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  1. k6davis

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    I had a similar issue previously with my NAA setup, except it was cutting off the first few seconds of each track. I reverted back to an older version of the NAA image (sorry, I can't remember which one) and everything worked perfectly.
  2. They are supposed to represent the best songs on the album I never was sure who's was deciding that.
  3. You make good points and are far more reasonable than I on Roon, because I was emotionally attached to it. Sounds silly as I type it, but it is the portal through which I accessed music, which is hugely important to me. Users are not allowed to downgrade, get nags if they don't upgrade and while Roon isn't threatening to kill 1.7 outright, any back-end changes they make will not have it in mind. So it will likely gradually stop working. There's certainly no assurance that I can continue to use it. The only thing I disagree with you on is Roon's development style not bei
  4. It's take it or leave it because Roon is software as a service. I paid for it, but I don't own the software and can only use it on their terms. Given that, it's especially unfortunate and highly unusual that the company is so comfortable making major and unnecessary changes to their product, to things that were working well and that people were largely pleased with. If the next iOS or Android was this different from the current version, in such arbitrary ways, and users were forced to upgrade to it, there would be an uproar. But of course, that scenario is unimaginable. Apple and Google are mu
  5. I think this is definitely the case. They should have just done that for the the mobile versions without making so many alterations to the desktop versions. I really miss seeing Recommended Albums at the top of the page. I suspect that's true. In the above picture you posted, on the bottom left, the artist name is truncated/cut off due to lack of space. "Pat Metheny, Christian McBride, Antoni...". Plus the font is tiny. It's nice to be able read that, especially when you've moved the main page to an album that's not playing. Y
  6. Yeah, but they couldn't put the review beside the title, because most album titles are longer than "Day Trip". And the artist name in the second image is truncated. I really appreciate you guys, but I've made my feelings known on this. I don't want to hog the thread, being repetitive. I have 1.7 and I'm good. If that stops working, I'll have decisions to make.
  7. What you've done here is 1000% more appealing than the stock version. Can you also change the font sizes? Even in your very nice enhancement: The album title is needlessly big, and needlessly split on to two lines The upper right hand corner of the screen is a vast expanse of nothing You can't see even the first song without scrolling The font size for the song titles (if you could see them) is so small it's unpleasant for me to read, though it may be easier with a color scheme like this You can't see any album recommendations without scrol
  8. It looked like this in 1.7. The waveform stretched across the entire screen which looked cool and made it far easier to use. They also put the currently playing artist and title above the the waveform. That way there was room for long titles without them being truncated. The way things are now, both elements are compromised, IMO.
  9. I agree with this. They had some issues out of the gate, but things seem to be working fine. And things that are obvious bugs (shuffle, etc) will get fixed. I don't agree with this. But that's a matter of taste and opinion. Some of us find the new UI to be very unpleasant to use compared to 1.7, but we are not the majority. You may love it. I'm using 1.7 until it stops working or 1.8 moves more in my direction, which I don't think it will.
  10. This is a key point. Depending on your control device, the use cases are wildly different. For example, users who only use Tidal/Qobuz have never seen a Roon waveform before. So the fact that it's small now has zero impact on them. People who use it on a phone have never seen the sidebar before. So its absence means absolutely nothing to them. It used to be that the desktop app was primary and the mobile apps were secondary, but it appears that Roon has gone mobile first. Fonts are smaller, images are bigger, everything requires scrolling now and there are wide open empty spaces e
  11. k6davis

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    I have high hopes, given that this is just the first gen and lowest end version. More powerful Apple Silicon system will certainly be forthcoming. But knowing you, you'll write something that taps them out too!! 😂
  12. I couldn't agree more. The white huge font (for things I don't need to read) combined with the white tiny font (for things I do need to read) on the (literally) black background along with smaller icons, waveform and the vast amount of empty space... I just can't. It hurts my mind. And that's just the look of it, let alone the changes to the way things work. It's like they asked me to tell them everything I liked about Roon and then said, "Great! Okay. We're gonna move or remove all of that. And then change the way nearly everything works, in ways that no one was asking for!"
  13. k6davis

