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496  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: CD vs XXHE; is the SQ comparable? on: September 18, 2009, 01:40:31 pm
simply play the CD with a CD Player rip the same CD & play it through XXHE. Then compare the SQ of both. I dont think there is anything so complicated about this.

Arvind
497  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / CD vs XXHE; is the SQ comparable? on: September 18, 2009, 11:13:57 am
Hi Peter,

Over the last few days I did an extensive comparison of SQ between the CD & the ripped ones, using XXHE 0.9y-3a. IMO the CD sound is significantly better in all respects. The Low Bass is tighter & deeper, mids are warm & deep & the high's are much more transparent. In fact if CD scores 10/10 ripped ones would score 6/10. The difference is too large.
Is there anyway to bridge this gap?

Arvind
498  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / 0.9-y3 Laidback now ? on: September 05, 2009, 11:06:34 am
Hi Peter,

You've done it the harshness in the high's have disappeared completely but I fear it may be a bit overdone; probably bordering on "laid back". I had to reduce Q1 from 14 to 5, switch to non invert & move the tweeters 2 mm forward. Mids are nice & warm & the bass as usual spectacular.

Arvind
499  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 0.9y-1d ... wow! on: September 02, 2009, 03:26:06 pm
Hi Peter,

Waiting for the 0.9y-3 version.

Arvind
500  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 0.9y-1d ... wow! on: September 02, 2009, 11:45:31 am
Hi Peter/Roy/LydMekk,

Ok now with all the suggestions the best of the lot is Q=14/0/0/0/0 & Invert. This gives the least harshness with the high's; though I still feel its not good enough. Sharpness is good to the point it does not hurt or fatigue the ear.
I dont have standing wave problem in my room, have installed bass traps as per the freq/dB chart. My preamp & amps are of the same make so impedance matching problem would be highly remote.
Roy, my speakers are Ascendo System M (ascendo.de) the Xovers are 80Hz & 3200 Hz. Tweeters are Ribbon's.

LydMekk, I dont a problem with the Bass as a matter of fact it is spectacular but the mid's could be warmer & the High's are harsh & bold; probably that is why the Mid's are not coming out so warm.

I am using the 0.9y-2 version of XX.

Arvind
501  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 0.9y-1d ... wow! on: September 01, 2009, 07:07:48 pm
Hi Peter,

Unattended is definitely better than attended; no doubt about that. However with my set up I still find that the high's are a bit harsh & bold. Tried various Q settings but none improved this. Wonder what is causing this since it appears that I am probably the only one hearing this?

Arvind
502  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 0.9y-1d ... wow! on: September 01, 2009, 11:13:21 am
Hi Peter,

I will put in my settings in my signature, probably today. The SQ I mentioned about was in Attended Mode; pls forgive my ignorance but what is the reason for difference in SQ between Attended & Unattended?

Of course I will try Unattended today & give you a feedback.

Arvind
503  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 0.9y-1d ... wow! on: September 01, 2009, 08:48:08 am
I agree with ivo the high's sound harsh & aggressive & the mids could do with a bit more warmth. Bass is spectacular. My Q settings are 5/0/0/0/0 on 0.9y-2.
I compared with the original CD using the same set up & the result is the same. Peter you may need to look into this. I believe audiophile's using very transparent amps & very high resolution speakers, would be facing the same situation.

Arvind
504  Ultimate Audio Playback / Playback Tweaks and Source related subjects / Re: Does ASIO Driver help? on: August 28, 2009, 08:01:41 am
Hi Peter thanks for the info.

Cheers

Arvind
505  Ultimate Audio Playback / Playback Tweaks and Source related subjects / Does ASIO Driver help? on: August 27, 2009, 02:24:19 pm
Hi Peter,

Aqvox have come out with an ASIO USB Driver which they claim is very useful. Do you think this is true?

Arvind
506  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Re: Crack Detect message after Pause ? on: August 26, 2009, 04:23:10 pm
Hi Peter,

I went through the same sequence again & evrything worked fine. Maybe I did something differently at that time.
Just for your info file format is 16/44.1 WAV.
Attended

If this happens again I will memorise the sequence accurately.

Arvind
507  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Crack Detect message after Pause ? on: August 26, 2009, 02:27:00 pm
HI Peter,

Another problem faced by me is when I pause the track for say more than 2 mins & the click play then I get the following windows:

Engine #3 did not start within the expected time.
24 bit format stage crack detect >112
44100/176400/40941264/50000000.

Arvind
508  Ultimate Audio Playback / XXHighEnd Support / Host Process for Windows Services stopped working on: August 26, 2009, 09:30:53 am
Hi Peter,

When I start XXHE, a window opens stating "Host Process for Widows Services stopped working & was closed". Is this normal?

Arvind
509  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 0.9y-1d ... wow! on: August 26, 2009, 09:23:33 am
Hi Russ,

I was doing a A to B comparison with the original CD & the ripped one; with the same set up. I did notice that the high's were a bit over powering, which made the mids feel a bit subdued.

Maybe this is with my setup. Also will check the Freq response in my room again.

Arvind
510  Ultimate Audio Playback / Your thoughts about the Sound Quality / Re: 0.9y-1d ... wow! on: August 25, 2009, 04:24:36 pm
Hi Peter,

I agree the bass response is quite amazing; crisp & very tight, just the way it should be. However I feel that the high's could be turned down a couple of dB's to make the mids more pronounced.

Anybody else feel the same way?

Arvind
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