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Hi there cat6man - please allow me ...

 

Although you might eventually receive a response from one or two people, it won't be really stormy in this thread, because the by far most people owning a Mach III (40-50 on estimate) don't post here in A/S.

 

15 hours ago, cat6man said:

and what

comparisons they have made to other music server systems (commercial, diy)

 

So let me try to answer this on behalf of the owners, who can always jump in (if they are aware of the thread) and overrule my thoughts.

 

Apart from maybe 3 or 4 who use the Mach III outside of XXHighEnd, they are all XXHighEnd based. So, good that this is in the title. But this is also exactly why (I know that) people never really examined other "Audio Playing PC's" because they all used "a" PC with XXHighEnd in control of it, long times.

Regarding this, it is also good to know that from the start of XXHighEnd, "we" as a community (over at Phasure) always shared our best ideas about what processor / MoBo / USB Interface etc. etc. etc. to use. And besides that, I think for 10 years by now, we (Phasure) supplied Audio PC's, which today is in its 3rd incarnation (XXHighEnd PC, Stealth Mach II, Mach III). And the real fun for everybody: because I tend to listen to people's findings (what became better, what went worse), we all together always improved.

 

15 hours ago, cat6man said:

(commercial, diy)

 

What happens for a handful of customers, is that they DIY improve the system (could be our DAC as well). Say a nice oscillator on the MoBo somewhere which makes it better sounding. This is shared with the community (some times with me alone) and in a next incarnation the appliance may be installed. So people "test" a lot, but next wait for the official solution.

 

I hope this suffices ?

I also hope that these few others will jump in.

Peter

 

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52 minutes ago, kravi4ka said:

Why oh why did you have to say that the III is competition for the Taiko Extreme...

 

i did not say that............. mandisher implied that when he said that while the Taiko was superior (with his phasure DAC), he was still happy and smiling with his machIII/xxhighend.

 

my intent was to get the inputs of other who had done comparisons, used other DACs, etc

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On 7/13/2021 at 5:30 AM, vhs said:

CPU affinity and Priority :
OS services assigned to cpu 0-23 (Priority : Normal)
XXHighEnd.exe assigned to cpu 0-23 (Priority : Low / Exclude from Probalance, Disable IdleSaver)
XXEngine3.exe assigned to cpu 24-39 (Priority : Real-time / Exclude from Probalance, Disable IdleSaver)

Hi,

Did you consider to have affinity fully mirrored in each CPU cores; 0-19 for music activity and 20 - 39 for all remaining programs plus OS? This way you can limit data exchange between each CPU.

 

I'm really wondering about your experience with XXHigheEnd software. I was several times looking at their pages, but never tried it. Could you share some more thoughts?  Is XXEngine neccesery for XXHighEnd player? Is AO3 works with XXEngine? I didn't know, AO3 works with dual CPU MB. I have as well Sage C621, but with W10 LTSC w/o AO3 yet. 

 

 

 

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16 hours ago, Tatomek7 said:

Hi,

Did you consider to have affinity fully mirrored in each CPU cores; 0-19 for music activity and 20 - 39 for all remaining programs plus OS? This way you can limit data exchange between each CPU.

 

I'm really wondering about your experience with XXHigheEnd software. I was several times looking at their pages, but never tried it. Could you share some more thoughts?  Is XXEngine neccesery for XXHighEnd player? Is AO3 works with XXEngine? I didn't know, AO3 works with dual CPU MB. I have as well Sage C621, but with W10 LTSC w/o AO3 yet.

Hi,

 

XXHighEnd works very well with WS2019 Core, AO3 and PL even during the “unattended mode” of XXHighEnd. With respect to CPU affinity, I have tried many different combinations and the current setting indeed produces the best SQ I ever have. Later last week, I even moved ‘XXHighEnd folder’ from Optane 4800x (OS drive and tied to CPU0) to Optane 905P 1.5 ( music files storage and tied to CPU 1), and there was another major improvement in terms of background darkness and transient. Regarding the XXHighEnd Engine, it is vital for SQ and is necessary for XXHighEnd player. It works well with AO3 too. If you are using Sage C621, please try XXHighEnd and let us know what you think.

 

vhs
 

 

 

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