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« Reply #90 on: March 15, 2011, 01:31:47 pm »

So let me get this straight - my two Zalman TNN300 PCs with top notch components are defunct already? You know, I think this hobby is faster-paced than something like Formula One! And probably just as expensive, relatively speaking.

Anyway, I'm sitting in my office right now listening to the NOS1 connected directly to my old Rotel RHB-10 power amp feeding a pair of 'small' Quad 2805 speakers - while my main room is being finished off. I'm getting a very, very nice sound indeed (with Peter's latest settings). My usual 'criticism' remains though - totally gorgeous bass, but just not enough of it! I'm not sure how I could improve the rest of the sound...

Just for fun, I attach a photo of how out of place the 'standard' NOS1 looks in my office. But I should be getting a brand new, 'off-white' coloured NOS1 for my office system... just as soon as Peter stops taking computer audio to even higher levels. I know, some people just have their priorities all wrong.

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« Reply #91 on: March 15, 2011, 01:55:15 pm »

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« Reply #92 on: March 15, 2011, 02:15:46 pm »

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I recently bought a new PC already so I'd rather wait for a more user friendly and stable player and not spending another 1.300 Euro...

Hahaha, let's say you can save this money each half year of waiting for that. I won't say that you'll get rich over that, but eventually it will get you a new car.

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*XXHighEnd PC -> I7 3930k with Hyperthreading On (12 cores)* @~500MHz, 16GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 10586.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/1/1/1 / Q1Factor = 1 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 1ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 0.10  (max 60) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / All Services Off / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD On / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *43* / Nervous Rate = 1 / Cool when Idle = 1 / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = *Optimal* / Time Stability = *Stable* / Custom Filter *Low* 705600 / -> USB3 *from MoBo* -> Clairixa USB 15cm -> Intona Isolator -> Clairixa USB 1m80 -> 24/768 Phasure NOS1a 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (4ms) -> Blaxius BNC interlink *-> B'ASS Current Amplifier /w Level4 -> Blaxius Interlink* -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
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« Reply #93 on: March 15, 2011, 02:38:26 pm »

I want an exclusivity clause for my 'white sheep'.

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« Reply #94 on: March 15, 2011, 03:53:28 pm »

Hahaha, let's say you can save this money each half year of waiting for that. I won't say that you'll get rich over that, but eventually it will get you a new car.

At least somebody seems to have fun...
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XX settings basically similar to PeterSt's
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« Reply #95 on: March 15, 2011, 04:09:50 pm »

That's a lovely white sheep, wish I could afford any color sheep myself. I guess I'll double the  drinks instead. That should should double my listening pleasure. I'm sure even a white sheep can't do that.

Hey Pedal.

Thanks for your specifics as to listening tests and pleasures. Listing that kind of detail makes opinions so much more useful, especially if one has some of the albums, which I do.

I have a different one of the Jarrett Blue Note recordings. The one with "Autumn Leaves" and "Days of Wine and Roses." The last 10 minutes or so (it's 26" total) of "Autumn Leaves," has some great sounding percussion. Bass, drum kit and eventually the piano comes back in and is basically a one note rhythm machine. The whole section is mesmerizing and the cymbals in particular (at times) have different colors (they must be different cymbals since they're located differently in the sound stage too--I'm no cymbals expert though) than usual. At times they sound almost like bells.

I also have the Patricia Barber you mentioned. I'll have to give it a listen. And speaking of her, some of her earlier recordings are wonderful and very well recorded. "Distortion of Love," comes to mind and the one after that; I can't remember the name.

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« Reply #96 on: March 15, 2011, 04:28:44 pm »

That's a lovely white sheep, wish I could afford any color sheep myself. I guess I'll double the  drinks instead. That should should double my listening pleasure. I'm sure even a white sheep can't do that.

Yep, that'll do it, I'm sure. I've recently gotten into the habit of listening to music (streamed wirelessly to my iPhone with cheap headphones) early in the morning on weekends, while I'm still in bed. I just enjoy these short 15-20 minute sessions so much. Nothing to do with SQ whatsoever, but everything to do with my relaxed state of mind, I suspect.

I recently bought a new PC already so I'd rather wait for a more user friendly and stable player and not spending another 1.300 Euro...

Hi Bert,

Do you find XX unstable? I've had absolutely no problems whatsoever... apart from the ticks at the beginning of tracks. As for usability, I think XX is actually OK. I mean, compared to something like RME's TotalMix software, XX is a walk in the park. But I can imagine how daunting it must be for someone who's not used to it.

€1300 for a mobo and processor is a lot, of course. But if it leads to a dramatic improvement in SQ, I'll be signing up for one.

