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  1. AFAIK, you cannot connect the “B” side of the ER (100Mbps) to the original oM (1000Mbps) unless it is a recently released oM that now supports 100/1000Mbps. If you are connecting the oM and sonic transporter to the “A” side of the ER and the “B” side to your router, then not sure how much improvement you would see unless you are streaming music (Tidal, Qobuz, etc). I guess you could connect “B” side to the sonic transporter to take advantage of the “A” to “B” side “moat”.
  2. One change is that I had to add a line to /etc/fstab file so that my Synology NAS would mount upon boot up, otherwise I had to issue the "mount" command on every restart. Here is the line I added: 192.168.0.XX:/volume1/Music_Folder /mnt nfs defaults 0 0 (where XX=NAS IP address)
  3. @MiskaI am currently with @mitchco on DSP filters that are input to HQP and have two questions on convolution settings, one of which was addressed above but still not clear to me. On page 25 of the HQP manual (Version 3.14.0) which discusses the Convolution panel settings, it states: "When positive gain compensation is chosen, it is applied as negative gain when convolution is disabled from the main screen. This makes it easier to compare impact of the particular convolution setup." Does that imply that the "Gain comp" does not do anything when convolution i
  4. Thanks! It took several tries but got NAS mounted as NFS and Roon pointed to it. Hopefully this solves the issue. Fingers crossed. Edit: Roon finished importing all my file and now NO spinning blue circle!!!
  5. For the last several weeks, Roon keeps constantly scanning my music files stored on a Synology NAS - blue spinning circle in the top right menu section of Roon just continuously spins. Roon core resides on my Ubuntu Studio (20.04) server. I posted something on the Roon forum and was directed to this fix which directs me to this update page. I tried to update kernel to 5.6.10 but I seem to be stuck on 5.4.0-53-lowlatency. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
  6. ericuco

    HQ Player

    Since no one else has chimed in, I would start by setting Vol Max to -3 (default) to avoid possible clipping. It would be helpful to know the OS (Win, Mac, Linux) and the DAC you are using.
  7. ericuco

    HQ Player

    Uncheck the 48k DSD box as I don’t think your DAC doesn’t support 48 rates for DSD. Also, set SDM Pack to None and Bit Rate to 44.1k x128. Not sure this will work but worth a try.
  8. ericuco

    HQ Player

    Besides what was also suggested: 1) Set Vol Min = -60 and Vol Max = -3 (default settings). These setting control the limits of the Volume Control knob on the main panel. ASSUMING you are using some type of volume control (preamp, DAC, etc.), then you typically want the Volume Control knob set to the max (full clockwise). Having a yellow or red Volume Control knob means something is not correct. 2) Uncheck CUDA offload unless you have a GPU installed. 3) Uncheck the 48k DSD if you are still not getting any sound. If you get sound with this checked, you can probably change
  9. @The Computer Audiophile thanks for introducing us to this. Always helpful to know about these helpful products. I am noodling on if this is for me or not. I keep 3 full backup copies of my music files plus a partial backup copy (backup 4) in my bank's lock box to guard against theft or fire ... given the way 2020 is going who the hell knows what can happen. I don't use Raid, as you mention, it is not backup. If I have a failure, I can resort to one of my backup drives. It might take a while to restore, but time isn't a huge concern. I am not a business req
  10. A few comments on your setup. First, HQP can take a few seconds to process a file so that in and of itself is not necessarily out of character. According the Cambridge Audio document, the DACMagic 100 does not officially support Linux. The one odd thing that might point to the driver is that your one screen shot shows a 44.1k file being upsampled 96k although in the settings menu it should be 192k (highest level supported by DacMagic 100 from what I can tell). You have the Adaptive Output Rate checked (greyed) so HQP should upsample to the highest sample rate available
  11. Have you considered ifi Audio? They have a wide range of DAC’s with hp amps. Also have a good reputation for quality products at reasonable prices, similar to Schiit.
  12. I was monitoring the network traffic as the last track finished up and there was a continuous small amount of inbound (RX) traffic until maybe 5 -10 seconds before the track ended then the traffic dropped to basically nothing. So it appears that a chuck of the file is loaded (buffered) well before it starts playing (thus the spike) then a constant stream after that.
  13. Here is a graph of data traffic for my Ubuntu Studio 20.04 server running HQP Desktop and Roon Server. I have a Intel X520-DA1 fiber optic card installed running at 10Gbe and connected to a 10Gbe port on my Mikrotik switch. My opticalRendu (HQP NAA) is connected to the same switch running at 1Gbe. Music files are stored on a NAS. There is definitely a spike when it loads a new track. RX=top line TX=bottom line. The spike occurs several seconds before the new track actually plays.
  14. Welcome to AS!! There are lots of discussions on network gear and approaches currently running on different threads. Probably need to get a sense of each thread says and narrow down what you think is best for you ... not an easy task. That said, I would recommend starting at your music system components and looking back upstream rather starting at your router and looking downstream. The reason is that you want to create the best network environment as possible just before the signal hits your music system (streamer, DAC, etc.). There are a lot of things that can happen
  15. There are two HQPlayer “consumer” versions (Desktop & Embeded) that are real-time resampling only. I use HQP Desktop to convert all files to DSD256 format before file is sent to my DAC. The value of HQP is the ability to use a powerful computer to convert files to various formats using a wide select of filters and modulators. DAC’s just don’t have the same processing power to do the same. HQPlayer Pro is more for “professional” users that allows offline processing so that the new file can be saved. I assume it can do real-time as well but perhaps you can ask the dev
  16. I asked Miska the same question about HQP Desktop on Ubuntu Studio 20.04 LTS and never got a reply. Another member did respond that they had been running HQP on 20.04 for several weeks (months) without any issues so I went ahead and upgraded to 20.04 a few days ago and have not had any issues.
  17. Besides the advice above, you need to set “Default Output Mode” to “PCM” in the Settings panel. This will force HQP to ALWAYS output PCM regardless of the source file.
  18. The Sonore guys don’t follow AS threads any longer so you might want to post something on their support forum. Sounds like you either have a bad oR or power supply. Have you tried another power supply?
  19. ericuco

    HQ Player

    Thanks! Upgrade done. HQP Desktop and Roon server appear to be running ok. I will give it all a try later today.
  20. ericuco

    HQ Player

    @MiskaI see that Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is now available. Do you recommend upgrading or staying at 18.04?
  21. Supporting 100 speed seems to indicate that you could now place this new oM between the etherREGEN (b-side out at 100 speed) and an opticalRendu. Currently, you have to switch the eR around so the a-side connects to the oR via the SFP connection which means you "lose" the use of the a-side Ethernet ports.
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