XXHighEnd - The Ultra HighEnd Audio Player
July 16, 2018, 06:08:49 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: August 6, 2017 : Phasure Webshop open ! Go to the Shop
Search current board structure only !!  
  Home Help Search Login Register  
  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ... 135
1  Ultimate Audio Playback / Phasure NOS1 DAC / Re: Phisolator & Lush on: June 01, 2018, 09:37:37 am
Strangely (not at all) enough because she could not espress what was different, she started to tell me what I had been fumbling there : I connected the Clairixa.

Yes! A direct connection makes the Lush sound a bit like the Clarixa->Phisolator.

It is all a step backwards, unless you like the preciseness of the Clairixa of course.

Not a step backwards in my two systems, IMO. I can't go back to the Phisolator now... not with the Mach II anyway.

Mani.
2  Ultimate Audio Playback / Phasure NOS1 DAC / Re: Phisolator & Lush on: May 31, 2018, 10:10:25 pm
Ps, One point to keep in mind is that Manis USB stream is likley to be of unusual quality his stealth II sq is very different to standard.

Nah, the improvement isn't exclusive to my Mach II with your clock upgrade - there's a similar improvement in my office system, with my standard home-built x99 audio PC (as close to a Mach II as I could get it).

Look forward to hearing your thoughts over the weekend.

Mani.
3  Ultimate Audio Playback / Phasure NOS1 DAC / Re: Phisolator & Lush on: May 31, 2018, 10:06:24 pm
The sound instead of clearer seems to be brighter without the Phisolator, therefore the Phisolator / Lush combination makes a sweeter sound (without losing clarity).

Hi Juan. Yes, the sound is 'brighter' without the Phisolator here too. But it doesn't sound at all like 'fake detail' to me - it really does seem to sound genuinely clearer. Putting the Phisolator back in the chain takes away the sparkle - it sounds smeared and more boring in comparison.

Mani.
4  Ultimate Audio Playback / Phasure NOS1 DAC / Re: Phisolator & Lush on: May 31, 2018, 09:01:23 am
Hey Peter, what I'm hearing is exactly the opposite to what you're hearing!

I really was expecting you to say something like, "No way. Too forward. Bass is too lean. Sounds like ultra-low SFS."

There must be something fundamentally different happening between both of us. Due to your using the the Mach III and my using the Mach II perhaps? It'd be interesting to hear others' experiences.

Mani.
5  Ultimate Audio Playback / Phasure NOS1 DAC / Re: Phisolator & Lush on: May 30, 2018, 05:41:03 pm
Is this with DAC and Audio PC both moved onto to the same mains / PE now ?

Yes definitely Nick. It's what prompted me to try it.

Mani.
6  Ultimate Audio Playback / Phasure NOS1 DAC / Phisolator & Lush on: May 30, 2018, 11:26:09 am
Yesterday evening I tried something that I can't remember trying before. I by-passed the Phisolator and connected the Lush directly to the NOS1. I definitely tried this when I first received the NOS1 back after its upgrade... but I then only had the Clarixa USB cable, and not the Lush.

The sound is much cleaner with the Phisolator by-passed. Ordinarily, I think it might be tad too lean, and probably why I decided to stick with the Phisolator before. But with the Lush, I think it sounds marvelous. The Phisolator seems to smear the sound. Transients seem deadened. By-passed, the sound is crystal clear and very 'sweet'. There seems to be a longer and more natural decay to instruments. Just generally more musical.

The bottom end has tightened up a lot, and again comes across as more musical.

Of course, our systems are different and perhaps what I'm getting won't work in yours. But I thought I'd share nevertheless.

Mani.
7  Ultimate Audio Playback / Chatter and forum related stuff / Re: Tune Audio Marvel horn speakers on: May 16, 2018, 08:54:45 pm
They look good.  As also your white NOS1a!!

Finally my poor 'white sheep' (the name Peter and I gave to my NOS1) has a couple of friends - two white horns... which I guess makes them rams Happy.

Mani.
8  Ultimate Audio Playback / Chatter and forum related stuff / Re: Tune Audio Marvel horn speakers on: May 16, 2018, 08:48:27 pm
I saw a pair, when I went to pick up the Orello's. I was wondering if they were the same ones ?

They may well be - they were Jack's demo pair. The guy I bought them off bought them about a year ago.

I'm totally bowled over by the sound I'm getting, for the money I paid.

Mani.
9  Ultimate Audio Playback / Chatter and forum related stuff / Tune Audio Marvel horn speakers on: May 16, 2018, 06:11:33 pm
Just bought a (used) pair of Tune Audio Marvel speakers for my office system. Got them for <1/3 of their retail price, which is just ridiculous! I've had loads of speakers in this system, and irrespective of the speakers, the SQ has never gotten anywhere near that of my main system. But with these Marvels, my office system is now knocking on the door.

Of course, having a NOS1 and BD mono amps in my office helps!

(Forgive me if the tone of this post comes across as a bit self-congratulatory... but I just had to share my joy.)

Mani.
10  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd PC / Re: Phasure Mach III Audio PC on: May 15, 2018, 08:27:11 pm
I hope to hook up with an x99 with clock PC at my place next week...

I've never been called 'an x99 with clock PC' before Wink

Looking forward to coming over Nick... should be a very interesting day.

Mani.
11  Ultimate Audio Playback / Phasure NOS1 DAC / Re: Vibration! on: May 11, 2018, 07:29:29 am
First I made a simple steel rack with some damping applied to the shelves.  Then I made the pneumatic isolation platform, also from steel, which is enormously heavy (about 70kg-80kg) with many layers of damping applied...

Wow!

How are the new speakers coming on?

Mani.
12  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: CredSSP policy change - no RDP possible on: May 11, 2018, 07:27:42 am
Type "Group Policy" into the W10 search box and open up "Edit Group Policy".

In the left pane "Computer Configuration" then "Administrative Templates" then "System" then "Credentials Delegation" then in the right pane double-click "Encryption Oracle Remediation" and a new window will open.  In the bottom left pane on this window set "Protection Level" to "Vulnerable" and then ok out of everything.

This worked perfectly. Thanks Anthony.

Mani.
13  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd PC / Re: Phasure Mach III Audio PC on: May 03, 2018, 08:14:42 am
Hi Michael, welcome! Look forward to hearing your thoughts on the Mach III. I think all of us are very intrigued.

For my own part, I can't imagine how the sound could possibly improve over what I have here right now. I recorded my 8 year-old practising his piano the other day. Playing the digital files back on the system, it was like the piano had been transported into my listening room (apart from the obvious noise from the mic preamps).

But somehow the sound always seems to go up another level when Peter comes up with something.

Mani.
14  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd PC / Re: Phasure Mach III Audio PC on: April 30, 2018, 09:55:51 pm
I thought Peter might have been becoming a part-time priest Wink

But good to know his Sundays will be taken up not servicing a congregation, but... well... us!

Mani.
15  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd PC / Re: Phasure Mach III Audio PC on: April 30, 2018, 09:27:05 am
Enjoy your last Sunday as I expect you will be very busy for some time now. teasing ok

Is there something we don't know?

Mani.
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ... 135
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1 RC2 | SMF © 2001-2005, Lewis Media Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.128 seconds with 12 queries.