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  1. Yes, but it might sound better with less workload. Antipodes have been separating server and player for some time (Core + Edge; CX + EX; K50). For interest, the basis for that EQ is that 2.7m is half wavelength of 62Hz, and half a 31Hz wavelength is ... 5.5m. And 5.5m is also a full wavelength of 62Hz. So your 62Hz dip EQ is addressing 2 critical dimensions in your room simultaneously. Getting more OT, try raising your sub say 20-30cm off the floor. You may trade off lose some very low end oomph for improved upper bass. Finally, consider IsoAcoustics IsoP
  2. I accept I may be wrong. I have seen many debates about ethernet for audio where there is a mismatch between people's experience and what technically should be. The problem appears to be there is not yet certainty about NoE, its cause/source and how to mitigate it. For example, it is hard to find a sound explanation why daisy chaining switches produces better sound quality. I suggest we simply accept there are things that cant be explained (yet), so not burn energy trying to explain and prove who is wrong or right, and instead focus on what gives enjoyment. With res
  3. To kick off .. The Auralic Aries G1, a very good streamer when used with wired ethernet. However in my experience, its WiFi is better than its wired ethernet, so much better that it represents excellent value on this basis alone. My analysis indicates it would be necessary to invest in the order of the Aries G1 purchase price on wired ethernet gear (cables, switches, power supplies, etc) to match its WiFi performance. By comparison to wired, it is a very neat outcome. I presently have Aries G1 operating with a Synergistic Research Atmosphere Level 3 Digit
  4. Reserved for a future list. If there is enough products to list, I will include a list.
  5. This is to accompany my series of other threads about ethernet for audio. This is going to be controversial, I would not be surprised if it eventually goes into the Great Debate. Please be civil - so this doesn't go there. Because if it does, members are less likely to share their experiences, and we all miss out on those. This thread is prompted by an experience which is somewhat of a revelation. I have been fortunate to experience a product which It is contrary to most common experience. It is an example of an audio product that appears to have been been design
  6. Just a thought to consider. Off-loading the workload of serving data from the G! may get a better SQ. Given the wifi is so good, it might be better to put the audio data in the Mac Pro and access it via wifi. The Mac Pro is likely to process the data better than the router. Also, maybe try to use G1 to emulate the EQ you had before. I found that with a 2.7m ceiling, dip EQ at about 60-65Hz with almost full negative gain and quite high Q deals with a quite strong resonance. The result is far less of that bass energy and much more clear midrange (many benefits including the soun
  7. Having just tried Aries G1 with wifi instead of my collection of network 'enhancements', these Auralic Gs seem to be an exception to the common experience with wifi and audio. I havent heard Altair G1, however if it resembles Aries G1 you are likely to be able rest on those laurels for quite some time. Enjoy!
  8. I just came across this thread. I am using Auralic Aries G! in Roon Ready mode and can control it with an Android tablet. I gather it is Lightning that is Apple only. Have you considered running fibre? Hmm, you might find many have experienced that ethernet cable and fibre is better than wifi.
  9. 16v seems unique however could power some ethernet routers and switches, such as Ubiquiti.
  10. In addition to the above experience, I also received a few other upgrades. The lesson has been, the other upgrades have certainly challenged the value of adding and extra switch. For instance, the Synergistic Research Atmosphere X Ref ethernet cable can be grounded. I upgraded from the basic ground wire to High Def ground wire and it gave a benefit similar to an extra EtherRegen (as 5th switch in the chain). The extra cost of High Def ground wire is US$200 compared to 4-5 times that cost for ER and power supply. That HD ground is in a strategic location on the very last ethernet
  11. Hi there, Just an update on my journey. I was fortunate to loan a 2nd ER and experimented with where to put it. My ethernet system has become quite elaborate and untidy but sounds awesome as follows (bold is the 2nd ER) ... nbn connection box > several metres generic Cat 5e UTP > wall outlet > AfterDark Cat 7 > ER Side B -MOAT - Side A > 3m Single Mode Fibre > EdgeRouter SFP > Synergistic Research Atmos X Ref > Antipodes EX > WireWorld Platinum > ER Side A > ER MOAT > ER Side B > Shunyata Sigma > Gigafoil v4 >
  12. You might find it more beneficial to put the PhoenixNet in the very last leg of ethernet. That is what I have found between EX and Devialet even compared to US$1100 ethernet cables in that last leg.
  13. I was just looking at the marketing on the website ... https://innuos.com/phoenixnet/ "Design is focused on 4 areas: Noise, Clock, Power and Vibration:" Its all good stuff except I cant see "Massive individual Network Isolation Transformers to further isolate from noise coming from router or connected devices" Those look a quite common size from the photo in the review. Also cant see "EMI absorption at the right places so that interference produced can be captured before influencing other components." And it does not appear the PCB is designed with galvanic isolation
  14. I have copper from router all the way thru to endpoint, but my last 2 isolators are Gigafoil with use fibre. I have fibre to isolate nbn from router and it sounds much better than Cat5e UTP. That is how I am dealing with incoming problems. Its cost = FMC $40 Fibre + SFPs $40 Elecom Cat 8 $15 Just that $100 was very cost effective. I went further to add ... ifi iPower X $160 ifi iPurifier $150 Wireworld Starlight Cat 8 $200 (used). Each was a small subtle improvement ... it combines to a better result, but still m
  15. I'm sure many would love to hear about what a network expert audiophile has done to optimise his network for high end audio. He may have been a 'non-believer' anchored in technical expertise that has been converted. Apparently the M12 plugs/jacks are superior to RJ45s, which contributes to the M12 switch performance. Sablon now makes some ethernet cables with M12 fitted. I agree. I have gone a step further ... nbn FTTP > nbn connection box > short ethernet > FMC > single mode fibre > EdgeRouter X SFP > hifi ... Early im
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