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  1. Thank you @acatala, HQPE runs just fine but does not appear as an output to Audirvana. Both machines are wired to the same switch and the machines to communicate fine since I can launch HQPE on a machine from the other : I don't dig what's not working. I'm gonna check Firewall and stuff like that...
  2. Hello, I want to try Audirvana as a front end for Embedded. How to make it work ; can somebody please share how he/she succeeded ? from what I googled it's supposed to be automagic but no : Embedded on a machine is well seen on a second Mac (where Audirvana is) via browser and I can play music from Library but Audirvana just offers Built in Output. Once @Superdad reported success but for DSD files ; I'm looking to access both PCM and DSD files and hopefully from my main HDD that is connected to a Apple Time Capsule (works perfectly with Desktop that I run under Windows) : alternatives to Audirvana are welcome but I also tried JRIver and it's super buggy/crashes all the time and did not work either Note that I prefer D&D from Finder (yes I admit I spent quite some time creating folders and subfolders) and am not looking for a better fancier GUI. My issue is that my SMB accessed HDD (not the big one on the Apple TC that is not formatted to work via SMB or directly connected to Embedded) does not show all albums.
  3. Thank you Jussi. Someone very close to me does not use her Air anymore and will visit this WE ; if it does not satisfy me it will be the Up then. Thanks and kudos again for a solution that is even better than what I praised. This being said, some feed-backs/glitches reports: only 3.5.4 NAA works on a Mac with latest Mojave when testing D 3or 4 from Windows I have to silent the system and let it run for quite a while before it stops stuttering or, rather, skip like a badly scratched vinyl. Same skipping with macOS but I did not have the patience/motivation to wait to see if it settles. OK from the start with E4. I have moved my bbox in order to use collected short ethernet cables with plastic termination but with no CAT specification, just plain white ; could I be short in bandwidth or what have you ? D3 4 and E4 all sound glorious with the NAA. E4 was systematically less good than D4 on some DSD files and what I heard was consistently reproducible though it did not make any sense that, ie, Patricia Barber's Companion was harsh with E4 while many other DSD files were even more palatable with E4 than with D4. With a NAA all is good, E4 a consistent best I think but that's a lot of information/comparisons in a little time : need to further explore I hope to run your Linux image on the Air as it works fine with my MBP 15 but for those who use a macOs NAA : DoP being using pcm, it's mandatory to first launch a PCM track, output it PCM and then only it's possible to chose SDM as (a working) output. Having a way to wipe out the selections on Main page of E would be handy Albums on the HDD connected to the bbox can all be loaded via macOS or WS2012 but some still don't show in E via /media/bbox For the record, an Airport TC can be accesses SMB with the syntax you kindly provided, vers=1.0, included but with username=*** replaced by -o . However the HDDs would not show. Anyway, I guess the easiest solution when I'll be NAA + E4 would be to order a second TtoE adaptor (unless WIFI stops stuttering) and to plug the HDD in the freed usb port.
  4. Mea culpa and apologies to you all: I once claimed to hear no point to NAA and yesterday WAOUH. So now I need help: I had 2 MacBook Pro at my disposal, 13 & 15 ; the 13 has a keyboard issue (so no StartManager options at boot) and I used the 15 for NAA with @Miska Linux image. Hugest biggest difference* compared to 13 Direct. The 13 MBP is not mine so what would you recommend to replace it? I can probably get a MBAir 11 2011 for cheap that I would turn NAA Allo USBridge is cheap enough but does it run @MiskaLinux image? How about NUC such as UP gateway, ATOM x5-Z8350.w/4G memory,32G eMMC board.w/ VESA plate? How about second hand microrendu or SotM 100? Is there a consensus about more expensive solutions (guess it’s optical rendu nowadays) being really worth it? I have an ISP’s box as switch and a AirPort Time Capsule that I can use as switch as well (actually there was a incorrect (metal terminated) ethernet cable (but) on each when I discovered the waouh factor…. Is it better to connect directly the 2 machines and how? (no success at that but it was not a priority ; might become one because of WAF and the mess right now.) About cables, I have seen @Miska calling for the use of cheap cables with plastic (isolating) terminators but I confess I’m worried to see a EtherRegen coming : Am I opening a Pandora box where we have to go with optical decouplers, sophisticated switch etc, even when using the correct cables? *Running the 13 under macOS (it works only with version 354, not the latest) I’m also investigating Desktop 4 and 4 Embedded (3 computers under 3 different os, fun…)
  5. As written above, reconstruction of transients. The sampling theorem is not intrinsically linked to human audition, what matters is (twice) the bandwidth, and if an instrument is captured up to 35k, then 88.2 or 96 is the required sampling at capture AND to reconstruct transients in the audible range
