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Tweaking Audirvana


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Is there a tutorial available on how to tweak Audirvana Audio Settings or some listings of recommended initial settings?

 

Thanks!

It's not nearly as obtuse as HQPlayer, Amarra, or PureMusic. Follow the developer's defaults/basic recommendations in the user guide.

 

General: prevent screen from going to sleep

Audio: Exclusive, Direct, Integer Mode 1 all on. Memory cache: 2-3gb, or 1/2 of total RAM, whichever is less.

Filters : forced upsampling NONE*

Volume: max volume @ 0db, assuming your downstream hardware controls volume (DAC, amp, or preamp)

SysOptimizer: extreme

 

*edit: My personal preference. Fuss with this after you are familiar with hearing it "straight".

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The recommended initial settings are what is coded in the software when you move the SRC Quality slider to "Best" ;)

 

Seriously, there has been a lot of back and forth on this, and the only tweak I've ever seen that a plurality agreed sounded "better" was to choose "Best" quality, then move the Pre-Ringing slider back to about 0.40 (i.e., closer to the Min. Phase end of the scale), and that's only if you're not subsequently resampling to DSD.

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