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« Reply #105 on: March 09, 2015, 12:35:04 pm »


Because of the "consistency" (can I call it that ?) it reminded me of something I wanted to say for a longer time about the Clairixa but it never would fit in a story of mine. It fits in yours, but I am not sure whether others can see the consistency with it (I do)

Peter, this was my final paragraph before I corrected it:

"In the end, the result of consistency, intensity and emotion extracted from the NOS1a, the Blaxius and the Clairixa, as a system, makes listening music more than ever a pleasure and not a permanent dissatisfaction."

After being around the word "consistency" for at least 15 minutes I changed the words "consistency, intensity and emotion" for the word "synergy" because I was not sure if "consistency" was going to be understood the way I wanted. For consistency I wanted to say "coherence" but also "cohesiveness" something that has a "permanence", something that stay there firmly and constantly. I mean "that" sound.

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I think (haha) that I definitely (again haha) know how ultra low jitter sounds.

Well, enough. But in my perception the Clairixa has to lower the jitter vastly, although I can not proove/measure it...But it is not just lower noise or blacker or more of indirect voodoo ... it has to be about jitter because I recognize it.


If the low jitter helps to make this sound, then welcome the low jitter and thanks to the one that can handle, however imperfectly, such matter.

Thank you for your kind words
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« Reply #106 on: March 09, 2015, 12:37:35 pm »

Hi Juan,
Really good description. It is exactly how I perceive the SQ via the Clairixa!
Yes, you can feel the bass and the voices do have more body.
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« Reply #107 on: March 09, 2015, 12:43:54 pm »

Thanks Arjan, I'm glad you can enjoy that sound as I do.

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« Reply #108 on: March 09, 2015, 12:45:58 pm »

Hey, really nice write-up Juan.

The Clairixa does not seem to be smoother than standard cable.

In comparison [to the YFS], the Clairixa is ultra, ultra smooth... and to my ears, a breath of fresh air. So easy to listen to.

I'm going to revise my description a little bit. My Cliarixa cable remains totally natural-sounding, but I would no longer describe it as "ultra-ultra smooth". I need to start a new thread in order to explain exactly what has happened for me to change my description.

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« Reply #109 on: March 09, 2015, 01:17:19 pm »

Hi Mani,
Did you already compared the Clairixa with the Tellurium?
What do you experience in the bass and upper bass area with the Clairixa? I do not know your listening room. But I do know that Peters room is way larger then mine. And off course the amplification and speakers are different. As far as I understand from Peter he is not aware off any extra addition in the bass and upper bass (standing waves?). What do you experience?
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« Reply #110 on: March 09, 2015, 02:13:59 pm »

Did you already compared the Clairixa with the Tellurium?

Hi Arjan, no I'll do this in the next day or two. Fortunately, I now feel that the quality of my system is such as to do the comparison justice.

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« Reply #111 on: March 09, 2015, 06:07:37 pm »

Peter,

I would like to confirm my order of two cables but is it possible to make them 75cm (or thereabouts)??

That would be A to B and A to Female A.

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« Reply #112 on: March 09, 2015, 06:12:27 pm »

Hey Alan - That's fine. I already have the female parts (not even easy to get !) but couldn't test it yet because of no cable left. The latter I am about to order for the next batch ...

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« Reply #113 on: March 09, 2015, 06:20:27 pm »


With this huge lead-in, I actually wanted to point out one thing only : that there *is* an instrument which sort of shows all of this : the steel pan (or steel drum - see picture below). But this is how I mean to say "I don't know how it works" because I can't reason out what actually happens in such an instrument that it can show ultra low jitter. Maybe if we sort it out we may find that it only plays "flagiolettes" (remember ?). So only the harmonics and not the fundamental. At least it sounds like that to me and it would fit the general (my) idea that the lower the jitter the better flagiolettes show.

But wait, because with pointhing out this instrument, all I did was telling you what kind of sounds will jump out and those with the Clairixa should recognize it. So this is this instrument itself (but I wonder whether I ever heard it via the Clairixa). But it would also be the "singing saws" (in the end just a classical instrument, apart from percussion as such).
It is all about sounds of which you can feel that the sound they express emerges later than the initiation of it. Think of the body of the sound which actually is NOT there if we talk about the fundament of it. Uhm ... think more physically now, and see how the sound springs *from* the body of the instrument.


Interesting Peter, you mention this instrument.

For over 30 years I listen to this album when I want to make comparisons in cables, settings etc.

http://www.allmusic.com/album/slow-motion-mw0000650546

Yes, steel drums.

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« Reply #114 on: March 09, 2015, 06:24:16 pm »

Stanley, ha !
Interesting indeed. I just noticed it. So nothing explicit ...

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« Reply #115 on: March 09, 2015, 08:41:26 pm »

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So now the polite question to those who might even the slidest consider to obtain a Clairixa as well - to please announce themselves and with the length needed
Hi Peter,

I send you an P.M. (1,2m) yesterday!

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« Reply #116 on: March 12, 2015, 08:34:59 pm »

Hi,

For those who wonder and are eagerly waiting ...
As how the plans are now somewhere the upcoming week the next batch of Clairixa should go out (cable should arrive hopefully Monday). I ordered some spare for ~10 people more (anticipating 1m per person).

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« Reply #117 on: March 13, 2015, 01:58:11 am »

Peter, as per my email I would like a 1m Clairixa USB cable...preferably without 5V connection if that is possible?  Thanks.

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« Reply #118 on: March 13, 2015, 11:33:20 pm »

Is Clairixa blue? Hope so.  Happy
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XX2.07/MB: ASRock Extreme 4M , i7-3930K @ 0.5GHz/ RAM-OS W10586/32 Gigs 1600 DDR3/ Clarixa usb cable  /Q1,3,4,5 = *14*/1/1/*1* / *Q1Factor = 1* / Peak Extension: Off/Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = *.5ms* / Straight Contiguous / SFS = *.02,/ Do Nothing With Cover Art / not Invert / *(Phase Alignment Off  / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Real Time / Scheme = 3-5 / UnAttended (Just Start) / *All* Services Off except LAN & RDC/ Persist off/No OSD / No Running Time / Minimize OS / Boost on/XTweaks : Balanced Load = *40* / Nervous Rate = 1/ Cool when Idle = NA / Provide Stable Power = 0 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Best/ Time Stability = On/ No Up-sampling/R-2R DAC
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« Reply #119 on: March 14, 2015, 05:49:21 pm »

Nah, merely dirty-white. But is plays the blues all right.
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For the Stealth III LPS PC :
W10-14393.0 - August 18, 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* 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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