The UnitiCore - tested

Mike-B posted:
Hungryhalibut posted:

You may think the TP is linear......

All TP products have transformer power to the various versions of regulators.    

i just read the description of the tp ps on their own site: they call it linear power supply...

My serve was before powered by this ps. After i powered my serve with uptone js2, and the tp ps replaced the ifi power 12v on my netgear gs105. So i could make the comparaison.....For technical specifications, i don't bother, just the improved sound quality is important for me.

For me, the problem with the cisco is its smps, which gives some hardness and edginess to the sound. I improved this with an acoustic revive lan isolator between the router and the cisco, and put a high quality used power cord on it.

The netgear with good linear ps have a nicier sound, more true tone colors.  But i preferred, overall, the cisco for its better drive and dynamics.   The best world  would be the cisco with a possibility to power it by a good linear ps....but its 48 v don't allow this.

Mike-B posted:
Hungryhalibut posted:

You may think the TP is linear......

All TP products have transformer power to the various versions of regulators.    

Not all Mike - HH is correct here as the higher current versions (such as the Serve version) use a switching supply. My old TXPS was linear though and as you say, as are most of the other versions. 

James

I am using the cisco catalyst switches between the network and the the streamers (272, NDS).


I'm using iFi everywhere else in my home network (I've got 5 switches).

I was able to configure the cisco that discovery of the uniticore was possible - Trick is to configure the port connected to nds as desktop, and the one connected to other downstream switch or the UnitiCore as 'Cisco Access Point'.

MangoMonkey posted:

I am using the cisco catalyst switches between the network and the the streamers (272, NDS).


I'm using iFi everywhere else in my home network (I've got 5 switches).

I was able to configure the cisco that discovery of the uniticore was possible - Trick is to configure the port connected to nds as desktop, and the one connected to other downstream switch or the UnitiCore as 'Cisco Access Point'.

i don't know why you have these difficulties. I had nothing to configure with my cisco 2960 switch and use nds and unitserve. I plugged it and all played.  You may ask simon.

Pierre is right, the 2960 in its default configuration works perfectly supporting home streaming and multicast discovery. Sure there are some tweaks at the command line interface  for performance reasons you can do but these are not required for effective operation. MM your web tool configuration you describe would have no impact on multicast data (as used by discovery) or the vast majority of home network functionality so I suspect something else was at play other than in the switch - or it was not running in its default state.

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