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 11 
 on: November 20, 2017, 10:13:07 am 
Started by coliny - Last post by coliny
Nice post Mani:- Well I have to say that I am thoroughly enjoying exploring MQA-encoded music with the NOS1 at the moment. There tends to be a clarity to the sound that I really like. To my ears it's a bit like comparing AP to AI filtering - AP tends to lose the LF bloom but is simply more accurate-sounding and more life-like.

Guys, it's obvious to me that Peter must have spent a lot of time and effort sorting MQA out for XX. I think we owe it to him to at least try it and give our feedback.

I have been working with MQA a few weeks now & I quite agree with your SQ comments & complements to Peter.
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My DAC is NOS but not NOS1(a) it needs different settings to get good SQ from MQA but these a fine with redbook as well.

Main change is to KS Mode = Special, *Q1 must = 1 to avoid sound brake up / distortion. Q4 =1 or 2 improves SQ but only for first tracks played, next tracks in playlist result in sound brake up. Q4=3 working nicely at moment.

If you have a DAC other than NOS1(a) give KS Mode = Special a try, of course you may need other Q setting than mine.

Colin


 

 12 
 on: November 20, 2017, 09:17:40 am 
Started by coliny - Last post by manisandher
One thing is quite crucial I'm afraid, and this is the NOS1 again. So if you'd know a but how MQA's filtering works (or destroys, name it as you like) then it actually requires the NOS1 including its filtering. Well, "requires" is a big word, but it suddenly brings out all the positives of MQA while any other DAC would not.

Well I have to say that I am thoroughly enjoying exploring MQA-encoded music with the NOS1 at the moment. There tends to be a clarity to the sound that I really like. To my ears it's a bit like comparing AP to AI filtering - AP tends to lose the LF bloom but is simply more accurate-sounding and more life-like.

Guys, it's obvious to me that Peter must have spent a lot of time and effort sorting MQA out for XX. I think we owe it to him to at least try it and give our feedback.

And those with a NOS1 may be pleasantly surprised...

Mani.

 13 
 on: November 19, 2017, 11:21:05 pm 
Started by fralippo - Last post by Arjan
Hi

Reboot to Base is enough.
Then kill XXHE engine
And unzip patch onto XX folder

Remark: some end up with blocked files, just check the file properties and if this is the case unblock them....

regards

 14 
 on: November 19, 2017, 06:44:29 pm 
Started by fralippo - Last post by fralippo
Just to avoid problems with already registrated software, is this update procedure correct?

- Reboot in normal OS ???
- CTRL_ALT_DEL to kill XXhengine3.exe (or whatever it's called..)
- 209updatepatch unzip onto original folder.

Thanks!

 15 
 on: November 19, 2017, 04:16:16 am 
Started by Nick - Last post by PeterSt
yes, i have 'don't do anything with coverart' activated, does that mean OSD Text is off? thanks, dave

Dave, it should be, yes.

 16 
 on: November 18, 2017, 09:53:43 pm 
Started by Nick - Last post by acg

So the dynamic range of an instrument has increased, and not by little.


Yep, completely agree and I did not think this was ever likely to be achieved by changing one or two buttons in software.  For me the change is extraordinary...like wow kind of extraordinary...like changing speakers.


 17 
 on: November 18, 2017, 06:19:54 pm 
Started by Nick - Last post by music33
yes, i have 'don't do anything with coverart' activated, does that mean OSD Text is off? thanks, dave

 18 
 on: November 18, 2017, 05:58:50 pm 
Started by Nick - Last post by PeterSt
Dave, Possibly you have activated "Don't do anything with Coverart" (in de Coverart section) ? If that is the case, your screen will be black with nothing shown on it, during Unattended Playback.

Peter

 19 
 on: November 18, 2017, 05:17:18 pm 
Started by Nick - Last post by music33
Dumb question - how do I turn off OSD Text, when I click on it nothing happens, the color of the on/off switch remains black.
thanks, dave

 20 
 on: November 18, 2017, 12:01:23 pm 
Started by Nick - Last post by PeterSt
Hi all,

It now slowly becomes clear that some other new dimension (?) is in order : the general dynamics of the track itself. To this you could respond "sure, of course", but don't be so fast ...

It seems to be about the same thing as all being way more separated (each instrument has its own space and does not interfere with the others at all), combined with a "more black" as how I perceive it myself. Try to envision this (and for a few Dutch, use Drukwerk - Je loog tegen mij (no Remasters please) as an example) :

First off, basses are so extreme and in the middle of your face, that once again this can't be but still is so. This was not so at all. But mind you, this is agains the relative silence of the remainder. This is what is occurring throughout. But what's far more startling is this :

The music plays along and at times the drummer seems to jump from his stool and with his whole body as weight behind the sticks, he smashes his drums. He does this at the breaks most of the time (a break is one measure where e.g. all the toms are passed from high to low ending on the floor tom - and this instead of the normal rythm).
The fact that this is (way) louder is sooo true (realistic). But you only realize that this is suddenly there when you (suddenly) hear it.
I have played this album numerous times, and suddenly it is working out like this.

It is nothing about highs which stand out and emphasize (I say it again "what highs ?" so the effect must be real. It includes the pressure of the drums, just as that it shows the force on plucked bass guitar strings.
So the dynamic range of an instrument has increased, and not by little.

Regards,
Peter


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