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 on: October 20, 2014, 12:23:54 pm 
Started by CoenP - Last post by boleary

If you want an exceptionally black back round, without high frequency grunge at very loud levels, you really ought to consider the data only cable Joachim posted about. You may initially feel that the sound is a bit soft compared to your out of the box USB printer cable but don't let that fool you. Turn it up, you'll be amazed.  Happy

 72 
 on: October 20, 2014, 12:03:02 pm 
Started by CoenP - Last post by PeterSt
Hey Michael,

Maybe I don't understand - maybe you don't understand - and possibly we need to define "your system" first, but ...

This forum originally is about XXHighEnd which runs on Windows. True, this becomes a bit not-so-visible because a.o. we are now posting in a board dedicated to the NOS1 D/A converter.

Possibly you are not aware of the fact that the Mac has been supported by the NOS1 right from the start of the USB version. Ehm, including a driver for it. It is only that the "a" version requires a new driver version which - and this is also good to understand - is as difficult for Windows as it is for the Mac to realize. Both for totally different reasons, but still true. There is one important difference between the both though and this is that for Windows I (we all) can do without the driver change because I can do what is needed from the Playback software just the same, while for the Mac I have no playback software and so I'm stuck to the Mac driver requireing that change. But FYI the Mac driver will be there sooner than the Windows driver (for now obvious reasons, but about your "prominent role").

If "your system" is meant to be about that I better make a Mac player, then what to say. But I don't think you meant that ?

Edit : You can also mean that you don't see much about Mac's in here in relation to the NOS1. But *that* is everybody's own choice ...

Best regards,
Peter

HEY, Welcome here !!!
(you must soon put something in your Sig - Wink)

 73 
 on: October 20, 2014, 10:58:46 am 
Started by CoenP - Last post by michaeljeger
Hi Peter

I also hope there will be a Mac driver.
I just think Macs deserve a more prominent role in your system.
The hardware is just so much nicer.
The minis look so good and yet are quite powerful.

Regards, Michael

 74 
 on: October 20, 2014, 08:12:58 am 
Started by CoenP - Last post by PeterSt
No ... That was supposed to work last Friday but did not.
Soon ...

 75 
 on: October 20, 2014, 12:21:14 am 
Started by CoenP - Last post by Mamba315
Quote from: PeterSt

I just sent you a possible newer OS/X driver

Is this the awaited NOS1a driver?  whistle innocent

 76 
 on: October 19, 2014, 11:06:57 pm 
Started by CoenP - Last post by CoenP
Hi Peter,

Thanks for the effort. There are still hiccups especially when I move the arrow around the screen. That is at certain specific moments, probably when track loading takes place or there is competition over CPU priority. Something like that.

Also a new OS-X version since yesterday that I have not installed. (yet).

..On batteries it is slighly better than on mains not a night and day difference....

FWIW there is a (expected) difference between a charged laptop and a charging one with the power cable connected.

regards, Coen

 77 
 on: October 19, 2014, 10:50:38 am 
Started by CoenP - Last post by PeterSt
Coen,

I just sent you a possible newer OS/X driver (logically it is because your NOS1(a)-USB is older than that.
Let me know whether this helps.

Peter

 78 
 on: October 18, 2014, 08:21:03 pm 
Started by CoenP - Last post by CoenP
This might be (is) the reason that the SQ with my laptop is better than with the PC, much better.
The laptop sees the 19Volts only.

Now I have to look for a linear power supply for the laptop.

Hi,

Like the Velleman regulated supply. Cheap and effective? (!)

With my MacbookPro (i5, 2013) laptop I also got excellent sound with the 1a. I play tunes on A+ and a demo version of HiQplayer. On batteries it is slighly better than on mains not a night and day difference. Unfortunately no XXHE on the OS-X platform if it were only for the ArcPrediction filters.
The OS-X NOS driver may need an update since my little iFI nano DAC plays 384 without hickups even when I keep on working on the PC. No such thing with the NOS, i have to put up with an intrruption every now and then.

Regards, Coen

 79 
 on: October 18, 2014, 05:22:05 pm 
Started by CoenP - Last post by christoffe
Hi,

I also believe that the PC supply has a dominant role in suppressing this noise (or by not doing that). I am thinking right now about a linear base supply and switching local regulators. These linear supplies are much less tightly coupled to the power line. For an all linear supply I have to get a new system with less power consumption.

Regards, Coen


Hi,

This might be (is) the reason that the SQ with my laptop is better than with the PC, much better.
The laptop sees the 19Volts only.

Now I have to look for a linear power supply for the laptop.

Joachim

 80 
 on: October 18, 2014, 04:41:32 pm 
Started by CoenP - Last post by CoenP
Hi,

This is just about me having changed a highly tweaked  PC before the arrival of the nos 1a.
If you have good sound now, you will definitely have much better sound with the 1a.

Like Peter said, it's much more about PC psu noise than anything else. Contrary to the hardware changes, the software influence is much smaller than I was used to. Still cpu and memory can still pose a signature to the sound via the power consumption patterns of the BIOS and OS/software. Like having another device in the USB port or Ethernet enabled.

I also believe that the PC supply has a dominant role in suppressing this noise (or by not doing that). I am thinking right now about a linear base supply and switching local regulators. These linear supplies are much less tightly coupled to the power line. For an all linear supply I have to get a new system with less power consumption.

Regards, Coen

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