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Author Topic: HOW IVE BUILT MY NEW PC FOR XXHIGHEND AND WHY IVE CHOSEN THE COMPONENTS  (Read 206601 times)
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« Reply #225 on: April 24, 2013, 03:21:11 pm »

Here is the 4 port option priced in $$

(faster delivery)



http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Sabrent-USB-3-0-4-port-PCI-Express-Card-4-x-Type-A-Female-USB-3-0-USB-Pl-/360638477811?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53f7ba75f3

Is this one just as good?
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XXHE 1.186a/ Metrum Hex w/ USB Hi Face module/#4 Engine/ Adaptive/ 512/ Straight Contiguous/ PP:Low/ TP:Real Time/ Clock Res. 1ms/ Allow Ph. Alig.:Off/ HDCD:On/ ALL Services Off/ SFS:120 Unattended/ Minimize OS/ Peak Extend: On/ IPhase Off/ ArcPredict/ fx:On. Output x 4/ Q1=6, Q31,Q41,Q51. xQ1=10

Preamp:XX.  (Hex Straight to Amp). Amp:AR Ref 150 (Sovtek KT120s),
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« Reply #226 on: April 24, 2013, 04:13:12 pm »

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Could you please remember me how to lower the processor speed to such a low values?.

I never told about this and officially it can't be done. But I seem to be able to do "many" things these days which can't be done, and this is one of them. Can be much lower still.

People, please don't start to do/try this right away. It needs a new XXHighEnd version (I'm always the first who has that somehow Happy Happy), and there's quite some more for "reasons" why this can be for the better. It's not finished yet.

Peter
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XXHighEnd Mach II Stealth LPS PC -> Xeon E5 2640v4 with Hyperthreading On (20 cores) @~720MHz, 32GB, 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 = *40* / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = *15ms* / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = *0.90*  (max 120) / 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 = 43 / Nervous Rate = 100 / Cool when Idle = n.a / Provide Stable Power = 0 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = Stable / *Custom Filtering Highest for 705600* / Always Clear Proxy before Playbck = On -> USB3 from MoBo -> Lush USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (*8ms*) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> Blaxius 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.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere.

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« Reply #227 on: April 24, 2013, 04:22:51 pm »

I found the TeckNet USB on Amazon but it's priced in Pounds and it says it does not come with "molex splitter".  Do I need that?

You don't need that anyway as long as you have a free molex connection from your PSU (and I guess you will).

Otherwise if you click the link "see more product details" someone explains in the comments near the bottom that it is not needed anymore to outboard power the card. Still I would do that, I think, when the option is there (SQ).

Lastly, I don't want to interfere much, but the USB3 card as Juan uses it will be for the NOS1; if you don't have that (or don't plan to) you won't need this card either - unless there's no USB3 on the MoBo (but I'm fairly sure it will be there).
So this is just about from which interface the NOS1 sounds best and general consensus is from these cards (with NEC chip I think - I didn't investigate this one).

Kind regards,
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W10-14393.0 - November 13, 2017 (2.09)
XXHighEnd Mach II Stealth LPS PC -> Xeon E5 2640v4 with Hyperthreading On (20 cores) @~720MHz, 32GB, 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 = *40* / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = *15ms* / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = *0.90*  (max 120) / 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 = 43 / Nervous Rate = 100 / Cool when Idle = n.a / Provide Stable Power = 0 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = Stable / *Custom Filtering Highest for 705600* / Always Clear Proxy before Playbck = On -> USB3 from MoBo -> Lush USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (*8ms*) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> Blaxius 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 #228 on: April 24, 2013, 05:34:34 pm »

I found the TeckNet USB on Amazon but it's priced in Pounds and it says it does not come with "molex splitter".  Do I need that?

Lastly, I don't want to interfere much, but the USB3 card as Juan uses it will be for the NOS1; if you don't have that (or don't plan to) you won't need this card either - unless there's no USB3 on the MoBo (but I'm fairly sure it will be there).
So this is just about from which interface the NOS1 sounds best and general consensus is from these cards (with NEC chip I think - I didn't investigate this one).

Kind regards,
Peter

Bob - The X58 Sabertooth has its own USB 3.0 ports, so as Peter said the PCIe card is to communicate the PC with the NOS1. Maybe you want to buy the card but then youll need to order the NOS1 if you dont want to waste 9 pounds  Wink.

