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  1. Huh?! That suggests the MOAT reduces dynamics. That config would be much the same as Sonore OM (ie, convert from optical to wired without MOAT).
  2. Gigafoil does not have SFP. My setup is presently this ... nbn box FTTP - generic Cat 5e - EdgeRouter X SFP - Wireworld Platinum 50cm - ER Wireworld Platinum 25cm - Antipodes EX (Roon Core) IN - Antipodes EX Direct Out - JCAT Signature - Gigafoil v4 - Synergistic Research Atmosphere X Reference - Devialet Pro (Roon renderer/DAC/integrated amp). For some reason the fibre from Edgerouter to ER didnt work, but I need to solve that. And run fibre from nbn box to router, which will probably entail a different router (Microtik all fibre) and media convertor at nb
  3. I created a thread about fibre because its a subject in itself. I have recently read people getting improvements to SQ using fibre on the last leg, even with high quality audio grade switches upstream and uber endpoints. Hence why I suggested to start there. I use a Gigafoilv4 to achieve this. An ER could be used, for instance ... Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X SFP - fibre - ER - best ethernet wire cable - endpoint.
  4. Congrats, welcome to the rabbit warren. 1st questions to consider: Do I need a network connection? If yes, do I need more than one ethernet connection to audio gear? If not, you dont need an audio grade switch, instead explore isolation. For instance, a router with SFP to run fibre to a media convertor, and then your best Ethernet wire cable from media convertor to endpoint. For a lot more dollars, Sonore Optical Module and ER are a very good media convettors/isolator. If yes, consider connecting gear that is just a data source as
  5. In you case, network is probably only for firmware updates and roon control. There is no audio data being transmitted over the network, so it will play. And for that matter, if you can playback and control without network, then disconnect the ethernet and the noise it likely injects, and enjoy better SQ at no cost. Only reconnect when necessary. Roon is a great innovation. Multiple data sources and playback zones. However relying on network to communicate and control playback comes at the cost of noise and measures to erradicate it. Finally, you may want
  6. @ppsa In your situation, try this ... get some music playing from the SSD and then simply unplug the ethernet cable from the streamer/player (ie. No ethernet wire into streamer). If you hear an improvement, treating you network to some upgrades would probably help. You might be quite satisfied with 2 x media convertors linked by fibre and a very good ethernet cable for last link from media convertor to your streamer. Or dive in deeper. I agree with @Jhsg, to the extent that the quality of your system will dictate how much of any upgrades to ethernet can be appreciated.
  7. Yes, the Cables do matter. With Gigafoil between EX and Devialet, as good as Gigafoil is, changing upstream connection from Wireworld Platinum to JCAT Signature provided again in SQ. So currently that link is EX - JCAT Sig - Gigafoil - Synergistic Research X Reference (grounded to Ground Box) - Devialet. Both ER and Gigafoil awkwardly sit on a SR Tranquility Pod, which provides further gains. There's alot of gains to be realised before spending €25k on a server! My SQ from Tidal is shockly good, my SSD and its cables are presently removed from EX.
  8. I agree ... I currently use ER upstream of Antipodes EX (as Roon Core server) and Gigafoil v4 in between EX and Devialet Pro as Roon Ready renderer. I felt the Gigafoil has the best result in that location, even compared to ER in that location. But since then I have improved router set up quite a bit so will try swapping ER and Gigafoil. However I suspect Gigafoil will be best, and the reason ER with fibre was preferred by reviewers is due to the fibre isolation. Currently my Gigafoil is just using ifi iPowerX into the noisy house circuit, rather than via my power con
  9. There is a calculation based on values ... - transmit optical power - receiving overload - receiving sensitivity It puzzled me ...so I simply asked fs.com for advice based on equivalent SFPs they sell. They were quite helpful. I will get my fibre from them.
  10. Apparently this SFP is well regarded too ... Startech SFP1000ZXST 1550nm/80km transceivers Perhaps contribute your experirnces here ...
  11. Here's some helpful tips I got from Ubiquiti community and Support pages to get EdgeRouter up and running. It probably took me about 15-30 minutes and I am a novice. Basic setup guide can be found here Crosstalk Solutions tutorial videos can be found here Access the router https://help.ui.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001016814-EdgeRouter-How-to-Access-the-EdgeRouter Run the Basic Wizard Most NBN services are DHCP based where no credentials are required for authority. DHCP is the most common and is the default setup. Conne
  12. Here's some helpful tips I got from Ubiquiti community and Support pages to get EdgeRouter up and running. It probably took me about 15-30 minutes and I am a novice. Basic setup guide can be found here Crosstalk Solutions tutorial videos can be found here Access the router https://help.ui.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001016814-EdgeRouter-How-to-Access-the-EdgeRouter Run the Basic Wizard Most NBN services are DHCP based where no credentials are required for authority. DHCP is the most common and is the default setup. Conne
  13. Here's some helpful info from Russ Andrews ... https://www.russandrews.com/images/pdf/GroundingV6.pdf
  14. Some helpful info from Russ Andrews ... https://www.russandrews.com/images/pdf/GroundingV6.pdf
  15. Another switch added to the list in my opening post ... https://www.russandrews.com/russ-andrews-network-switch/
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