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 on: September 17, 2016, 11:04:08 am 
Started by arvind - Last post by PeterSt

Can you show a (readable) screenshot of that "connection error" ? I just want to know how that message looks like, because I've never heard of it. Meanwhile tell us when that message occurs (you click "this" and after about x seconds "that" happens etc.).

On switching on the Audio PC I am unable to connect to the Music Server

Is that a bit of mis-phrasing ?
If the music server is your remote control then you should say "can't connect to the Audio PC". Not nit picking, but possibly it is an indication of doing things we don't expect.

Lastly, your static IP address is - at least to me - something unknown. Ok, I know what it is of course, but I don't use (it like) that. To be sure it's not the culprit I'd switch this off (take it out).
Of course you must again obtain the IP address and feed that to the RDC program on the remote, but it could be worth the trial. I myself really have no other options in mind why it would not work, and FYI the same Audio PC worked without video card over here.

Oh, if you changed something in the BIOS then obviously it could be that (not that I would know exactly what, but I am confident it can matter (UEFI vs BIOS stuff).


 on: September 17, 2016, 10:39:50 am 
Started by arvind - Last post by arvind
Hi Guys,

Since a week I have been using the Mach II 2640 as Audio PC, I'm not going to comment on the SQ since too many things have changed, so in all fairness any comment would not be fair.

Initially I didn't remove the video card but just disconnected it from the mobo. Yesterday I switched off the Audio PC & removed the video card. On switching on the Audio PC I am unable to connect to the Music Server using the std Windows RDC. I get connection error. I am using static IP address for connection.

Can anyone help with a solution?

Best regards,


 on: September 16, 2016, 05:11:47 pm 
Started by Stanray - Last post by PeterSt
Hi Stanley,

Parties like us must "live" from the review(ers) afterwards and last time there wasn't one single effort about this to be seen. This means that only visitors can enjoy (or not) what's there, while the audience should be way larger, implied by such reviews. This is how it always works with such shows, and when that omits it is just too expensive.

What lacks too now, is the fun.  unhappy


 on: September 16, 2016, 02:18:24 pm 
Started by Stanray - Last post by Stanray
Are Phasure and/or BD-Design at the X-fi show 2016 next weekend?


 on: September 15, 2016, 09:12:43 am 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by KnB
Congratulations mani, the new computer from Peter is a big step forward imho  Happy
Have been using mine a while now and it's performing very well.
Using 10586 ram version, not sure about 14393.0 -very impressive at first..., but I spend a lot more time listening when using 10586  Happy

 on: September 12, 2016, 12:18:12 am 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by Robocop
I'm back at 14393 with Intona, its my preferred to 10586 now. When I remove Intona the sound stage shrinks somewhat but all the detail is still there and it is more dynamic in presentation. The Intona does seem to open up the treble but it does take something away or mask it.
This is much more noticeable with 14393. I did prefer Intona with 10586.

I have tried Peter's suggested new settings and they do work for the better but the Hires issue comes back with very low SFS(stops playing after one track for me).

It would appear the latest Led Zep remasters are from the original Master tapes which Jimi Page has personally got(He has never verified this but does say he has always had ownership of Led Zepp music/tapes etc). Barry Diament replied to me on a CA forum when these were about to be released May 2014.

If this in fact is the first time they have been mastered from the original tapes, I'm surprised there was no press about *finding* the original tapes.
When I mastered the original CD releases while at Atlantic (except for IV, which was the first one released and was done out at Warner Brothers in LA), I asked about the original tapes and was told they were "missing" B Diament

Anyway we are left with what we have and I'm over buying different editions. I had the vinyl then CD's then Barry's remasters CD's and now remastered downloads. And now the remastered BBC sessions which I'm not bothering with.


 on: September 11, 2016, 08:24:10 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by PeterSt
Thank you so much, Esau.
Best regards,

 on: September 11, 2016, 07:45:16 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by esimms86
Alain, this is totally off topic but if you haven't experienced listening to the Beatles' "Love" recording made for the Cirque Du Soleil production then you should give it a try. I can enjoy it now but the first few listens were almost excruciating, what with sounds coming out of all sorts of unfamiliar places!

 on: September 11, 2016, 07:40:10 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by esimms86
Hi Peter. I'm referring to the Crosby Stills and Nash album that begins with "Suite Judy Blue Eyes"(that is, the album with the three of them on the cover sitting on an old sofa outside a house). The Hoffman version has the better highs. It can be found at www.audiofidelity.net and also likely on Amazon.

Yes, Barry did do the original CD masters for most if not all the LZ albums. A listing of his masters can be found here: https://www.discogs.com/artist/389175-Barry-Diament?sort=year%2Casc&limit=250&page=1.

And, yes, he did master Houses of the Holy for CD. It is what it is but at least Barry did not use compression in any of his masters. I don't have a Diament master of HOTH so I can't otherwise compare with anyone else's.

You would need to check the back covers to determine who did the CD masters for each disc. As you know, different versions have appeared over the years, usually with the release of boxed sets.

Diament masters turn up here and there on ebay. I have the first LZ album and Physical Graffiti in Diament masterings(the latter having been picked up on ebay).

Jimmy Page takes producer credit for all versions of all LZ recordings. The 24/96 hi res remasters were credited to Page though I'm not sure who the engineer(s) was/were and to what extent Page was actually involved. The Page hi res remasters were, per Page, all treated with some degree of EQing.

If you really want to make a trip down the rabbit hole start reading various forum discussions of which were the best Hendrix CD masters!

 on: September 11, 2016, 01:33:21 pm 
Started by Tore - Last post by PeterSt
Ha !
Tore, very well done !


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