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  1. It is offline and PCM result only, so DSD files will not be upsampled, only converted to PCM. The offline process means that your cpu, during playback, will have less heavy lifting (all that is done during offline resampling)...and therefore you may well be able to play very high (i.e 32fs) PCM with much less effort. The downside: lots more storage needs. ๐Ÿ™‚ I will let the PGGB beta guys talk about the filter/dither choices, etc. Edit: I see there is another thread so discuss over there.
  2. And your taste in music, type of music (especially those selections you use for serious listening comparisons).
  3. Luisma (and others), thanks so much for the replies and opinions. I wish I had better luck with NAAs lately. My Holo Spring (May on the way) KTE just sounds richer and better colors with a Windows 10 ASIO driver (i.e direct from my Hynes-powered Startech card) than it does via my NAA (Lmitche's NUCi7 with either AL or HQP OS). I might try putting Windows-something on that NAA and try again. I had a Windows NAA several years ago when I had the Caps V1 stuff (Zuma as my server, and smaller atom NAA) and it sounded fine, but much later built the i7-6700k server (with lots of Larry's help clea
  4. So no dc-ATX converter, just the direct ATX 500W power supply? Is this a better solution than the 300W/dc-ATX converter combo for ATX and another psu for the cpu?
  5. Bob, Thanks for the reply. I've done many NAAs in my HQP experiences, and will do another in the new room (at least one, the exaSound S88 includes an internal NAA so that will be my multichannel solution). However, I have not found universal NAA success...some good, some not so good. I also have a backup plan, as I've included a small cable run from my storage area behind the wall of my new audio room, so if my server is too noisy (acoustically speaking) I can put it back there...but would rather not. Yes, I plan on taking advantage of the newer chips; until then I need to
  6. As some of you know, I am a longtime HQplayer user that took a couple years off while I moved the wife and I 1400 miles across the US to our new home in the Denver area (we love it). As my very slow build of the lower level audio room continues I was able to start serious music listening once again, but this time via a one-person setup...my RAAL SR1a earspeakers (think Apogees hanging off your ears). ๐Ÿ˜Ž My system is an older build: Roon runs on this Windows 7 desktop I'm typing on, and through a GS108 gigabit switch talks to my trusty i7-6700k Win 10 Audiophile Optimized headless
  7. No issues, Ron. I just didn't want to go down the DVD rip rabbit hole HERE, with 10 new posts, etc.....but rather on another thread. ๐Ÿ™‚
  8. Let's keep this thread about SACD ripping. To rip PCM-based discs like BluRays, DVDs, DVD-Audio, etc do a search at the top of this forum. There are dozens of threads on how to rip DVDs, etc. And yes, DVD Audio Extractor is a good tool. Also, for Blurays search on MakeMKV or Audiomuxer. Back on topic please. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Is that a Menage a Trois? Sure, why not. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    It's what my wife and I talk about in bed. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  11. Great podcast Chris. When I saw this podcast come up I immediately thought of that incredible piano recording that Bill played at CES about 5 yrs ago (Andrew Jones hosted TAD event in one of the large parlor rooms upstairs at the Venetian). I sat mesmerized at this 24/192 recording, and turned to Dick Olsher sitting next to me and told him I'd never heard the sound of piano recorded THAT realistically before. He agreed wholeheartedly. Oh, I want to hear that again!! As Bill says in the podcast, all he needs is some funding. I'll pitch in. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    So he should set to "32" or "auto"?
  13. Quadman, now that you have the May where you want it, have you tried comparing taking PCM to DSD512 versus taking PCM to very high PCM (like 1532k)? If so, what is different (or lacking) that you hear better in DSD512? BTW, "dither" is a PCM term; your ASDM7 or DSDv2 are modulators. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Chris doesn't use Holo dac, he uses the Terminator dac.
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    I'm afraid I may have misled on this response top MemoryPlayer. When he asked I answered a generic question, rather than one specific to my comment about NativeDSD's DSD512 catalog via HQplayer Pro On those we use ASDM5EC.
  16. If I remember correctly DVD-R or DVD-RW. Not sure about DVD+R. Just burn the ISO. As you stated many players have, through firmware, opted out of SACD-R playback unfortunately.
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    For PCM filters are endless. Modulators are usually ASDM7 or other higher order non-EC ones
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    On the fly upsampled to DSD512/EC doesn't exist. If you want to hear upsampled DSD512/EC then buy a DSD512 album from us over on NativeDSD; we use HQPlayer Pro for DSD512 (since no one records at that level).
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    MP, most of us prefer EC modulators at the highest bit rate over non-EC at a higher one. Currently EC at DSD256 is the pinnacle, as 8ghz CPUโ€™s arenโ€™t around yet. ๐Ÿ˜€ This is a comment on upsampling to DSD only. Iโ€™ve no experience with 32fs PCM yet but even 8fs sounds pretty damn good with ext2 and a good dither setting.
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    Details are important! As I detailed earlier I found that any Linux โ€œdriverโ€ cause my Holo Spring to click audibly between tracks of different formats or rates. I much prefer ASIO
  21. Can I assume the Asus is called Maximus, not Maximum, or are they different? If Maximus, is this mobo $1500 and cost $160 to ship?? Yikes! https://www.newegg.com/asus-rog-maximus-xii-extreme/p/1JW-000C-00U79?quicklink=true
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    Asio driver for what dac?
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    I do not yet have a 32fs capable DAC in hand but when I do (Holo May most likely) will their ASIO driver support 32fs (1411.2 and/or 1536) on an NAA?
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    Yes, very neat, and the SFP board is very reasonably $$. So we could configure this to be a Windows 10 LTSC optical NAA, for like $450, and only need an SFP(+)? Really?
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    I've been running HQPlayer with AO (Audiophile Optimizer) for many years, both in the OH home and now here, with no interaction issues. So I wouldn't necessarily fault AO, but maybe there is something about Win Server (in addition to Jussi's comments). I ran that for a couple years (12 and 16?) and would have weird HQPlayer gremlins from time to time. But Win10 has been rock solid. And for whatever reason, I like the sound of HQP on Win 10 better than on Linux (AL, HQP OS). It's a personal thing. :)
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