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  2. You can 24x7 audiophile pimp without wearing out your tubes I suppose.
  3. I've gone a wee bit further with my duplicate file issue which predates the current version of the software: Removed all volumes from the Library; restarted the application once the removal of the volumes was done; found that there was over 9 days worth of music in the Library section of the player with no volumes listed. However, I was able to play these files; Highlighted and deleted all these files until there were zero left; closed the application once more before opening and proceeded adding my volumes (all from the same locally connected disk). I have done all this before and know that I will lose the contents of my playlists - these are my primary source for queuing my music so already made a recent export of them to seek to import. Sadly, again knowing what I had already attempted in the past. As I write this I know I still need to take more steps to confirm the volume listing in the playlist exports as several files are reported not found or an entire playlist (my true primary of over 21 days worth of music) fails completely. i committed to being an Audirvana Library person once it was available and have no intentions of going anywhere else - fight the good fight to get things cleaned up. At least for now I will role my library back to having those extra 9 days of music to continue to enjoy my playlists. I will more than likely create a new folder as a new source for any new music - it has been too long, and see how this goes. Damien, much love for you and all that you do = )
  4. Hi @damien78, thanks for the continuos improvements to the program! I see that we should now be able to list Qobuz favorites by Album/Author/A-Z, Date. That is very useful... Unfortunately it doesn't work. Qobuz Favorites "Tracks" has now a drop down menu but it doesn't do anything. The menu is not present under "Albums" nor under Artists. Could you please fix it? Also it would be extremely useful to be able to file Qobuz Favorite Albums in folders, or at least to be able to label albums with a code (e.g. color or stars). That would enable another way to filter albums (e.g. show "5 starts" albums, or show album in the "Jazz folder"). Moving from listening to CDs to streaming Qobuz hi-res I realized that is hard to chose what to listen when you have millions of available albums... a more sophisticated way of listing Qobuz favorites would make it similar to browsing a shelf full of CDs, ordered by author or music type.. thanks!
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  6. Actually I am back at 0.4.59, works like charm, completed all the upgrades one or another. Listening with Roon Ready at the moment. Thanks for all the help, it was really great.
  7. I got a set of Gradient Revolutions back in late 1999, when I was sent over to live in Asia for a couple years (so had to leave my US current components in storage at home.) Triangular shaped tower. The woofer is suspended, open air, in the bottom segment. The mid and tweeter are in a separate unit that mounts on the woofer unit, and has a cardioid radiation pattern. (speakers are forward facing, with the other two sides of the triangle open, so that there's some sound radiation there.) Got them for the reason I think the Rossi speakers sounded so good to you... that open woofer/cardioid mid and tweeter makes the speakers fairly independent of the qualities of the room. Our apartment in Singapore had hard plaster walls, with a wall of windows on one side, and marble floors. The living room dining room was two stories high on one end. The echoing was so bad that when I took a mobile call in the place, the person on the other end literally couldn't understand me. When we moved in we did what everyone does there - lots of rugs with thick padding, and we hung rugs here and there as decoration. While it made it possible to make phone calls, the place was still WAY too live. At one audio shop, I picked out a couple amps and speakers I wanted to try, and was telling the owner about the awful acoustics. He burst out laughing, and said he'd come by that evening with speakers - the ones I thought I wanted would sound horrible, all room coupling and muddy. Showed up with the Gradients, set them up near the wall at one end of the room, where you'd logically want them... and they sounded amazing. Then he moved them into different placements, and they really didn't sound much different no matter where. He then hooked up a set of more traditional speakers he'd also brought (that cost twice what the Gradients did) and there wasn't a placement that worked. Muck and boom no matter where. He was right. The Gradients stayed. I've had them in several very different rooms since then. Some well damped, some almost as bad as the Singapore place. They always sounded great. The Gradients are a bit bass shy, as the woofer is much smaller than what Rossi's using. In well damped rooms, I added a sub for the last octave. I was excited when I saw the Rossis, since speakers don't last forever and Gradient no longer has a US distributor, until I saw the price...
  8. Miska

    HQ Player

    Yes, both 44.1 and 48 families work. If you like to compare PCM and DSD Direct, set volume control to -3.5 dB. This gives you same output level for both PCM and DSD. Since DSD spec allows for +3.15 dB short term peaks, this is sensible headroom choice from AKM.
  9. Flyman

    Regenerator

    well ok. the Stellar Power Plant 3 is ok for my system?! my amp is a hegel h190. i think need 550 watts power.
  10. PS Audio has been doing this for a long time. You may want to do some research on their site https://www.psaudio.com/product-category/ac-regenerators/
  11. Flyman