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Configuration and Updates in HOW IVE BUILT MY NEW PC...http://www.phasure.com/index.php?topic=1673.0

XXHighEnd: 2.09. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN/ KS:Phasure NOS1 Out 4.0/ #4 Engine/ Adaptive Mode/ Q1=30 Q3=1, Q4=1, Q5=1, xQ1=40/ Dev.Buffer: 4096/ ClockRes: 15ms/ Straight Contiguous/ SFS: 0,90 (max 120)/ Not Invert/ Phase Alignment Off/ Allow format change/ Decode HDCD/ Playerprio: Low/ ThreadPrio: Real Time/ Scheme: Core 3-5/ UnAttended/ Not Switch during Playback Off/ Playback Drive none/ UnAttended/ Include Garbage Collect/ Copy to XX Drive by standard/ Always clear Proxy before Playback/ Stop Desktop Services/ Stop Remaining Services/ Stop All Services: Off/ Keep LAN Services: On - Persist: Off/ Use Remote Desktop/ Minimize OS/ XTweaks : Balanced Load 43/ Nervous Rate 100/ Cool when Idle -/ Provide Stable Power 0/ Utilize Cores always 1/ Time Performance Index: Optimal / Time Stability: Stable / Custom Filter Highest 705600.

Music Server PC (W10) totally silent with OS (W10) in SSD and music inside in SSDs - RDC > Ethernet Gigabyte cable 3m > Audio Pc > 1m USB Lush cable directly from the USB3.0 in the motherboard > PHASURE NOS1a-75B-G3 (Driver v1.0.4) 8ms > Blaxius BNC interconnects > Genelec 1037B 3-Way Active speakers with BNC inputs
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« Reply #229 on: April 24, 2013, 05:37:21 pm »

Juan,

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Could you please remember me how to lower the processor speed to such a low values?.

I never told about this and officially it can't be done. But I seem to be able to do "many" things these days which can't be done, and this is one of them. Can be much lower still.

People, please don't start to do/try this right away. It needs a new XXHighEnd version (I'm always the first who has that somehow Happy Happy), and there's quite some more for "reasons" why this can be for the better. It's not finished yet.

Peter

Thanks Peter that seems another interesting feature.

Juan
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Configuration and Updates in HOW IVE BUILT MY NEW PC...http://www.phasure.com/index.php?topic=1673.0

XXHighEnd: 2.09. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN/ KS:Phasure NOS1 Out 4.0/ #4 Engine/ Adaptive Mode/ Q1=30 Q3=1, Q4=1, Q5=1, xQ1=40/ Dev.Buffer: 4096/ ClockRes: 15ms/ Straight Contiguous/ SFS: 0,90 (max 120)/ Not Invert/ Phase Alignment Off/ Allow format change/ Decode HDCD/ Playerprio: Low/ ThreadPrio: Real Time/ Scheme: Core 3-5/ UnAttended/ Not Switch during Playback Off/ Playback Drive none/ UnAttended/ Include Garbage Collect/ Copy to XX Drive by standard/ Always clear Proxy before Playback/ Stop Desktop Services/ Stop Remaining Services/ Stop All Services: Off/ Keep LAN Services: On - Persist: Off/ Use Remote Desktop/ Minimize OS/ XTweaks : Balanced Load 43/ Nervous Rate 100/ Cool when Idle -/ Provide Stable Power 0/ Utilize Cores always 1/ Time Performance Index: Optimal / Time Stability: Stable / Custom Filter Highest 705600.

Music Server PC (W10) totally silent with OS (W10) in SSD and music inside in SSDs - RDC > Ethernet Gigabyte cable 3m > Audio Pc > 1m USB Lush cable directly from the USB3.0 in the motherboard > PHASURE NOS1a-75B-G3 (Driver v1.0.4) 8ms > Blaxius BNC interconnects > Genelec 1037B 3-Way Active speakers with BNC inputs
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« Reply #230 on: April 24, 2013, 06:23:55 pm »

LOL Juan !
I don't want to quote about what because then I might look to be commercial.
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For the Stealth LPS PC :
W10-14393.0 - November 13, 2017 (2.09)
XXHighEnd Mach II Stealth LPS PC -> Xeon E5 2640v4 with Hyperthreading On (20 cores) @~720MHz, 32GB, 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 = *40* / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = *15ms* / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = *0.90*  (max 120) / 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 = 43 / Nervous Rate = 100 / Cool when Idle = n.a / Provide Stable Power = 0 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = Stable / *Custom Filtering Highest for 705600* / Always Clear Proxy before Playbck = On -> USB3 from MoBo -> Lush USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (*8ms*) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> Blaxius 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.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere.

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« Reply #231 on: April 24, 2013, 07:01:44 pm »

Outstanding!  Many thanks, again all.

