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17 minutes ago, ASRMichael said:

@Zaphod Beeblebrox my TAD DAC only does maximum of 384khz. Is it even worth using PGGB given the low fs? 

 

I do not know enough about the internal architecture of TSAD DAC to make an assertion one way or the other. Your DAC will benefit   most from PGGBd redbook content to the extent it can take advantage DXD rates at 32 bits. Since your DAC also accepts DSD rates up to DSD128, you should also try HQPlayer at the highest rate for comparison to see if you prefer one over the other.

 

There are some DACs such as T+A which accepts 8FS but also higher rate DSD is processed in pure mode as single bit DSDs and for those, I feel HQPlayer will be the better option too.

Author of PGGB, remastero

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Hi all.

Do you think this laptop would process PGGB files reasonably well?

 

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8 hours ago, HeeBroG said:

Hi all.

Do you think this laptop would process PGGB files reasonably well?

 

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Are you planning to use Parallels or Bootcamp?, in either case if you can allocate 48GB or more to windows, then you should be good. If you have a lot of DSD content, then using Bootcamp may be preferable as you can make use of all of 64GB. If using Parallels and if you can allocate 56GB to the VM, the performance will be bit slower with DSD tracks that are more than 5 minutes long.

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21 hours ago, HeeBroG said:

Hi all.

Do you think this laptop would process PGGB files reasonably well?

 

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I'm typing this on a similar spec 2019 MacBook Pro (only difference is 5500M 8GB). If there is ever a native OS X version of PGGB, I'll purchase it-- though I assume they would go straight to an ARM build at this point in time. 

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6 minutes ago, idesign said:

I'm typing this on a similar spec 2019 MacBook Pro (only difference is 5500M 8GB). If there is ever a native OS X version of PGGB, I'll purchase it-- though I assume they would go straight to an ARM build at this point in time. 

PGGB is uses  Matlab which currently runs on rosetta on M1. I don't believe ARM will be an issue, one of the reasons I chose a Matlab was it makes cross platform support easier. 

 

Though PGGB does not currently support OS X, there is a very good chance that there will be Mac support. In your case, I worry more about 8GB RAM.

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1 hour ago, Zaphod Beeblebrox said:

PGGB is uses  Matlab which currently runs on rosetta on M1. I don't believe ARM will be an issue, one of the reasons I chose a Matlab was it makes cross platform support easier. 

 

Though PGGB does not currently support OS X, there is a very good chance that there will be Mac support. In your case, I worry more about 8GB RAM.

8GB refers to the AMD Radeon Pro 5500M. I have 64GB of DDR4 memory which is the maximum spec Apple offers for the current 16-inch MacBook Pro. 

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4 hours ago, Zaphod Beeblebrox said:

 

I have just released  Mac version of PGGB.

 

It shares the same features as the Windows version. It will run on both M1 and Intel platforms. On M1, it requires Rosetta (tested on M1 Mac book Air, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage).

 

https://www.remastero.com/pggb.html#download

 

 

 

Thanks for releasing this Mac version.

I was using PGGB Windows version with Parallels on my iMac and all I can say is that this just released Mac native version of PGGB absolutely flies (perhaps 1/3 less processing time for an album!) 

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44 minutes ago, Fourlegs said:

...released Mac native version of PGGB 

 

It is not native for Apple M1 platform as it requires Rosetta.

 

Matt

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1 hour ago, matthias said:

 

It is not native for Apple M1 platform as it requires Rosetta.

 

Matt

 Pedant. My Mac is not an M1 platform Apple so for my Intel Mac it is native.

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2 hours ago, matthias said:

 

Please hold your horses.

Matt

😄 I’m riding them today. Hence the Fourlegs!

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4 hours ago, Fourlegs said:

Pedant.

 

3 hours ago, matthias said:

Please hold your horses.

 

1 hour ago, Fourlegs said:

I’m riding them today. Hence the Fourlegs!

 

Please rein in your horses.

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1 hour ago, ASRMichael said:

Ok I tried this today....I had to use my home pc i7 7700t & 24gb of RAM for the conversion. I am completely dumbfounded, blown away! I was never completely happy with how rock music sounded on my system, a few tracks of Metallica & I was in awe! Well done to everyone involved! I can’t wait to give extensive listening over the weekend! 

64gb ordered to take full advantage! @Zaphod Beeblebrox customer service is fantastic!  

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