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AURALiC ARIES as NAA for HQPlayer?

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It looks like Roon's integration with HQP is going to leave audio distribution to HQP (at least at first). That makes the Aries as an NAA very interesting.

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Say, what?

 

You'd best explain the link and it better make sense!

 

Otherwise, I'm going to have to (still) agree with Eloise's original assessment of this thread:

Just strikes me as every time someone produces a new device; there's always someone who wishes it does something different!

 

It's almost like saying "I've bought a new BMW; I wish it worked as a boat".


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It looks like Roon's integration with HQP is going to leave audio distribution to HQP (at least at first). That makes the Aries as an NAA very interesting.

Exactly my point. Roon + HQP is fantastic, I've been using this for a while now.


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It looks like Roon's integration with HQP is going to leave audio distribution to HQP (at least at first). That makes the Aries as an NAA very interesting.

Yeap but no love yet...


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Hi,

I think the Airies would be a great NAA too. Hope the Auralic team are aware of this thread. I'd be glad to learn any known details of the Airies up sampling efforts. Is there any place to discover the features that Auralic might implement in the future?

Thanks,

Steven


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There's also the newly announced Auralic Altair that would appear to make a sweet DAC/endpoint if it would support NAA.


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Hi,

I think the Airies would be a great NAA too. Hope the Auralic team are aware of this thread. I'd be glad to learn any known details of the Airies up sampling efforts. Is there any place to discover the features that Auralic might implement in the future?

Thanks,

Steven

 

Your best bet is to write the directly and request it as a feature. Good luck.


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Wouldn't that be interesting?

So wouldn't this be interesting?

 

Miska? Mr Wang?


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So wouldn't this be interesting?

Miska? Mr Wang?

Got an answer from Auralic: No plans to include NAA in the Aries at this point.

 

microRendu: Can't wait for you to arrive!


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Got an answer from Auralic: No plans to include NAA in the Aries at this point.

 

microRendu: Can't wait for you to arrive!

 

Do report back on what you think.

 

It's once again disappointing that Auralic hasn't kept its word as far as this is concerned.

 

I thought they were nearer to it as the latest beta firmware has a new feature "Add experimental Upsampler (internal testing only)"

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Do report back on what you think.

It's once again disappointing that Auralic hasn't kept its word as far as this is concerned.I thought they were nearer to it as the latest beta firmware has a new feature "Add experimental Upsampler (internal testing only)"

I saw that, but there's not going to be enough juice in that processor to do HQPlayer-level upsampling. I wonder if this is why they won't implement something that is frankly pretty trivial to incorporate as the daemon is provided by Miska. Maybe there's some more to this but I frankly doubt it.


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Do report back on what you think.

Sound of mini+Roon+HQP upsampling > NAA > microRendu > Curious 20cm > DAC is the best I have EVER heard in my system, at so many levels.

 

However, I will hold judgement based on how reliable the microRendu is - if it just works without glitches then that's it. But that'll take a few weeks.


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Thanks for that.

 

And an apples to apples comparison ie. without the HQP upsampling?

 

Sound of mini+Roon+HQP upsampling > NAA > microRendu > Curious 20cm > DAC is the best I have EVER heard in my system, at so many levels.

 

However, I will hold judgement based on how reliable the microRendu is - if it just works without glitches then that's it. But that'll take a few weeks.

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Thanks for that.

 

And an apples to apples comparison ie. without the HQP upsampling?

Might do when I get a sec... But why would I care? NAA is not coming to Aries.


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Might do when I get a sec... But why would I care? NAA is not coming to Aries.

 

By the way, I read on another board (didn't think to copy the link and can't locate it now) that the upcoming Aries upsampling is only to single DSD. So your decision to go microRendu was the correct one.

 

Not sure what sound quality improvements there are from that as some DACs already upsample PCM to DSD anyway.

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By the way, I read on another board (didn't think to copy the link and can't locate it now) that the upcoming Aries upsampling is only to single DSD. So your decision to go microRendu was the correct one.

 

Not sure what sound quality improvements there are from that as some DACs already upsample PCM to DSD anyway.

I think the beta version already does this, but I question the choice of doing upsampling on such a low-power processor. The microRendu also has a low-power processor, but it is just there to render the NAA stream - upsampling happens somewhere else on a powerful computer some place on the network - in my opinion the best of both worlds.


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