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hi

 

can someone point me with a blog diagram for setting up a dual PC using JPlay mode.

 

In addition, I have NAS with minimserver. I wonder how to setup this to minim serve the Control PC.

 

rgds

control PC : NUC 5ppyh, LPS

Audio PC : 2 x PPA V3 USB audio PC, HDPLEX LPS

USB SPDIF : Singxer F1

DAC : MSB Analog (dedicated power supply) with Quad rate USB

Power amp : AudioGD C1

Speaker : Dynaudio C1

Subwoofer : REL Stratus II

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setting up dual pc is so complicated as I perceive.

 

my control pc and audio pc is connected to the same router.

 

control pc -> windows 7 64 bit

audio pc -> win 8.1 64 bit

 

I install jplay on both pc

 

then I go to audiopc, use audio pc and search. it found the pc and ask me to restart jplay setting. in the audio pc, i see it points to 214

 

at control pc, i set normally.

 

when i play foobar with output asia:jplay. nothing happens.

 

this is pulling my hair off.

control PC : NUC 5ppyh, LPS

Audio PC : 2 x PPA V3 USB audio PC, HDPLEX LPS

USB SPDIF : Singxer F1

DAC : MSB Analog (dedicated power supply) with Quad rate USB

Power amp : AudioGD C1

Speaker : Dynaudio C1

Subwoofer : REL Stratus II

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Hi.

 

It should be really easy.

 

Once you have the same version of JPLAY installed on both machines:

 

1) Go into JPLAY Settings on the Control PC.

 

2) In the Audio PC setting (still on the Control PC), set it to "Search my LAN for JPLAY" and hit OK.

 

3) JPLAY should find your Audio PC and close the settings window.

 

4) Run JPLAY Settings again and set the AUDIO PC setting (still on the Control PC) to the Name/IP address of your Audio PC (which was found in step 3).

 

5) Change any other settings you want to change, and hit OK. Be sure to try out Hibernate Mode, which works really well on a 2-PC setup.

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setting up dual pc is so complicated as I perceive.

 

my control pc and audio pc is connected to the same router.

 

control pc -> windows 7 64 bit

audio pc -> win 8.1 64 bit

 

I install jplay on both pc

 

then I go to audiopc, use audio pc and search. it found the pc and ask me to restart jplay setting. in the audio pc, i see it points to 214

 

at control pc, i set normally.

 

when i play foobar with output asia:jplay. nothing happens.

 

this is pulling my hair off.

 

Wrong. You should open JPLAYsettings on controlpc (the PC without a DAC). You don't touch audiopc at all - all settings should be done only on controlpc :)

 

Cheers,

Marcin

JPLAY & JCAT Founder

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my control pc and audio pc is connected to the same router.

 

control pc -> windows 8.1 64 bit

audio pc -> win 8.1 64 bit [system setup : Asus H97M-E, I3 4160, 8GB]

 

I install jplay on both pc. when I use control PC to ping audio PC, I receive signals.

 

however when I try to telnet audioPC, it just would not let me connect. the same thing happens if I use another PC or notebook.

 

HOWEVER, I can always reverse the audiopc as host and it can always connect to the client PC. strange.

 

I have added exception to firewall on both PC and also disable the antivirus or defender.

 

It seems the audioPC port 48168 can not be open??

control PC : NUC 5ppyh, LPS

Audio PC : 2 x PPA V3 USB audio PC, HDPLEX LPS

USB SPDIF : Singxer F1

DAC : MSB Analog (dedicated power supply) with Quad rate USB

Power amp : AudioGD C1

Speaker : Dynaudio C1

Subwoofer : REL Stratus II

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I manage to solve the bug!

 

Basically instarted as single in the aidiopc during setup. I went back and reinstall Jplay in audiopc and unselect the single PC option i.e.e dual pc setup, voila it works.

control PC : NUC 5ppyh, LPS

Audio PC : 2 x PPA V3 USB audio PC, HDPLEX LPS

USB SPDIF : Singxer F1

DAC : MSB Analog (dedicated power supply) with Quad rate USB

Power amp : AudioGD C1

Speaker : Dynaudio C1

Subwoofer : REL Stratus II

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can i know how to make dual pc sound better. my audio pc is on a dedicated LPS and with good clock.