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« Reply #97 on: March 15, 2011, 08:44:46 pm »

.... feeding a pair of 'small' Quad 2805 speakers ....My usual 'criticism' remains though - totally gorgeous bass, but just not enough of it! I'm not sure how I could improve the rest of the sound...

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Against  Fussy about positioning; lack the dynamic punch of some rivals; slightly lumpy bass

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Nice system Mani and the white one looks good, but did you consider painting everything BLUE? This would of course ensure total musical coherence. Out of here
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« Reply #98 on: March 15, 2011, 09:50:01 pm »

Against... slightly lumpy bass

Not with a NOS1 they don't. The more I listen to the NOS1, the more I think a pair of Quad electrostatics are a great match for it - are coherent, act as a point-source and are ultra, ultra-fast.

... but did you consider painting everything BLUE?

Haha.

I like the blue colour - it matches the curtains in my main room perfectly. But it's an interesting colour for Peter to have chosen, no?

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« Reply #99 on: March 18, 2011, 05:56:08 pm »

€1300 for a mobo and processor is a lot, of course. But if it leads to a dramatic improvement in SQ, I'll be signing up for one.

I'm watching the multi core discussions with interest. I think Peter's demand for processors is out stripping Moore’s law Happy, we were fine with 2 cores 18 months ago now we might need 24, zikes !  wacko

Still if that’s where the sound is going I'll be signing up too, I'm glad I put off upgrading for now.

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« Reply #100 on: March 20, 2011, 10:44:37 pm »


Not with a NOS1 they don't. The more I listen to the NOS1, the more I think a pair of Quad electrostatics are a great match for it - are coherent, act as a point-source and are ultra, ultra-fast.


Don't tell Bert, but I'm leaning in this direction also, I need to find a pair of ESL57s/63s

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I have found the answer Mani thankyou


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The color of tranquility and peace, blue tends to be the most preferred color universally. Although cool and confident (or wishing to be), blues can be vulnerable. You are trusting and need to be trusted. You are sensitive to the needs of others and form strong attachments, and are deeply hurt if your trust has been betrayed.

Blue people aspire to harmony, serenity, patience, perseverance and peace. You are somewhat social but prefer sticking to your own close circle of friends. You think twice before speaking or acting out. You are generally conservative, even tempered and reliable.

Because of the highly developed sense of responsibility of the blue personality, you must be careful of perfectionist tendencies that may make you unrealistically demanding. Your gentleness, however, will win out.

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« Reply #101 on: March 20, 2011, 10:55:20 pm »

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XXHighEnd Mach III Stealth LPS PC -> Xeon Scalable 14/28 core with Hyperthreading On (set to 10/20 cores) @~660MHz, 48GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 30/-/1/1/1/ Q1Factor = 10 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 15ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 140.19  (max 140.19) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / Stop Desktop, Remaining, WASAPI and W10 services / Use Remote Desktop / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD Off (!) / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = 35 / Nervous Rate = 10 / Cool when Idle = n.a / Provide Stable Power = 0 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = Stable / *Arc Prediction Filtering (16x)* / Always Clear Proxy before Playback = On -> USB3 from MoBo -> Lush^2*A:B-W-Y-R, B:B-W-R* USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (16ms) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> *Blaxius^2 A:B-R, B:B-R* Interlink -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere (also from the PC).

For a general PC :
W10-10586.0 - May 2016 (2.05+)
*XXHighEnd PC -> I7 3930k with Hyperthreading On (12 cores)* @~500MHz, 16GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 10586.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/1/1/1 / Q1Factor = 1 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 1ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 0.10  (max 60) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / All Services Off / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD On / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *43* / Nervous Rate = 1 / Cool when Idle = 1 / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = *Optimal* / Time Stability = *Stable* / Custom Filter *Low* 705600 / -> USB3 *from MoBo* -> Clairixa USB 15cm -> Intona Isolator -> Clairixa USB 1m80 -> 24/768 Phasure NOS1a 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (4ms) -> Blaxius BNC interlink *-> B'ASS Current Amplifier /w Level4 -> Blaxius Interlink* -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
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« Reply #102 on: March 21, 2011, 06:28:53 pm »

Hi, i can´t hear difference from model z-4 to z-2, but i can only use wasapi..... i´m playing via a asus laptop with realtek high def. audio card via optical to the dac.
i think my card is not ks compatible... but in wasapi the sound is very good.
my question is if you see a big difference between engine 3 and engine 4 since i can´t chosse engine 4.... unhappy(((
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« Reply #103 on: March 21, 2011, 08:53:22 pm »

I think the general feeling among most users is that Engine 4 is a much more pleasing and better sound than engine 3, though there do seem to be a few users who prefer the "sharper" sound of engine 3.
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« Reply #104 on: March 21, 2011, 10:42:09 pm »

tks boleary. what would be a nice soundcard for my laptop to use ks engine4????
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