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  1. How does it sound compare to just SE? I first power my NUC with sPS500 at 12V, later switched to 19V and like it a bit more, now using JS-2 at 12V, like it even more. Hope you can get LPS-1.2 to work since I have heard it is either on par with JS-2 or better.
  2. Ted, 1) Using NUC build by Larry with standard spec'ed for Roon bridging, you can test Roon bridging and HQP NAA setup in AL image as well as Jussi's ramroot NAA image with the same hardware. 2) My current updampler is a Windows PC I recently build running DSD512 non-2s filters (mostly poly-sinc-xtr), and connected to ramroot NAA first via wifi, later bridged, and now bridged with a OCXO clocked ZyXEL switch. Hope this is clear enough to your 2 Q's
  3. I didn't detect any when I first ran them about couple weeks ago, but since I have few setup changes after switched to AL to improve the playback, I will take some time to test the two again to make sure.
  4. Yes, this is correct. I ran Jussi's ramroot image first, was happy with the result, and changed to AL HQP NAA later. Either case, no pops in my setup upsample all music files to DSD512 with non-2s filters with headphones. The only pops I got is switching between PCM and DSD, but this is not the image issue anyway.
  5. This is interesting, as I have not experienced any pops with either NAA images, and this is running DSD512 (non-2S), dead quiet between tracks with headphones. Wonder what the difference is.
  6. I am not sure what the difference is, but when I tried either AL with HQP NAA selection or HQP NAA image, both running with ramroot setup, no pops was observed.
  7. Thank you. Sounds like similar design like txUSBUltra in different size enclosure.
  8. Thanks for the added information. You inspired me to check into the difference as well and have found the following: LinK: https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/product-briefs/nuc-kit-nuc7i7dnke-nuc7i7dnhe-board-nuc7i7dnbe-brief.pdf
  9. Thank you for sharing the pics. Is the top panel easily removable? From the picture, it looks like there are two Phillips screws, but not sure if that was all holding the top panel down.
  10. Try NUC7i7DNHE, as this has the same board.
  11. Could this RAM be a concern? I was all set to purchase this exact RAMs also for their lower CL rating until I check Intel website (see below). Although, not exactly the same model (2X16 instead of 2X4), but the incompatible warning isn't comforting. Link: http://compatibleproducts.intel.com/ProductDetails/ExportPeripheralInfo?moduleName=Intel® NUC&productType=Kits&productName=Intel® NUC Kit NUC7i7DNKE
  12. Great review as always, thank you for sharing. Are all the PSU tests using the same voltage output at 12V? Wonder if higher voltage output will perform better in your setup. The quick test I ran between 12V and 19V show 19V is a tad better.
  13. A good switch between mentioned in the past post seems to be quite important to the NUC setup. I had some open moment earlier, decided to do a quick comparison between WiFi, bridged, and bridged with my OCXO clocked switch, and like having OCXO clocked switch in the loop much better. It adds quite a bit of dynamic and additional details, making the already crazy good NUC setup another clear notch up in SQ. Now I am wondering what will a good switch like sNH-10G or upcoming EtherRegen be able to further contribute.
  14. That would be an interesting experiment to try, and I will give it a go hopefully sometime next week. In the meantime, I also plan on trying out RAMs with different CL to see if that will offer different results.