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  1. Did you change the firmware from version 30.14 to 30.12? And then there was something about that Intel USB ports are prefered.
  2. PCM 1411.2 and 1536 kHz playback is possible at least with my Spring 2 DAC and Asmedia 3142. Spring 2 and May have the same firmware versions 30.12 and 30.14 so the result should be the same. I have purchased this card. Additionally, I have the JCAT USB XE built in my "main audio-pc". For this audio-pc (Intel i7-8700) I have two installations (HQPlayer OS and Win 10 LTSC 2019 each of them on a 32 GB Optane stick) I swap now and then. At the moment I use Win 10 for playing with JPLAY and Diretta and HQPlayer Desktop. I have made a short clip. Sorry for the quality. You see my NUC7i7
  3. Spasibo bolshoe for mentioning the PURE firmware! I have reactivated my dusty BBB and have Tidal Connect now! Besides NAA (not yet tested) and more.
  4. Die JCAT sollte unter USB-Controller zu finden sein: Asmedia oder so. (Sorry for German)
  5. Holzohr

    HQ Player

    Not sure if it the same with Spring 2 and May DAC but I had to install a different firmware to make my Spring 2 ready for 1411/1536kHz. It came with the '768kHz firmware' to be compatible with JCAT USB Femto and Matrix Element H. (I see 1024x in the display.) I am not at home at the moment so please check the Kitsune site for the firmware versions.
  6. Holzohr

    HQ Player

    Do you have a NAS for your music? Maybe it's the Samba version thing again. I had to activate the Samba version 3 on my Synology NAS. Though the latest HQPe version offers support for Samba version 1.
  7. It is possible with a m.2 to PCIe adapter. The drawback is you can not use a m.2 ssd in this case. I am just playing with this solution: m.2 to PCIe adapter plus JCAT USB XE. The NUC (NUC7i7DNKE) is booting either from a Diretta stick or from a NAA stick. I think about purchasing a HDPLEX H1 V3 case plus NUC Kit plus m.2 to PCIe riser.
  8. What DAC are you using? About Euphony Stylus and JPLAY Femto I had a similar feeling:
  9. Holzohr

    HQ Player

    All I wanted to say was that Auralic and Lumin use OpenHome instead of just UPnP. You may check this and ask them why.
  10. Holzohr

    HQ Player

    Lumin and Auralic use OpenHome when I remember right. I had an Aries Femto many years ago and added BubbleUPnP to my Minimserver at that time.
  11. Lol, that's what I should do, too! But right now I am thinking hard about purchasing the JCAT USB XE card from @StreamFidelity 😆 I have reactivated my Level Pilot again and placed it between the Spring 2 and my active speakers. It is really a neat volume control though I have read about a mismatch between left and right channel after a certain time of use. At least in this case you will be safe with the Serene. 🙂 Left the Surface Dial, very useful for Roon (plus HQPlayer) users. Right the Level Pilot. Sorry for pic quality.
  12. A Level Pilot could be useful. 🙂 I bought one when I had a DS DAC. I was not so happy with its digital volume control. Well, I will go the 'Serene' road, too. I still have two/three analog sources. @GoldenOne has created a Serene thread:
  13. Hi @shahed99, interesting that it has worked with the Femto card and Gentoo. Well @Marcin_gps, I have to update/correct myself. I had kind of 'hiss' with PCM 1536 khz and HQPlayer OS. I don't remember that with Windows but it seems I could solve this in my case. Changing DAC bits from 20 to 16 in the HQPe settings fixed it. According to @Miska the 16 bits doesn't matter using a noise shaper as LN15.
  14. Holzohr

    HQ Player

  15. Salut Zauurx,


    may I ask are you the Zauurx in the Diretta thread dans le forum-hifi francais? I am a quiet reader there. 🙂

    I am thinking about selling my Diretta USB stick. I was trying Windows LTSC yesterday and today again but decided to go back to HQPlayer OS. So I wonder what to do with the Diretta stick. In case you are interested let me know.


    Best regards


    1. Zauurx


      Good evening Marion,

      Yes, I am :)
      The Zaurux of forum-hifi.fr. 
      How did you make the connection ?
      I'm starting to test Diretta... I don't know if I'll validate. 
      I use HQPlayer connected in IPV6 directly on a USBridge (a bit like Diretta).
      I don't know if the keys can be resold with license transfer ? If so, what would be the amount.

      Best regards - Zaurux

    2. Holzohr


      Salut Zaurux,


      I have used my NAA NUC as target. That was rather easy. The license is (on) the USB stick. I got it (the official stick) for 299 Euro because I have helped to make the Holo Spring 2 DAC compatible. I only would beg for adding the secured shipping cost from Allemagne to France including tracking id.

      Ok, take your time. Maybe I will give Windows another try on weekend. I just have the JCAT USB XE here for testing. It seems the card is working better with Windows than with Linux concerning 1411/1536 Khz PCM. A kind of strange hobby we have... 🙂


      Greetings from Berlin


    3. Zauurx


      Hello Mario (not Marion .. I had not worn glasses).
      I will also test the trial version using my old server as "target-PC".
      Yes, no configuration problems. I was already using the same operation with my Allo USBridge (direct connection to HQP in IPV6).
      Have a good week-end
      Musically .. from Burgundy - Stefan

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