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« on: March 10, 2015, 08:39:48 pm »

Hello,

I use XXHighend (W8)  minimized and unattended and recently started experimenting with Dirac DSP. I am able to have the filtering work in attended mode but once I switch to unattended there is no sound and the Dirac interface losses its steaming signal.

Does anyone have experience with  using a DSP filter which will work in unattended mode? I am thinking of looking into Acourate next but am unsure if I will just run into the same problem.

Thanks,

David
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 09:24:12 pm »

You van add the dirac service(s) to the 'Keep running' list.

Regards, Coen
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2015, 09:37:47 pm »

Thanks, I just found out the problem. I checked the "Device Name contains Diacritical Marks" under the device output and now it works.

If anyone uses a DPS filter that they recommend, please let me know. I am not sold on the Dirac.

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David
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2015, 04:45:47 pm »

I didn't know that it's possible to implement (Dirac) DSP within XXHE. scratching

Can you tell a little about how to implement this? What products are required (Dirac Live calibration, Audio processor?).

Are there any drawbacks using DSP in XXHE?

Did others also experimented with DSP and XXHE?

Thanks.

Stanley
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2015, 05:06:27 pm »

Stanley,

I tried it and the sound was horrible (after a nice calibration). But :

At that time the max input was 96KHz only (and we like more yes) plus it wouldn't filter beyond 22KHz (required for HiRes). Next I have been in contact with them, and the support is 100% lousy; was hold on the line for 6 weeks or more after I finally received the message that they could not help me (which came down to that they did not *want* to help me).

Next, a couple of months later (this is maybe 8-10 months ago) they were asked on a forum whether 192KHz for input was going to be supported, and the answer was Yes, but I don't think it ever happened.

So now you know.

My guts feeling : Amateuristic product, BUT the only product which can be "hooked" into something like XXHighEnd as far as I know.

Peter

PS: I never like much to bash on a competition's product, but Dirac deserves it IMHO just because of their lousy support which 1000% commercial interest only ("Oh ? you're not going to buy/cause a 10000 licenses eh ?")
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2015, 10:35:59 pm »

Thanks Peter.

Regards,
Stanley
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September 2021: Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM/ XXHE 2.11 / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/0/0/1 / Q1Factor = 4/ Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 10ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 10.13 (max 10,13)/ No Filter/ not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Peak Extend Off /Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback/ UnAttended / All Services Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : 62, 1, -, 1, 1/ Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = On / Custom Filtering *Low* (16x) / -> Lush^3 USB-cable 70cm (A: W-Y-R-G, B: W-G) > Phasure NOS1a 75B G3 DAC, Driver v1.0.4) (16ms)/ Output via Balanced Blaxius BNC Interlinks > Audio Analogue Maestro monoblocks > speakers: Apogee Acoustics Scintilla (custom rebuild).
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