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  2. Don Blas De Lezo

    Worst Albums On Qobuz YOU CAN FIND!!!

    This one ....If you listen to the soundtrack of the classic 1976 film The Omen whist looking at this cover ... scary. Good thing it is not available in hi-res.
  3. ECL is one type of a family of related differential logics. It’s unfortunate that they have been largely forgotten but as frequencies go up, then benefits are being rediscovered. LVDS for example. The cost is related to volume of production eg if one were to receive a 1 million DAC order, the cost could be very attractive. The work is mostly IP/upfront. Power: yes, can be a problem. One advantage, however, would be the creation of an entirely constant current DAC/Amp ... but the current draw would be constant even when there is no input signal.
  4. Peter Avgeris

    AudiophileOptimizer BETA Thread

    Please correct me, maybe I am wrong! Why are you in such a hurry to run AO immediately after installation! You should not do so! The whole Windows Audio subsystem lacks, it simply does not exist. I feel pretty sure that 90%+ of the DACs will not work correctly if the procedure is not followed. - AO installation & reboot (to feed with path variables) - AO -wasapi & reboot (inject Windows filesystem) - Boot with F8 and go to Service Tools and install HD Audio Controller - Install your DAC drivers normally. - Run AO to optimize your system. Why you keep not following this route? It is simply logic. You keep installing fresh WS2019 for so many times for no reason. Anyway, just my 2 cents. Good luck!
  5. Thank you for your help! I'll try it.
  6. the_doc735

    router or switch?

    It is in use all the time, wired, wireless & internet (LOL) Cheers! ...just wondering about those audiophile OCXO switches?
  7. Ruined his reputation ? Audioengine almost immediately hired him as head of marketing. They subsequently came to their senses and canned him. I agree that Gavin is equally culpable in this and fueled the whole perk frenzy. I’ll give it to him, he fulfilled his mission.
  8. firedog

    Album of the Evening

    If you like the post Bop Miles, this is a really good album.
  9. Bring it on. I'll be sharpening the blades in my shredder.
  10. EuroChamp

    Album of the Evening

    SQ is top
  11. #Yoda#

    MQA is Vaporware

    It seems as if publishing new albums in minimal HiRes requirements to a superior price, is the new strategy of many labels that are not focused on Jazz or Classical, to secure their crown jewels since they've noticed that the download numbers for MQA albums are continuously marginal. Meanwhile I'm quite happy for any well produced Americana or Indie Rock/-Folk album that is being published in at least real 24/88.2 or /96.
  12. BrokeLinuxPhile

    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    @Hugo9000 Thanks for the clarification on what MQS is. Unfortunately that just confuses me even more about Rumours actually is if you buy it from Qobuz right now. There should be better truth in labelling if you are going to buy something outright IMO.
  13. It works quite nicely both ways, with some amount of practice/training. Brain is pretty good in filtering out this. So you can mentally block the background noise of sea as well as "noise of symphony orchestra playing" and focus on something that is behind it. That's kind of the traditional thing of having a conversation in a noisy bar or night club, not unusual of having 90 dB(A) background noise and someone talking at 60 dB.
  14. Jud

    Album of the Evening

    Any thoughts about SQ from anyone who's heard it on Qobuz? Bop 'til You Drop sounds quite good, though you might want to turn it up. The levels are low next to current Loudness Wsrs product.
  15. If any of that EMI escapes the computer in first place. And then figure out if any of this makes any difference whatsoever to the DAC in question. One big source of EMI is the iPad everybody & friends seem to be fancy of using as "remote control" (not me though) with potentially both cellular and WiFi transmitters. Cellular modem banging out it's pulsed traffic at 2W transmit power is quite a source indeed when you are having a call or otherwise transferring data. For that to matter, the internal DAC design first needs to be less messy than the potentially incoming disturbance. Which is also not always the case. Scope not, but FFT nicely shows the UAC packet traffic at 8 kHz (125 µs packet interval). Not hard to spot at all. And not related to any more or less fancy clocking in the USB. Actually fancier the clocking, more pronounced and well defined this ticking becomes. Calls for spread spectrum clocking here. Ethernet is a ground isolator unless you spoil it with shielded cable connecting grounds... And for example with something like NAA you don't need a "reclocker", because it only has one clock. But it is clockless until the NAA.
  16. biosailor

    Album of the Evening

  17. I've often thought that the whole supposed falling out between Larry and Gavin was just another part of the ruse. Gavin wasn't truly shown the door in my opinion, he was hired to do a certain job, that is raise millions in IGG funding, and when that job was done he walked with his predetermined cut. The ruse bestowed on the backers was then furthered with a cover story that there was some deep falling out between the two, which fit the whole theme of disarray and gee we're sorry we've fallen behind, and wow Larry wasn't even aware of what marketing was doing, and so yeah we're going to now make Gavin the fall guy because lets face it, he isn't even here anymore to be questioned. So remove the guy that made all of the public promises, send him on his way with a nice fat (predetermined?) payout severance, and then use that story to further the delaying tactics. The only reason I'd want to doubt the above is this has for certain ruined Gavin's career in the industry, and so Larry would have had to pay him a relatively large sum to go quietly. Anyone able to search pending or settled litigation between Mr. Fish and Larry Ho or LH Labs/Light Harmonic?
  18. Yes, this is why we can "listen into the noise," as we know from your sonar and sonar training experience; and for those of us who are a little older 😉, looking for faraway AM stations to listen to on our transistor radios. The interesting thing for high end audio would be the reverse: To what extent can we sense the "pollution" of a pattern, such as a symphony orchestra playing, by a small amount of noise?
  19. Those cracks in the Qobuz catalog have been allowing albums better off hidden away to see the light of day. I nearly retched when it spit this one out.
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  21. Please help me understand something - The Sonore rendus accept ethernet in and USB out, D to D converters. If you are using, say HQplayer or Roon, what's the benefit of the rendu if it requires a cleaned up signal (e.g.: not from a stock computer with a noisy switching PSU, D to D MB converters, etc)? If I spend the time and $ to clean up the signal at the source (the computer) then why do I need a rendu versus connecting an optimised PC direct to the DAC? Isn't that one of the main reasons for the rendus coupled with a LPSU and internal femto reclocking? I'm not trying to dismiss the qualities and benefits of the rendus, but want to ensure I understand the rendu's purpose for my configuration.
  22. Of course not, the relevance was only that data storage is not always 0/1, but sometimes something quite in between...
  23. One more question from me: Why is Larry selling the Source on his website when it's a crowdfunded product that's not fully delivered yet? And if I'm not mistaken he's planing to do the same with the Wave and sell in under the Light Harmonic brand. Suckers pay for R&D and profit.
  24. ddetaey

    router or switch?

    I think this absolutely fine. And since you have it, start using it. If you feel something missing, you can always upgrade later. Dirk
  25. Indeed. Banishing CMOS and its power spikes would be wonderful. But have you looked at the prices (and poor availability)for ECL flops and CMOS>ECL converter chips? Not to mention that I seem to recall them being current-hungry little beasts.
  26. KenG

    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    So far I like the service and appreciate all the hard work you and your teams put into the Beta and 2/14 launch. I am still noticing quite a few holes major Independent artist like Elliott Smith, Spoon, Husker Du and Radiohead but presume these are coming. I noticed that a lot of the major Matador Records and XL catalog was added over the past few days.
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