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About koblongata

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  1. Mind if I ask how you utilize your Rednet 16? I am intrigued..
  2. I don't know... in my experience I really find that shielding that close to the circuit board is actually a bad thing, it traps and reflects the internal noises.
  3. I remember the designer of Hugo said it's best to just use the optical SPDIF input for isolation, so I got myself a XMOS U8 USB to SPDIF bridge with 0.1PPM clock from taobao, cheap ~US$50... it sounds great, I feed it with batteries too; there is a version of same product with built-in linear power supply which I got for a while for testing, but returned it; the simple bus powered version with an USB signal/DC separation cable powered by batteries clearly sounds better. I am looking at intona too because the other tweak I have for noise isolation, an USB/Optical/USB cable, also from taobao, not really cheap, shortest cable is 10M, for US$250... while working great with the bridge above with the signal isolated from PC and regenerated too, but it's kind of too complicated because for best sound I have to feed both end with batteries too, that's a lot of battery DC... But, then again, second thought, if Intona is fed with batteries on both end (with DC separated USB cable), I believe it will sound better too, sign... anyways, it's always like, not until you tried I guess... Another thing worth mentioning is after a long time with Hugo I can say even it is said to be completely battery powered, the DC power adapter still adds quite a bit of noise into the audio. Some people actually prefer that noise though, saying it is "fatter"... but to me, it's kind of congested and fatiguing sound obviously polluted by noise. And, to your Q6, from my experiences, no matter how you feed it, it will always sound Hugo, everything sounds glossy, not in a bad way, of course, or it wouldn't be so popular.
  4. How about connecting it in parallel? Is it possible too? Higher current can be desirable in some applications..
  5. The FAQ reads that you can put 2 LPS1 in serial to get 12V, I was wondering how do you do it, is it as simple as connecting one of the DC output's + to another's -? Thanks!
  6. Other than signal chain, every computer/laptop sounds different, it would be very helpful that you provide your computer system configuration (BIOS setup too) and also the audio signal chain.
  7. Ahh... Eisenstein thought of General Relativity while he was riding a bicycle, you know... you get the idea ;D
  8. Just replying to get progress updates from this thread on whateveritis
  9. What sort of audio systems you have experienced to make you think like this? Please post your systems you have/had.
  10. "JRMC19" & "Archimago", 2 keywords explain everything you said. Archimago's tests are like child's play, they represent nothing. If he can come up with something like TotalDac's: http://www.totaldac.com/D1-digital-eng.htm would be more convincing... But if you have been truly honest about you can't really hear a difference, I think it could be the "Adnaco S3B fiber over USB (battery power)" that you are using, which is an interesting option to isolate noise and some useful applications, would try it in future.
  11. So the ultimate goal of this article is to prove JRiver Mac and JRiver Windows have exactly the same audio quality because bits are bits, right?
  12. It's a great way to improve timing and reduce noise, not ridiculous... have you nay sayers even tried??
  13. Stuttering often likely to be network related, especially wireless. My case is that after the driver is gone, my movie playback has video tearing, which is understandable since the video card isn't working at its fullest. Now my driver-less PC is only used for audio playback when watching movies.
  14. Yeah, that can certainly do. Was trying to lower the interference, freeing up resources of all sorts, make it an as simple (and cheap) as possible setup that sound good. But, again, lowering these is quite a feat on its own, free though Still much to do and learn.
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