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  1. I have the same problem trying to use MPD. I can only see the 3 sample files on the 200, until I plug the hdd into the back of the 200, then they are found. I cannot get any external path to be seen. That experience makes me believe it is wrong when you say LMS just doesn't seem to recognise the hard drive until its plugged directly into the sms-200, I think it is Squeezlite in eunhasu that is seeing your drive, not LMS. Try this. Ignore the sMS200 for now. Do not try to listen. Working only on your Mac, run Logitech Media Server, log into your mysqueezebox.com account, go to the LMS library tab and try to find your hard drive, plugged into the Mac. If and when you succeed, scan the library into LMS and use the web control part of LMS to stream a tune to Squeezelite on the 200. In short, the music on the hard drive has to be scanned into LMS. Squeezlite is purly passive and just listens to LMS.
  2. Unlike some on this thread, I do not like using USB in on the sMS200. It was designed specifically as a Ethernet to USB converter. The Sonare microrendu does not offer USB in. SOtM suggest that SQ is higher with music streamed from off board. But that is just me. Muzznuts, have you got Logitech Media Server on your Mac??? You talk of jriver and I am confused. LMS talks to Squeezelite on the 200 via Ethernet. I use Windows, but LMS libray will find any hard drive plugged into the computer the LMS is installed on. For testing, LMS can bring up "Web Control" on the host computer and play stuff. If that all works, remote control on tablets or phones is much better obviously.
  3. Prior to SOtM, I played to a Squeezebox Touch, so I was wedded to Squeezelite and LMS. I have stayed loyal till these posts. Yesterday, I tried MPD but am too dim witted to get a remote library to work. I played from a powered hdd in a rear usb socket on the sMS200. I then set up a direct comparison but, on switch over, the volume was different!. So that scotched that. I am sticking with LMS and Squeezelite for 2 reasons. I cannot find an Android controller for MPD that I like. I love Orange Squeeze [small $ price]. I play from an old Atom powered netbook with a stripped down Windows 10 and Logitech Media Server: Plus Fidelizer Pro. I really like what Fidelizer Pro does to the sound. But I may release some more moths into the 21st century if Snoopy8 gives the thumbs up for Roon!
  4. Greetings Guys and Gals, I am a prior contributer to this thread. Today I fitted my new Curious Regen USB connector [20 cms] and it is FAB!!! Thank you to recommendations for Curious from this thread. Yes, the SoTM sms 200 [God curse this camel font!!!] is susceptible to position/support. I notice a good improvement by mass loading the top of the 200 with a thick paperback book. My set up from the bottom is... HiFi TV platform [maker Geko] , nothing special. Carries all other amps and turntable. Stable, ordinary and between the speakers. Paperback book size Bradford Acoustic Batt, 1 inch thick. This is left over from extensive room treatment...corner superstacks + suspeded ceiling batts [3 units]. Ikea Bamboo chopping board. SMS 200 Very thick paperback book weighing 1.4 kg. The book helps! It stays!!! I am not anal about this stuff. I will not swap out my Jamie Oliver board for the Ikea!!! My chain. Atom netbook with Fidelizer Pro and logitech media server with internal hdd and extenal hdd for extensive library [1.6gb]...cat 7 lan to switch [lps 5 v]... cat 7 lan... to SoTM sms200 [powered by car battery] ...usb Chord Silverplus cable ...Uptone Regen with lps 5 v my dac is 5v self supporting...Curious Regen link 20cm long...DEQX HP4..Sanders Sounds 10c system with magtech and ESL amp. Controlled by Orange Squeeze on a cheap android tablet. Cheers. My system is at a peak. Shame about my golf.
  5. It is a 2 minute snip of 1 track [of dear Carmen] served up 11 ways... You can choose from the following formats: 1. DXD 352kHz 2. PCM 192kHz 3. PCM 176kHz 4. PCM 96kHz 5. PCM 44kHz 6. DSD 256 7. DSD 128 8. DSD 64 9 . FLAC 352kHz 10. FLAC 192kHz 11. FLAC 96kHz Pick as many as you like, all free. Recorded as the best of the 11, then down sampled accordingly.
  6. Talking of DACs being limited, recording studio Sound Liasons in the Netherlands is offering free test samples. http://www.soundliaison.com/all-categories/6-compare-formats I have bought a couple of album downloads from them...[ I love Carmen Gomes]. The process worked well. You register and go through the shop, but the cost is 00.00 so no charge is made, and the downloads become available. I think it is a worthwhile exercise, and might save [or cost!!!] you a lot of money. Sound Liasons are honest, unlike charlatans who merely upscale tracks and offer for sale as HD.
