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« on: April 01, 2020, 08:54:15 pm »

Peter hi,

If you went in for giving versions of HighEnd names like Google does for Android releases, I think for SQ HighEnd V2.11 should be the "Opus Magnum" release  Wink

The thing that hits first (from the very first played notes) is what is no longer part of the sound ! Distortions that hung about all over the spectrum in 2.10 have been banished... gone.

The music just flows so a beautifully, misicians are there in the room, the joy in performances is really captured so well, you can almost see the smiles on the musicians faces as they accompany each other.

Wow I was not expecting that.

Brilliant, really brilliant Peter !!

Thank you.

Nick.

Ps did the cpu setting make it into the build ?
I could not see it but perhaps I need to look harder :-)
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 w10 14393 RAM OS => XX V2.10 / adaptive mode / XX buffer 4096 / NOS USB driver v 1.02 buffer 16ms / Q1,2,3,4,5 = 10,-,1,1,1 / xQ1 =15 / unattended / SFS 0.69Mb / memory straight continuous / system clock 15.0ms / Threadprio RealTime / Playerprio Low / CPU scheme 3-5 / 16x Arc Prediction / Peak Extend off / Phase alignment off / Phase off  / XTweaks : Balanced Load 35 / Nervous Rate 10 (or15) / Cool when Idle n/a / Provide Stable Power 0 / Utilize Cores always 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability  On =>  Lush USB cable => modified NOS1 USB DAC => no pre amp => Orelo active horn loudspeakers with modified bass channel DSPs.

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2020, 10:13:25 pm »

Yes I agree with you Nick. It does look like cpu setting didn't make it.
But I'm still running what you did in Bios Nick and this alone was well worth doing.

Nick did you patch over existing Xx version or do a clean install over W10? I just did a patch to to check on everything. I will run with this for now. At some point I will do a whole new install.

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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2020, 05:08:03 pm »

Thank you Nick (and Robert).

The CPU setting made it all right. This is the bottom of the Boot Into Menu (RightClick on Stop) :



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A: W-Y-R-G, B: *W-G* USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (16ms) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> Blaxius*^2.5* A:B-G, B:B-G Interlink -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers. ET^2 Ethernet from Mach III to Music Server PC (RDC Control).
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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 #3 on: April 02, 2020, 08:01:17 pm »

Thanks Peter,
Im looking forwards to giving it a go  Happy
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2020, 06:07:12 am »

Peter, with the new possibility with cpu setting in 2.11, should we adjust bios on the stealth lll to “use all core”, or any other adjustments?

and WOW what a BIG upgrade with the 2.11. Thank you!




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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2020, 09:25:42 am »


Kjell Narve, Yes, in the BIOS set to ALL now and let the software control the real number. And relatively easy to compare because it only requires a change of that number and a reboot (just from RAM to RAM is fine).

Btw, is *is* allowed to also set the BIOS to a lower cpu amount, but that will lower the "software" possibilities. But, it may change SQ again (I never tried with such combinations). Thus, set in BIOS the 14 native cores to e.g. 12 and then in software try 12, 10, 8 etc. (14 not available now).

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A: W-Y-R-G, B: *W-G* USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (16ms) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> Blaxius*^2.5* A:B-G, B:B-G Interlink -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers. ET^2 Ethernet from Mach III to Music Server PC (RDC Control).
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.
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2020, 02:45:50 am »

Peter

I've tried changing SFS from .69 to 10.19 and think I prefer it. .69 has a bassy feel about it including vocals. I find 10.69 image better and more balanced sound. Early days yet. I see you use 10.19.

I've also tried setting cores using 2.11 honestly can't tell if its any different to Nick's manual method probably the same or very close.

I only have 4 cores so set it to 3. But on checking Xx is running on 2 with this setting. Is this correct?

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Music on LAN, Phasure Lush^3 USB cable
Oppo 205 UDP Dac
Nordost Heimdall II interconnects and Nordost Heimdall II Power Cords, Audioquest power cords
Chriquet Active Electronic 2 way Crossover 80hz
Unity Audio Boulder MKI Active Monitors x 2
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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2020, 11:04:36 am »


Hi Robert,

My 0.69 did not last long (referring to another topic), so back to 10.19 it is.

As far as I remember, 3 cores are only available for older AMD processors, and it is my estimate that you don't have that. So it has to round down to two (which exists for both AMD and Intel).

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I've also tried setting cores using 2.11 honestly can't tell if its any different to Nick's manual method probably the same or very close.

Assumed it really is so that Nick's method comes (in effect) down to the same, is thus is the same (haha), but, you can easily change it now.
Btw, I never tried Nick's method, so I don't know for real.

