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 on: December 04, 2018, 12:20:36 pm 
Started by arvind - Last post by arvind
Hi Peter,

Sorry for the late response. Couldnít find anything in that post related to this problem.

Iím sure nothing has been changed by you, since this problem didnít exist prior to Sept.

Itís strange though.

No cover art visible until I select the album in the 1st pane. Pls refer to the image above.

Best regards,


 on: December 01, 2018, 01:05:00 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by PeterSt

Dear Arvind,

You are able to seriously keep up the suspense ! For you too counts that for at least a week I was urged to ask you whether everything is all right. But I guess people like you are realy serious about the breaking in and waiting for that to be sufficiently so.

Yes, that is really how I feel some times. And for you too of course, counts that you are "fully on par" whatever that may mean to others, but for me it means that your judgment can easily overrule mine, us having the same system for all of its components. So who actually says that my own judgment and ears are right ?
you !

Thank you Arvind,

 on: December 01, 2018, 12:54:06 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by arvind
Hi guys,

I have been using the Blaxius ^2 since 2weeks & by now itís pretty much broken in. The first reaction is the tightening of the lower end & significantly more clarity in upper mids & highs.

I must say that the SQ, in my set up, has seriously evolved over the past few months with the addition of the Mach III initially thereafter the Lush^2 & now the Blaxius^2.

Thank you so much Peter for relentlessly improving our music listening experience.

Best regards,


 on: December 01, 2018, 04:41:32 am 
Started by Robert - Last post by PeterSt
Great stuff, Robert.

I can concur with both you are saying. And something like the 70.19 could well be in the area of the better. Also, we already know from more recent past that the higher the SFS (all else the same) the more "bright" things become. This really is a "tuner" at this moment.

For me, with he Stealth III and most certainly also the Lush^2 + Blaxius^2 this expresses even more. And so much more that one can start to see how ir is really working. But that expresses in the lower regions. So exactly as you talk about "losing the edge of" which is quite literal because your "too smooth" indication, is what one sees happening at the far more square exhibit at the lower frequencies (like for synthesizers).

That all said, as per briefremark's (Ramesh') finding, making the hardware buffer's size smaller now is a 3rd dimension into this.The largest buffer (16ms) emphasizes whatever the SFS does for result (your post plus see above). Making that buffer 4ms and all seems to become more coherent and requires less (brain) attention. Sadly I am afraid that we can't all manipulate that hardware buffer. So I am talking about the NOS1's Driver Control Panel where it can be set, and it is not said that you can set this somewhere too. And if you can, will it ever work out the same ? (although I start to be more and more surprised how there can be such consensus over (now even hardware) settings which work out the same for so many). So if you can find one, try to lower it.

As always, thank you Robert,

 on: December 01, 2018, 04:12:36 am 
Started by Robert - Last post by Robert
I find SFS 10.19 and Q1 x 30 + xQ1 x 20 too smooth losing the edge of cymbals and lead guitar.

But also find SFS 140.19 Q1 x 30 + xQ1 x 10 a little brittle and bright in the treble.

I'm now trying SFS 70.19 Q1 x 30 + xQ1 x 20 seems to be a good compromise but further listening happening.

Certainly worth trying out in different computer setups.


 on: November 30, 2018, 08:14:21 pm 
Started by briefremarks - Last post by PeterSt

Hi Ramesh,

Maybe this is just placebo, but the SQ is even more astonishing.

I tend to agree with that !
It is more refined. Less exaggerated. Maybe I was just looking for just that ...
Additionally, better PRaT ?

Thanks a lot,

 on: November 30, 2018, 07:51:26 am 
Started by briefremarks - Last post by briefremarks
Setting the USB buffer to 4 ms seems to have fixed the errors.  Not sure if anyone else has experienced this.  I will try other values, and back to 16 ms.  Maybe this is just placebo, but the SQ is even more astonishing.  More soon.

 on: November 27, 2018, 04:09:54 am 
Started by briefremarks - Last post by PeterSt
Hi Ramesh,

there are some places where power cords and Blaxius^2 run parallel for a few feet.  Maybe this?

Yes, that surely can be. Otoh, often this is unavoidable and undoubtedly I have that too. So I don't know ...
Hard to give the real hints, except for excluding that it can be the new interlinks which imply the situation. And btw, *if* they would be the cause, then it would go away when you power off the speakers, right ? but only switch them off when you are used to that hence know how to do it (may sound daft to others, but you'll know what I mean). And speaking about that ... can't this situation be so since the happening you had the other day (2 months or so back) ?

And never underestimate how critical each of the USB cable-connections (3x) are to the DAC. So don't hesitate to push them in more tight ...

And having said the latter, why wouldn't it be so that it is just that ? I mean, those interlinks are vastly in the way now and quite a bit more than before. Also, now you can power off speakers what you want, it is not going to help. Exchange with the original Blaxius is also not going to help. So ... that has to be it ? How did you route the lot (what goes over which etc.) ?


 on: November 26, 2018, 05:04:24 pm 
Started by briefremarks - Last post by briefremarks

I don't think so.  I will try it, but I do not think it is related to Blaxius^2.  My guess is that somehow in moving equipment and cabling around, I may have introduced some new factor:  there are some places where power cords and Blaxius^2 run parallel for a few feet.  Maybe this?  I will do some further experiments in the next few days.  It is exactly what I saw happening with LED lights after I switched to Lush from Clarixa.


 on: November 26, 2018, 08:47:38 am 
Started by briefremarks - Last post by PeterSt
Hi Ramesh,

So you say that if you'd replace the Blaxius^2 with Blaxius in a live system (allowed to set the amps Off), no reboots or anything, the issue will be gone ?


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