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    Wow!! I hadn't heard of anybody getting that to work without a CUDA card. The M1 chip continues to impress me.
  14. I hate it. I couldn't really stand to even look at it or use it after a while. I used a clone I made of my hard drive to revert back to 1.7 and I couldn't be happier. It's genuinely fascinating how people can look at the same thing and feel so differently about it. Doesn't make anybody right or wrong, of course. Roon 1.8 has been controversial. Based on a poll in the Roon forum, over 30% of the users agree with me. Not a majority, but not an insignificant number either. The people who like it or feel neutral about it don't understand the vitriol of those of us who don't
  15. What people are saying in the Roon forum is that if you have, say, 10,000 tracks, shuffle will sort them alphabetically (by artist, I presume) and only play music from the first 5,000. So you'd never hear music from the second half of your library. Which is not the desired effect for this function at all. Sounds like a bug that I'm sure they'll fix.
  16. k6davis

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    Because there are a couple of people asking about HQP OS/HQP Embedded, I'm going to add a link to a detailed post I wrote recently about how to set it up and get it running.
  17. k6davis

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    It was stated here several times that the M1 chip is capable of EC at DSD256. If someone said that it was also capable of Sinc-L at DSD256, then I missed that. So has any Apple M1 owner actually gotten Sinc-L at DSD256 to work?
  18. k6davis

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    @Solstice380 has it right. I would be willing to bet that the dealer has never heard HQP upsampling. My Lampi L4 is DSD-Only as well. It's also my preamp, which means I don't have to have a separate preamp that sounds as good as the DAC. I have been converting everything to DSD for about 15 years. Before I found HQP, I was using J-River to do it. Here's a quote from the old Lampizator website about their DSD processing: DSD on the Lampi is fantastic. Sorry for the detour, back to HQP. Is that case that the M1 Ma
  19. k6davis

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    Of course, you would know. However, I was running Desktop 4.9.2 on Windows vs Embedded 4.2.1.1 on HQP OS. The fact that HQP OS is ultra lightweight, needs no optimization and has no GUI or unnecessary services running in the background is why I switched to HQP OS/Embedded. Embedded 4.2.1.1 is giving me the best sound I've ever gotten from my system.
  20. k6davis

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    For me, Roon is a mixed bag things I love and a few things that I wish were designed differently. But one thing that it does extremely well is serve music to HQP. In any file format, including formats that HQP can't receive directly. Gapless works perfectly. There are no pops, clicks or noises when transitioning from PCM to DSD. The interface between Roon and HQP is seamless and sonically and operationally transparent.
  21. k6davis

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    Would you and @Nikko1960 share more about what CPU/GPU are you're using and what it's capable of using Sinc-L? Are you upsampling high-res PCM to DSD? Using an EC modulator? Using 48x? To what bitrate? I'm away from home right now and can't listen for myself, but I gather from your posts that you both feel that Sinc-L is worth using even if you need to reduce you bitrate to use it? Thanks.
  22. k6davis

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    @ted_b sent me a private message asking for some guidance on setting up HQP OS/HQP Embedded. I wrote a detailed reply for him and figured that I'd share it here in case anyone else is interested. It's easy to set up, but it's definitely not obvious how to go about it. Once you get your head around it, it's very easy to use, works extremely well and of course, sounds great! Here's how to get HQP OS/HQP Embedded running with Roon. This will require at least 2 computers: 1 for Roon and another for HQP Embedded. You can try it out without making any changes to your current
  23. k6davis

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    I upsample everything to DSD5EC DSD256 with poly-sinc-ext2 or sinc-S, using an NAA. The details are in my signature. Jussi's release notes on the main page for the recent versions mention various "NAA streaming optimizations", so I thought that might be the reason for the great sound. But @ted_b just posted that he's getting the "magic" even though he hasn't tried 4.9.0 with an NAA yet.
  24. k6davis

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    "'Curiouser and curiouser!' said Alice... I have licenses for both HQP Desktop and HQP Embedded. Embedded has been my daily driver for a few years now. I like that HQP OS is free, ultra lightweight and optimized by Jussi just for running HQP. But I had to try the recent Desktop versions to hear for myself what you guys are talking about. I have 4.9.0, 4.9.2 and Embedded 4.21.1, which was released earlier today. I didn't download 4.9.1, so I can't compare it to the others. I boot HQP OS with HQP Embedded from a USB stick, and Windows Server 2019 with the HQP Desktop is
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