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Author Topic: XXHighEnd Model 0.9z-7-5 (solves Phase Alignment ticks + PA for DAC Needs=24)  (Read 10593 times)
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« on: October 14, 2012, 04:12:34 pm »


Download is at the bottom. Activate with your existing 0.9z-7 Activation Code.



Notice : In this version the small vinyl like ticks in between tracks (only for tracks with gaps in between them) exist.



For those already using Activated 0.9z-6, please look here : How to Activate 0.9z-7 and up.


Release Notes to 0.9z-7-5 :

  • For Phase alignment, if all is right, all the ticks, cracks etc. are now solved. So, this counts for starting a track, stopping it and changing the (XXHighEnd) volume.
    Although there still will be constraints, the settings to accomplish "no ticks etc." are not fragile anymore;
    It can be said that only with the lowest SFS (Split File Size) settings (like 2) and 32/705.6 (768) output a fairly powerful sub-low "thump" may be audible at stop. This is nothing to worry about.
    The lower Q1 settings should not cause problems, but, this has been tested with Kernel Streaming Adaptive mode only, up to Q1=1, Q1Factor=1 and a Device Buffer Size of 4096 - also at high volume (-9dBFS).
    Don't hesitate to report anomalies which don't fit into the above description, or otherwise.

  • Also for the "DAC Needs = 24 bits" D/A converters Phase Alignment works now. It is to be noted though that the way this has been accomplished possibly doesn't bring the better sound from Phase Alignment at all. So, please feel free not to use it.

  • Maybe temporarilly, maybe forever - Phase Alignment will not engage anymore when Inverted Phase is active (a message after pressing Play will tell you so when attempted anyway).
    It is regarded too complex, especially for the "DAC Needs 24 bits" D/A converters.
    Advice for now when you need Inverted Phase (in permanent fahsion) : switch the polarity at the loud peakers; this should bring you the same effect.

  • The in 0.9z-7-4 changed Volume operation regarding "Peak Extension" so to speak, has been reverted to how it ever worked. See here for background info : Peak Extend Conundrum.

  • The labels denoting the Q1-Q5 set values were not visible on all monitors; If all is right they now do.


Issue just noticed at final testing but probably already in there forever : It has been reported earlier that at the first "Split File Load" a small tick could be audible (which we never heard ourselves). Now, at least when a 24/96 track is played natively (no upsampling) this is very well audible as a high transient tick.

For the remainder of the Release Notes to 0.9z-7, please look here.


Switch Off UAC (User Account Control) before any first attempt of starting XXHighEnd.exe ! For W7 this means : set the slider in there to the lowest position. And don't forget to reboot after setting it Off.

If you are new, follow the little guide which will appear on the screen right after the first startup of XXHighEnd.exe, and perform the steps shown in there.


If you don't want to end up reinstalling your OS when using Minimized OS Mode, read this first : Minimize OS - How to start with that. Do it !

IMPORTANT :
When you already use XXHighEnd it will be logical to have it in the Minimized OS state at this moment. FIRST BRING THE OS BACK IN NORMAL STATE ! So, notice that the new (0.9z-7) version will start out in Normal Mode, or at least it thinks it is that. So, cause it to be really so or otherwise you will need a Restore Point right away.

* XXHighEnd-09-z75.rar (14064.08 KB - downloaded 4168 times.)
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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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