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« Reply #90 on: July 05, 2017, 08:19:43 am »

Peter hi,

Can you add me to the list for a 1m Lush.

Thanks,

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« Reply #91 on: July 05, 2017, 05:43:50 pm »

Received the Lush cable and listened yesterday for a while.  First impressions are: detailed, dynamic, and "full-bodied" with no hint of bloat or roll-off.  I still have the NOS1a (no 75B or G3 upgrade yet).  I find that both with Clarixa and the Lush cable, SQ is considerably better (depth and realism particularly) with the Intona, which for me seems to only work with the short cable on the DAC end.

Of course, all of this is while also getting used to the Orelos, which are "breaking-in" and truly fantastic.

The system is sounding so insanely good.  The test for me always is getting lost in the music.
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« Reply #92 on: July 10, 2017, 07:08:00 pm »

Hi Peter!

100cm for me please.

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« Reply #93 on: July 10, 2017, 09:39:36 pm »

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First impressions are: detailed, dynamic, and "full-bodied" with no hint of bloat or roll-off.  I still have the NOS1a (no 75B or G3 upgrade yet).  I find that both with Clarixa and the Lush cable, SQ is considerably better (depth and realism particularly) with the Intona, which for me seems to only work with the short cable on the DAC end.

I have the same configuration. I'm completely agreed with your desciption. Depth and more realitic sound. I prefer the intona in the chain.

Great job Peter!

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« Reply #94 on: July 12, 2017, 10:40:18 pm »

Probably not the best illustration, but an idea of the difference between the Clarixa and the Lush...

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* Clarixa vs. Lush.jpg (66.27 KB, 938x707 - viewed 412 times.)
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« Reply #95 on: July 13, 2017, 07:21:54 am »

Hahaha. I understand the intentions but it doesn't work out really. This is probably because the Lush miss is mangled with while only the colour of light should have changed. And then the exact other way around.
So miss Lush is looking cold now.

But really funny !

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« Reply #96 on: July 13, 2017, 09:09:17 am »

So miss Lush is looking cold now.

Really? To my eyes, Miss Lush looks warmer and more natural... and yet shows more detail (wisps of hair, skin blemishes, etc).

I'd take 'warm' Miss Lush over 'ball-breaker' Miss Clarixa any day (though Mrs Sandher comes first... obviously Wink)

Just a bit of fun...

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« Reply #97 on: July 13, 2017, 10:59:44 am »

This is what my ears tell me...



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XX settings basically similar to PeterSt's
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« Reply #98 on: July 13, 2017, 11:39:06 am »

Yeah, nice.

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« Reply #99 on: July 13, 2017, 12:32:29 pm »

Nice attempt, Bert. Happy

Really funny how the both of you are able to use normal sharpening means (of various kinds and undoubtedly 10 times more than the one attempt shown of each) to express your perception of what you hear. Something fresh and new. The great thing seems to be that it allows communication over the subject, which is audio.

What's presented tells :
a. That you can not be right both at the same time;
b. (or) That there's subjectiveness in order;
c. That I don't agree with both of you (am I also subjective ? swoon).

I think the main problem with expressing like this and with the Lush as the subject, is that it is mainly about a shift in balance. This is not really about something gets worse but another thing gets better ... it is merely about a better balance and how to express that (by this visual and in the and manipulative means).
A too young girl for us comes to mind. Make her older and she gets better in balance with our desires.
(yeah yeah, I know ...)
Now find some morphing software. Happy

Anyway, very very interesting.
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Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere (also from the PC).

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*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.
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« Reply #100 on: July 13, 2017, 03:19:34 pm »

a. That you can not be right both at the same time...

But we are - we've both chosen exactly the same image for Miss Lush! Bert's Miss Clarixa would be my Miss Clarixa-Intona. (Perhaps we'd have the same Miss Clarixa if our mid/high horns were made of the same material?)

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« Reply #101 on: July 14, 2017, 08:52:50 pm »

I know not many of you post on the CA forum, but here's a thread I've started there about the Lush, just in case you're interested:

https://www.computeraudiophile.com/forums/topic/34683-usb-audio-cracked-finally/

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« Reply #102 on: July 15, 2017, 01:05:05 am »

Mani, An excellent write-up on CA.  I've been meaning to write for sometime that I am in awe of the genius, and I don't use that word lightly, of Peter.  Just on the software side of things very few engineers could write the code at some many different levels (from kernel drivers up to the UI).  On top of that, add in the the skills needed to be build a world class DAC, USB cable, PC music server, etc.  Peter  without a doubt in my mind has more knowledge of digital playback than anyone else in the world.  I believe his contributions to the audio space has been game changing.  Thank you Peter for allowing me to enjoy digital playback at a level I never thought possible.  And I know there is more to come...
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« Reply #103 on: July 15, 2017, 04:32:44 am »

Hi Peter,

I trust yours and Mani ears !

Want a 100cms Lush.

I guess you ship to the Rainforest  Happy

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« Reply #104 on: July 15, 2017, 09:55:39 am »

Thank you Peter for allowing me to enjoy digital playback at a level I never thought possible.

Yep, I think we all share this sentiment.

Mani.
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Main System: USB3 port -> *Lush* -> Phisolator -> Phasure NOS1a B75 G3  -> BD-Design BD30-SPR mono amps -> Tune Audio Anima horn speakers
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