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  1. Tunng - The Songs You Make At Night (2018) https://tidal.com/album/93846530
  2. All unshielded cables should be short and moved away from any power source. If not possible to keep away from power sources shielding is worth considering (but never with the shield connected to the plugs IME). I still use plain JSSG (floating shield) on all of my ones. On the other hand the most important ethernet cable to keep short in my setup is the one between the Aquox switch-8 and Aries Mini. The other ones is still important to keep fairly short, but not to the same extent.
  3. But it still sounds better than the other way around! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  4. Not quite. With Openhome the playlist is stored at the render. My bad though
  5. *LOL* Itโ€™s complicated! It might be a good idea for @austinpop to update the facts on the index with universial names when these terms are crystal clear. In my world you have these: 1. Control point= The control device that is controling the music and telling the server what to play. 2. Server= The manager that is receiving the info from the control point and distribute the music to the render. This can either contain or be connected to a harddrive of any kind (local files) or a router (Tidal/Qubuz/NAS etc) both through wires or wifi. 3. Render= The endpoint where the upnp/dnla data is translated into music and forward to DAC in digital format. There is upnp/dnla and Openhome streaming. With Openhome (wich us upnp/dnla compliant) the playlist is stored at the control point. With upnp/dnla the playlist is stored at the server. IMO Openhome sounds better! ๐Ÿ˜Š
  6. Great to see you around Monge! ๐Ÿ˜Š HDD or SSD is a constant battle. Some swear by HDD and some swear by SSD. Me I am not using any harddrives what so ever. If I did I would put it as far from the audio setup as possible. They are all noisy buggers that needs to be well isolated! ๐Ÿ˜
  7. Just for notes. The WD wireless passport on this link is to the HDD version. Here is a link to the SSD version https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1387140-REG/wd_wdbamj2500agy_nesn_my_passport_wireless_250gb.html This is an awesome solution for photographers (contains SD card reader and can stream the content to a mobile phone or tablet). Not intirely sure it is that good as an audiophile solution though.
  8. I think it is all over now. Back to NUCs! ๐Ÿ˜
  9. Sports and outside air will kill you. I have a hard time seeing that this hobby will kill you unless you decide to go AC! ๐Ÿ˜
  10. I can tell you this. Whatโ€™s annoy me more than anything in this hobby is lack of patience and the lust for experiments. A lot of things is dismissed due to patience to try other scenarios. If I would be like that I would not be using ISO Regen or LPS-1.2 for that matter. They didโ€™nt improve my setup as is , but I didโ€™nt give up since I knew that something good was coming with some patience. Iโ€™m thrilled with both now, but if I was another person I would just have returned them after my first trial. I really think you should do the same. Evaluate it properly before you sell it off! ๐Ÿ˜‰
  11. Bad boy! ๐Ÿ˜Ž High impedance AC input is not necessarily a bad thing. I am not a believer in impedance negative effects. I believe that both signal and power should be as non-restricted as possible really. Make the signal/power as quick as possible for best results and try to optimize the rest of the system likewise. Isolate anything possible from one another (especially ground/shield/ 0v reference) and make the power as clean as possible. Sounds easy, but it is not! ๐Ÿ˜
  12. If everyone wants them it is a sign that they are wanted! ๐Ÿ˜
  13. Your experience not mine! Power regenerator do not always improve SQ either. Ever tried without (if you have DC blocker trap filter + balanced IT? ) ๐Ÿ˜‰
  14. Then if your output really is 40v you can use that transformer for balanced mode. I can recommend using a IEC EMI input filter as well.
  15. For me the culpit is the 500mA LT3045. Using two 1A LT3045 in series instead of one 1A and one 500mA should make quite a difference IME. The more parallel LT3045 the better noise rejection and less harsh /sibiliant SQ. Edit. However, changing the LT3045s around so the 1A LT3045 is facing the last device in the chain should give a better SQ than other way around IME, but 2 pcs 1A will always get better SQ.