My EP600 G2 arrived last night from Amazon with software version 126.96.36.199 . My application for buying EP600 G2 is heavily focused on HD Audio file streaming via ethernet from a Media Server. Setup was intuitive and options gave me exactly the options I wanted for RAW audio output via HDMI to my Classe SSP-800 Processor for decoding. Learned the media library can only be built with attached SATA drives or USB, not over the network. With no ability to build the Media Library, I was forced to use the file manager to locate my files. No problems configuring wired ethernet, but ran into difficulty getting this unit to work seamlessly with Windows 7 folder sharing security. Micca provides folder sharing tutorial at http://content.miccastore.com/node/230
. I'm pretty good with Windows 7 issues, but could not get around request for network ID and network password to access folders with my Music Library. My Windows 7 security advanced settings does not require ID or password, but the Micca would not stop asking and thus I was unable to access folder. The Micca tutorial mentioned that all Public folders could be accessed without security. I was able to access the Public folder and get my first sample music files to play. So I copied my HD Audio folder with my FLAC files in 192/24 and 96/24 into the Public folder and the testing could begin.
Verified this unit passed the 192kHz 24 bit and 96kHz 24 bit FLAC files (2 channel stereo) properly to the Classe for decoding and the following audio sample rate and sample size was displayed via the Classe info screen.Digital PCM Source: 96k
- Mari Kodama 96/24 -Beethoven Piano Sonatas Nos 21 in C Major (HDTracks)PCM 96/24 Source: 96k
- Helene Grimaud 96/24 - Resonances -Mozart Piano Sonata No 8 in A (HD Tracks)Digital PCM Source: 192k
-The Bill Evans Trio 192/24 - Waltz for Debbie- My Foolish Heart (HD Tracks)
Will listen tonight and let you know if I experience any streaming dropouts, etc.