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    AKM new Verita AK4499EQ dac

    Hi Dave, how do we know this DAC chip up-samples all PCM sample rates up to 22MHz (DSD512)?
  2. A few more reviews: https://www.computeraudiophile.com/ca/reviews/my-quest-for-a-new-dac-part-4-ifi-pro-idsd-and-friends-r748/ http://www.metal-fi.com/review-ifi-audio-pro-idsd/ https://downloads.artsexcellence.nl/reviews/ifi.pro.idsd.artsexcellence.english.pdf
  3. Hi Suopermanni The Pro iDSD is superb. The reviews I linked above are spot on. Unfortunately the Gumtree T&A isn't the DAC8 DSD model I'm looking to sidegrade to. Happy to chat further via PM. Cheers
  4. Item: iFi Pro iDSD DAC & Headphone Amp - MQA & DSD512 & PCM768kHz Location: Sydney Price: $2700 including free postage around Australia. Save $1000 on the retail price - still well under warranty. Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Up/sidegrading to T+A DAC8 DSD Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: - Purchased in Sydney less than 6 months ago, so still well under warranty: https://www.minidisc.com.au/ifi-pro-idsd-dac-amp - I recently updated the firmware to the MQA beta firmware, already installed: https://www.computeraudiophile.com/forums/topic/24878-idsd-pro/?do=findComment&comment=893851 Full technical details here: https://ifi-audio.com/products/pro-idsd/ https://ifi-audio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/iFi-audio-Tech-Note-Pro-iDSD-The-Front.pdf https://ifi-audio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/iFi-audio_Pro_iDSD_Tech_Note_The-Rear.pdf Manual: https://ifi-audio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Pro_iDSD_Manual.pdf Some reviews: https://darko.audio/2018/10/off-the-dial-flexibility-and-value-with-ifis-pro-idsd-dac/ https://majorhifi.com/ifi-pro-idsd-review/ http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews2/ifi/1.html - Includes the 15V iFi iPower Plus ultra low noise PSU - Original boxing and accessories included (remote, WiFi antenna, RCA cable etc) - PM me any questions. Pictures:
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    Great to read about the significant improvement here. At a guess, at this speed it's an internet issue because of the way Roon Core buffers the next track. It can use up to double the internet bandwidth of the other programs that you have Tidal working with.. If you don't have any Roon+Tidal issues when you're getting 8Mbps ADSL speeds (now that your Roon Core is hard wired to your router) then your remaining problems will probably disappear when you get NBN.
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    Yeh, so many times I’ve thought I cracked something, then 3 days later it pops up again. I really hope your thing is solved though. Report back in a weeks time to let us know how it’s going, if you can. Might help others in future too. Ha, no definitely not advanced, just enjoy reading & learning over in the hornets nest over there.
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    Great to hear that mate! That would be the first thing Roon Support would ask you to try anyway, so thought I'd mention it here. I know, because I've literally experienced every single networking problem possible with Roon. So I know their 'recommended practice' pretty well now. Especially with the Roon Core - that really needs to be hard wired to the router. The endpoints are less of an issue over wireless. But if your Roon Core is on WiFi, then the number of wireless 'hops' (between core and endpoints) can become an issue, like that bloke in the link I posted earlier described pretty well. Trouble free streaming is always nice. Happy listening mate!
  8. Item: Topping D10 USB DAC and UBS to SPDIF Converter - Up to PCM384kHz and DSD256 Location: Sydney Price: $90 including postage Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Used previously as a USB to SPDIF converter for a second system but no longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Full technical details available at the product page here: http://en.tpdz.net/products_detail/productId=30.html Original box and USB cable included. Pictures:
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    Thanks for sharing the networking gear layout. Before buying anything, I would move the iMac Roon Core downstairs (just for testing) and direct connect to the modem/router... leave that for the weekend/week and see/hear how you go. If you have no issues with that, then you rule out internet connectivity. That's a simple test Roon Support would probably ask you to do as well, if you reported to them. That test costs nothing, apart from the temporary inconvenience but might give you a lot of information.
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    Agreed but check the link above. You might need 3 x the bandwidth (depending on number of hops). Then it may come down to the 5GHz coverage itself, inside the home etc etc. We assume the coverage might be perfect between each hop but maybe isn't? First thing Roon Support may ask to do (I would guess) is eliminate internet - temporarily hardwire Roon Core to the router and connect DAC/system direct to the iMac Roon Core. So I would just go ahead and do this while contacting Roon Support anyway, even if it means temporarily re-shuffling some gear, just for testing purposes (which can be annoying, I know).
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    It may not be your internet at all but may be your WiFi network. Are you using a good wireless 'mesh' network, maybe a tri-band one where the dedicated band handles only backhaul traffic? I know you mentioned another app is fine, where Roon struggles but see this post which may explain this (it's to do with how Roon works and the number of hops on a WiFi network): https://community.roonlabs.com/t/kef-ls50-wireless-unstable-connection/52366/57 The way to work out if it's your WiFi network is to temporarily hardwire your iMac Roon Core to your router and connect your DAC/system directly to the iMac temporarily (for testing purposes). If you have no issues with that direct connection, it rules out internet connectivity and points the finger to your wireless network. Just another thing to consider maybe. Roon Core on a wireless network can work but the way it works can really push the network, depending on the layout and the number of wireless 'hops' etc.