Gotta be on the look out for those little statments from Peter; like gold nuggets, they are.
Maybe I am not sure myself why I'm sometimes thinking what I think. But okay, it works out a lot.
But by now I really wonder what's they actual key factor when we talk about "just PC's". I mean, I now have that hexa core running myself in optima forma, but how to relate the sound to what "happened" ?
Sometimes (if not always) I think it is too difficult to proceed on things. This may be one of them. Look :
What this PC shows as the very first is a snap unheard. Bass has a resolution - the same. You even hear the stings vibrate of a cello (this was my aim ever back : make the somewhat higher frequencies "vibe" as well, and the instrument to do that was a cello in my view). But why ?
IIRC the memory is at 1333 which was the default. CPU runs at 4GHz (which is not the default, that's 3.2GHz). Ok, fine.
An important variable in the equation is that super-duper 0.9z-7 feature (yea yea, it will come to you, I'm sure
), and on my normal audio PC day before yesterday I shut it off to compare again. Unlistenable. Remember, this is what you listen to today; all is relative and for me too it was the best. Today ? unlistenable. Sheer distortion. And I am the most serious. So ...
tried the memory tweak too, but setting the lowest speed possible. Very smooth and relaxed sound.
Thus, smoothened things a bit and now the distortion is less audible ? should be something like that IMO. But when so, it should mean that the higher setting is the better, if only first that other distortion is out of the way. Thus imagine that you tweaked it the exact other way around. Instead of towards moody, it's going towards metal. And *then* you are not disturbed by anything. Something like that I perceive from that hexa core PC.
If it is correct that the higher settings (yea what ? higher current draw or higher freuency current draw ! -> smoothening !) create the better resolution, I should be able to proove that. Thus, it looks like I can have it because of less inherent distortion, and then there should be more snap without it being disturbing.
By now I am close to being as far as the "snap level" being a measure by itself. Thus, the less snap the worse it should be, and the other way around. However, it is not allowed to have yourself disturbed by harshness jumping in at the more snap levels. When the most snap is there, it is time to work on the harshness. Of course this is not to be done by eliminating the harshness, but by eliminating the distortion which comes from elsewere. And I know, this is undoable ... it would come down to getting another ampo etc., right ?
No, not right. Not right because you will be having 0.9z-7.
By the time you have that, you will start to be a theoretical nerd, like me. So, what I noticed with my normal audio PC is that this most pure sound is accompanied with less snap. Think like the stick hitting the cymbal being less audible, while the cymbal itself is okay. But it can't be, because pure = pure and it's main cause is higher resolution (I'm sure). This is up to the attack of an electric guitar being not there at flagiolettes, while another situation shows you the attack is there for sure. And I said it more often, flagiolettes are (somehow) the most difficult to bring forward (possibly they contain all the harmonics in the world - I didn't look it up.
So, we have that other PC, and suddenly all comes together. A bit of the USB3 solution, which *also* was just necessary to let my super-tweak work out.
Guys, when we operate at this really high level of squeezing out the best, and we see how much difference these non-sense appliances make - especially when we don't know the real theory behind it all (which actualy shouldn't even exist), we must not forget to re-judge, for example !, Vista and the lot. Not that I am telling you that we really should do that, but what I do say is that no element operates on its own. And again, if I now listen to that "distorted" pre-0.9z-7 sound, how could I even have been judging something like Vista. Or an SSD. Or RAMdisc. Whatever. Everything.
It is going to get too compleeeexx ...
(but in the mean time I am trying to see the difference between my speakers and the real woman singing. Okay, right. I see the difference. But I can't hear it anymore ...