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  1. I'm going to try out HQPDcontrol v4, replacing Roon, as my client to see if I can get a bump in SQ. I want to use my pre-amp to control the volume. Any thoughts on where I should set the volume in HQPDcontrol? Thanks.
  2. Adding a shield is a future project but I can share what I've done so far. After many experiments,I decided that the shipped configuration was the best all around. But then, I added an etherRegen to my chain and the bass became overwhelming - loud and flabby. So, I switched to TANF and the bass improved. Later, I upgraded the power supply on the etherregen to a JS-2 and retried the shipped configuration. It was much better than originally and better than TANF before and after the ehterRegen. I'll stick with the shipped config for now: it has good soundstage, plenty of air around the instrument
  3. Thanks, I always appreciate your experiences.
  4. Larry, After lots of experience with Lush^2, which configuration are you using? Thanks. Mark
  5. I'm curious, has anyone has heard an SQ difference with 2.8 on an ultraRendu? Thanks.
  6. Worked like a charm. Alex, you're brilliant! I'm listening to Till Bronner/Nightfall and it never sounded this good before. Now can't wait for an etheregen.
  7. Chutt, I have never experienced this but it seems like a network issue. In any case, I have had several other quirky issues over the years .Most of them were solved by powering down both the dac and the UR. Sometimes it takes a couple of iterations.May not help but worth a try if you haven't already.
  8. Hi, all. I recently got a Lush^2 and it sounded fantastic the few times I'v e gotten it to work. It seems to have a hard time completing the USB handshake. My system is UltraRendu =>Lush^2=>Iso Regen=>AURALiC Vega. My Nordost USB cable works consistently but not the Lush^2. I was wondering if any has successfully used the Lush^2 from a UR to a Vega and, if so, what configuration you are using? Thanks.
  9. I player AIFF and FLAC files through HQPlayer NAA. The sample rate is either 352k of 128DSD, 24 bit. One album at a time.
  10. I only play local files. When it stops during play, rebooting is usually enough to get me going again. In other cases, like changing USB cable or powering down, I often have to go through the process of restarting the entire system ( particular order, many tries etc).
  11. Thanks for the excellent directions. In fact, this has been my tried and true recipe for some time. I must have tried 30 times without succession the past couple of days. Until I added another step: I left the power off on everything for an extended period ( once overnight and once for 4 hours). It worked both times. I'm not sure if it is random or not but I'm listening again. Thanks for the help.
  12. I already took that out of the chain to help isolate the problem. No difference so still searching for something else. Thanks.
  13. I fired up my system yesterday and nothing played. The dac diagnostics said no dac was found (even though attached and worked previously). I tried many combinations of rebooting/powering down/restarting the entire chain. Finally, the dac was discovered but still no sound. The diagnostic now said "no setup". I reset everything and went through the rebooting/restarting process again but nothing. I powered down overnight and everything worked in the morning. Now, I'm trying to change out the USB cable and UR doesn't discover the DAC. Tried the elaborate reboot process to no avail
  14. mtcs

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    Hi Miska, I really appreciate all work you do to improve SQ. IMHO, this is time better spent than on UI changes. Getting them for free is an incredible value. Thanks. Mark
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