  7. I have decided that Audiophiliia is the craziest of hobbies. And, yes, I do play golf. Bilbo has experimented with docks, brands of hdd's, power to the docks etc. and decided USB with a powered hdd is for him. I followed him most of the way, and decided that Ethernet was, for me, superior. I cited a sense of better depth...and he the same for USB. On a whim, a few weeks back, I bought a cheap short 6 inch USB male A to male B cable from China. Dead cheap. It arrived today. Shorted out the 5v+ line with tape. [my DAC has internal ps]. I replaced the stubby solid connector that Uptone Audio says is the best way to connect the Regen to your USB DAC. Well, ...I am godsmacked at the betterment. Bad English, I know. The improvement has revealed enough to reverse my prior opinion and I now say, the USB/Eunhasu connection sounds better than the Ethernet connection. Bilbo and I have similar $ investment in our systems. He...Maggy 20.7. Me Sanders Electrostatic Hybrid 10c.+ Deqx Hp4. Crunch came after various tracks of indecision...Lightning Hopkins... On USB, he was THERE. Not so Ethernet. To let you guys know where I am at for comparison... Ethernet. Desktop>cat 7 >Router>10 meters cat6 >Switch with 5v linear ps and a starquad dc cable> cat 5ecable>SOtM SMS200 powered by a starquad cable with shield loop wire and a 12 v car battery >Chord Silver Plus USB cable>Regen with 5 volt linear ps> 6 inch cheap Chinese usb cable.>DEQX XMos HP4. USB WD Purple 2tb hdd.>cheap Dock powered with a starquad cable from a 12v car battery.> cheap supplied USB cable> SOtM SMS200. Where next.? Better dock? Better ps for dock? [ Bilbo says LPS is better than car battery.] Better USB cable from dock. I have some cat7 cable coming, so maybe Ethernet will resurge??? But, back to my opening line...it is crazy that a commercially chosen item should prove wanting [in my system]. Bravo Bilbo. I think you already have Curious cables. I now have no choice!!!
  8. @a.dent I think you need a nice new dc cable. Wotcha rekon, Bilbo???
  9. @a.dent Hey, you are supposed to be listening.!!!
  10. @muznuts I use Squeezelite. My computer is in the bedroom...sms200 in the audio room. Ethernet connection. I fire up Eunhasu [the stereo is all set to go] and check for the active sign under Squeeze [it is always active]. Then I fire up Logitech Media server and open web control. Even though I only play via ethernet, I always have to switch from Eunhasu to SMS200. Not sure if that helps. I would reboot the sms200 using the small rear button. Also remake your cable connections. Especially USB. Eunhasu may not see the sms200 if it has not shaken hands with a dac. This is a guess.
  11. @a.dent My worst fears have been realised! @Snoopy8I got mine on June 8th. I run it off a car battery. [yes, the supplied ps went in the bin!] The spark from the bulldog clip is a bit scary [no harm done] but I decided to keep it switched on as an experiment. The draw is very low. In 3 weeks the voltage of the battery fell from 12.65v to 12.01v and is still going. I plan the recharge the battery soon and will remove the sms200. The sms200 will take 14.5v apparently but it is not worth [IMHO] the risk to charge and run at the same time. Especially as once a month is no big task. Yes, I will switch off with Eunhasu. What happens at switch on, I will find out. I used the Eunhasu update path to read what I have. I am just 1 away from current, so did not proceed as I have no issues and I use Squeezelite.
  12. Re. Ultra. Wow, Bilbo. "Angels go........." Good'on'ya. Re. MR vs SOtM SMS200, yes, the MR is an Ethernet to USB converter, nothing but. The SMS200 is a Ethernet to USB converter, plus it can read inputs from USB, just as Bilbo says. Read this thread above for considered advice.
  13. @Jventer Also note that both have newer/better versions. Yes,very new, so no reviews yet...also at 2x the cost of the basic. eg $us 900 for the SOtM SMS200 Ultra compared with $us 450 for the vanilla... For me, that is excessive, and smacks of exploitation. The basic is soooo good. I stepped up from the SBT with edo and LPS....WOW!!! Mind you, I have a high resolving electrostatic system. Re. connection ease...I have always succeeded in the end. Some frustrations early on, but now a doddle. I use a car battery, [almost free, as it won't crank my car, but...] Also, an Android tablet using Orange Squeeze, to control Squeezelite on the server. @Wiffle The consensus is the SOtM SMS200 has the slight edge and is cheaper. Also easily available via cruxaudio.au on eBay. Try Youtube. Interesting to watch.
  14. I have also compared cat6 ethernet cable with the existing cat5e cable and prefer it enough to keep it. It is nothing fancy...10 metres of cat6 from Bunnings Australia for @17.50. I will buy some cheap Chinese cat7 on eBay, just for laughs.You never know!!! I am not tempted by Audioquest et. al., owing to the extortionate cost. When comparing A with B, please be aware that there is an internal buffer in the SOtM SMS200 that will play a flac file for 1 whole minute after the source cable is removed. If you are not careful, you will compare A with A from the buffer. In the good old days you could flip a cable over quickly and compare, but not nowadays in the age of buffers , handshakes and auto-reboots.
  15. I preferred the shielded cable with the loop wire.