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    The Front End Digital Foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingrex View Post
    I don't think you will like it Ed, your to advanced for it. Your server and DAC have better usb components than the regenerator. Your Nyquist does not need the power over USB so the regen isn't doing much for you, Give it a few weeks before you comment, I bet it will change things. But I bet you will go back to direct connected.
    I don’t use USB, and never needed to, I missed that phase of setup - and I think that’s a big part of why digital was not as good as it is now.

    Click the link above.

    etherGEN is a new ethernet switch built from the ground up and it will go before the Aurender.

    Looking at this and speaking to Alex at UpTone, it’s worth a shot. aside from UpTone making things right with me on a past purchase that I never ended up using.


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    Other: HRS M3X | Stillpoints Ultra 6, SS & Mini | Nordost Sort Cones TC & BC | AQ Vox SE switch | Gigafoil v4 | Vicoustics | Audio Desk Systeme - Gläss






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    Re: The Front End Digital Foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingrex View Post
    I don't think you will like it Ed, your to advanced for it. Your server and DAC have better usb components than the regenerator. Your Nyquist does not need the power over USB so the regen isn't doing much for you, Give it a few weeks before you comment, I bet it will change things. But I bet you will go back to direct connected.

    Hi Kingrex, I'm not following your comments? The Uptone EtherRegen is an ethernet regenerator, but not usb. Are you thinking Ed is talking about the Uptone usb regenerator? The EtherRegen has only been beta tested to date, so there are no user reports until it ships in mid November.
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    Re: The Front End Digital Foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by UltraFast69 View Post
    I lied to myself saying I was done with Digital.

    I will order UpTone Audio’s etherREGEN.

    Puma Cat Stephen talked about this earlier, and I got a note from Uptone saying ready to order and now learned this batch of 250 is sold out and a second batch, I will be on the third series January receiving list - if they can only make one more as a Christmas present.

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    It will be interesting to see if the EtherRegen abrogates the advantages of high-end ethernet cables. The designer states there will be no need for anything beyond Beldon of Blue Jeans, ungrounded, cat 6. I'm sure this will be user tested!
    Source: Taiko Audio Server, Cisco 2960 Switch, Gigafoil, Lampizator Pacific Dac. Amp: Luxman 300q power amp Speakers: AvantGarde Duo Mezzo XD, Cables: Alan Maher Designs Power, Duelund Speaker, Shunyata Sigma IC's Audioquest Diamond ethernet. Room Treatment Vicoustic.

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    Re: The Front End Digital Foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by UltraFast69 View Post
    I don’t use USB, and never needed to, I missed that phase of setup - and I think that’s a big part of why digital was not as good as it is now.

    Click the link above.

    etherGEN is a new ethernet switch built from the ground up and it will go before the Aurender.

    Looking at this and speaking to Alex at UpTone, it’s worth a shot. aside from UpTone making things right with me on a past purchase that I never ended up using.


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    I don't know why I got USB and Ethernet mixed up in my head. I thought you were talking usb regeneration. But I still think you have darn nice gear. You have a Gigafoil with linear PS. LPS on all your ethernet and network equipment. I guess my knee jerk reaction is your putting more in the chain when the primary gear is already of the highest caliber and designed specifically to operate over Ethernet. Alex is a nice guy and makes good gear. I bet his switch will be great. I bet his new ethernet Regen will also be great, in the right application.
    First Sound Mark3SI preamp, Altec Lansing 1570B modded by Transition Audio Design and myself, Mojo Audio CAT Server running Win Server 2016 AO HQ and Roon, Mojo Audio Mystic 3 DAC, Linear Solution Ethernet Switch, Custom TT with Vertere Arm, Denon 103R Midas with sapphire cantilever line contact diamond, Allnic H1201 phono pre, Pure Audio Project Trio 10 with performance Solen air core chokes and Mundord Supreme oil caps, Power via 10 awg OFC cord from panel to custom distribution strip, Inakustik speaker and interconnect cables, Genesis Interconnect.

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    Re: The Front End Digital Foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by Willco View Post
    It will be interesting to see if the EtherRegen abrogates the advantages of high-end ethernet cables. The designer states there will be no need for anything beyond Beldon of Blue Jeans, ungrounded, cat 6. I'm sure this will be user tested!
    I’m a self proclaimed audio junkie and simply can’t do anything but higher(est) end cables


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    Power: Nordost QRT series | Keces P3 & P8 | Furutech GTX D NSF package | Dedicated 20 amp with Surge Guard | ADD POWR series
    Other: HRS M3X | Stillpoints Ultra 6, SS & Mini | Nordost Sort Cones TC & BC | AQ Vox SE switch | Gigafoil v4 | Vicoustics | Audio Desk Systeme - Gläss






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    Re: The Front End Digital Foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingrex View Post
    I don't know why I got USB and Ethernet mixed up in my head. I thought you were talking usb regeneration. But I still think you have darn nice gear. You have a Gigafoil with linear PS. LPS on all your ethernet and network equipment. I guess my knee jerk reaction is your putting more in the chain when the primary gear is already of the highest caliber and designed specifically to operate over Ethernet. Alex is a nice guy and makes good gear. I bet his switch will be great. I bet his new ethernet Regen will also be great, in the right application.
    You got mixed up because we are reading and writing on a forum while doing other things.

