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Nenon

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I have an i7-8700T, so 6 cores/12 threads. I settled on this a while back:

  • 0-3 RoonServer 4-7 stylus 4-7 gstp 8-11

 

RoonServer and gstp are used when using Roon+StylusEP. Stylus and gstp are used when using Stylus.

 

I will try giving gstp even more resources and see if that helps.

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5 minutes ago, Nenon said:

I share mostly success stories, but there is a lot going on behind the scenes with my experiments. Here is a behind the scenes failure story... Tried to replace the clock on one of my Buffalo switches, and the switch board is fried.

 

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The problem is I don't know why. I had someone else remove the clock, so that might be part of the problem. Also USPS was quite brutal with this package as it can be seen by the bended port. 

Well, one less precious Buffalo in this world. That specific buffalo breed is nearly extinct!

I will sacrifice another one, and hopefully it would work out next time. 

 

Sad to see the loss of one these noble creatures.

 

"Oh give me a home...

Where the Buffalo roam...

..."

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On 10/5/2020 at 8:06 AM, dctom said:

When commenting on your SGM you mentioned you are using it with HQP and naa. Is that a naa within the Extreme itself (2nd cpu) or an external naa?

 

Yes, on the same machine. The idea came up as a way to exploit both CPUs, since HQPlayer 4 Desktop seems to not recognize the 2nd CPU. So we're running HQPlayer on one CPU (logical CPUs 0-19), and NAA on the other CPU (logical CPUs 20-39), using Process Lasso to assign CPUs. This boosts SQ noticeably, but may only apply to machines like the Extreme.

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7 minutes ago, rando said:

 

This boosts SQ noticeably compared to what exactly.

 

Let me spell this out for you: 

  • config 1: HQP directly connected to DAC via ASIO driver
  • config 2:
    • NAA alloted to CPU0, connected to DAC via ASIO driver
    • HQP alloted to CPU1, connected to NAA.

Music playback directly via HQPlayer. No Roon, No TAS.

 

Config 2 sounds better than config 1.

 

7 minutes ago, rando said:

 

Something else falling further outside the design prospective?

 

I have no idea how to decode this sentence.

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1 hour ago, Nenon said:

 

- Using Schroder on HFC cables is a no brainer. It works very well. Highly recommended. 

 

 

Very true. In fact, I have had multiple queries from folks asking if I would break up the Schroeder HFC CT-2 digital cables I have for sale, and sell them individual CT-2 cables. I suspect I would actually make more on the sales this way!

 

But I really want people to hear just how good this Schroeder config can sound. And @Nenon is spot on regarding connectors.

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33 minutes ago, drjimwillie said:

i’ll have to see if I can get my courage together and go over there and ask nicely. 😅
 

 

Got a flame-retardant jacket? I've been down this path. It does no good. It's like a cult! 😏

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