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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: December 03, 2014, 12:42:26 pm
Or this one:
http://www.stereophile.com/content/dartzeel-nhb-458-monoblock-amplifier

BNC used between preamp and poweramp in stead of digital connection to DAC.
2  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Set State ( Pause ) error on pin on: December 02, 2014, 03:37:28 pm
Thanks!
It did not help but it helped!

Setting Q1 to 14 was not possible it was 18 but wanted to go to 13 or 16 but not 14. I tried to reset the Phase24FW but no help.
So out of frustration tried the hiface again and surprise, surprise it worked again and XXHE plays better then ever.
(Also got a new belt for my recordplayer today so my day is good again! Wink)
3  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Set State ( Pause ) error on pin on: December 02, 2014, 10:34:38 am
Hi Coen,

Thanks for your quick reply.
But it looks like I'm in big sh*t!
I have no NOS...
Could be my Terratec phase 24FW is giving the problem then.

( I used to use a m2tech hiface to my DIY-dac but after installing Win 8.1 update 1 it did not work anymore. I still had a terratech phase 24FW, that did not work too, but after restart of pc it works.. unhappy.
Then I connected digital out of the phase24 to my DAC and it works. But now XXHE doesn't seem to like it)

And BTW does anybody know why I need to restart the PC to get some sound?
4  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Set State ( Pause ) error on pin on: December 02, 2014, 10:17:14 am
Hi Peter,

Lately I try to play in XXHE and get the error 'Set State (Pause) on pin'.
No playing is possible.
Is there something I can do to prevent this?

Regards,

Gerard (A)
5  Ultimate Audio Playback / Chatter and forum related stuff / Re: Best Vinyl Rig on: November 29, 2014, 07:08:26 pm
Yeah, sounds too good to be true, digital sounding like analog!
Wonder if it is just HighRes...
If not I'm sure you can make something like it. Wink
6  Ultimate Audio Playback / Chatter and forum related stuff / Re: Best Vinyl Rig on: November 29, 2014, 03:25:41 pm
How about this?
www.youtube.com/embed/xH8I0LUjrqw
7  Ultimate Audio Playback / Chatter and forum related stuff / Re: Best Vinyl Rig on: November 22, 2014, 02:57:11 pm
Hi Peter,

Funny you mention these flagiolettes.
It looks they are exactly the things to listen for at setting the VTA (Vertical tracking angle) as described here: http://www.tnt-audio.com/sorgenti/vta_method_e.html
That's the fun of vinyl, you can make it sound the way you like best...
And even for every individual lp. wacko
8  Ultimate Audio Playback / Chatter and forum related stuff / Re: Cables with BNC Connectors/Adapters Are Generating A Superoir SQ on: November 08, 2014, 11:50:29 am
From Wikipedia:
As a body of water, a kill is a creek. The word comes from the Middle Dutch kille, meaning "riverbed" or "water channel".[citation needed]

The term is used in areas of Dutch influence in the Delaware and Hudson Valleys and other areas of the former New Netherland colony of Dutch America to describe a strait, river, or arm of the sea. Examples are Kill Van Kull and Arthur Kill, both separating Staten Island, New York from New Jersey, Dutch Kills and English Kills off Newtown Creek, Bronx Kill between the Bronx and Randalls Island, and used as a composite name, Wallkill River in New York and New Jersey and the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania. Fresh Kills is the primary waterway that leads to the former Fresh Kills landfill which serviced the city of New York in the second half of the 20th Century and was once the largest landfill in the world.[1]

In Delaware, there exists a Murderkill River. "Kill" also shows up in many location names such as the Catskill Mountains, the city of Peekskill and the town of Fishkill, New York. A reference to 'kil' can be found in Dutch geographical names, e.g. Dordtsche Kil, Sluiskil (in the Terneuzen municipality), or Kil van Hurwenen.
9  Ultimate Audio Playback / Chatter and forum related stuff / Re: Best Vinyl Rig on: November 04, 2014, 10:02:56 pm
Peter, whats happening? Your laughing or crying?
Funny you spent so much time listening to vinyl!
I guess they did not use bnc-wires? Wink

I'm not surprised about anything you say, but most vinylproblems are well known. I don't think you heard vinyl at its best because it is to complex to get everything right. How to find the best combination of turntable, arm, cartridge and pre-amp? For shure not in a shop or show. You are on your own and have to experiment, try, diy and listen. It took me 20 years to get where I am now with vinyl and still room for improvement.
Funny is that the bnc-cable made a bigger difference for my phono then for my dac....
If you are in the neigbourhood feel free to come and listen but be warned it still will be vinyl!
10  Ultimate Audio Playback / Chatter and forum related stuff / Re: Best Vinyl Rig on: November 04, 2014, 08:40:26 pm
Hi Mani,
Good job!
I just bought the latest lp of Leonard Cohen and what fell out of the sleeve? A cd!
The cd and lp should be more or less identical.

Maybe I'll find the time to compare....
11  Ultimate Audio Playback / Chatter and forum related stuff / Re: Cables with BNC Connectors/Adapters Are Generating A Superoir SQ on: September 23, 2014, 10:27:59 pm
About 75 versus 50 ohm:
When I was checking for the adapters I found a lot of them that said they were usable for 50 and 75 ohm.
But if you look at the attached picture you can see a difference inside the plug which results in a gap between the inner insulation between the plug and the adapter when using 75 ohm wire. This will give a discontinuty in the impedance of the cable probably leading to the dreaded reflections.
But then maybe not?
12  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
13  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!)
14  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
15  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!
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