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  1. I consider it quite probably in error.. Whether do to expectation bias or something else I have no idea and don't wish to speculate on what they might be. I'll only comment that Kal said this, "It was as if the Regen weren't there (after its inclusion)—until I began listening closely." So he wasn't listening closely before it's insertion, but later did? This hints at the improvements often heard when some new piece is added and the listener then starts listening more closely and hears more detail and the other things he's tuning into. Read more at https://www.stereophile.com/content/uptone-audio-usb-regen#433U56qVUTosa2GH.99 Atkinson's measurements weren't the only ones to find the regen mostly valueless. There's a 27 page long investigation at ASR if you want to learn more. https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/uptone-iso-regen-review-and-measurements.1829/
  2. Nope FD, now you know the reference was to some of the subjective reviews in Stereophile. Here's a good example of high fiction, https://www.stereophile.com/content/uptone-audio-usb-regen You have to dig all the way down into John Atkinson's measurements to find the reality, "Using this long cable and my MacBook Pro running on battery power, I tested the Regen with a PS Audio PerfectWave DirectStream DAC and a Meridian Prime D/A headphone amplifier, using my Audio Precision SYS2722 analyzer and the same test signals I'd used for the JitterBug review. Sad to report, I found that the Regen made absolutely no difference in the D/A processors' analog output signals." Read more at https://www.stereophile.com/content/uptone-audio-usb-regen-measurements#DZVzOquGP2LkRw8y.99
  3. Everyone enjoys a bit of fiction now and then That's good to hear John. keep up the good work.
  4. Hoping you will continue doing equipment measurement there. They are the only thing that keeps me subscribing for many a year.
  5. Just got in the May issue of Stereophile. John Atkinson still listed at the top of the mast as Editor? Austin still only as a contributing editor?
  6. Oh no, bang your shoe while yelling "we will bury you" 😛
  7. More 5.1 multichannel content. And some type of documentation somewhere please on the expected software/hardware configurations for playback.
  8. The pressures of conscious with age often bring a increase in personal honesty and integrity. But left channel is right, this is too far OT for this thread, lets move on. Actually since Qobuz did launch in the US on Feb 14, this thread has served it's usefulness and should be closed. That would help to centralize the discussion of things like bugs and issues in the Official thread.
  9. I wonder if you could hear that difference with your eyes closed? I very much doubt it unless the H-R file is being streamed from a different master. I know that in the greatest majority of cases the difference is gone under a bias controlled blind listening. Even Mark Waldrep of AIX recordings has admitted he can't here the difference between Redbook CD and 24/96 on recordings that he heard live and mastered the file himself!
  10. Guess I misunderstood? In any case, just trying to track down the conditions under which the Qobuz 5.1 streaming actually works. What method of digital transport did you use from the Roon computer to the DACs?
  11. OK, I thought that was your daily usage since you said Qobuz 5.1 worked with it for you.
  12. So using that path can you get a 5.1 stream to function with a Qobuz 5.1 file?
  13. If you get a chance, could you check ROON/Audirana 5.1 over HDMI into your Marantz 8805 or whatever AVR your working with now. If that's even possible? TIA
  14. Remember that the multich streaming done on Netflix is done in highly compressed Dolby Digital Plus format. Supposedly capable of doing up to 7.1 channels but I'm not aware of anything beyond 5.1 at this time. Since I haven't been successful in getting Qobuz 5.1 working here, I have no idea what the available datarate is. Maybe Kal knows, I can't find any documentation on Qobuz 5.1 at all. @David Craff maybe you can get someone to supply some technical details on 5.1 and what gear/path is required for proper playback. TIA
  15. Thanks Kal. At this point doesn't seem to be much content in any case. Can't find any web info on the multich streaming, guess I'll just keep my eyes open. At this point the 5.1 content would be the main reason I'd switch from Spotify for now.
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