I'm going to the computer store this weekend to get case.
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XXHE 1.186a/ Metrum Hex w/ USB Hi Face module/#4 Engine/ Adaptive/ 512/ Straight Contiguous/ PP:Low/ TP:Real Time/ Clock Res. 1ms/ Allow Ph. Alig.:Off/ HDCD:On/ ALL Services Off/ SFS:120 Unattended/ Minimize OS/ Peak Extend: On/ IPhase Off/ ArcPredict/ fx:On. Output x 4/ Q1=6, Q31,Q41,Q51. xQ1=10

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« Reply #232 on: April 24, 2013, 08:38:22 pm »

Juan,
Is this case ok?

I can only say that it *looks* cool (to me)

http://www.frys.com/product/6579543?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
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XXHE 1.186a/ Metrum Hex w/ USB Hi Face module/#4 Engine/ Adaptive/ 512/ Straight Contiguous/ PP:Low/ TP:Real Time/ Clock Res. 1ms/ Allow Ph. Alig.:Off/ HDCD:On/ ALL Services Off/ SFS:120 Unattended/ Minimize OS/ Peak Extend: On/ IPhase Off/ ArcPredict/ fx:On. Output x 4/ Q1=6, Q31,Q41,Q51. xQ1=10

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« Reply #233 on: April 24, 2013, 11:51:20 pm »

Juan,
Is this case ok?

I can only say that it *looks* cool (to me)

http://www.frys.com/product/6579543?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Bob - That case wouldnt be my first choice, too many fans, very big, etc. Id look for something that take care of the noise like the Fractal Design Define R3 ATX or the Nanoxia Deep Silence 1:
- http://www.silentpcreview.com/fractal-r3
- http://www.silentpcreview.com/Nanoxia_Deep_Silence_1

Take a look here http://www.silentpcreview.com/section9.html

Ill try to investigate further and let you know what I find. The idea is to get a case built with some kind of noise isolation but with enough room to put your components and with enough ventilation (fans) or with the possibility to refrigerate by water but not with "more of everything".

Juan
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Configuration and Updates in HOW IVE BUILT MY NEW PC...http://www.phasure.com/index.php?topic=1673.0

XXHighEnd: 2.09. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN/ KS:Phasure NOS1 Out 4.0/ #4 Engine/ Adaptive Mode/ Q1=30 Q3=1, Q4=1, Q5=1, xQ1=40/ Dev.Buffer: 4096/ ClockRes: 15ms/ Straight Contiguous/ SFS: 0,90 (max 120)/ Not Invert/ Phase Alignment Off/ Allow format change/ Decode HDCD/ Playerprio: Low/ ThreadPrio: Real Time/ Scheme: Core 3-5/ UnAttended/ Not Switch during Playback Off/ Playback Drive none/ UnAttended/ Include Garbage Collect/ Copy to XX Drive by standard/ Always clear Proxy before Playback/ Stop Desktop Services/ Stop Remaining Services/ Stop All Services: Off/ Keep LAN Services: On - Persist: Off/ Use Remote Desktop/ Minimize OS/ XTweaks : Balanced Load 43/ Nervous Rate 100/ Cool when Idle -/ Provide Stable Power 0/ Utilize Cores always 1/ Time Performance Index: Optimal / Time Stability: Stable / Custom Filter Highest 705600.

Music Server PC (W10) totally silent with OS (W10) in SSD and music inside in SSDs - RDC > Ethernet Gigabyte cable 3m > Audio Pc > 1m USB Lush cable directly from the USB3.0 in the motherboard > PHASURE NOS1a-75B-G3 (Driver v1.0.4) 8ms > Blaxius BNC interconnects > Genelec 1037B 3-Way Active speakers with BNC inputs
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« Reply #234 on: April 25, 2013, 09:26:38 am »

Bob Juan hi,

I have two of the fractal design cases in the link from Juan above. One is used for my main audio pc. The are very well built and tick the boxes for an audio pc that Juan mentions. Very nice kit.

Regards,

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Music server 16 core LGA 2011 PC.

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« Reply #235 on: April 25, 2013, 09:53:19 am »

Nick - The Fractal Design Define R3 ATX can be a good candidate to help Bob, more even if you have a direct experience. Thanks for your opinion.

