Posted 08 November 2018 - 06:31 AM
From what I'm reading most here are on Server 2016 or the previous version, so sorry to be one of the oddballs
You're points were the first things I checked when installing FEMTO - first started with just mini, set the DAC to 7Hz, tried minimserver with FEMTO server, all works fine the first time I tried these. Btw, sound quality with minimserver and FEMTO is already a substantial improvement. Furthermore I switched off hibernate to make sure that it doesn't cause any issues.
So all that works, but unfortunately no such luck with FEMTO server.
Hi, WonkaBar, you gave me a clue. For the time being, I will probably focus my efforts on using MinimServer. As I heard that MinimServer's sounds are quite inferior to FEMTO Server's I did not even give it a try. So, this morning, I compared those two, and found that the differences are not huge at all, or can be said "subtle." Given that anyway I cannot use FEMTO Server currently, I will investigate JPLAY 7.0 more with MinimServer for sounds, formats, stability, control points, etc.
When time goes by, the way to connect FEMTO server to my QNAP will be found, and functionalities and stability of FEMTO server may have been improved by then.
I have also found some compatibility of JPLAY6.2 and 7.0, between dual PCs. So, I installed JPLAY7.0 to WS2012R2 Core of Audio PC.
Control PC Audio PC
1) WS2016GUI w/JPLAY7.0 WS2012R2 Core w/JPLAY7.0 (used to be WS2016GUI)
2) WS2012R2 Core w/JPLAY6.2 WS2012R2 Core w/JPLAY7.0 (used to be 6.0)
This way, I can easily switch between 1) 7.0 (DLNA) and 2) 6.2 (OpenHome), without touching Audio PC. Sound quality of both 1) and 2) are improved, due to Core for 1) and due to 7.0 for 2).
Formats: FLAC uncompressed 44.1/16, 44.1 - 192/24, WAV 352.8/24, DSF5.6 - 11.2, dBpoweramp, MP3tag, TASCAM Hi-Res Editor
Controller: Kazoo on PCs, Kazoo on iPad, Bubble UPnP (for TIDAL only) in Android mini PC (Beelink GT-1)
NAS: QNAP HS-210S, MinimServer, toroidal power supply, SSD 1TB x 2, cheeTarh USB terminator (CUA-2), Sanwa Supply CAT7A cable (KB-T7A), Oyaide stainless spike (INS-US/BS)
Gigabit Hub: NetGear GS105, toroidal power supply, cheeTarh LAN terminator (CLT-3)
Control PC: XCY fanless mini PC, toroidal power supply, i5 5200U, SSD 60GB, DDR3L 4GB, WS2012 Core, AO2.20 beta 6, BubbleUPnP Server, JPLAY6.2 (ULTRAstream, 700Hz, 0.01), cheeTarh USB terminator (CUA-2), wireless mini keyboard, Sanwa Supply CAT7A cable (KB-T7A), cheeTarh cross LAN connector, display at TV or Windows Remote Access
Audio PC: XCY fanless mini PC, toroidal power supply, i5 5200U, SSD 60GB, DDR3L 4GB, WS2012R2 Core, AO2.20 beta 6, JPLAY6.2, cheeTarh USB terminator (CUA-2), wireless mini keyboard, cheeTarh USB cable (CNU-1 plus with batteries), display at TV
DAC: OPPO Sonica DAC, Pioneer N-70A, cheeTarh XLR cable (CXL-1 silver-limited), cheeTarh LAN terminator (CLT-3), cheeTarh USB terminator (CUA-2), cheeTarh RCA caps (CRC-1)
Amplifier: SANSUI au-α707i (which I got 30 years ago), cheeTarh virtual ground (CVG-1), ortofon SPK-3100 Silver, Audioqest RCA caps
Speakers: Diatone DS-77HRX (which I got 30 years ago), Oyaide stainless spike (INS-US/BS), cheeTarh Hypersonic Tweeter and weights (CHT-1 & CDY-1), FOSTEX CW250A, Yamamoto ebony spike (PB-9/10), cheeTarh lead weight (CBH-1)