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1  Ultimate Audio Playback / Cables (Community induced) / Re: The greatest invention in/for Audio (Lush^2) on: May 24, 2019, 07:43:43 am
Hi there All,

Since 3 weeks I am using this configuration for my Lush^2 :

A:B-R & W-Y, B:B-R

Although one's head can be twisted because of the different configurations and perceptions, I am pretty sure that this one is special in one area at least : UNannoyance. Or IOW, there is nothing that ever annoys with this configuration.

What's also with this one is what I started to call "nice splashing". Could be new for audiophile phenomena, but what I mean with it is easy : when a cymbal is hit, it develops its sound, and that developing goes ever so nice with this config. I'm not saying it is "so real" and such, but merely that it keeps occurring that someone hits a splash cymbal where previously it did not jump out at all (that I ever noticed).

Does bass excel ? I think so. But in a mere unnoticeable fashion or something. It *is* special because it is firm (very firm actually). But the key thing with this config should be that it does not disturb. I mean, bass all so often can be regarded as too much or too much lacking or it buzzes a bit and maybe more (annoyances). Not so now at all. Much more music and mush less attention is required to the technical aspects of the reproduction.

The detail ? I would swear this is more again. Maybe it is related to said splashing, but the highs seem to be rendered with more resolution, which in the end makes the detail more palpable and therefore from a next order of beautifulness : all is ultra smooth and with that make jump out the mid detail. Thus no screaming of sharp highs, but a kind of the opposite with is harder to explain in the midst of the clearly more detail. All less fake or something. And btw just using normal Arc Prediction filtering in XXHighEnd.

Much much sparkle. And I think this is because of more body to it.

Happy listening with your new Lush^2. Haha.
Peter
2  Ultimate Audio Playback / Chatter and forum related stuff / Re: Everyone alive? on: May 24, 2019, 07:27:03 am
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Have to note Audiophile Style site is also nearly asleep.

Yes, it's all a bit "malaise" lately (this whole year, so far), everywhere.

What I noticed is that
a. nobody is asking for where ever this new XXHighEnd version is;
b. I myself do nothing much about it while it is ready since end of December.

So what ?

Out of misery I started changing some colors this week. Luckily this is not even easy, so I can nicely try new solutions each day for the 10 minutes I dedicate to it.
unsure
Anyway, thinking for MONTHS now to make the Release Notes.

Something else is that normal life started to be quite busy. Economics seem OK lately, although Trump tries to demolish that.

Otherwise I have been working for weeks on fi-nal-ly a 64 bit OS for my main PC, actually in use since Windows 2000 (always upgraded but which can only be done to 32 bits). A huge task, finished last week.

Lastly, Phasure can by now be renamed to The Cable Company or something like that; cables of various kinds go out really every day in a continuous flow for two years now. Some times cable orders are held up by a Mach III PC or even a new NOS1 yes.

Have fun !
Peter
3  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Pictures not present on: May 08, 2019, 03:29:22 pm
heat

It looks like I managed to move a main PC over here from a still 32 bits OS (dating via-via-via several OS upgrades back to even prior to the year 2000) to 64 bits.
All what seems to remain is buying a new scanner which really won't get to work with its old (though so-called) upgraded driver and control program.

Peter
4  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Track not loading on: May 03, 2019, 07:32:00 am
Dear Shreekant,

With Explorer, go into the folder you see mentioned (C:\XXHighEnd\2.xx) and delete the 01 Track01.wav file (don't throw in the trashbin, use shift-delete instead).
That should work ...

Kind regards,
Peter
5  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Pictures not present on: April 27, 2019, 08:24:43 pm

All,

At this moment most of the pictures (like in the Tutorials or Release Notes) won't show.
Hopefully this will be solved soon.

Peter
6  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: INVALID ARG with 705.6kHz WASAPI on: April 27, 2019, 08:23:35 pm

Charlie, interesting ...
The problem is that someone like me can always play 705.5 or 768, regardless. So ... scratching

If you have more data, I will be happy to read about it.
Thanks !
Peter
7  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Alt-D doesn't lower volume on: April 27, 2019, 04:49:57 am
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Off topic: I'm hoping that 2.11 will have a functioning Pause in unattended.

It does. Happy
8  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Alt-D doesn't lower volume on: April 25, 2019, 08:41:55 am

Hi there Charlie.

Look in here for the solution (still valid for 2.10 and IIRC for the upcoming 2.11 this is solved) :

XXHighEnd Model 2.09 - Solves bugs in 2.08 & more MQA functionality.
In there, search for Volume. It is close to the beginning of the page.

Regards,
Peter
9  Ultimate Audio Playback / Orelino / Orelo MKII Loudspeakers / Re: Optimizing Orelo Performance on: April 16, 2019, 08:12:12 pm

Happy
10  Ultimate Audio Playback / Orelino / Orelo MKII Loudspeakers / Re: Optimizing Orelo Performance on: April 15, 2019, 04:16:14 am
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I have reached a good sweet spot

What's exceptional here is the "square" dimensions (138" x 138") - and then with reference to the toeing.

For the sweet spot (might I have any) I have it not that extreme but with the notice that I too have a couche where one can easily listen and now the dimensions are 240"(W) x 160(D)". No typo. This still works extremely well and the effect of crossing maybe 480" behind that listening position, doesn't do a thing that I notice. Imaging just remains and in fact it feels odd-ish that at such a close listening distance compared to the speaker distance all keeps on working (out).

