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#301 Knightly

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 12:40 PM

Marcin:

 

Do you have a target date for the release of this new PSU? and a target price?

 

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 12:46 PM

Hi,

 

If you run your computer with the generic SMPSU you will have a lot to win with upgrade your power supply. The better quality of power feed, better the performance and SQ will be, it's simple like that. This also applies to JCAT USB cards, in my experience. I have experimented quite much with different PSU solutions in recent years. I hardly believe one can find any excessively good PSU at the market today for to use with these cards. But some nearly unreasonably expensive, though.

 

Good luck with your experiments.

 

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Tomas
 

 

Thanks for the advice Tomas.  While I await the release and pricing of Marcin's new PSU, I will probably experiment with the 5V LPS offered by Small Green Computers to power the Net Card Femto.  It's reasonably priced ($160) and comes with a 30 day trial.

Or were you referring to a power supply for the whole computer?

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 03:02 PM

Thanks for the advice Tomas.  While I await the release and pricing of Marcin's new PSU, I will probably experiment with the 5V LPS offered by Small Green Computers to power the Net Card Femto.  It's reasonably priced ($160) and comes with a 30 day trial.

Or were you referring to a power supply for the whole computer?

Howard

 

You are welcome!
I'm talking about Jcat card and also the computer in general, because the quality of every power feed is important.


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SATA to CF Adapter with Apacer AP-CF016GRANS-ETNRC, JCAT USB Card Femto,
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Posted 11 September 2019 - 09:19 PM

Fully agree with Tomslin. The quality of the DC power cables which link your card/motherboard to the power supply are also just as important IMHO. Regards.


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 09:11 AM

Marcin:

 

Do you have a target date for the release of this new PSU? and a target price?

 

Howard

 

Q4 this year. The PSU will be expensive as it's a cost-no-object design. 

 

Regards, 
Marcin


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 03:01 PM

Fully agree with Tomslin. The quality of the DC power cables which link your card/motherboard to the power supply are also just as important IMHO. Regards.

 

Yes, indeed. You are absolute right. But I, as a electrical technical, more consider cables as a part with the PSU. With its own resistance, inductance and capacitance as influence the SQ, like as every single component into the PSU. Connectors are also important if we should talk about components "outside" the PSU. If we are to complicate it further, the AC mains power is also included in the game about SQ, for these who don't use batteries. Sorry for OT in this JCAT thread.

 

Q4 this year. The PSU will be expensive as it's a cost-no-object design. 

 

Regards, 
Marcin

 

Will be interesting to see :)

 

Best regards

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AudioPC: Intel S1200V3RPS, Intel Xeon E3-1230LV3, Apacer AP2GITETLQ1K3 4GB DDR3 1066 ECC DIMM,

SATA to CF Adapter with Apacer AP-CF016GRANS-ETNRC, JCAT USB Card Femto,
JCAT Reference SATA Cable, JCAT Net Card Femto

ControlPC: Intel S1200KPR, Intel Xeon E3-1265L V2, Apacer 75.A83EE.G000C 4GB DDR3 1066 ECC DIMM,

SATA to CF Adapter with Apacer AP-CF016GRANS-ETNRC (for Windows), SATA to CF Adapter with Apacer AP-CF016GRAFS-NR (for WAV-files),

JCAT Reference SATA Cable, JCAT Net Card Femto, JCAT Signature LAN Cable

Software: Windows Server 2016 Standard, Total Commander 9.21a, JPLAY 7 Femto, Audiophile Optimizer 3.00, Upplay 1.3.0

Audio equipment: JCAT Reference USB Cable, Harmony Design Pre 906, Moon Audio Silver Dragon V3 with Furutech Rhodium XLR, Sennheiser HD800


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Posted 13 September 2019 - 07:30 AM

There is a real beast dual rail PSU coming from JCAT very soon (proprietary design) ;) I can't wait to show it to you guys

 

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 02:04 PM

Is this similar to the Rednet system by Focusrite?