 

my control pc is on a smps and both are connected using LAN through the router which also has a wall mart.

 

meaning after trying dual pc i do not find them sound as good as single pc. is it the Lan noise?

 

will wireless usb stick or wireless lan card avoid the ground noise of the Lan ?

control PC : NUC 5ppyh, LPS

Audio PC : 2 x PPA V3 USB audio PC, HDPLEX LPS

USB SPDIF : Singxer F1

DAC : MSB Analog (dedicated power supply) with Quad rate USB

Power amp : AudioGD C1

Speaker : Dynaudio C1

Subwoofer : REL Stratus II

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Another method is to have 2 network cards in the control machine and to cable one of them direct to the audio machine, not using the router for that connection

 

It means setting up the network cards to talk to each other, and obviously the audio machine drops off your main network

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Another method is to have 2 network cards in the control machine and to cable one of them direct to the audio machine, not using the router for that connection

 

It means setting up the network cards to talk to each other, and obviously the audio machine drops off your main network

 

Does that mean the control pc also needs a LPS for ot to sound best ?

 

How about Dirac. Doni install it in control pc or audio pc?

control PC : NUC 5ppyh, LPS

Audio PC : 2 x PPA V3 USB audio PC, HDPLEX LPS

USB SPDIF : Singxer F1

DAC : MSB Analog (dedicated power supply) with Quad rate USB

Power amp : AudioGD C1

Speaker : Dynaudio C1

Subwoofer : REL Stratus II

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Does that mean the control pc also needs a LPS for ot to sound best ?

 

How about Dirac. Doni install it in control pc or audio pc?

 

It will sound better if control pc is powered by a LPS.

All processing/DSP is done on controlpc, so Dirac must be installed on controlpc. On Audiopc you don't need anything apart from jplay and driver for your DAC.

 

Cheers,

Marcin

JPLAY & JCAT Founder

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It will sound better if control pc is powered by a LPS.

All processing/DSP is done on controlpc, so Dirac must be installed on controlpc. On Audiopc you don't need anything apart from jplay and driver for your DAC.

 

Cheers,

Marcin

 

every change affects the sound. I put the bridge to linear power supply, with proper filter and it further improves the sound.

 

now that my audiopc is hibernate mode, does it help if I remove the GUI mode from the audiopc ?

 

now that i hav gui mode, if i remove gui and move to core, will it remove my ddc driver ?

control PC : NUC 5ppyh, LPS

Audio PC : 2 x PPA V3 USB audio PC, HDPLEX LPS

USB SPDIF : Singxer F1

DAC : MSB Analog (dedicated power supply) with Quad rate USB

Power amp : AudioGD C1

Speaker : Dynaudio C1

Subwoofer : REL Stratus II

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every change affects the sound. I put the bridge to linear power supply, with proper filter and it further improves the sound.

 

now that my audiopc is hibernate mode, does it help if I remove the GUI mode from the audiopc ?

 

now that i hav gui mode, if i remove gui and move to core, will it remove my ddc driver ?

 

It depeneds if you're doing it manually or using AO. Both methods will not remove your DDC driver, but KS will not be possible. AO takes care of that

JPLAY & JCAT Founder

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well the tweak that I have done maintains the KS. its really amazing sounding.

 

I have achieved transparency like never before. so I quickly changed the control PC to server 2012 in GUI mode as I needed to foobar only with Jplay. does anyone use control PC in core mode too ?

control PC : NUC 5ppyh, LPS

Audio PC : 2 x PPA V3 USB audio PC, HDPLEX LPS

USB SPDIF : Singxer F1

DAC : MSB Analog (dedicated power supply) with Quad rate USB

Power amp : AudioGD C1

Speaker : Dynaudio C1

Subwoofer : REL Stratus II

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