    Regenerator

    ooo ok thanx. some other suggestions?!
  12. We did a very brief but interesting comparison using my PONO player switching between the Elegia and Stellia. They were easy to drive with this portable player. To our ears the Stellia had a higher level of fidelity and was our first choice. The Sennheiser HD800S had a more expansive soundstage, albeit less dynamic, as it was a hard load for the PONO. As mentioned, we have yet to hear the HD820. The bearded one at Audiostream posted a positive review of the HD820 claiming it exceeded the performance of the HD800.
  13. Ralf11

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    parallel means parallel in physical space - e.g. the 2 cables run along next to each other and are close together
  14. A seriously fast machine! I bet these ones are driven in winter even more rarely than GTRs..
  15. Flyman

    Regenerator

    in my line i have a power strip (gigawatt pf 1 mk2)that i have only two devices there....my dac/stremer and my amp.is in a parallel way?!
  16. I hope some might remember that Messiah was composed by Handel for Easter, and not Christmas, although I listen to it year-round. This is my third time listening to it this month. George Frideric Handel Messiah Trevor Pinnock/The English Concert and Choir
  17. Ralf11

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    if 2 cables run parallel to each other and are close the noise from one can be picked up by the other - it is just a precautionary measure to try and minimize that, and costs nothing hmmm, harder sound in the summer... could it be the tourists affecting you? could it be acoustics? or ... what are these tourists plugging in?? are they in your house or apt. bldg.? I don't suppose you are in the South of France and the tourists are 'white worms" are they??
  18. I just got this email from HDPLEX. We have opened the pre-order and will start shipping on April 25th for Asia, AU, and Canada customers from Shenzhen,China. April 26th for USA customers from Los Angeles, April 30th for Europe customers from Germany warehouse. This new batch has the following improvements: 1: New internal heatsink for high current 19V and 12V rectifier to prevent potential overheat during overcurrent situation. 2: New line of ELNA Capacitor and Würth Elektronik inductor. 3: Gold Plated IEC Input and Internal Power LED indictor 4: Front Handle for the faceplate is now removable
  19. Doubt their site went into any depth you worked to look past. In any case, my posts, unless ravingly positive (or negative), are less a recommendation than chart of my current explorations in a few planes. That has to be more interesting than X playing a violin concerto by X overexposed composer, right?
  20. They do. Right click, two fingers tap, Ctrl + click on the tracks header row shows the columns selection menu
  21. or it could be that really well-designed gear does not need a Regen...
  22. I consider it quite probably in error.. Whether do to expectation bias or something else I have no idea and don't wish to speculate on what they might be. I'll only comment that Kal said this, "It was as if the Regen weren't there (after its inclusion)—until I began listening closely." So he wasn't listening closely before it's insertion, but later did? This hints at the improvements often heard when some new piece is added and the listener then starts listening more closely and hears more detail and the other things he's tuning into. Read more at https://www.stereophile.com/content/uptone-audio-usb-regen#433U56qVUTosa2GH.99 Atkinson's measurements weren't the only ones to find the regen mostly valueless. There's a 27 page long investigation at ASR if you want to learn more. https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/uptone-iso-regen-review-and-measurements.1829/
  23. I simply do not understand anyone who does not have music in their life, yet I know so many people to whom music means nothing. They have no stereo system at home, and in the car, their radios are tuned to talk stations exclusively. Some of these people are very smart, accomplished people. I’ve met other people who are “tech” rich and have elaborate music rooms in their “Mac mansions” consisting of elaborate and Super expensive stereo systems, and several also have Steinway or Bosendorfer concert grand pianos costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. The unfortunate part is that they have like three CDs (all ‘60’s pop), and only use them to demo to show-off to their friends how much their stereo rigs cost (otherwise, they never even turn their systems on). Ditto for their beautiful grand pianos. Some, are fitted with Disklavier systems and are only used as furnishing for the room and are never played (those with Disklavier systems are the exception, they are used to show-off to people how much the piano costs, but otherwise, they never play it just to listen to wonderful piano performances played on a fine instrument). I don’t get it. That people can live without music is simply beyond me. - even elevator music is better than no music at all, wouldn’t you say?
  24. Flyman

    Regenerator

    thanx my friend for the response. every cable is far from the other. interconnect,speaker,power cable. and with different height. i am not sure that i understand the 90degrees! please can you explain me?! my line is first of all. is before my swither of the house but after the electrical relay (hope you understand,sorry about my english). also please tell me what you mean about different column in my circuit breaker box. if i understand right.....the brown cable in the hifi fuse that is before everything....the blue one he put it on the down side of the boiler switcher....and the yellow/green in the same spot with another cable (because no space, maybe to put some other together and the hifi alone??!?!?! or doesn't matter?!)..i have a doubt for that so if you can please give me a hand. finally i didn't open this thread because i have a problem...but just because the electricity isn't clear from the stations and that's why studios have more of them and maybe some regenerators?! maybe. so i want to make something for that!! also i live in a place that summer time tourist are come and i think my sound gets harder in this period.
  25. As the problem was fixed here with bios changes there is no need for a work around and one hasn't been tested.
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