    It would go in place of the Gigafoil V4 and I would bump that before the DAC, and add back Roon to have two options.

    My DAC is fed by AES from Aurender with excellent results.


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    Amplification: Dan D’Agostino Momentum Pre Amp and Monos | Boulder Phono 508
    Speakers: Wilson Alexias
    Cabling: Nordost Valhalla 2/Odin: power, interconnects & speaker | Ansuz: C2 power & interconnect | Audioquest Diamond RJ45’s
    Power: Nordost QRT series | Keces P3 & P8 | Furutech GTX D NSF package | Dedicated 20 amp with Surge Guard | ADD POWR series
    Other: HRS M3X | Stillpoints Ultra 6, SS & Mini | Nordost Sort Cones TC & BC | AQ Vox SE switch | Gigafoil v4 | Vicoustics | Audio Desk Systeme - Gläss






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    Re: The Front End Digital Foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by UltraFast69 View Post
    I don’t use USB, and never needed to, I missed that phase of setup - and I think that’s a big part of why digital was not as good as it is now.

    Click the link above.

    etherGEN is a new ethernet switch built from the ground up and it will go before the Aurender.

    Looking at this and speaking to Alex at UpTone, it’s worth a shot. aside from UpTone making things right with me on a past purchase that I never ended up using.


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    I don't know why I got USB and Ethernet mixed up in my head. I thought you were talking usb regeneration. But I still think you have darn nice gear. You have a Gigafoil with linear PS. LPS on all your ethernet and network equipment. I guess my knee jerk reaction is your putting more in the chain when the primary gear is already of the highest caliber and designed specifically to operate over Ethernet. Alex is a nice guy and makes good gear. I bet his switch will be great. I bet his new ethernet Regen will also be great, in the right application.
    First Sound Mark3SI preamp, Altec Lansing 1570B modded by Transition Audio Design and myself, Mojo Audio CAT Server running Win Server 2016 AO HQ and Roon, Mojo Audio Mystic 3 DAC, Linear Solution Ethernet Switch, Custom TT with Vertere Arm, Denon 103R Midas with sapphire cantilever line contact diamond, Allnic H1201 phono pre, Pure Audio Project Trio 10 with performance Solen air core chokes and Mundord Supreme oil caps, Power via 10 awg OFC cord from panel to custom distribution strip, Inakustik speaker and interconnect cables, Genesis Interconnect.

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    Re: The Front End Digital Foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingrex View Post
    I don't know why I got USB and Ethernet mixed up in my head. I thought you were talking usb regeneration. But I still think you have darn nice gear. You have a Gigafoil with linear PS. LPS on all your ethernet and network equipment. I guess my knee jerk reaction is your putting more in the chain when the primary gear is already of the highest caliber and designed specifically to operate over Ethernet. Alex is a nice guy and makes good gear. I bet his switch will be great. I bet his new ethernet Regen will also be great, in the right application.
    And that my friend is why one can go crazy in this so called hobby!


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    Source Analog: Kuzma Stabi R with 4point 9 arm & Kuzma 40 Cartridge
    Source Digital: Aurender N10 | Brinkmann Nyquist MK II
    Amplification: Dan D’Agostino Momentum Pre Amp and Monos | Boulder Phono 508
    Speakers: Wilson Alexias
    Cabling: Nordost Valhalla 2/Odin: power, interconnects & speaker | Ansuz: C2 power & interconnect | Audioquest Diamond RJ45’s
    Power: Nordost QRT series | Keces P3 & P8 | Furutech GTX D NSF package | Dedicated 20 amp with Surge Guard | ADD POWR series
    Other: HRS M3X | Stillpoints Ultra 6, SS & Mini | Nordost Sort Cones TC & BC | AQ Vox SE switch | Gigafoil v4 | Vicoustics | Audio Desk Systeme - Gläss






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    Re: The Front End Digital Foundation

    I almost bought one. Then thought my switch has the same clocks and high end isolation and regulation. I want to hear what Ed thinks when he gets his.

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    Re: The Front End Digital Foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingrex View Post
    I almost bought one. Then thought my switch has the same clocks and high end isolation and regulation. I want to hear what Ed thinks when he gets his.
    You’ll get to hear it, but until it arrives sometime January, maybe December if they run ahead from what Alex said


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    Source Analog: Kuzma Stabi R with 4point 9 arm & Kuzma 40 Cartridge
    Source Digital: Aurender N10 | Brinkmann Nyquist MK II
    Amplification: Dan D’Agostino Momentum Pre Amp and Monos | Boulder Phono 508
    Speakers: Wilson Alexias
    Cabling: Nordost Valhalla 2/Odin: power, interconnects & speaker | Ansuz: C2 power & interconnect | Audioquest Diamond RJ45’s
    Power: Nordost QRT series | Keces P3 & P8 | Furutech GTX D NSF package | Dedicated 20 amp with Surge Guard | ADD POWR series
    Other: HRS M3X | Stillpoints Ultra 6, SS & Mini | Nordost Sort Cones TC & BC | AQ Vox SE switch | Gigafoil v4 | Vicoustics | Audio Desk Systeme - Gläss






 

 
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