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1  Ultimate Audio Playback / Cables (Community induced) / Re: Lush^3 on: November 30, 2020, 02:04:38 pm

Haha, never (that I can foresee).
2  Ultimate Audio Playback / Cables (Community induced) / Re: Lush^3 on: November 27, 2020, 06:20:27 pm

Haha, I don't think I made the 200 hours myself, but it is true that I noticed more "emphasis" on all what was good in the first place.

Btw, I am back on
A: W-Y-R-G, B: W-Y-R
because it brings too many very interesting novelties.

Regards,
Peter
3  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Tidal Times are over on: November 27, 2020, 12:34:34 pm

Yeah, what does it mean. I don't know.

A few days ago I started working on XXHighEnd and MQA so we can try an existing album which has been replaced by the MQA version. Notice that this is necessary because of the re-using of the Album-ID (you would "overwrite" the existing one).
Lack of time will make that I hopefully can only finish it this weekend (v2.12).

We should not be confident that it will sound worse, although that will be the consensus in advance. The mere point is that the originals disappear and who likes that.

Peter
4  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Tidal Times are over on: November 23, 2020, 05:28:34 pm

Hi all,

Maybe some of you noticed that all the normal Redbook CD albums are disappearing with lightspeed from Tidal. What remains are "MQA" 44.1 (16 bit) albums.

*If* you plan to listen to more albums of your favorite artist, then be quick with Preparing them for Playback, now you still can.
They have let loose a batch conversion program on the existing albums, and they are all being converted (at least I have the idea they will be doing them all).

Notice that we are talking about the same Album ID's here that literally change. Thus, the same album (ID) receives new content. I checked, and the music data really changes.
I did not check whether it sounds good or not, but I really am not interested in finding out, knowing that there will be no other way any more in the future.

As we know, we XXHighEnd users have been lucky ... Wink

Peter
5  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: TIDAL: Remote server error (Unauthorized) on: November 23, 2020, 03:17:07 pm

Arvind - Time to send me (email) your email address you use for Tidal, plus the Password.

To some people this regularly happens (like once per year); it happens to me too. I don't recall it from you, so I hope it is the same problem. In that the case then I can solve it for you.

Kind regards,
Peter
6  Ultimate Audio Playback / Cables (Community induced) / Re: Lush^3 on: November 23, 2020, 08:37:44 am

I am having a lot of fun with
A:W-G, B:W-G

Good fresh highs. Nice deep bass. And ... foot-tapping factor is present in well fashion.
This one is also nicely forceful.

Peter
7  Ultimate Audio Playback / Interesting Music / Testmaterial / Re: Carmen McRae and George Shearing on: November 23, 2020, 08:17:49 am

That makes me curious;
Prepared it from Tidal for a listen tonight.

Thank you, Kenny.
Peter
8  Ultimate Audio Playback / Cables (Community induced) / Re: Optical fibre cable vs Ethernet vs USB on: November 23, 2020, 08:11:55 am

Happy Happy
9  Ultimate Audio Playback / Cables (Community induced) / Re: The greatest invention in/for Audio (Lush^2) on: November 23, 2020, 08:10:07 am

Thank you very much for sharing this, Robert.

With the Lush^3 I am still on a similar "minimalistic" path, which for the Lush^2 would come down to :

A:W-R, B:W-R.

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I have to say I like no jumpers and went back to this

In order to avoid misunderstanding, with that you mean "no wires at all connected".
The jumpers are the little black pieces (in my terminology).
N.b.: In the A:, B: situation, one could also attest that the 5-pin connector(s) are not even there.

Regards,
Peter
10  Ultimate Audio Playback / Cables (Community induced) / Re: Optical fibre cable vs Ethernet vs USB on: November 22, 2020, 05:28:17 pm

Kenny, thank you for you kind words. But I am no St really. Happy

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Give me a good designed star quad any day.

The XLR^2 is that ... haha

Regards,
Peter
11  Ultimate Audio Playback / Cables (Community induced) / Re: Optical fibre cable vs Ethernet vs USB on: November 21, 2020, 04:20:18 pm

Re: PC electrical isolation from DAC

Keep in mind that back in those days we had no form of galvanic isolation in the NOS1 (not in i2s and not in USB). This seems to make the result "worse" (see the posts behind the link).

That was also in the era that we could not perceive differences in USB cables (see Mani's post in there). This means that all round it (like the DAC, our speakers, general approaches, XXHighEnd, Operating System) improved so much, that today we here differences in "everything" - USB cables ahead (haha).

Peter
12  Ultimate Audio Playback / Interesting Music / Testmaterial / Re: Dominique Fils-Aimé on: November 21, 2020, 11:43:15 am
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Now have a listen with a Lush 3 cable. Takes it to a 7 Sound Quality.

Haha, great.
13  Ultimate Audio Playback / Cables (Community induced) / Re: Optical fibre cable vs Ethernet vs USB on: November 21, 2020, 07:10:30 am

Hi Arvind,

For Ethernet I can not tell.
For USB I can, as this was tried a long time ago and it sounded like sh*t. I tried it, and Nick tried it.

Generally, "glass" won't sound because of the extra processing required to convert from and to electrical. This processing adds more noise than it does good.

Maybe if you try today, things are different.

Personally I would only trust "ears" on this forum. You know how (and some time also who) we are ...

Best regards,
Peter
14  Ultimate Audio Playback / Cables (Community induced) / Re: The greatest invention in/for Audio (Lush^2) on: November 20, 2020, 12:54:03 pm

Hi there Robert,

(this is about this configuration of the Lush^3 :Re: Lush^3).

No, I don't think you will find much resemblance with the Lush^3, in your Lush^2 with this confuguration.

The Lush^3 is too differently sounding from the Lush^2 and the reason are the shields (or the extra shield). Thus, even when not connected at all, they "shield", although technically (electrically) this won't be something that a real EE will admit. For example, if I'd change the config you talk about
A:, B:
into
A:W&Y, B:
there is still no shield connected as such, BUT two shiels connect to each other (and that on one side only). This drastically changes the sound. You could try similar with your Lush^2, but I can't predict the result.

Best regards,
Peter

15  Ultimate Audio Playback / Cables (Community induced) / Re: Lush^3 on: November 20, 2020, 12:47:39 pm

A:, B:
(nothing connected)
Btw, this is not necessarily a "best" configuration, but I personally like it very much as it shows the character of the Blumenhofer Concert X speaker (which I like for its special sound).
It comes down to a not so enormously extending highs, and as I said elsewhere, the general sound of cymbals go in the direction of hitting a closed hi-hat (or maybe just-not closed). This, while the great detail remains.

I think this is a configuration one likes, or not. I'll add to this that this should be a configuration with a character, hence which is not really neutral (to my ears).

Peter
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