  6. For me as a customer/end user, In the end, what matters is what I should acquire. Let's take There Comes my Miracle on the latest Springsteen, 16/44 is OK and depending on my mood, SPL, etc, I could happen to prefer it in a blind test for its slight fuzziness (compared to) and things like more sounds of bow on the strings in lieu de more LF extension in the 24/96. But I claim the 24/96 to be better : more presence, better delineation of layers in the mix. It's the one I recommend you to buy (great album). Is it because it was purposely ruined for 16/44, because 24/96 is native ? I don't know, what matters is : get the 24/96. Don't get me wrong, I have (no more, thanks to HQP) no issue with 16/44*. As a matter of fact I'm more relaxed when I face a 16/44 (provided there's no hires equivalent) : I fiddle less with filters, I'm more confident it will sound good. But every time I have compared an original 24/96 recording (in classical it sometimes says, like in the Scarlatti by Sudbin) to its 16/44 down convert I have always been comforted in my policy of acquiring HR. 24/192 of analog material is more controversial : I understand that if 88.2 at least is necessary for matching the mic feed it's for better reconstruction of transients, not for hearing 44.1K. But 96 signal in an old tape ??? 24/192 of analog material might be marketing BS and if so, then the remastering might sometimes proves suspicious, true. However, if it's been (well) done 24/192, take the Blue Note, then we are better off buying the 24/192. *I attended 2 rock festivals those last Sundays and measured up to 105 dBA and 109 dBC (iPhone 6 app), last time I measured at home (active speakers claiming 120 dB capacity) with the same app (uncalibrated but I think it's kosher for a comparison) , PF's The Wall MFSL CD peaked 99dB C and I did not heard noise floor and I don't think I could get much higher either. What matters most IMO is the capacity of a system to play realistically loud, at least the 92 dB of a forte in classical music. Above that SPL, most (all?) of us play music @ home below the SPL of live rock anyway : as I once suggested, that justifies some compression. And a good target curve helps loving and be comfortable with high SPLs ; those are my credos rather than sample rates
  7. I'm afraid my MBP might fail and I have to buy a new machine but I'm not close to get the money for buying the room/house and MCH gear on par with my Stereo and can forget about convolving/upsampling/downmixing to stereo the few MCH SACD I wished to hear that way ; thus : what kind of machine should I plan to get, capable of convolving/upsampling to at least 256/downmixing to stereo PCM MCH + convolving/upsampling to at least 256 DSD files, Without the need for eGPU in the hypothesis I migrate to Embedded ? would latest Mac mini i7 ( Geekbench 4 (SC): 5653 Geekbench 4 (MC): 24072) or latest MBP i7 (5300/23500) good enough for comfortable use, performing as described above?
  8. NOT really, get REW (free) copy your eQ parameters, export the .wav (cf manuals), introduce in +HQP's convolution engine, et voilà
  9. not ready yet ! I have to evaluate if it's worth it, for me, with my budget constraints and existing hardware, compared to D 4. For the time being I 've received an Apple TtoE adapter that seems to work. Lots of interrupts at the beginning, that would not translate in the log nor coincide with cpu throttles. Connecting the cables to my Time Capsule vs to the ISP's box did not change the issue nor did changing the cable (flat 7 vs 7E round one ; opinions on which cable and where to plug them, box or TC?welcome). The good ol' trick of pulling out all the plugs/reconnect seems to have helped the things to communicate ok now... I still have lines of cpu throttles/temperature above threshold warnings with some DSD programs. I confess I can't hear/tell when it happens. Is it reasonable to accept that, SQ wise and machine's sake wise? Sometimes in the midst of an overall glorious sound I have the impression that there's a grainy/dirty something in the "tracks" to make a vinyl analogy but maybe I'm rather touching the limits/seeing the naked truth of some tapes... It does not coincide with the throttles and I heard it on 60's rock on PCM I'll try to reload some albums on my HDD. The ISP gave me a newer box but it is still primitive SMB protocol and some albums still don't show at all, whatever i do to the syntax : crazy. @Superdad : any success fronting Embedded?
  10. Thank you, you mention BootCamp ; does it mean it would be a Desktop on Windows solution, no route to Embedded?
  11. For photo apps including Photoshop and LightRoom, I wish to remain on Mac. Are there opportunities to be sought for in the second hand market after the recent announcements, including new Mac Pro? Based on databases of Geekbench results, my old MBP r mid 2012 (3400+ SC/11000+ MultiCore scores) does not seem to be that much behind compared to old MPro versions but there might be more to the picture... What kind of performances (as referenced per this or that Geekbench type benchmark) should a machine be capable of to run Embedded with say convolution and upsampling to at least 256 of MCH SACD rips ? (taht I can't at the moment even with Desktop, MCH PCM works fine) Should keeping the old MBP + GPU a better option?
  12. I used to roll my Tv on a stand from one room to another to place it on demand (very occasionally, movies only) between the speakers. And then I recently went back to the future with a KRP 500 Pioneer Plasma TV (reset and revolted, damn good) and the thing is so heavy that it cracked the wood floor at door's (between the 2 rooms) level. A whole life of audiophilia or a gorgeous sound when watching movies was to be forsaken... When not in use, I just roll the Plasma set as far back as I can in the loudspeakers' room... And I still get a gorgeous image when it exists on record
  13. lp 2s, same filter as all the filters that have always been lp ; but now it says in their name
  14. @Miska forget about testing the adapter. I ordered one on Amazon that I'll return if it does not work with the image ; against my eco philosophy but... will report
  15. I probably misread you but I remember (probably wrongly) concluding from one of your posts than even with the T+A that supports 48 256 vs 512 was debatable.
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