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Author Topic: One XX for all...?  (Read 11622 times)
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« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2007, 12:40:46 am »

YEA for K
I'm very happy with the SQ for K.  Yes, I had to go back and forth with D (my preferred reference) to be sure.  The two players sound different and I prefer K.  Better resolution, highs more "bell" like (cymbals) with much better air for K.  Bass has changed, but only in tightening up a bit and low bass hitting me in even a better position.... did not have to change subwoofer settings... I like Q1 13/12 better than 14, although haven't moved it around too much from the 14 point.  One thing that bothered me with the older players past D was a perception that the music was "uneven" music/notes jumping out at me unnaturally... this doesn't happen with K, K being very whole and of one piece.  Have not experimented with invert phase but haven't played a recording that needed it... i know they're out there (ie Miles Davis Kinda Blue... I'll try it soon).  On Wicked Tinkers - Bangers for Breakfast I noticed during a track change, talking part, that I could hear bagpipe music playing way buried in the background and realized it must be that they recorded over analog tape and I was hearing "bleed through" that I had never heard before.  Much better lyric intelligibility much better resolution than D.  (much is hyperbole... but there it is).  Good job imo of holding onto the best parts of D (bass/cohesiveness) and giving me the air of the latter players.  Oh and the support for cue files much appreciated... I put albums on and listen all the way through more than setting up playlists, but when I have time maybe I'll start doing that more.  I would like to add CUE files from the Library button rather than explorer... but who's complaining, not me.  Happy Camper.
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0.9z-8-3a WAV/CUE files on HDDs via MB FW400>; Win7 pro ttp://www.phasure.com/index.php?topic=352.msg4021#msg4021); [XXHighEnd player  Qs 7, 0, 0, 0, 0; eng 4; adaptive; scheme#3; player priority low; thread priority realtime; clock res 5ms: SFS 420 Wink dac is 24/192 w/32bits; Play Unattended; Stop Services ticked; Wallpaper & Show Back ticked - Mirror Image unticked; Start Engine unticked;garbage collect ticked; copy files to XX-drive; *quad arc prediction upsampling*: straight contiguous:>PCI FW800 card>Fireface 800 DAC [latency 2048 samples for 176.4]; usb/ethernet/mb audio shut off @ MB
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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2007, 11:23:35 pm »


Wanted to come back on this :

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One thing that bothered me with the older players past D was a perception that the music was "uneven" music/notes jumping out at me unnaturally...
This is sooo true. This is about another type of "jitter". It is about the unstableness of the DAC clock resulting in frequency per time variations, which now is influenced for the better ... biglol
The other things you said I agree fully with as well;
Better singing of cymbals, mid/low is better, bells are beauties, very small bells now are there and sing a long time, strange stuff a drummer can hit is not so strange anymore.
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For the Stealth III LPS PC :
W10-14393.0 - Oct 31, 2018 (2.10)
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.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere.

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