IME this is toeing-out is crucial to the L/R bass not blending in a mush. So mind you (or you know already of course) the bass too is quite directional for these speakers (because of their "undistorted quality") and it just should not allow to add up (L+R) because else you challenge for the standing wave right in the middle hence you now *have* this sweet spot  "point" which IMO should be avoided. I know, this is quite contra-intuitive and against a few laws, but try it. And, each time I try to toe-in more, it doesn't last the session.

In my situation the bass is more profound and pronounced at 400" listening distance at the sides of the room there. This is not really reflections that I know of, and works out equally for both L/R sides. This is as if the middle beam (of a 240") cancels more (which is a bit like I just told about indirectly) with the suggestion that the beams on the sides add because of the side walls. It seems I can not prevent this BUT it largely depends on other factors like Q1 of XXHighEnd. Toeing in will help all right, but thus for the way worse. Possibly this is because of early (low frequency !) side wall reflections them crossing in your face.

Don't underestimate the power of the bass, combined with the again oddity that it is hard to extend that beyond the room (like towards neighbors or garden). Your stomach may ache because of direct impact while it dies out sooner than expected probably because you are "able to" not involve the walls (shaking).

Let me softly add that I am probably better off with bass traps, which btw I would not think of myself. But VJ has been over here and he not only tells about how vastly the sound quality improved in his room, but also that net his room is the better sounding (while dimensions are quite "impossible").
Btw, this visit was just prior to the creation of the Lush let alone the Lush^2 let alone the Blaxius^2, the Mach III and all that I forgot. Bass traps could be more expensive. Wink

Thank you for your great help, VJ.
Peter

11  Ultimate Audio Playback / Orelino / Orelo MKII Loudspeakers / Re: Optimizing Orelo Performance on: April 15, 2019, 03:40:26 am
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Pics can do the explanation.

I made them a little smaller so we can see them. If needed, I still have the large versions.

Peter
12  Ultimate Audio Playback / Orelino / Orelo MKII Loudspeakers / Re: Optimizing Orelo Performance on: April 14, 2019, 04:43:40 am
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Anyone else's experiences listening to large orchestral pieces with the Orelos?

I think your friend from LA likes classical as well. He should be expressive about this and by now he *is* into room treatment very much (with a more difficult room as you will know). I will ask him to jump in ...

Regards,
Peter
13  Ultimate Audio Playback / Cables (Community induced) / Re: Etn^2 squared? on: April 14, 2019, 04:09:15 am
Hi Michael and all of you,

It would be correct that nothing much is to be found about the ET^2. The main reason would be that it is not promoted by me at this time because I am not using it myself. BUT :

The ET^2 was explicitly made for i2s connections which would be a reason why you can't here much from me as well as from 99% of other people, which leaves a hand full of people who could write about it but who may never will because not everybody writes on a forum (or this one). And then also : i2s would be so special and so dedicated to the DAC in question, that it would be quite useless to express about it. And lastly these DACs are most often from China origin and the cable is therewith sold to people in China (mostly Hong Kong, hopefully not offending anyone) which is a group within itself.

BUT then again : The ET^2 obviously can be used for LAN connection just the same and if 4 are sold for that reason I may be exaggerating 1 already hence no data there (yet) but what I *do* have for data is very positive. And that application I should be able to use myself (I'd say between Mach III and Music Server PC).

Small point could also be that promoting the ET^2 may make us crazy  a bit because there's no day any more without work on the other cables and once it gets known that it really works out (which by know I believe in advance) there may be an unnatural queue for about everything.

Anyway, yesterday I politely asked whether a small possibility might exist that I myself would receive one but which would be of inordinate length (I need a connection from the living room to the basement somewhere (how familiar Happy) and am stil waiting for my Lush^2 requiring the same route for the HTPC connection to the NOS1a which requires the same length. Each will be a day of work and so I am waiting  forever to be serviced. Yeah, poor me.

Meanwhile you have ordered one, so let's agree that you could be a first to express about it.

Kind regards,
Peter
14  Ultimate Audio Playback / Orelino / Orelo MKII Loudspeakers / Re: Optimizing Orelo Performance on: April 13, 2019, 09:25:39 am

Hmm ... Not much response here eh. But not from me either. unhappy
My excuse it that I play a different kind of music.  innocent

Positioning in room I never (ever) touch.

FM Curves - Changing them never works out in the long term.

Toe-in - merely toe-out. That too I set once and changing it never works out for the better. My toe-out (like half a meter next to my ears and then crossing behind me).

Room treatments - none.

Sorry for 0c,
Peter
15  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: RDC and Network Problems on: April 10, 2019, 09:15:10 pm
Thank you very much, Paul.

So yeah, you are talking about the dreaded "circle" when playback commences and *then* you (abusively ?) cross away the RDC connection on the client side (the Music Server PC). Maybe it isn't super obvious, but that should just never be done and it can happen accidentally. But once done ... forget it. Now, if *that* could be solved by a password thing I - and everybody would be most happy to learn about the how. But I think this is not what this can be about. Or at least nothing that suddenly is an issue (it has been since W10).

Maybe Ramesh can contribute a bit here ?
Thanks a lot anyway !
Peter
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