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« on: September 17, 2018, 04:10:45 pm »


A quick note to see how people are using the NOS1 with sources other than XXHE.  Specifically streaming Tidal without preparing with XXHE, and for HT.  The main question is if 44.1, and 48 sources sound OK without the upsampling XXHE does.  Of course I can try this with the XXHE filtering off, but wanted to learn about other experiences trying this.


Audio PC: Stealth III PC; RAM-OS W10 14393.0. 
XXHE version 2.11.
Music Server: XXHE PC, RDC to Audio PC
XXHE settings: Q1/xQ1 5/x15, Q3/4/5 1/1/1, SFS 10.69 (Max 120), Clock Res 15ms, Core Scheme:3-5, Driver Buffer 16ms, Balanced Load 35, Nervous Rate 10.
Audio PC -> Lush^2 USB cable (A: BWYR; B: BWR-> NOS1(a,75B, G3) -> Blaxius^2 (A:BR, B: BR) -> Orelo Mk II active speakers
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 04:18:28 pm »

Hi Ramesh, in my office system I use the NOS1 without XX pretty much exclusively. My chain is:

Roon/Tidal -> HQPlayer (upsample to 705.6) -> NOS1

I love the ease with which I can access music and get it playing quickly. Being able to stream Tidal and internet radio are massive pluses too.

BUT... there is no way I'd use this chain in my main listening room - it sounds nice... but nowhere near as good as XX -> NOS1.

I have no experience with HT.



Main System:
Phasure Mach III (Win 14393.0 on RAM-OS / controlled by RDC, / connected directly to music server / XXHighEnd 2.11 / Minimize OS / Engine#4 Adaptive / DB=4096 / Q1=10 / xQ1=15 / Q3,4,5=1 / SFS=4.00 / XTweaks = 34, 10, 0, 0, 0 / Straight Contiguous / Clock Resolution = 15ms / Scheme 3-5 (low/realtime) / 8x Arc Prediction / switch #5 'up/off' / Unattended) mobo USB3 port -> Lush^3 (very soon!) -> Phasure NOS1a B75 G3 -> 8m Blaxius^2 -> First Watt F5 mono amps -> Tune Audio Anima horn speakers
Office System:
Phasure Stealth II -> Lush^2 -> Phasure NOS1a G3 -> First Watt F4 mono amps -> Tune Audio Marvel horn speakers
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