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1  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 2.09 sound quality on: February 19, 2018, 05:30:20 pm
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Because of my limited memory I have to use VERY LOW SFS so this interests me particularly.

Hi Telstar,

Yes, I can see that you are low on memory ... if the previous posts already have been shifted out ... smirk

Btw, an SFS of 0.08 or 20.0 really won't make a difference for your free memory. It both consumes about nothing (think 100MB for the 20.0).

Regards,
Peter
2  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 2.09 sound quality on: February 19, 2018, 12:45:59 pm
All my other settings are Peterís current defaults.

Hey Todd !
... Yeah, well, um ...

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Scheme = Core 3-5

That's in my sig. But that was NOT was I was using. Somehow I was using 1-3. I don't know when or where that happened, but it must be for a long time already.


Yesterday I tried SFS=20.19 again. Well, right from the start it sounded robotic, and it didn't last for a minute. Then I started thinking : what if I'd change completely different settings from usual. Let's try to change the Core Appointment. OK, I did so (from 1-3 to 3-5) and right away I wondered whether that 1-3 actually was "my setting". Only just now in my sig I found it apparently was not at all.
Do I care much ?

...

Right after the change yesterday, some weird things were happening. The most apparent was "drive". Soon later I thought that the PRaT was abnormal, suddenly. Then I discoverd for the next tracks that all what has been "so-so" but OK, suddenly was wildly good. I thought of having ended up in some trance, but couldn't recognize that for real.
Meanwhile it must have been the best couple of hours ever. Really so !

Btw, still on SFS=10.19 but this is not important at this moment. That is, in the mean time I also applied something else which implies more "sparkle", but I won't tell what it is, yet.


And Q5 to 3 eh ? ... ok ... will try that.
Cheers,
Peter
3  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 2.09 sound quality on: February 18, 2018, 10:57:17 am
And you too, thank you for your feedback, Maxi.

The less sparkle with SFS = 10.19 compared with 20.19 is undoubtedly so. Maybe I should let resurrect my ears more because I still think it is related to a cold I suffer from for ... I forgot. Many weeks.

Best regards,
Peter
4  Ultimate Audio Playback / Phasure NOS1 DAC / Re: NOS1a and HQPlayer on Win 10 on: February 18, 2018, 08:35:59 am
Hi there Mr without name ...

First things first : Install the Driver properly. I assumed that happened (Unsigned Drivers must be allowed etc.).

Then actually first off, if you select in the NOS1 Control Panel for Device "Stereo Reduced" (and not the default Multi Channel 4.0) *and* you set Sw#5 in the Up position, you have a regular DAC for its interfacing means. Nothing strange, nothing odd. IOW, your first task is to get HQPlayer working in that normal mode, and this is already challenge enough (which I really can't help of course).
And be in Normal OS all the time.
And have the UAC ENabled ! (set that via XXHighEnd, via RightClick on the Stop button).
And disengage that two wire thing in HQPlayer.

Let us know when you've got this working. Or when you can't. Happy

Best regards,
Peter
5  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 2.09 sound quality on: February 17, 2018, 12:43:43 pm
Thank you Juan.
6  Ultimate Audio Playback / Playback Tweaks and Source related subjects / Re: Trying w10 on my old PC on: February 17, 2018, 09:22:51 am
Happy
7  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 2.09 sound quality on: February 16, 2018, 06:00:39 pm
Thank you for the feedback, Robert.

Peter
8  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 2.09 sound quality on: February 15, 2018, 08:23:19 am
Telstar - It is in this topic. Best is to use ctrl-f for search the page and then search for [space]0.9
Then you run into them.

If that is what you meant ... Happy
9  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Getting Specific W10 Builds on: February 15, 2018, 08:19:57 am
Jospeh,

Go ahead with editing your post.

Regards,
Peter
10  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Getting Specific W10 Builds on: February 15, 2018, 08:15:47 am
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PS. Is there some reason why the ability to modify posts disappears so quickly?

Hi Joseph - is it ? Then this is unintentional. But 4 weeks ago some things changed, so I guess there it went wrong. I will look into it.

Regards,
Peter
11  Ultimate Audio Playback / Playback Tweaks and Source related subjects / Re: Trying w10 on my old PC on: February 14, 2018, 05:46:49 pm
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Oh, yes, what do I need to send you for activation? Can we do it offline?

Yep, still possible as always. It is only that I need to be there to apply the procedure manually.

Peter
12  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Getting Specific W10 Builds on: February 14, 2018, 05:45:11 pm
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which means spending two hours to tweak the OS back to its basic form, without the add-ons and default settings.

Hi Joseph,

Not sure whether this is useful for you, but personally I never "tweak" anything in the OS any more (I stopped doing that with Windows 10). However, the Minimized OS of course still does all and more (with Windows 10 than before).
So maybe you have some personal tweaks that help SQ, but then I wouldn't know about them.

Of course there's the installing of things around XXHighEnd. That already could take an hour or more, easily.

Regards,
Peter
13  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: CUDA support on: February 14, 2018, 05:39:03 pm
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Oh well. Going to RDC route ASAP.

That is also fanless, if you don't install that GTX. Happy
14  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 2.09 sound quality on: February 14, 2018, 09:13:49 am
Hi all,

3 days ago I set back my SFS from 20.19 to 10.19. It took me a month or so but eventually I couldn't stand the, say, sharpness of 20.19. It just was too much of it.
Receiving complaints from the family now and then as well, in the end did it.

Regards,
Peter
15  Ultimate Audio Playback / Playback Tweaks and Source related subjects / Re: Trying w10 on my old PC on: February 14, 2018, 05:57:59 am
Well done !

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Next thing is the usb3 card. Then I can start listening.

Don't be disappointed when it appeard you are in demo mode. Because of course you are now. Being activated not only allows Minimized OS but also the Processor Core Appointment, which could be crucial for you. And what is new for you, are the Q3,4,5 settings which when all set to 1, imply the best possible SQ (methinks), but this can only work in Minimized OS (normal OS is too slow for this) plus when low on processor core count it is a bit of a search which Core Appointment Setting does the job.

If you can't control the system anywhere any more (no mouse moving or anything) BUT the sound keeps on happily playing (until the end of the playlist Wink) you'll know you arrived at the wrong setting.
Haha. Chance that this happens is not big, but it does exist.

Regards,
Peter
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