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W10-14393.0 - July 17, 2021 (2.11)
XXHighEnd Mach III Stealth LPS PC -> Xeon Scalable 14/28 core with Hyperthreading On (set to 14/28 cores in BIOS and set to 10/20 cores via Boot Menu) @~660MHz, 48GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN / 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) / 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 = *62* / Nervous Rate = *1* / Cool when Idle = n.a / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = Stable / Custom Filtering *Low* (16x) / Always Clear Proxy before Playback = On -> USB3 from MoBo -> Lush^3
A: W-Y-R-G, B: *W-G* USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (16ms) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> Blaxius*^2.5* A:B-G, B:B-G Interlink -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers. ET^2 Ethernet from Mach III to Music Server PC (RDC Control).
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.
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2020, 08:32:09 pm »

I'm obviously late to this party. I'll download 2.11 tomorrow and share my thoughts then...

Peter, thanks so much for all your efforts over the years. I know that many of us wouldn't be having anywhere near as much fun listening to music if we'd never stumbled upon you and XXHE. And your following hardware offerings were the icing on the cake.

For my own part, I've never enjoyed my playback system as much as I do now. But somehow, I feel as though I know even less about what actually determines good sound than I did 12 years ago  scratching

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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2020, 08:23:47 am »

Hi Peter,

Thank you so much for all your effort in making our music interest more & more enjoyable.

2.11 is indeed amazing especially reducing the distortion levels significantly.

Thank you again.

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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2020, 12:27:26 am »

Hello Peter,

As others have said, the new version represents a great improvement. You can notice right away and especially in passages of great sound density that now sound effortless  with greater clarity and less distortion. And although I've been enjoying a lot all this time the wait was well worth it.

Thank you and Best Regards

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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2020, 11:28:42 am »

Hi Peter!

Thanks for XX 2.11 Peter, i`m glad you gave us this now  smile

Sound is best ever now with my new Phasure Mach 3


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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2020, 01:28:22 pm »

Hi,

After a long time away from the forum, although not totally from the music, the forced confinement has seated me in the listening room more frequently.
To my surprise yesterday I found and installed the 2.11a new version. As always there is usually an improvement over the previous version and in my case it is clearly noticeable more detail and finesse. I can´t say more at this moment but I will closely follow the influence of the new possibilities, such as the change in the number of active cores.

Thanks once again Peter!

I wish you all the best
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Configuration and Updates in HOW I'VE BUILT MY NEW PC...http://www.phasure.com/index.php?topic=1673.0. This post is very old but maybe someone still find it useful

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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2020, 01:13:56 pm »

Hi Peter,

I am trying to change the number of cores to see the differences in sound. My music PC has a maximum of 12 cores (6+6) and, if for example I activate 8 cores (4+4), when I click play I see that the album is read by the 12 cores. When I return to the Boot Into... board to check how many cores are active it still say 8. Is it correct or is there some kind of error?

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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2020, 04:04:37 pm »


Hi Juan,

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when I click play I see that the album is read by the 12 cores.

You seem to skip a step there, which is : check by means of TaskManager how many cores are active now. So if you had 12 (hyperthreded) in your example it should show 8. If it still shows 12 *there* something isn't working ... Esepcially not if XXHE=s Boot Menu shows the 8 after a reboot (Reboot is necessary !).

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« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2020, 04:45:25 pm »

Thanks Peter, now all is ok

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« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2020, 09:33:28 pm »

So, I finally got around to upgrading to 2.11. It's been a while since I've used XX, because I've been playing around with the DSP in Roon. But even so, I'm certain that 2.11 is a step up (again!) from 2.10. It sounds truly amazing.

So much so in fact that I don't have any withdrawal symptoms from having just returned the Taiko Extreme that I had on a week's loan. (You can read about that here: https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/60458-taiko-extreme-my-experience/?tab=comments#comment-1081051).

Thanks so much Peter.

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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2020, 08:51:34 am »

Mani,

Interesting to hear your impressions.  The Taiko Extreme is a seriously priced piece of kit.  Were you trialling to see if you could find something better than the Mach III or was your interest more in the Roon/DSP side of things?  I fear that if I want to do Roon that I will have to get a second (non-Phasure) dac which I am reluctant to do, but sometimes I want something that is just quick and easy with Tidal but still sounds good.

I don't even have the Mach III yet...am waiting for Peter to source the 20/40 core cpus (hurry up Peter!)

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« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2020, 10:00:01 am »

Were you trialling to see if you could find something better than the Mach III or was your interest more in the Roon/DSP side of things?

I wanted to know what the generally accepted current SOTA sounds like with Roon and HQPlayer. And yes, how this compares with the Mach III running XX... feeding the NOS1 in both cases.

I fear that if I want to do Roon that I will have to get a second (non-Phasure) dac which I am reluctant to do, but sometimes I want something that is just quick and easy with Tidal but still sounds good.

Roon, Tidal/Qobuz do work with the NOS1. Once all set up, it's "quick and easy". The only thing you'll miss is auto sample rate switching. No big deal really, because you can set Roon to convert to and output a constant SR. It sounds pretty good really. I captured the output of the NOS1 being fed by XX, Roon, HQPlayer and Roon->HQPlayer with my RME ADI-2... and Roon (using its internal filters) stacks up pretty well. (Happy to send you the files if you're interested in taking a listen.)

Edit: Once set up, it's easy to switch between Roon for more general listening and discovering music on Tidal, and XX for more serious listening. No need of a second DAC!

