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1  Ultimate Audio Playback / Chatter and forum related stuff / Re: Cables with BNC Connectors/Adapters Are Generating A Superoir SQ on: September 22, 2014, 10:26:22 pm
Hi Peter,
Maybe better RG-214?
http://www.kabel-kusch.de/Koaxkabel/RG214U/rg214u.htm

Or RG213 from here?
http://www.elektronica-shop.nl/contents/nl/d160.html
2  Ultimate Audio Playback / Chatter and forum related stuff / Re: Cables with BNC Connectors/Adapters Are Generating A Superoir SQ on: September 16, 2014, 10:54:21 pm
Today my cheap BNC arrived. 4 times 3 meters including adapters for 25 euro. Put it between the preamp and 4 mono poweramps. Tubes in pre and top-poweramp. Silicon in the bass.
Well it was very clear to hear the difference. The hash has gone, maybe lacking transients or just the distortion missing? I think the latter.
Because my son wants to see the soccergames the sound is coming from sattelite-tv through the pc and it is amazing how good even that sounds. TV-voices sounding very natural too!

I'll order more bnc's for all low-level sources.
At my supplier they have readymade cables of 3m for 50 ohm and .5m and 1m for 75 ohm. These are goldplated and look nicer but I'm convinced the better sound has to come from the interface between 50 ohm impedance from the cable and the different impedance meeting each other not in the boundary with the cable but in the boundary between adapter and amplifier. So reflections stay in the adapter.
This effect should be the same for 75 ohms, as long as both cable, connector and adapter are the same.

Thanks for this incredable tweek!
(Sorry for the manufacturers of expensive cables!)
3  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Core appointment lock to 100% CPU on: January 13, 2014, 01:37:45 pm
This is what I found: onsamenhangend, onbegrijpelijk, onlogisch of raar etc.

If you (the reader) translate this to english you understand what I think of the behaviour of my HTPC. Wink
4  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Core appointment lock to 100% CPU on: January 12, 2014, 09:39:43 pm
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"Maybe you can remember that I have been talking about cpu graphs of W8 and that I don't trust them ? But this is why I asked you to look through TaskManager only. That is what I look at so that is my reference.

But now I am not sure whether you just told the problem has gone ...
Gerard, please notice : If you're telling that at the start of playback you see 100/100/80/80% then *that* is normal in itself. Well sort of, but not of further importance. If only during playback itself all is close to 0% ...
Keep in mind though, this is about XXHighEnd playback. And in your case there's also the "after playback problems".

Please try to be as clear as possible, or this topic receives a high post count without real necessity. It is difficult enough already, right ?

Take your time,

I meant the graphs just ended showing activity at all so they did not receive their data or something like that.
The cpu was still high I'm certain.
After 20 minutes I got a stop, everthing froze and later a message like ' failed to ... endpoint ' . Clicked away the message and graphs apeared again with cpu1 and 2  to the max.
After killing xxengine with blue led all 4 cores went down to almost 0% so the problem is solved for the moment.
 For now maybe better you spend your time on somethings more clear. I cannot make chocolate of this now!
5  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Core appointment lock to 100% CPU on: January 12, 2014, 07:58:11 pm
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And now I still don't know whether the behaviour is different in MinOS. Is this question so difficult ?

I never used MinOS in my life, but if I have to I'll try it!

First I'll try SFS 12.

Too late, the graphs are all empty!
Restart te music: 100/100/80/80% and then all go to 0% and that's history.
CPU for XXHE in resource monitor says 50% and in task manager 72%. Something is definitively broken!
6  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Core appointment lock to 100% CPU on: January 12, 2014, 05:58:08 pm
For the last description I used core 1-2 and unattended in normal OS.
Maybe I should never have tried 3-5 appointment because there are only 4 cores? blush1

Setting Q3,4,5 to 0 gives 100% for core 4 and 0% for core 1,2 and 3. After the end of the song killing the Engine sets Core 4 back to 0% but 1,2 and 3 go up to about 30%.

And now restarting but still waiting... (15 min.)
Time for some hard action!
7  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Core appointment lock to 100% CPU on: January 12, 2014, 04:41:46 pm
Yes, I guess XXHE is doing something in this direction.
Playing a song again gives 100% cpu for 2 and 3 and 1 and 4 are back to zero.
If it's not the cause then at least the solution (partly that is).
Hope you find out more!
(I just see 1 and 2 mirroring and 3 and 4 mirroring,like 1 going up 10% and 2 going down 10% at the same time)
 wacko
8  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Core appointment lock to 100% CPU on: January 12, 2014, 04:09:12 pm
OOOOh, this is complicated!

