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1  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Recent Tidal Masters on: November 08, 2022, 06:36:06 am
Peter, streaming Qobuz sounds better here than streaming Tidal...it is not really even close, and I am considering giving up my Tidal subscription because if Qobuz has the track I will just stream it from there.  Crazy, I know, that different streaming services sound different, but Tidal has really dropped the ball on sound quality.
2  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Display / font in unnattended on: August 13, 2021, 11:51:04 pm
Whatever...
3  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Display / font in unnattended on: August 11, 2021, 06:48:28 am

Also ... referring to the topic Anthony linked to ... are you used to seeing Scrollbars ? I don't mean "today" per se, but always before ? If Yes, it is a good indication that your settings of the RDC client (the remote) have never been right. But today it starts to bother because of (for example !) a not-equal resolution between the client and the host(-capabilities).


Peter, please note that the fix is not to restart RDC when the XXHE screen comes back small from unattended, the fix is to restart XXHE, which indicates to me that the issue is with XXHE either when going into unattended (which Pauls photos shows everything becoming small - mine does the same) and/or when coming back from unattended when everything stays small.  Restart XXHE (not RDC) and everything looks correct again.

Rgds,

Anthony
4  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Display / font in unnattended on: August 09, 2021, 08:48:44 am
Robert,

Am still listening, just to a different dac/Roon or to records.  Would really like to get back to XXHE/NOS1a though.  Had thought about buying another tablet just for controlling XXHE but I am so over single use tablets:  I have two iPads and a Surface Pro for single uses for work and the thought of a fourth tablet that cannot be multitasked gives me chills.

Hopefully we'll get there.

Anthony
5  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Display / font in unnattended on: August 09, 2021, 08:42:10 am
Peter,

I started a thread a while ago about this issue...here it is...

http://www.phasure.com/index.php?topic=4200.0

Will fire everything up again within the next few days and send through the relevant screenshots should Paul not beat me to it.

Regards

Anthony
6  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Display / font in unnattended on: August 08, 2021, 12:06:57 am
Paul, I got this problem when using a screen of higher resolution and having to set the text size to something other than 100% (say 200%) to make text legible in windows.  It is a windows display setting, and windows often does it automatically.  Seems that XXHE can't handle that and because my tablet is also used for work it has been a real problem for me having to change display settings 20 times a day.  So much so that I have not listened or even turned on my XXHE/Mach III/NOS1a for months now. 

It is funny the little things that cause us to stop doing something we love, but I personally can't handle that inconvenience.

Cheers,

Anthony
7  Ultimate Audio Playback / Cables (Community induced) / Re: ET^3 on: February 16, 2021, 03:06:53 am
I have ET^3, but it was one of several changes and I've not even had a chance to swap it in and out to see what it does, if anything.  Am happy to test/verify settings as they come up in conjunction with others, as is the Phasure way.
8  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Remote Desktop issues with Certificate on: January 31, 2021, 11:50:01 pm
That is interesting.  Thanks for letting us know.
9  Ultimate Audio Playback / Cables (Community induced) / Re: Blaxius^2.5 on: January 31, 2021, 10:23:06 pm
I can be persistent Peter, just ask anyone in my extended family...

Glad it worked out though, and many thanks to Ciska for snaking on what must have felt like kilometers of shielding over a couple of weeks.
10  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Remote Desktop issues with Certificate on: January 22, 2021, 09:42:32 pm
I've been getting that one for years, on and off.  It is a benign message and other than you needing to click something every now and then it seems harmless.  Pretty sure it is to do with the MusicServer, which I don't turn off any more so I don't get the message any more...
11  Ultimate Audio Playback / Interesting Music / Testmaterial / Re: Forums with Tidal Playlists on: November 14, 2020, 10:10:48 pm
I'm going to give them a go too Kenny...thanks for that.
12  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Phase Alignment on: October 10, 2020, 12:51:42 am

Any self-respecting power-amp will reject DC, unless you remove caps yourself.



No input caps in my power amps but it runs both positive and negative bias and manages to eat the DC regardless.  A nice design that eliminates the input coupling cap.

No caps in the speakers either.  Not anything there because the amps are direct connected to their respective transducer.  All electronic filters are passive line level at the input to the amps but the only caps in series are for the HF channel which is 10kHz+.  There is an single ended output transformer for each channel though, which should also be useful for sorting out DC that does make its way through the amplifiers.

At the moment the preamp is cap output coupled, which should also sort out DC.



So Anthony, and others, if you'd be able to engage Phase Alignment (which I don't know at this time) speakers not connected  !!!, set the values as the ToolTips will teach you, and check with the multi meter for DC (for the NOS1, just read out the meters so you can see the applied DC is operative - for other DAC's measure the output of the DAC with the multimeter). No DC at the output of the Poweramp(s) ? then go for it. Connect your speakers and listen. Mind you please, THIS can not go wrong, as long as you measured and deem it OK.
Nothing can go wrong.


My speakers are active too, but six ways each side, and how to check that for DC?  First off I could check the output of the preamp to see if DC gets through there, which should be impossible.  Then set up dummy loads on the 6 channels of one side and set up 6 multimeters.

I'm very tempted Peter, but the possible loss of software functionality has me a little worried.  Then there is the issue of my MachII randomly getting hot and turning itself off during the day...not sure how this involuntary reboot would affect what DC is pushed into the system.  At the moment you cannot tell when the MII shuts down (no noise) but occasionally when windows reboots there is a soft thump through the speakers...not all the time.

Anthony

13  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Phase Alignment on: October 09, 2020, 10:54:01 am
Interesting...operating the dac chip like a Class A amplifier.

Surprisingly, I reckon my setup could handle this Peter, because of the unique way the amplifiers are biased they can handle circa 4Vdc at the input without affecting the drivers too much.  But I would hate to test this theory because replacing $15k of drivers/diaphragms has got warts on it.

14  Ultimate Audio Playback / Cables (Community induced) / Re: Lush^3 on: October 09, 2020, 09:28:20 am
The way I understand thing Phase Alignment in XXHE is something from the early days that is not really used any more...was before my time.
15  Ultimate Audio Playback / Cables (Community induced) / Re: Lush^3 on: October 09, 2020, 07:17:05 am
I should not be surprised that you are all over it already Peter...haha.
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