR cables from Rick just after the boat sank the first time, really amazing. I can't comment on his last offerings but I'm sure they are great, nearly bought a few. Bought a few AQ Dragons recently,... 
Using streaming as a main source ---DSD, FLAC, MQA Streamers and DACS
@willywonka MQA is much more popular than these forums would indicate because of some very outspoken people. Not everyone hates it, but the haters have an obsession to make sure everyone in the world understand how bad it is. This is very tru... 
I2s versus AES/EBU to connect an streamer/server to a DAC?
I2s is the best way to go because it offers greater resolution and can handle DSD which SPDIF usually cannot. I would only use I2s if it is a native output to input, otherwise USB or AES would probably be better. IME RJ45 is preferred because of... 
Grimm MU1 Streamer - Really "The Best"?
@grannyring My system hasn't been updated for a long time, but yes Steve McCormack is a fantastic guy and my VRE has been wonderful and will be getting Steve to work his magic on it again soon.  
Grimm MU1 Streamer - Really "The Best"?
@grannyring With all due respect to yourself, he's not happy because Aurender doesn't publish their proprietary means of USB isolation. Therefore he believes they don't have one. Been going one about this since forever. Whatever.................... 
Grimm MU1 Streamer - Really "The Best"?
@sns  I continue to be curious about this ongoing lack of optimal usb utilization in so many high end streamers, obviously Innuous and some others know how to do it, to not include it these high priced streamers is a crime in my book. Yeah, it... 
Grimm MU1 Streamer - Really "The Best"?
@nyev Congratulations on your purchase. I've found a solid silver USB cable is best, so an AQ Diamond is ideal. 1.8m for USB 1.0m+ for ICs 1.0m is ok for PCs Nordost are bright and revealing Get some SR Purple fuses  
Grimm MU1 Streamer - Really "The Best"?
Only pay with your credit card and swallow the Paypal fees or ask him to pay half. IDs mean Jack.