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  1. ericuco

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    44.1x128 = 5.6MHz, 48x128 = 6.144MHz. For each DSD rate, there are 44.1 and 48 variants. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_Stream_Digital
  2. Never used LMS (software) or Squeezebox (hardware) units but this might help explain it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logitech_Media_Server If you are using Roon with the opticalRendu, you shouldn't need LMS.
  3. It could be an overheating issue. Try unplugging power and let unit cool down for several minutes (e.g. 15-30 minutes) then power back up. If I reboot my unit for an update, then it usually will not show up in the SonicOrbiter panel. Solution is to let it cool down and everything works again. Note that it can take a few minutes after powering back up to show up in panel, just takes time to boot so be patient. Moving forward, is your unit in an enclosed space where heat can build up?
  4. Any DAC that indicates it supports DSD on Linux, which is what the SonicOrbiter is based, should work. These days, a shorter list would be DAC's that don't support DSD.
  5. I just searched web on cloud backup and found that iDrive is running a deal for $3.48 for one year with 5TB storage through Tom’s Guide. https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-cloud-backup,review-2678.html
  6. ericuco

    HQ Player

    I believe that HQP just appends the latest session to the end of the existing log. Can you open the log file (text format) and check the date stamps, probably at the bottom of the file? Or you can move the existing file to a new name (e.g. *.old) so that when you start up HQP a new log file is created, assuming you have the Log File box checked in settings.
  7. Yes, once you allow the opticalRendu to cool down for a few minutes, it works properly. Just putting this out there for any others that might be experiencing the same issue. I thought this behavior was solved with the latest cards (which I have) but apparently not.
  8. It looks like 2.8 may still be causing overheating issues with the opticalRendu on startup. Being stuck at home these days and looking for things to do, I decided to check on updates to my Linux server and opticalRendu. When the opticalRendu finished updating, it was not being found on my network. I tried totally powering down opticalRendu several times but that didn’t work. Next I thought that my Google WiFi router wasn’t assigning it an IP address, I started rewiring network so that opticalRendu closer to the router (several switches, WiFi connections between opticalRendu & router) but nothing worked. Finally I decided to power down opticalRendu for several minutes to let it cool down. On powering back up, it was recognized on the network!! So I am concluding that the overheating issue is still there on startup. I use a 7.5v linear power supply which is mid-range on the recommended voltage so nothing extreme there.
  9. Same here using HQP NAA app, no dropouts ever since I upgraded to 2.8 a few weeks ago. I have been trying to determine the source of dropouts for over a year. Glad it is solved. Fingers crossed.
  10. I started using HQP volume control a few weeks ago. Currently, my settings a -25 max and -60 min. When playing music, I am in the -30 to -40 range. The -25 max helps prevent sending a blast to my system if for some reason the volume control accidentally gets turned up all of the way. At your current -3 and -60 settings, turn the volume down very low. Start playing music and gradually raise the volume to normal level and see where you are. Then adjust the max volume slightly greater, just beyond the max setting in normal listening (for me -30 is max normal listening, so max setting is at -25). Just be careful when raising volume!!
  11. I usually have a sporting event on the TV because I can follow along with what is happening (and avoid the idiot announcers). With practically all sports being cancelled I having to make adjustments. The March Madness being cancelled is really disappointing.
  12. Correct, they also have single mode cables if that is what you want.
  13. For several years, I have use fiber cable of varying lengths (1 to 15 meters) without any issues. All of my fiber cables are 10Gb capable from Fibertronics.
  14. @Miska started playing with EC modulators and have a question on how HQP Desktop parses out the CPU loads. I can convert a 192/24 file to DSD256 (12.288) using ASDM7EC modulator on my Linux server (Ubuntu Studio) with i7-9700 (8 cores) CPU. My TPA DAC (ESS9028) can handle 48k DSD (Holo Cyan is waiting on a new board.). Question: CPUs 1 & 4 are running around 85-95% while the other 6 CPUs are running around 10-20%. While I am not having any stuttering, just a bit concerned pushing the 2 CPU that hard over an extended period. Guessing this is ok? Waiting to see if I will be able to use ASDM7EC at DSD256 with my Holo Cyan which doesn’t handle 48k DSD. BTW the EC modulators sound GREAT. I can what all the fuss is about.
  15. ericuco

    HQ Player

    It is at the very bottom of the settings panel, might have to scroll down to see it.
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