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1  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 2.10 sound quality on: March 29, 2019, 12:58:33 am
I find this setting Q1 at 5 and xQ1 30 is even better than the opposite. I'm currently finding Xxhighend is very responsive to Alt commands and almost responds immediately.

Still running custom filters Low 705600. Differences between filters easily noticable.

Robert
2  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 2.10 sound quality on: March 12, 2019, 07:38:09 am
Actually does sound better in every way.
3  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 2.10 sound quality on: March 12, 2019, 02:38:59 am
Hi Nick, I will try what you suggest but is your signature up to date especially OS version and Xx version?

Robert
4  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: Manually underclocking RAM frequency? on: January 25, 2019, 10:51:53 pm
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with lower speeds the sound gets softer in a way I dont like

Do you mean with CPU underclocking or Ram?

I've tried underclocking Ram and felt it wasn't as good soundwise. This was with the CPU already underclocked. I currently run Ram per default speed.

I've been playing with Xxhighend settings lately so haven't tried Bios settings. I try not to play with too many sound balls in the air so to speak!!!!
Robert
5  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: Manually underclocking RAM frequency? on: January 25, 2019, 10:42:45 pm
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I hope this general PC testing is ok to post here, if someone will even find it useful

Its a great idea its an area that needs more work. When I updated Bios last year, it put all settings back to default.

Took me a month to realise. This time I went further and it did make a bigger difference. But I've wondered if I did lose something with lower clock speed as you suggest.

I havn't played with voltages. Online there's heaps on overclocking using voltages for gaming but nothing with regards to music. Keep the good work up.

Robert
6  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 2.10 sound quality on: January 24, 2019, 06:52:32 am
I'm afraid the new low SFS which sounds amazing does not work well with 24/96/192 Hi res tracks from various albums. I had this problem some time back with low SFS and its returned. Some only play one track then stop. This is after loading whole album into Ram for all. Another only plays 2 tracks then stops. Black Sabbath Vol4 24/96 after the 2nd track distorts at the start of each track then comes right till the next track. KD Lang 24/96 did the same but did continue to play tracks with distortion at track starts after 2 tracks have played. No problems with 16/44 CD's.

Robert
7  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 2.10 sound quality on: January 19, 2019, 05:31:51 am
Bert most certainly liking Custom Low setting now. Going back to Arc I can hear what you describe.
I have to ask are you still using barebone Intona?

Robert
8  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 2.10 sound quality on: January 12, 2019, 07:19:40 am
Bert I tried your custom setting but went back to Arc Predict almost immediately. I was outvoted by 3 non HiFi people in the house. I did prefer Arc also. Good suggestion though.

I find custom filter seems to add something which masks the sound somewhat. I'd be wary of tweaking your speakers too soon. Guess you can always go back.

Robert
9  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 2.10 sound quality on: December 31, 2018, 08:06:40 am
Happy new year and all. Gosh don't know but the new settings are amazing as we enter New Year celebrations.

And no odd glitches as per high SFS.

Everything performing perfectly. Off to hear a real band well a covers one but with real instruments. 

Robert 
10  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 2.10 sound quality on: December 30, 2018, 08:52:43 pm
Certainly is an interesting sound even on my non Mack. All settings work fine. As you describe it certainly sounds like it.

Where have you set Max SFS? Don't know if this affects soundwise.

Robert
11  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 2.10 sound quality on: December 18, 2018, 10:15:47 pm
Peter,
        Funny you should mention buzzing I noticed this yesterday on Mark Knopflers new album first track.

Anyway I will try 100.19 SFS. Have you changed xQ1 for this setting.

I'm still running xQ1 at 20 prefer it over 10.

Robert 
12  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 2.10 sound quality on: December 01, 2018, 04:12:36 am
I find SFS 10.19 and Q1 x 30 + xQ1 x 20 too smooth losing the edge of cymbals and lead guitar.

But also find SFS 140.19 Q1 x 30 + xQ1 x 10 a little brittle and bright in the treble.

I'm now trying SFS 70.19 Q1 x 30 + xQ1 x 20 seems to be a good compromise but further listening happening.

Certainly worth trying out in different computer setups.

Robert
13  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 2.10 sound quality on: November 24, 2018, 05:40:36 am
Yes I find some changes are easily heard others subtle. I havn't changed to Lush 2 yet kind of waiting for things to settle but now its moved to other cables. I do wonder if Nordost have already discovered what you have with these recent advances with screens. The more I think about it they can only do so much with materials. Mind you when you can afford a 24/7 design team its highly likely you discover things.

I really see the benefits of the Stealth III the source has always been critical in audio.

Xxhighend software still has hidden talents.

Robert
14  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 2.10 sound quality on: November 23, 2018, 10:14:08 pm
Are you running the Max SFS 10.19 at 10.19 max?

I've tried this and there is a clarity/smoothness over 140.19.

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Mine normally runs 24/7 for weeks and weeks until something coincidentally requires a reboot, but these days I'd say this is not allowed any more. In the third day you will hear it. Whether this implies a daily reboot I don't know yet, but it could be good behavior.

Yes this is something I discovered last week after leaving on 24/7 for a week. I thought gosh music has become dull or is it my ears. I rebooted and music came back to life. If one plays music everyday I think fresh reboot is required everyday but as you suggest no longer than 3 is ok. I don't bother removing HD that often anymore.

Robert
15  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 2.10 sound quality on: November 23, 2018, 10:16:04 am
What's the max SFS set to with 10.19?

Robert
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