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  1. Nice video from Benchmark about starquad aligned wires inside a microphone cable: (also some nice demonstration on noise coming from switching-PSU's compared too a line-frequency transformer at 8:00 minutes and after) Also a nice read from Belden on the effectiveness of shielding compared too starquad wire alignment inside a cable. http://www.belden.com/blog/broadcastav/How-Starquad-Works.cfm
  2. I’m arriving late too the party. Everybody has already gone home. But I still like too contribute my daily experience as a Ravenna and Merging Hapi user because I didn’t read much input from daily users. For me connecting a computer to a DAC/Audiointerface through an ethernet (IEEE 802.3) connection is just one of many possibilities to connect a computer. Just as PCI(-E) OEM card solutions, Firewire, USB or Thunderbold can provide an audio connection. In the past there where overheated discussions on that there could be absolutely no audible effects between different ca
  3. I use it. Since one week. It exactly gives the sound quality improvement as you describe !! Thank you for this post. To my ears unmounting the internal Samsung SATA SSD in my Mac Mini only gives half the potential sound quality improvement. I unmounted the Samsung SATA SSD disk from terminal with: diskutil unmount diskXX. XX = 0 in my Mac Mini. But OSX still reads meta-data from the Samsung SSD which means the SATA connection is still active. So I decided too fiscally unplug the power and SATA connecters from the SSD (see picture). For t
  4. Chris, While it’s still possible now, say: ‘Sorry guys, I made a mistake’ 30 more posts from now on, that will be impossible. At that point ‘pride’, ‘honour’, ‘shame’, ‘ego’ or whatever, will make that impossible for you.
  5. Hi Chris, Just like you, I indeed know this very well. That’s why I was very amazed. If you would have red the WHOLE thread, than you wouldn’t have ripped 2 comments out of their context, just too use it as a stick too beat SGBK. If you would have red the WHOLE thread, your conclusion can only be the same as the one from ‘tonerei ‘. That’s why I could only think of one other reason: you where too busy making money. But hey, it’s your website, you’re the publisher and founder. So do as you please. MQN is just damn good. I’m sure MQn player will flourish at some other we
  6. Hi Chris, Being a publisher myself at Reed-Elseviers for many years, I think you made a mistake here. Although it’s obvious that: - MQn will never buy any advertising at CA because it’s free software. - MQn does compete with commercial software players - commercial software players are potential buyers of advertisement at CA - MQn generates a lot of traffic, which means you can sell your advertisements at a higher price (because of more traffic). Now, why did you ban SBGK? - Because there is “promotion of a product” for which SBGK does not buy any advertisement at CA? - Bec
  7. Hi SBGK, Question About: Tasks\P ro Audio registry settings. Are these settings meant to be running ‘mqnplayer’ and ‘mqncontrol’ in high priority? [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\SystemProfile\Tasks\P ro Audio] "Scheduling Category"="High" "GPU Priority"=dword:00000008 "Affinity"=dword:00000000 "Clock Rate"=dword:0000b568 "SFIO Priority"="Normal" "Priority"=dword:00000008 "Background Only"="False" I applied these registry changes, re-started server 2012, checked if registry changes where applied and than checked in task manager
  8. Hi SBGK, haven't listened for a week after the listening session with friends at my place. They where amazed by the very good sound quality coming from an 'un-tweaked', standard server 2012 install. And they where VERY IMPRESSED (!) by the sound quality coming from MQN. Much credits for SBGK !! But there has been again much progress in only one week. Version mqnplay.exe 2.52 sse4 intel v2 sounds great. On my system: * the high's are much better now. In most MNQ versions high's where a little to bright on my system. Especially S's and T's sounded with too much "Sssssss" en
  9. Hi SBGK, Friday night 2 friends are coming over too listen too the spectacular sound quality of Win Server 2012 and also too MQn-player. We are going too listen too all kinds of music ranging from classical, to live jazz, to pop-music. But all from recordings to be of known good quality. My friends also have neutral, detailed, good sounding equipment (Event Opal, Apogee Quartet, PMC DB1S, Steinberg MR816x). They are used too listen critically. I lost track of all versions. Which one do you think we should audition/review coming Friday? (max 3 versions or so)
  10. From internet search I understand that one can use both. But using a QWORD (quadruple word length) is only needed when too communicate larger/longer value's than a DWORD value (double word length) can 'contain'. We want too communicate the value: '1'. This value fit's inside a DWORD as well as inside a QWORD So, if I'm correct, both can be used too communicate value: '1' Dword or Qword?
  11. Hi Jonathan, He can't and shouldn't. That's why I wrote 'I would like too encourage you too follow your own ears.' I disable all Performance Counters with exctrist.exe Please report back if you hear any improvement in SQ when disabling performance counters and lowering USB polling frequency. The SQ improvement in XP is significant Especially lowering USB polling frequency But in 2012 is only subtle I could be fooled by the placebo-effect.
  12. I used this tweak in my cMP / cPlay setup Step 7 - Reduce USB Polling Default polling of USB (Controller) devices under XP is 1ms. Use following registry change for each USB Controller to increase polling interval to 5ms. Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{36FC9E60-C465-11CF-8056-444553540000}\0000 Right-click in right pane > Select New > DWORD > Rename to 'IdleEnable' > Set value to 1 Repeat for each subkey \0000, \0001 ... that has the 'Controller' key I found the same USB polling registry values in server 2012 Same for the exctrl
  13. Hi sbgk Man, you are in a hurry ! I can't keep up with carefully listening too all the new versions and reading the comments of the reviewers. On reviewing MNq-versions: In my opinion it is essential too use recordings that are well known for there good recording and sound quality. And also using a variety of musical styles is essential too judge the sound quality between different MNq-versions. Reading comments like "if you use good recording, more difficult to tell differences in piano sound." makes me wonder. Big chance that this way you are 'voicing' MNq too compensate fo
  14. Hi all, I tried Explorer, Firefox and Chrome, but I can't find how too download files from the new Rapidshare GUI. " Select the desired data and click on Download below on the left to save the files onto your computer. " I manage too select the desired file, but than: where is the "download below on the left" ? I don't see anything 'Below on the left' that looks like "Download". What do I miss? I also don't see version 2.38. I only see 2.37 versions and 2.39. No 2.38 Mark
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