OT. How's your own Opus Magnum coming on?

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« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2020, 08:42:17 am »

No doubt about it 2.11 its the best.

I think the Taiko engineering wise is excellent that's mechanical, metals etc. You do have to pay lots for precision engineering, machining metals, linear power supplies etc to exacting extremes of tolerance. But in the end its the package versus the money to extract this. The Mach III's are also extremely good with 2.11. If we could put a Mach III in a Taiko case we are at the same price as the Taiko. I'm not in a position or probably never to hear a Taiko so its certainly worth putting your money into a Mach III. This is transforming sound wise. Robert
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« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2020, 01:02:06 pm »

I'm not in a position or probably never to hear a Taiko so its certainly worth putting your money into a Mach III.

I still have my Stealth II here too, and the difference between the Stealth II and the Mach III is massive. The Mach III 'sparkles' in comparison.

I really enjoyed having the Extreme here for a week, but can't imagine using anything other than XX for serious listening.

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« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2020, 12:34:01 pm »

Yes, I agree, soundquality is awesome. Giving me new dimensions... Thank you Peter for your work and support over all those years!!
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« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2021, 11:36:17 pm »

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But this was not all ...

I think that most people will use Q3,4,5 at 1,1,1. Well, a week ago I suddenly heard how that now could go. This too is difficult to explain, but I'd say that everybody who uses 1,1,1, will know why he does that. And I now heard that it was not "necessary" any more.
And THAT beat all ...

This most certainly works in my setup very noticeable. I never would have thought to try this one.

I notice you have also changed some XTweaks : Balanced Load = *68* / Nervous Rate = 10 / Cool when Idle = n.a / Provide Stable Power = *1* / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = Stable.

I've had the Stable power at "0" for some time did you intend to change this?

You are still using Custom filters as well? I'm still with Arc Predict.

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I've had the Stable power at "0" for some time did you intend to change this?

Robert, good question !!
I changed that in my Sig yesterday, because, well, I found it in there at checking things (at 1 while my Sig said 0). Maybe that is not good at all ! But ... I suppose I am listening to that for "months" ? ... So I better let it be.

Arc Prediction with the Lush^3 is too much of it. Things are wildly "sharp" (which is good) but also tiring fairly quickly (not good). And with the Blaxius^2.5 that is even more "too much" (I tried Arc Prediction 2 days ago once again, because now Q3,4,5 at 0 but it did not last one track).

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« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2021, 08:10:07 pm »

I have been in sort of DAC limbo for the last year and hadn't used XXHE  much, but just after trying out 2.11 with some ok gear and gotta say Im really impressed with it. I hadn't used it in so long I forgot how much of an improvement you can get from a player can make (well XXHE at least, not sure about others), It's nearly like changing a piece hardware.

Using KS, High SFS, long buffer and 8x arc predition and it sounds very good.

I am going to pair it with Andrea Mori's (from diyaudio) upcoming NOS R2R DAC, FIFO and clock when it's available.
At least Andrea's goal is to provide a FIFO that completely eliminates influence from the PC, so most of XXHEs ability will probably (but hopefully) will be wasted,
But I do still need a digital volume control and digital filtering, XXHE is still the best choice in this regard, so not completely wasted
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« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2021, 08:54:08 am »


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At least Andrea's goal is to provide a FIFO that completely eliminates influence from the PC, so most of XXHEs ability will probably (but hopefully) will be wasted,

Hahaha, let's see !
I am really curious, so keep us informed, OK ?

Thank you for sharing !
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A: W-Y-R-G, B: *W-G* USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (16ms) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> Blaxius*^2.5* A:B-G, B:B-G Interlink -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers. ET^2 Ethernet from Mach III to Music Server PC (RDC Control).
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere (also from the PC).

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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.
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« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2021, 02:11:18 pm »

I was wondering, are xtweaks active always when enabled or only when playing?
So for example they would influence the sound in other programs outside XXHE?
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« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2021, 03:21:40 pm »


Good question ...

You'd have to assume that they change things when playing. This is already so with the processor speed and probably related (because of consistency) more.
Also, when you are not playing, it is the idea that the PC is "workable" for other tasks. This includes the manipulation within XXHighEnd itself too (like it is not really useful to load files per the slowest means possible).

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For the Stealth III LPS PC :
W10-14393.0 - July 17, 2021 (2.11)
XXHighEnd Mach III Stealth LPS PC -> Xeon Scalable 14/28 core with Hyperthreading On (set to 14/28 cores in BIOS and set to 10/20 cores via Boot Menu) @~660MHz, 48GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN / 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) / 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 = *62* / Nervous Rate = *1* / Cool when Idle = n.a / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = Stable / Custom Filtering *Low* (16x) / Always Clear Proxy before Playback = On -> USB3 from MoBo -> Lush^3
A: W-Y-R-G, B: *W-G* USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (16ms) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> Blaxius*^2.5* A:B-G, B:B-G Interlink -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers. ET^2 Ethernet from Mach III to Music Server PC (RDC Control).
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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