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Solstice380

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  1. @Theobetley Have you tried updating/reinstalling the mouse driver?
  2. Great results! Have you tried the xtr or sinc-m and -l filters? Many were interested in running those.
  3. Solstice380

    HQ Player

    Generally, converting sample rate requires more computing power. HQP does a very good job so don’t be worried about that aspect. Only some filters will convert, others are only able to do integer upsampling. If your DAC accepts 48k based material I would upsample to a 48k rate. If not, use one of the apodizing upsampling filters.
  4. @Kirt I saw an Aida demo at a local dealer. Very impressive! I have the D150/MCT450 combo to play SACDs. (I only setup and rip them occasionally so always new ones piling up!) That would be my only reason to get the combo, however, there are great alternatives like the EMM Labs/Meitner DAC-transport combo or dCS Rossini player that would compete against the Mac combo. McIntosh has greatly improved their digital products but I don’t think they are near the level that your other components warrant. I would love to hear whatever you end up with, I’m sure it will sound spectacular in a well designed room!
  5. Why are you being a wiseass? If you have specific information, or a reliable source, please share. Otherwise your posts are useless, and probably wrong. Which is it?
  6. @OAudio The emissivity of black color is better - slightly more heat will be dissipated.
  7. @Kirt I have McIntosh solid state electronics and really enjoy the sound of my Wilson speakers. I’ve heard them with tube amps sounding very good. The owner of this site also has Wilsons with different front ends. If you can find a dealer to audition them it would be worth it.
  8. You could save a lot of money and check the Schiit products. Many very happy members here with a lot of threads on their stuff. Designed and made by real people who have been in the industry along time. Search for Schiit. You'd get awesome sound and have enough left over for a vacation, when we can travel again. Good luck, it’s a fun position to be in!
  9. Solstice380

    HQ Player

    @Acholate Hello and sorry you are having issues. I see that you have not understood the way the Adaptive Rate Output works. I will try to help and Miska will correct details. If your DAC does not accept 48K base material you need to have 48K unchecked and ARO checked - but you also need to use a Filter that can do Rate conversion, like ext-2. Those are listed in the table in the manual. With these settings all material will be upsampled to a 44K based rate that you set as the Limit. I hope this helps!
  10. @John Choate You need to contact @valer_valer who is the developer. Not sure if he is still around here, or even supporting AR anymore. It was a 2018 release date for v2.3.
  11. Dave Mason and The Quarantines remake Feelin’ Alright https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/dave-mason-remakes-feelin-alright-sammy-hagar-mick-fleetwood-the-doobie-brothers-1031791/ Aaargh no picture came through. Has video!
  12. Solstice380

    HQ Player

    NAA works perfectly for me on both a Windows and a Linux machine. Th e recommendation to check all network settings in computer and routers is a good one.
  13. @Nikhil Ah, if we had only bumped into each other here at AS a couple years before we did, I would have met you in HYD when I was there and we would have had the best biryani on the planet together! Mmmmmiss the food, Chris can have the tea. Wonderful write-up! I enjoyed your sense of history and culture throughout your descriptions. And I am sure your system provides great musical delights. It is well put together and it fits nicely in such luxurious decor. Enjoy, my friend!
  14. @bobbmd and @StephenJK both chill a little, please. Stephen seems to be a little “forward” today and Bob seems a little “extra cranky”. Try to play nice kids! And now back to our thread. I had a pretty nice California Audi Labs player in the early nineties that finally got bettered by Mike Moffet’s Theta separates. I’ve heard the Meitner CD player and it is very nice.
  15. My choice of wording wasn’t great... those were just examples of people’s favorites. Always RTFM for features and specs!
  16. @Evo-No-Revo I think a repair shop I have used gets stuff sent in for repair. Or, if someone has a good shop close by maybe you can persuade them to receive it and take it in for you. The one I know is, unfortunately, an hour + drive from me.
  17. Stick with Linear Phase (lp) filters. And the non-apodizing ones - they are the ones that don't have an X in the APOD column of the table in the manual. Maybe try XTR or the Closed Form filters. You really need to just try them to see what works with your system. I have 2 DACs that sound best with different filters and modulators.
  18. Solstice380

    HQ Player

    Cross that one off the list!!! LOL I'm using NAA on Win10 with the Amanero ASIO without issue. I don't have Roon on this machine, though.
  19. Solstice380

    HQ Player

    @Johnseye Only times I’ve had that type of “pause” issue was when HQP couldn’t get the file fast enough due to either the drive went to sleep or network got messed up.
  20. 60 D/L and 70 U/L on the guest WiFi at the hospital where I am at the moment, so no guarantees. Those cheap SOBs won’t upgrade the local switch so we are stuck with their lousy copper DSL. I’m too embarrassed to even post numbers. I got to know the local tech supervisor pretty well due to their aging equipment always failing. He was able to backdoor a bonded connection, which corporate tech support told me wasn’t possible, to double my download speed to 20Mbps. Sad, huh? The situation gets kind of better - we are getting fiber. I thought the US was spending big bucks on spreading fiber but they want to charge my neighbor and me to bring the fiber from the street to the house. Mine isn’t so bad at 200 ft. distance but he’s almost a 1/2 mile and they want US$600!!! WTF? He said no. We are trying to work through our congress-person but getting their attention right about now is literally impossible.
  21. Solstice380

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    Damn, that was well explained! It’s hard to explain a time warp. 👍
  22. I think you are getting the hang of this. 😎 Unless you are shaving the last $ off of your investment, the Ultra versions of the SOtM units slaved to the M10 clock would be the tops. Well worth the incremental $ and better than the standard versions. A master clock improves the resident clock. It doesn’t replace the resident clocks. As @tedwoods described, the Ultra versions have better clocks than std. and so will perform better when slaved. Again, incremental improvement, system dependent, excellent clock cables turn out to be wicked expensive and highly variable. I think having the clocks internal and close to the action is a solid engineering approach. I’m completely satisfied with just the Ultra clocks and do hear an improvement using the clocked switch. Enjoy!
  23. The TxUSB Ultra can have a clock output. One of mine has it. You can specify clock in / out and 50 or 75 ohms. I run the clock output to a modified switch clock input. I think you have to spend $$$ to get a good clock to improve on the Ultra’s clock. I also have outputs for USB clock from the Tx.
  24. Solstice380

    HQ Player

    I think the HQP filters and modulators require more computing power than the one in Roon. This could be the cause of the dropouts. Did you try running the -2s filters or...?
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