I restarted and CPU was at 2%. Very nice.
I started XXHE and played one song.
CPU1 fluctuating between 75 and 100%,
CPU2 fluctuating between 0 and 25%, totaling (1,2,3,4) 25%.
(CPU 3 and 4 at 0%)

But than... about halfway the 4 minute song Core 3 starts to go up.
all the way to 100 %, then a little lower but core 4 takes over the difference.
After the song core 1,2,3 are about 0 % but core 4 stays at 100%.
Mainly service host processes.

I'll try a restart again...
Ok after restart back to 1% total.
I hope you can make sense out of this?
Now after a few minutes rest I look again and total CPU around 30%. Core 1,2 and 3 working constantly, maybe nothing to do with XXHE?
9  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Core appointment lock to 100% CPU on: January 12, 2014, 03:26:01 pm
Haha, it's difficult to explain.
I see svshost take the most but total maybe around 10 to 30 percent.
When I play XXHE core 2,3 and 4 go to 100% in the graphic, core 1 about 25%. Core 1 and 2 are mirroring like there are some spikes for 1 to go to 100% for some seconds and then core 2 goes to about 25%.
In the list XXHE takes about 55% of the total, the rest is unexplained. After the music stops core 1 and 2 go to less then 10% but 3 and 4 are wildly going up and down from 0 to 100% averaging about 50% and the system total stays around 30%.
All this is now with appointment 1-3.
I see Service Host Local Sytem and Remote Procedure and Local security Authority Proces (and Resource manager) taking most.

Maybe 30% at rest is normal for Win8.1?
But why all on core 3 and 4 and 1 and 2 sleeping?
(Now and then I see 'parked' at some of the cpu's)
10  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Core appointment lock to 100% CPU on: January 12, 2014, 01:40:22 pm
That's the problem, I don't see which processes are using the CPU.
It's unattended.
11  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Core appointment lock to 100% CPU on: January 12, 2014, 12:23:12 pm
Hi Peter,

Yes, that's what I think.
In the resource manager I checked the performance because the tv-program was not behaving like it should and I saw two cores constantly at 100% cpu.
After that I started XXHE (for the first time after starting the PC)
and changed core appointment to 'No appointment' and started the music. Now the two cores first went directly to zero % and quickly after all 4 cores went up to 100%. Music played perfectly...

Maybe the solution is to play some music with Q5 <> 1 before ending XXHE.
BTW, after playing the music CPU went lower on 2 cores, and I stopped XXHE3 with the blue led to the right and this made the cores go up to  100% again.
Maybe for AMD 4-core things go different from  Intel?
Today I will try some more...
12  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Core appointment lock to 100% CPU on: January 11, 2014, 11:01:40 pm
Hi Peter,

Just found out why my tvviewer doesnot decode the satelitechannels properly on my htpc.
2 cores are at constant 100% CPU. And I did not even use XXHE after I turned on the PC.
So I started XXHE to see what happens.
Core appointmant was 3-5 (?) and when I changed it to 'no appointment' I saw the  CPU on core 0 and 1 go to zero and after the music started to play all 4 cores went up to 100% CPU and stayed there.
Is there a way to get my CPU back to normal?
13  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Red Letters on: January 01, 2014, 11:47:10 pm
The red letters only show up for me at the second song from a playlist since the wallpaper still shows the previous played song.
Luckily i remembered this from the previous version!

Sounds very very good, only stops after a while, have to experiment for that a little more.
14  Ultimate Audio Playback / Playback Tweaks and Source related subjects / Re: Windows 8.1 on: October 20, 2013, 02:04:23 pm
Juan,
Your description is right, but like Alain said you need to use the emailaccount initially.
Looks like they want to make competition to Google/Android.
I did not try to get my old account back but I hope it's not too much work.....
This morning my videocard made everything look double, no gain no pain...
15  Ultimate Audio Playback / Playback Tweaks and Source related subjects / Re: Windows 8.1 on: October 19, 2013, 09:32:22 pm
Minimized OS still scares me!
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