Regards,
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Configuration and Updates in HOW IVE BUILT MY NEW PC...http://www.phasure.com/index.php?topic=1673.0

XXHighEnd: 2.09. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN/ KS:Phasure NOS1 Out 4.0/ #4 Engine/ Adaptive Mode/ Q1=30 Q3=1, Q4=1, Q5=1, xQ1=40/ Dev.Buffer: 4096/ ClockRes: 15ms/ Straight Contiguous/ SFS: 0,90 (max 120)/ Not Invert/ Phase Alignment Off/ Allow format change/ Decode HDCD/ Playerprio: Low/ ThreadPrio: Real Time/ Scheme: Core 3-5/ UnAttended/ Not Switch during Playback Off/ Playback Drive none/ UnAttended/ Include Garbage Collect/ Copy to XX Drive by standard/ Always clear Proxy before Playback/ Stop Desktop Services/ Stop Remaining Services/ Stop All Services: Off/ Keep LAN Services: On - Persist: Off/ Use Remote Desktop/ Minimize OS/ XTweaks : Balanced Load 43/ Nervous Rate 100/ Cool when Idle -/ Provide Stable Power 0/ Utilize Cores always 1/ Time Performance Index: Optimal / Time Stability: Stable / Custom Filter Highest 705600.

Music Server PC (W10) totally silent with OS (W10) in SSD and music inside in SSDs - RDC > Ethernet Gigabyte cable 3m > Audio Pc > 1m USB Lush cable directly from the USB3.0 in the motherboard > PHASURE NOS1a-75B-G3 (Driver v1.0.4) 8ms > Blaxius BNC interconnects > Genelec 1037B 3-Way Active speakers with BNC inputs
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« Reply #236 on: April 25, 2013, 03:39:11 pm »

I see..

You guys are great!  Many thanks, Juan and Nick.
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XXHE 1.186a/ Metrum Hex w/ USB Hi Face module/#4 Engine/ Adaptive/ 512/ Straight Contiguous/ PP:Low/ TP:Real Time/ Clock Res. 1ms/ Allow Ph. Alig.:Off/ HDCD:On/ ALL Services Off/ SFS:120 Unattended/ Minimize OS/ Peak Extend: On/ IPhase Off/ ArcPredict/ fx:On. Output x 4/ Q1=6, Q31,Q41,Q51. xQ1=10

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Coincident Total Victory II (96dB 1m@1 watt)
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« Reply #237 on: April 25, 2013, 04:47:32 pm »

Juan,

I didn't see any instructions on this...

What optical drive do you recommend?

What is the best ripping software?
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« Reply #238 on: April 25, 2013, 05:16:33 pm »

Bob - Im using two CD-Rom: an old Plextor PX-230A and a Plextor PX-L890SA. The first one is very fast and very good ripping cds that can have some problems (scratches), this cd-rom is hard to find second hand at ebay, is expensive (around $200) and it is considered by some people as the best one ever built. The Plextor PX-L890SA is a modern cd-rom and has FUA capability important (not so sure) to avoid ripping errors.

After using the CD-Rom I disconnect it to get better sound.

The software to rip cds could be any of these two:

- EAC (a little softer sound that could be appealing to someone): http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/

- dbpoweramp (it rips faster than the EAC). This is the one I use: http://www.dbpoweramp.com/cd-ripper.htm

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« Reply #239 on: April 25, 2013, 09:10:00 pm »

Hey Peter - Talking about PC cases take a look here to see how to combine the love for trains and PC:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/pc-ck101-mini-itx-locomotive-review,review-32672.html

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Configuration and Updates in HOW IVE BUILT MY NEW PC...http://www.phasure.com/index.php?topic=1673.0

XXHighEnd: 2.09. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN/ KS:Phasure NOS1 Out 4.0/ #4 Engine/ Adaptive Mode/ Q1=30 Q3=1, Q4=1, Q5=1, xQ1=40/ Dev.Buffer: 4096/ ClockRes: 15ms/ Straight Contiguous/ SFS: 0,90 (max 120)/ Not Invert/ Phase Alignment Off/ Allow format change/ Decode HDCD/ Playerprio: Low/ ThreadPrio: Real Time/ Scheme: Core 3-5/ UnAttended/ Not Switch during Playback Off/ Playback Drive none/ UnAttended/ Include Garbage Collect/ Copy to XX Drive by standard/ Always clear Proxy before Playback/ Stop Desktop Services/ Stop Remaining Services/ Stop All Services: Off/ Keep LAN Services: On - Persist: Off/ Use Remote Desktop/ Minimize OS/ XTweaks : Balanced Load 43/ Nervous Rate 100/ Cool when Idle -/ Provide Stable Power 0/ Utilize Cores always 1/ Time Performance Index: Optimal / Time Stability: Stable / Custom Filter Highest 705600.

Music Server PC (W10) totally silent with OS (W10) in SSD and music inside in SSDs - RDC > Ethernet Gigabyte cable 3m > Audio Pc > 1m USB Lush cable directly from the USB3.0 in the motherboard > PHASURE NOS1a-75B-G3 (Driver v1.0.4) 8ms > Blaxius BNC interconnects > Genelec 1037B 3-Way Active speakers with BNC inputs
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