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HQplayer 4 and Mac-mini M1


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4 hours ago, Bushikai said:

Anyone try Hqplayer 4 with the new Mac mini M1, DSD256?

 

Yes, works fine from RedBook to DSD256 with poly-sinc-ext2 and ASDM7EC. And from higher rates with -2s filters and ASDM7EC. See the HQPlayer thread for more details.

 

Signalyst - Developer of HQPlayer

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19 minutes ago, Bushikai said:

Hello, What is RedBook?

 

 
Redbook = CD Quality (16/44.1)

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Ubuntu Linux box (i7-12700K, 12 cores, 32GB RAM, Intel X520-DA1 NIC, HQP Desktop) > fiber > MikroTik CRS305-1G-4S+ > fiber > fitlet2 (HQP Embedded OS - NAA) > T+A DAC8 DSD > Rogue Audio DragoN > Klipsch La Scala — digital volume control with HQP, DSP with HQP convolution 

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On 12/16/2020 at 5:20 PM, Miska said:

 

Yes, works fine from RedBook to DSD256 with poly-sinc-ext2 and ASDM7EC. And from higher rates with -2s filters and ASDM7EC. See the HQPlayer thread for more details.

 

Any update son the Mac mini? will it work without problems on DSD256?

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Jussi / Miska,

I presently have a I7 2012 MacMini which has served me well. I see the benefit of the new MacMini M1 with increased processing horsepower. Problem is, there is no aftermarket outboard power supply / fan controller (ie. MMK from UpTone Audio) that I know of. 
Is the fan noise objectionable?

Is the internal power supply polluting the sound quality?

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1 minute ago, jkenton said:

Is the fan noise objectionable?

 

Not in my opinion if the machine is not very close to your listening position. If you go about 50 cm behind the Mac Mini you can hear the fan. Two meters front of Mac Mini you would need a very quiet room to hear it. At least my unit (you never know if every fan they install is the same (ie. what kind of manufacturing tolerances the fans have).

 

4 minutes ago, jkenton said:

Is the internal power supply polluting the sound quality?

 

I don't know yet, I have not measured any DACs directly connected to it. At my office I have Mac Mini on the office desk while in the device rack 2 meters front of the desk has NAA and Holo Spring DAC. So I've been just playing to the NAA. In which case the PSU cannot pollute the sound.

 

Signalyst - Developer of HQPlayer

Pulse & Fidelity - Software Defined Amplifiers

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a question
is there any user who with a mac mini M1 (+ NAA) and a dac holo audio or denefrips has tried the upsampling in pcm 1.411-1.536 mhz?
thank you

sistema:

Server HDPlex (i7-6700-WS2016) HQPlayer con Ramdisk + HQPDcontrol> Macmini (roon core+Tidal) or HQPlayer Client + Qobuz > HDPlex NAA (celeron G1840T-WS2016) NAD con Ramdisk, or miniPC Fitlet with image of Miska >switch rete tp-link, Denafrips Ares2, SPLvolume2 

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so it works, has no micro-interruptions?

 

sistema:

Server HDPlex (i7-6700-WS2016) HQPlayer con Ramdisk + HQPDcontrol> Macmini (roon core+Tidal) or HQPlayer Client + Qobuz > HDPlex NAA (celeron G1840T-WS2016) NAD con Ramdisk, or miniPC Fitlet with image of Miska >switch rete tp-link, Denafrips Ares2, SPLvolume2 

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thanks Jussi 👍

sistema:

Server HDPlex (i7-6700-WS2016) HQPlayer con Ramdisk + HQPDcontrol> Macmini (roon core+Tidal) or HQPlayer Client + Qobuz > HDPlex NAA (celeron G1840T-WS2016) NAD con Ramdisk, or miniPC Fitlet with image of Miska >switch rete tp-link, Denafrips Ares2, SPLvolume2 

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On 3/18/2021 at 4:25 PM, Miska said:

For HQPlayer 8 GB should be enough, but I've heard rumors that 8 GB models tend to wear out the flash storage fairly quickly due to extensive swapping.

 

 

As shown here, in case the usage is limited to HQPlayer, there does not seem much memory swap involved, even with 8Gb RAM.

 

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On 3/18/2021 at 8:25 AM, Miska said:

For HQPlayer 8 GB should be enough, but I've heard rumors that 8 GB models tend to wear out the flash storage fairly quickly due to extensive swapping.

 

Like you, I've read reports of peculiarly heavy use of swap storage on a 8 GB M1 Mini when the programs running didn’t seem to be using anywhere near that much RAM.  So 16 GB seems safest.

Mac Mini (2012 i7) > HQPlayer > RME ADI-2 v2 > Benchmark AHB-2 > Thiel 3.7

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On 4/1/2021 at 10:33 PM, fishflower said:

All filters? Does this include 7ec-xtr?7ec-sin_L?

Yes, 7ec-sin_L does work in M1 as I listen to mostly original DSD files. If you want to do 44.1 to 7ec-sin-L, you can achieve this with another upsampling of 44.1 to 64 DSD(eg. Roon) before feeding HQplayer. 

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