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 31 
 on: February 07, 2019, 06:21:31 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by PeterSt
Hi Richard !

Hmm ... The past week I thought of this two times and on the wrong moment (like driving the car). Point is, I guess, the order is by now from 5-6 weeks or so ago (so it went out of my sight) and for the same amount of weeks you also don't transfer the 45 you mention there yourself. So there too, no trigger. And UPS just left, thus too bad again.
Btw, I also asked you to send me something (5-6 weeks ago). Nothing to be seen yet.

So ? So by now we could make it formal ... your turn first ?
haha

Kind regards and thanks,
Peter

 32 
 on: February 07, 2019, 05:02:06 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by Rmalits
Hi Peter,

about a week ago I sent you the following email:

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Hi Peter,

I felt pretty safe in Colombia, safer than in Europe somehow.
I am back in Austria now. So please have the new cable mailed to me.
I will wire you the 45€.

Thanks a lot
Richard

I don‘t know if you got this email, because I didn‘t get an answer and no new lush^2 arrived so far.

Kind regards
Richard


 33 
 on: January 30, 2019, 04:22:39 am 
Started by numlog - Last post by numlog
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XXHE can be stored on the OS drive allright
but the the program SQ wont benefit in some way from the faster SSD, like lower latency or the same reason a fast SSD sounds good as an OS drive. i was ignoring PC basics, programs run off RAM  scratching

Laurence




 34 
 on: January 29, 2019, 01:00:22 pm 
Started by numlog - Last post by PeterSt
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well that was a lot of time wasted being stuck on the idea XXHE should be stored on OS drive

Well (if I understand you correctly), XXHE can be stored on the OS drive allright (no reason to avoid that) as long as we see that the location from where the music is played can be anything (but advice is to keep that local although that is not even a hard requirement).

Btw, this smells a little like what I put in my previous post but scratched again : We also have the RAM-OS Disk. That loads the OS into memory, boots from there, and after that you can remove the HDD/SSD. Now nothing can be in the way anywhere. Playback is now "from the XX Drive" which is pure RAM (16GB of RAM is sufficient but 32GB is more convenient). Load the music from the network somewhere ...
But costs 360 euros.

Peter

 35 
 on: January 29, 2019, 07:02:35 am 
Started by numlog - Last post by numlog

The writer of that software you use puts the wrong data in the header of the file. This data - via via - determines the length to play; Somewhere that is wrong. And apparently FLAC encoding can not even deal with it ... (and if other software can, you / that software is in luck).
much clearer, thanks.

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The approach is the exact other way than you envision : denote a "Playback Drive" of which you expect it sounds good and imply with it that also the WAV is always copied to that (XXHighEnd takes care of this). Can be a HDD (they all sound different), an other SSD (same), a USB stick, an SD card, ... anything.

well that was a lot of time wasted being stuck on the idea XXHE should be stored on OS drive, thanks to you a whole lot more time (and hard drive space) has been saved.  Thank you !

 36 
 on: January 29, 2019, 05:02:50 am 
Started by numlog - Last post by PeterSt
Laurence,

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I dont understand the explanation, but all I was wondering is if you had an explanation.

The writer of that software you use puts the wrong data in the header of the file. This data - via via - determines the length to play; Somewhere that is wrong. And apparently FLAC encoding can not even deal with it ... (and if other software can, you / that software is in luck).

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Using a HDD for storage has objectively better SQ (on this system) than a storage SSD or OS SSD.

It depends on the SSD, but generally I agree with that. If you search this forum for "SSD" I suppose you run into a bunch of posts dealing with this, over 10 years ago. But YMMV.

The approach is the exact other way than you envision : denote a "Playback Drive" of which you expect it sounds good and imply with it that also the WAV is always copied to that (XXHighEnd takes care of this). Can be a HDD (they all sound different), an other SSD (same), a USB stick, an SD card, ... anything.

Best regards,
Peter



 37 
 on: January 29, 2019, 01:54:47 am 
Started by numlog - Last post by numlog
I understand, you can call me Laurence.

Using a HDD for storage has objectively better SQ (on this system) than a storage SSD or OS SSD. I noticed this with FLACs but that makes no sense, it always the WAV conversion on the OS SSD that you hear.
others on computeraudiophile confirmed HDD are better for storage.
WAVs on the HDD is even better.

flac conversion wasnt able to correct the header data, if that is the problem with the wav.
I dont understand the explanation, but all I was wondering is if you had an explanation.


 38 
 on: January 28, 2019, 06:00:03 pm 
Started by manisandher - Last post by PeterSt
clapping

 39 
 on: January 28, 2019, 02:37:33 pm 
Started by manisandher - Last post by manisandher
Another quick update...

The sound has now 'blossomed' to easily the best I've ever managed to achieve during my time in this hobby... and in many ways, better than I've ever heard anywhere else. Describing what you hear in words is always difficult to explain, but I'll try.

The top-end is ultra, ultra clean, but not in an overly clinical way. It remains sweet (not sharp and edgy) and incredibly satisfying. There's a real sparkle to it. I think it has to do with two things:
1) the way things decay
- for example, there's no overly-abrupt damping of cymbals - they seem to continue shimmering for ever, which gives a sense of naturalness, ease and real vibrancy to the sound
2) an ultra-low noise floor
- there's a real blackness for the top-end to 'decay into' (if that makes any sense)

The mids are spectacular. The transient attacks make vocals and instruments totally life-like.
- for example, the strings of a cello sound detailed and textured and yet the wooden body vibrates beautifully and sounds 'hollowed out', as opposed to sounding full of wool and dead

The bass is easily the best I've ever had in my room. The speakers naturally drop away below 40Hz (no ports or LF servo-assistance whatsoever), and yet even without the bottom octave, the sound remains balanced and very satisfying on all genres of music. Very tight and tuneful. You can feel a kick drum on your chest. Etc, etc.

Interesting, I can kill much of the magic by simply changing the power amps to any of the others I have here. I wonder if the attached specs of the amp might give a clue as to why? At 1 watt, the 200kHz square wave is almost perfect. At 1 watt, the noise floor lies at -135dB or so below 1 watt.

Mani.

 40 
 on: January 28, 2019, 12:45:14 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by PeterSt
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A:[W]B-R, B:[W]B-R
Does this mean current is flowing in W and also in R (because B & R are connected at the pins)? 
And, no current flowing in Y as Y is floating (not connected at the pins)?

Tim, 100% correct.

And an addition for further clarification :

A:[W]B-R, B:[W]B-Y-R

Now current is *not* flowing through Y because it is connected to one side only. Still this will bring a different sound as when Y is not connected to the B side; the shielding will work out differently.

Regards,
Peter

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