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  1. #51

    Re: *NEW* Shunyata Omega Ethernet

    Omega Ethernet is quite noticeably better than Sigma. Most noticeable attributes are bass, depth and refinement. Very happy with it.

  2. #52

    Re: *NEW* Shunyata Omega Ethernet

    Well, I thought it was broken in after 3 days. Seems it takes about 10+ days IME. Refinement is off the charts.

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    Re: *NEW* Shunyata Omega Ethernet

    I’ve ordered 3 Omegas to my active Meridian fronts (Speakerlink AES/EBU). I’m looking for that higher connection with performers I experienced the last time I upgraded from AQ Diamond to Omega Ethernet in an AES/EBU application.

  4. #54

    Re: *NEW* Shunyata Omega Ethernet

    Quote Originally Posted by kzhtoo View Post
    Well, I thought it was broken in after 3 days. Seems it takes about 10+ days IME. Refinement is off the charts.
    Yep, that sounds about right.

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    Re: *NEW* Shunyata Omega Ethernet

    Mike/Puma,

    can you tell me, if my Aurender (N100) benefits from an high end Ethernet cable like the Omega?

    In my simplified world the data is preloaded to the SSD internal play back cash of the Aurender so that‘s in my mind where the source is and the way from Internet to router is „irrelevant“ (haha, probably a word not found in an audiophile dictionary).
    An analogy for me would be: A high end CD transport when the playback takes place right when the CD is read (= the music is transferred from router via Ethernet for instant playback)... but not when there is internal buffering via SSD in between.

    Anyone tried the Omega with a Aurender? Probably His Mikeness

    Cheers!!

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    Re: *NEW* Shunyata Omega Ethernet

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicLover View Post
    Mike/Puma,

    can you tell me, if my Aurender (N100) benefits from an high end Ethernet cable like the Omega?

    In my simplified world the data is preloaded to the SSD internal play back cash of the Aurender so that‘s in my mind where the source is and the way from Internet to router is „irrelevant“ (haha, probably a word not found in an audiophile dictionary).
    An analogy for me would be: A high end CD transport when the playback takes place right when the CD is read (= the music is transferred from router via Ethernet for instant playback)... but not when there is internal buffering via SSD in between.

    Anyone tried the Omega with a Aurender? Probably His Mikeness

    Cheers!!
    I have Omega on all our Aurender’s including mine at home. On the N100H, the Alpha is what I would use.


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  7. #57

    Re: *NEW* Shunyata Omega Ethernet

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicLover View Post
    Mike/Puma,

    can you tell me, if my Aurender (N100) benefits from an high end Ethernet cable like the Omega?

    In my simplified world the data is preloaded to the SSD internal play back cash of the Aurender so that‘s in my mind where the source is and the way from Internet to router is „irrelevant“ (haha, probably a word not found in an audiophile dictionary).
    An analogy for me would be: A high end CD transport when the playback takes place right when the CD is read (= the music is transferred from router via Ethernet for instant playback)... but not when there is internal buffering via SSD in between.

    Anyone tried the Omega with a Aurender? Probably His Mikeness

    Cheers!!

    I would recommend the specifically the new Omega QR-S (S for Source) for the Aurender.

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    Re: *NEW* Shunyata Omega Ethernet

    ... Puma, isn‘t that a power cord?

    BTW. I now ordered a Ether Regen, apparently it works with EU (plus adapter); once I see the improvement I can try a Ethernet cord like the Omega.

    I first need to compare the standard cheapo Ethernet cable with my Aurender hard drive. Then with Regen. Then with Regen and Omega.

    The big elephant in the room for me: Can it get better with this last combo (and Tidal/Qobuz) then FLAC from Aurender hard drive?

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    Re: *NEW* Shunyata Omega Ethernet

    So, a couple of questions:

    1. Why not use a fiber optic cable from the EthereRegen to the Dac? Or in my case the Lumin X1 which also has a fiber optic connection?
    With this connection the only Ethernet cable required would be from the router to the EtherRegen. Or am I missing something?
    Or perhaps those of you with a dac or streamer without a fiber connection, perhaps use 2 EtherRegens one at each end connected together by fiber optic cable

    2. With either of these approaches, is the ethernet cable from the router to the EtherRegen important? Enough to consider a Omega ethernet cable?

    ozzy

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    Re: *NEW* Shunyata Omega Etherne

    I have fiber in my setup: wired Ethernet -> Sonore opticalModule -> fiber -> EtherRegen -> Shunyata Sigma -> Innuos Zenith. I have not experimented with the wired Ethernet feeding the oM - but the Sigma downstream really brought a nice improvement.

    Network components upstream from all this still matter, but not as much. I haven’t done much more to further optimize this due to how pleased I am with the results of the span mentioned above. The SFPs matter greatly and the Finisar models I use disappear better than others I’ve tried. The oM was a big deal because when I added it to the ER it was as if my network stopped doing obvious harm.

    A good test is to kill the network while a song is playing. In my case I was able to connect the oM to a smart plug and kill the juice using my iPhone while listening. There’s an obvious improvement in sound quality - though the delta has diminished with all the optimization such that I don’t feel a need to kill the power.
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    Re: *NEW* Shunyata Omega Ethernet

    Upstream matters IMHO, I try minimizing network harm with a good fiber router modified with DC-jack and external LPSU. I then connect the ER on its SFP A side with an OM4 fiber. My streamer does not have an SFP.

  12. #62

    Re: *NEW* Shunyata Omega Etherne

    Quote Originally Posted by kennyb123 View Post
    I have fiber in my setup: wired Ethernet -> Sonore opticalModule -> fiber -> EtherRegen -> Shunyata Sigma -> Innuos Zenith. I have not experimented with the wired Ethernet feeding the oM - but the Sigma downstream really brought a nice improvement.

    Network components upstream from all this still matter, but not as much. I haven’t done much more to further optimize this due to how pleased I am with the results of the span mentioned above. The SFPs matter greatly and the Finisar models I use disappear better than others I’ve tried. The oM was a big deal because when I added it to the ER it was as if my network stopped doing obvious harm.

    A good test is to kill the network while a song is playing. In my case I was able to connect the oM to a smart plug and kill the juice using my iPhone while listening. There’s an obvious improvement in sound quality - though the delta has diminished with all the optimization such that I don’t feel a need to kill the power.
    Hey Kenny,
    What model number Finisar SFP optical transceiver are you using?

    Thanks.

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    Re: *NEW* Shunyata Omega Etherne

    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    Hey Kenny,
    What model number Finisar SFP optical transceiver are you using?
    Your question prompted me to finally compare the FTLF1324P2BTL to the newer model, the FTLF1318P3BTL. I prefer the FTLF1324P2BTL as it does a better job of vanishing. The FTLF1318P3BTL is a bit more forward. That forwardness adds a bit of an edge in my system. I know there are some who prefer the FTLF1318P3BTL so it may come down to personal preferences. I don’t think you can go wrong though with the FTLF1324P2BTL.
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  14. #64

    Re: *NEW* Shunyata Omega Etherne

    Quote Originally Posted by kennyb123 View Post
    Your question prompted me to finally compare the FTLF1324P2BTL to the newer model, the FTLF1318P3BTL. I prefer the FTLF1324P2BTL as it does a better job of vanishing. The FTLF1318P3BTL is a bit more forward. That forwardness adds a bit of an edge in my system. I know there are some who prefer the FTLF1318P3BTL though so it may come down to personal preferences. I don’t think you can go wrong though with the FTLF1324P2BTL though.
    Thanks, Kenny! Good on 'ya, mate! 👍

    Cheers.

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