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Author Topic: Phase Alignment - WOW, WOW, WOW!  (Read 15018 times)
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« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2012, 01:02:18 pm »

I'm really in two minds as to whether I want to post this... but I will anyway.

I was looking after my 7-month old son this morning, whilst my wife, Satty, was out doing something interesting (I'm sure) and my other 2.5-year old was at nursery.

Like many of you here, I'm fond of all sorts of music, from Beethoven to Bollywood (my Indian heritage helps with the latter) and this morning felt in the mood for some 'early music'. I loaded 'All' Improviviso - L'Arpeggiata' and just sat with my son listening all the way through. Something happens when I listen to beautiful music - I don't know, something awakens/stirs deep inside. But this usually only happens when I'm listening to music live. But this morning it happened, and it brought a tear to my eye. I don't know about you, but for me, although I'm not a musician, music is such an important part of my life. When I don't have access to 'beautiful' music, there is a void in my life, and I think this sits at a very deep subconscious level. I look around me, and all I have in life, but it doesn't feel totally complete. So, like many of you, I spend hours/days/months striving to fill the void. But this morning, with this beautiful music filling the room and one of my gorgeous boys sitting on my lap listening with me, life just felt so full... and I was totally grateful for what I have...

... including stumbling upon the Phasure website, I guess >4 years ago now.

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« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2012, 02:15:15 pm »

Mani, that read like a suspense (not sure American will understand the word). But I think a thriller is about  the same ?

It is difficult to put music into words, but you just did so beautifully !

I guess it is a women saying to 'feel complete'. But I just read that in you Shakespeare ...




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« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2012, 03:56:21 pm »

Hi you all,
I've spent the last few days trying different settings and once I've found the more suitable for me and despite the problems associated with a small device buffer and a lack of gain in my system, the only thing I can say is...WOW.
When Peter started to talk about the new version I placed the silliest post I have ever writen: I said " drool
Well, my expectations have more than fulfilled. Although my finances are a little bit struggled rigth now, this is the best investment in HiFi I've ever did.

At this moment I fell the necessity of take a break of A-B tests, wife tests (how patient she is), blind tests, etc. All of them with little pieces of well known music. Now it's time to a different behaviour and listen to new musics and/or rediscover the old ones but enjoying again the  whole piece of work: a symphony, an opera, a jazz/rock recording, whatever it is ( it doesn't matter I am omnivorous).
So thank you, Peter and thank you all with your contributions to the forum. I wish I can return the favor sometime.

Maxi
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« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2012, 09:13:32 am »

Hi Peter,

Yesterday I activated PA & i must say that the SQ across the spectrum is fantastic...I have heard nothing like this before. You are a genius & hats of to you for creating this feature.

From what little I could understand this feature applies a DC Offset so that the LSB shifts from zero. This gives rise to DC voltage at the preamp, causing clicks at volume change. The only bothersome part is these clicks at start, at volume change via XX or from preamp & very rarely a slightly loud click during playing a track.

Since I operate volume control from a preamp, I could install DC blocking capacitors after the DAC. Would you advise this or just live with the clicks?

Best regards,

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« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2012, 10:06:49 am »

Hi Arvind,

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From what little I could understand this feature applies a DC Offset so that the LSB shifts from zero. This gives rise to DC voltage at the preamp, causing clicks at volume change.

No no no. secret

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Since I operate volume control from a preamp, I could install DC blocking capacitors after the DAC. Would you advise this or just live with the clicks?

You could try to live with the clicks (I did myself a couple of months still enjoying the rest), but this is nonsense. Point seems to be at this moment : it is harder for you people to get rid of them than I had imagined. But let's please keep that for a topic like this one : Playback drive drive.

Kind regards and thank you for the kind words,
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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 = *5.19*  (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 = *52* (*43 ??*) / 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 USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (*16ms*) -> 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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