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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.
  15. I know! that's why I said "emission reflecting inside", that's an acknowledgment to your comment, no? Your idea seem worth trying but I need to find a good looking tupperware first... not a joke. And Actually I am trying to get some 3M emission absorbing at the moment, it's not that easy to obtain here in Tawain. But then I think I digress.
  16. Jokes are like emissions reflecting endlessly inside this thread, all the musical details are buried...
  17. Also, just confirmed that setting the integrated graphics dram allocation to smallest possible in BIOS (in my case it's 32MB) is very important. Without doing so, the sound will be hasty and harsh in comparison.
  18. Also make sure the power supply is outside of the case, with it sitting inside the computer case, the noise it makes overpowers many optimizations results. Yes, open up the computer case for the openness of the sound provided that your environment isn't more noisy than your computer
  19. Great information worth digressing though... never knew these kind of things, curiosity is cool
  20. I think the Chord Hugo being extremely highly resolute is part of the reason I hear dramatic differences.
  21. Don't really know what you are saying but it sure sounds exotic to me. Are these the stuff you are referring to: RME: HDSPe AES Adnaco-S5: 20 Gb/s PCIe Gen 2 Over Fiber Optic Expansion System Very interesting indeed, please give more information or the results you are getting when you have! I think the PCM digital connection really needs an update... all these high tech extensions, re-clockers, numerous extra hardware... just for this ancient PCM digital stream to work right...
  22. Jriver does not belong to Computer Audiophile site. Because their firm belief is that computer makes no differences to audio quality. End of Story.
  23. I am Taiwanese, sorry for my grammar, fellow thought-police.
  24. I am new here and here is my first encounter with them personally here: http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f11-software/remove-display-driver-improves-audio-quality-greatly-23104/#post386840 And then the famous Jriver blocking JPLAY case. And witnessed many more before, I think JPLAY is a keyword for Jriver to attack. And my finding wasn't JPLAY specific, it improves the quality on native ASIO output as well, but... it's just unbelievable to me that members with Jriver in the profile acting so ignorant and childishly.
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