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Posted 23 September 2019 - 09:25 AM

Is this similar to the Rednet system by Focusrite?

No. Focusrite Rednet is a dedicated Dante audio interface whereas JCAT NET Card FEMTO uses Ethernet and can be be used in any system.

 

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 02:32 PM

NET Card FEMTO reviewed by Audio Gallery in Italy

Grazie! 

 

 

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 09:25 AM

Guys, if anyone is interested, I just wanted to let you know that the NET Card FEMTO works natively with roon ROCK

attachicon.gifRoonROCK on Z390 with JCAT.jpeg

 

Hi Marcin,

Thank you for your great contribution to digital computer Audio. I am imprest of your international sucess with JCAT Brand.

 

 

I would like to ask for configuration of NET Card FEMTO with Roon ROCK. 

 

I built a PC Server with micro ATX motherboard and Intel processor with SSD Sata Samsung disk. No PCI cars conected.

I installed Roon Rock and connected it to ASUS Router and then to Sotm 200 Ultra and a DAC. It works wery well and stable in my network. Although I belive Router centric signal path degrades SQ that is why I am looking to a way to ommit Router.

 

My intention is to conect Sotm directly to Roon Rock (as a music server) (I would like to avoide instaling other OS like Windows or Linux. I like simplesity of Roon Rock and I belive it gives the best simple base for SQ - correct me if I am wrong).

 

Do you know if Roon Rock correctly recognize NET Card FEMTO and can operate with Sotm (end point) while Roon Core will be operating with Router at the same time. Roon Rock needs its connection with Internet, Tidal and my other part of network where I have second stereo equipment.

 

I hardly imagine how to do any configuration of network in Roon Rock OS because it works automaticaly and there is no configuration menu.

 

Thank You for you support in Advance



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Posted 28 October 2019 - 09:22 AM

Hi

 

I've ordered JCAT NET card on 24th of October but apart form email confirmation I haven't heard anything yet. Please could someone let me know what is usual lead time? My order nr is #3155

 

Regards

Lukasz



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Posted 28 October 2019 - 11:45 AM

Hi

 

I've ordered JCAT NET card on 24th of October but apart form email confirmation I haven't heard anything yet. Please could someone let me know what is usual lead time? My order nr is #3155

 

Regards

Lukasz

Your order ships today - you will receive the notification via email

 

Hi Marcin,

Thank you for your great contribution to digital computer Audio. I am imprest of your international sucess with JCAT Brand.

 

 

I would like to ask for configuration of NET Card FEMTO with Roon ROCK. 

 

I built a PC Server with micro ATX motherboard and Intel processor with SSD Sata Samsung disk. No PCI cars conected.

I installed Roon Rock and connected it to ASUS Router and then to Sotm 200 Ultra and a DAC. It works wery well and stable in my network. Although I belive Router centric signal path degrades SQ that is why I am looking to a way to ommit Router.

 

My intention is to conect Sotm directly to Roon Rock (as a music server) (I would like to avoide instaling other OS like Windows or Linux. I like simplesity of Roon Rock and I belive it gives the best simple base for SQ - correct me if I am wrong).

 

Do you know if Roon Rock correctly recognize NET Card FEMTO and can operate with Sotm (end point) while Roon Core will be operating with Router at the same time. Roon Rock needs its connection with Internet, Tidal and my other part of network where I have second stereo equipment.

 

I hardly imagine how to do any configuration of network in Roon Rock OS because it works automaticaly and there is no configuration menu.

 

Thank You for you support in Advance

The NET Card is a plug & play with Rock OS. 

You may assign e.g. 192.168.1.2 to the streamer and 192.168.1.1 to one of the ports on the NET Card

 

Here is a picture of the NUC with Rock OS and the NET Card FEMTO connected directly to the Playback Designs endpoint

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