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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    @John T I am using 100/100 speed, this is usually 'standard' these days with fiber-based access to Internet. I stream music a lot via Qobuz so mainly high-resolution FLAC 24bit-192 Khz sampling ferquency and have no issues with the speed, I also do quite a bit of video streaming as majority of...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Discovery looks very close to TAS.Serial in that only one track is downloaded, pre-processed and played. Concert looks like similar to TAS.Batch with the difference that Batch-size is two (I believe TAS.Batch-size is 20 or so) I assume that the soniq challenge is to have two parallel processes...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    All, I feel a need to share my most recent upgrade... Since the release of Taiko USB Driver (back in 2022-02) I have rather happily been using Roon together with Taiko's USB Driver - patiently waiting for XDMS like everyone else. However, like most of you, I felt a need to scratch the upgrade...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I have my DAC's, my PowerAmp's and my Extreme's chassis grounded to my Everest's chassis-ground - in my system it lowers the noise floor and enhances the SQ. Quality of the grounding cable impacts your results. All three of my devices (Extreme included) have very good grounding lugs - I use...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    @Christiaan Punter I assume that the XDMS UI is declarative, i.e. that I the EndUser only selects his/her DAC from the drop-down and that rest of the settings (USB profile, data bit depth, DSD mode) are populated by XDMS? If I may suggest (low priority) there may be value in having an Advanced...
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    Music While Waiting For Godot (aka XDMS)

    I can confirm that the Great Reunion indeed sound great (already when using Roon) in dsd256 rendered by the Extreme! Another - in my mind even better dsd256 album, also from HDTT, is this one:
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    Music While Waiting For Godot (aka XDMS)

    And my contribution are these two: Two (to me) amazing tracks that are really well recorded and that offer soniq bliss when enjoyed via the Extreme.
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    That is same experience that I had when I moved my Ferrum Hypsos from wall-outlet -> Shunyata Everest, Shunyata power distributors ensure isolation between the units plugged in as well as cleaning the power. I also noted that after moving the Ferrum Hypsos to Everest - sound quality also...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    When I did my previous upgrade of power supplies for my Router and Satellites - replacing stock wall-wart with IFi low-noise warts with ANC that did indeed provide a noticeable upgrade in SQ. Since that upgrade I have made significant other changes, including adding the Extreme (which replaced...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Hi! The distance is too big (including two house walls) for a 5GHz signal to work. Also - with a Mesh-system you want to minimize network signal loss between Router and Satellite(s) -> wired backhaul is best as this effective reduces signal loss to 0. (Having said that - I also have a 2nd...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Team, I'd like to share some findings from recent upgrade that I made to my system which I think may be of interest to quite a few amongst you. So, this was not a bad setup... But I thought that it was quite some time since I updated the power supplies of my Netgear Orbi MESH-system from...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I am aware - but trust my ears. I don't let the Extreme sit with power-off more than a couple of minutes. Just doing a soft-restart does not have same effect. I am with you on the No Windows-policy - but since Extreme is an appliance with ultra-precise usage of Windows OS and controlled...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Regarding restarting of Extreme - same as several others have stated, due to perceived degradation of SQ over time I do I also do periodical restarts of Extreme. With restart I mean: - Turn off Extreme by double-click on power button on front - Turn off mains switch on back of Extreme - Wait a...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Are the plans clear regarding how above Next Gen Technology maps to the Products? That is, will the above Next Gen be applicable to our current Extremes as an upgrade/extension OR will the Next Gen only be compatible with a not yet announced Extreme v2? Related question - is the plan to power...
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    Sablon power cords

    @Sablon Audio I am hearing great things regarding both Prince and King from other Extreme-owners (in adjacent Extreme-thread) I am currently running Shunyata Delta NR and I just concluded a demo-session at home with Shunyata Omega QR - it did not move the needle for the Extreme in any way...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Power of Vertical integration After the stupendously great software update that lead to a system upgrade, I too felt it was time to challenge old truths about what actually contributes to SQ. The Green Path was carefully evaluated using A/B/A with Extreme in path (at my dealer) - these...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    This is very impressive! So - Taiko Audio now can offer the ultimate music server along with 67 (if I counted correctly) DAC-specific configurations giving you the best of the best following Taiko's optimize the whole strategy. When XDMS arrives the end user experience will be such that you...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I have just finished enjoying a listening session of Bill Evans Trio ‎–https://www.highdeftapetransfers.ca/collections/jazz-popular/products/bill-evans-trio-at-shellys-manne-hole-hollywood-california-pure-dsd Up until yesterday - this dsd256 album, locally stored in Extreme (or my other dsd256...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Amazing! By utilizing the WBF team (the wizdom of the crowd) together we can create huge value in short time! These settings can likely be built into upcoming XDMS software so that end user does not have to care about techy details - only enjoy the SQ...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    The buffer settings are different across the USB configurations. USB 3 has a smaller buffer USB4 has the initial/default setting for buffer rolled out in the general OS Config change- USB 6 has a larger buffer
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Update from part two of my tests - the various USB Driver configurations. As has already been pointed out earlier in thread - the biggest part of SQ improvement comes via a general OS configuration update. Then there is a USB Driver config change that will yield an incremental improvement on...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    That is just how the Discovery-process works - it is intrinsically hard to align with a time-plan, best way in my experience is time-boxing and instead run multiple time-boxes over time, interleaved with Delivery of small increments to Customers (starting with Beta-subset). This is how we do it...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I am happy to defer deciding scheduling things 100% to you @Taiko Audio - I am sure we are all eager to get to enjoy the new SQ levels but you for sure can best decide on what is the most effective way to deliver the required changes as you have the complete perspective of changes including the...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Hi! It was all streamed via Qobuz - I will try out some local DSD256 later today. This upgrade is crazy good - could not wipe out a crazy smile while listeneing. Bit tired today since I didn't stop listening until 2am... :)
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    AMAZING! I saw Emile run a Powershell script changing a lot of settings on network card... It transformed my (already pretty good) system! Roon+changes now easily eclipses TAS! I haven't tried TAS with the changes yet - I am enjoying myself way too much... The changes must have positively...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I am also very much invested in going deeper on grounding-solution(s). So far from my side: - Using Everest and it's chassis grounding solution to implement star-grounding for all chassis (including Extreme's) - In my system this provides a clear benefit from SQ perspective using simple ground...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Sounds like you are a Swede - like me. I ordered sleeves from this place Friday night local time - they are arriving to my home in Sweden Wednesday eob according to tracking info. Not the same brand as what shown earlier in thread (that one would yield ridiculous shipping fees to Sweden) this...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    It is indeed a very good thing that we can rely on SW updates to move us all up on the SQ ladder! Here we depend on the continued health and well-being of Taiko-Team of course as it is not very large. Component resource shortages are likely not going away and is there for all globally - so...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    @Steve Williams you are correct - have not yet gone down the tube - solid state all the way for now. I believe tube glow would be 'different' and adding to the holistic listening experience. I have ordered the recommended light-dampers and will be getting a good scalpel to fabricate a working...

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