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 on: August 23, 2016, 01:58:29 pm 
Started by AlainGr - Last post by AlainGr
As for others participation, well summer and vacations but also lots of discoveries that you have unwrapped Peter - all may explain this... You are so active (but I certainly will not complain) Happy

Alain

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 on: August 23, 2016, 01:54:51 pm 
Started by AlainGr - Last post by AlainGr
I was using the High filter 705600/768000 / 4.14%. Changing it to the High filter 705600/768000 / 3.72.0% seems to make the highs smoother besides a larger soundstage. Not sure yet if it solves the problem but I'm afraid that not totally.

Juan
Interesting Happy I have tried the custom filters a few times but I am unsure of the results. When I do not perceive enough differences (my hearing is not that good), I tend to go back to AP (Arc Prediction) alone... Maybe I should try the custom filtering more often...

Alain

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 on: August 23, 2016, 01:50:06 pm 
Started by AlainGr - Last post by AlainGr
I was thinking something like this too. The first days can be exciting but after a while, some aspects can be a little too "sharp" (of "fresh" like you use to say Peter). For me it reflects in voices with a small "roar" as if the microphone was in the person's mouth (strange image, but...).

I realize that differences with a new version can sound appealing at first, then can become irritating. The "Silverstone" sound is a very good example.

Win 10 build 10586 seems to be the "natural" one - something like a "reference". Windows 8 (it is probable that I am one the the very few that still uses it sometimes) is a little less natural in the HF but it makes wonders in the LF, even if I find the differences less obvious (LF wise) with Win 10 build 10586.

What I find interesting is that these different versions alter the sound (or should we say the path and processing or the signal) enough to make things sound different, even if this was said many times.

Alain

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 on: August 23, 2016, 01:44:46 pm 
Started by AlainGr - Last post by juanpmar
I was using the High filter 705600/768000 / 4.14%. Changing it to the High filter 705600/768000 / 3.72.0% seems to make the highs smoother besides a larger soundstage. Not sure yet if it solves the problem but I'm afraid that not totally.

Juan

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 on: August 23, 2016, 01:04:38 pm 
Started by AlainGr - Last post by juanpmar
Yes Peter, today I was thinking something similar. These highs make,  somehow, to miss the coherence of the whole. I thought that the loss of charm perhaps was because the ear had become accustomed, as usual, to the new sound. But those highs are still disturbing, more in some CDs than others, and never again, after all, look natural. Those highs make that this 14393.0 version has lost its capacity to thrill. So far.

Regards,
Juan

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 on: August 23, 2016, 12:14:47 pm 
Started by AlainGr - Last post by PeterSt
Hi all,

With the notice that the responses in here are overwhelming (not, but thank you Alain and Juan !), I now will be the only one not liking 14393.0. That is :

Yesterday, after several days of holding on to it, I finally gave up, booted into 10586.0 and had a great (listening) time.
14393.0 is too difficult to have right or not too bright or whatever it is that gives me the nerves;

I don't think it is wrong per se, but it will be the kind of "Silverstone card" behaviour which now gives too much of a character to the sound, or which is high frequency on-off stuff which is tiring or so. It is hard to tell.
The metal is fine, but nothing now is "soft" as such. Attacks also contain it. Something like that ...

Anyone ?

Peter

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 on: August 23, 2016, 05:07:28 am 
Started by Robocop - Last post by Robocop
Thanks that's exactly what I wanted to know.

Robert

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 on: August 23, 2016, 04:40:59 am 
Started by Robocop - Last post by PeterSt
Hi Robert,

The answer is : No, because the "apply" is performed automatically when you press Play for Unattended Playback (only for Unattended !).

If it is not clear, let me know.
Peter

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 on: August 22, 2016, 10:24:38 pm 
Started by Robocop - Last post by Robocop
When you run Ram OS do you leave the settings as set as per what I describe and not touch the apply button for normal playback.

I'm not trying to go back to any former settings.

 

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 on: August 22, 2016, 09:22:09 am 
Started by Robocop - Last post by PeterSt
Hi Robert,

Switch Off "Boost at XXHighEnd Startup" (in XTweaks). Then it will be as how you were used to it. But startup of XXHighEnd will be slower (again).

Regards,
Peter

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