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  1. Quadman

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    He just needs to send me email to get the key updated... @Miska Sent info to your contact listed email, this mourning. hoping to listen tonight
  2. Quadman

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    @Miska I am at a friends house and I was trying to update his HQP from 3.16 to the last 3.25.4 and he had the old license key format. I tried the old converter site but got an error message is it still possible to convert old license keys the the newer HTML format? he wants to her the last 3.xx before he decides to upgrade. Thanks
  3. Blindly answering here but Jussi has stated speed is key for EC modulators and should have at minimum 2 cores over 4 Ghz, so if Xenon can accomplish that then it may very well work. Most success I have seen is with the 9700K and it self turboboost itself (not manually OC'd) up to 4.7 to handle EC at DSD256.
  4. Greg, Can you cover PP fees (about 4%) and shipping to you then I can live with $800. What is your zip code so I can try to calculate shipping? Be well John
  5. Up for sale a 1M length (42" from tip to tip) Kubala Sosna Elation Digital cable. This is one of the best digital cables you can buy today and does not come up for sale very often. Cable comes with KS bag that has flaking exterior, but the cable is perfect. MSRP I believe is $2700, we are asking $999 and that includes our covering PP fess and shipping to continental USA.
  6. Quadman

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    What GPU do you use for this? Do you OC your CPU and if so what speeds? At DSD128 how high are the temps on your CPU vs. DSD256
  7. Quadman

    HQ Player

    I was just visiting my buddy in MN, he has an Aurender W20 and streams tidal it connects to a CEC DA 0 3.0 dac ($31K), his disc spinner is the CEC TL 0 3.0 belt drive transport (also 31k) his electronics are all Tidal (the audio company) and his speakers are Tidal Akira. One very expensive and impressive system. The aurrender is by far the weakest link in this setup. Songs I play in my system, with tidal through my big boy server at DSD512 sounded so much better than what I heard in his room, through the Aurender and above mentioned electronics, I was shocked. His CD system is close to what I get at DSD512 but seriously $62k for that vs my $1.5K server, $4k dac (T+A), Crazy. People who go the Aurender route want an easy button, never fail play. PC servers have their quirks and most affluent audiophiles prefer not to deal with those quirks. Servers done right exceed what Aurender can do, I am 100% convinced of that.
  8. I googled using media creation tool with server and got no hits or mentions of it working, I found manual script methods and of course rufus was suggested a lot. Anyway with server 19 w GUI and AO3 and AFpro8.4 the sound took another positive step forward. More transparent, more dynamic, more there, more jump. So much presence and stage width, dept and height was more pronounced. Nicely done Phil.
  9. I decided to do another clean install. Downloaded new ISO used rufus to make bootable USB, this time it took over 15 minutes to make USB whereas before it was less than one minute. Installed server 19 and was able to convert to retail with the key I bought so all is good. For some reason rufus didn't complete the process for first attempt although it installed and looked fine, but when I tried converting to retail version DISM didn't like the image.
  10. @AudioPhil Help. I am having a hard time activating my 2019 server standard with desktop experience evaluation copy to a retail copy. First I downloaded the eval copy from MS web site, same as your link on a second windows PC. I then used rufus to make a bootable USB with this image. I then used a clean SSD drive in my dedicated Audio PC, inserted the USB and started the PC, changed boot order to USB and it booted fine and installed exactly as you would expect. I then installed my drivers, made sure no yellow signs in DM, installed HQP and Roonserver and got my wifi working. I then installed AO3, activated it, it used the same hardware ID as my 10pro set up and the same activation key worked. I then set up auto logon and then ran AO and I listened to music all last night it is better than 10 pro but not night and day. Today I tried activating I searched the web and found best way to do it. DISM get target in administrator command prompt and then change target. Well I get this error and here is the DISM log It looks like I don't have a valid windows system image?? WTF???? So I go into settings and check about system and I see this below and then check activation and see this below. So it looks okay there but through command prompt and DISM it doesn't like something. Any ideas what to do? Thanks
  11. yes it does. I do cuda offload for DSD512 upsampling so I need it. My system sounds wonderful even with graphic driver installed. I only installed the driver not the other extra crap. Your 4600 GPU should be able to go above the resolutions you report do you have a display port output, that gives you higher resolutions.
  12. Install the driver possibly, then you can go to higher res if you say yes to that question during set up. I use a nvidia 1060 GPU for cuda offload and I have to load the driver for that. My screen is not high res. SQ is excellent even with driver. I assume you have an AMD CPU without built in graphics.
  13. I got win server 2019 std with desktop experience loaded. Installed HQPlayer 3.25.4 and roon server. I even got wifi working before AO install. Loaded AO 3.0 and ran the optimizations. I installed kernal streaming thinking it may be needed for tidal through Roon server, I said yes to waspi/mmcss, I disabled drivers and services and plug and play. I did not disable AMD CPU/SATA drivers (thinking since I upsample to DSD512 and have a local HDD for music files that they were needed), I did not disable network services since I need them for tidal streaming (through roon), disabled remote desktop and management. With ST I enabled auto logon and did a shell replacement of roonserver and HQP. I have not listened to it other than through headphones to verify all works. What surprised me most was the number of processes, handles and threads are almost identical to what I had with my win 10 pro set up with fidelizer pro (fidelizer is not installed on my server SSD). Is that right? I thought server was a much streamlined version of windows. Now the SQ may be much improved, I won't know until tonight when I fire the system up. I was surprised the processes are about equal to 10 pro. Overall the server 2019 manual was pretty good, I wish it would have covered more example on some option thou.
  14. That was my plan use a second SSD with server on it and AO then it would be fairly easy to go between but I expect one wins over the other and I'll stay that way.
  15. I would assume it would also eliminate streaming Tidal. I like you have Roon Server and HQP as My shell replacement in Win 10. I am considering moving to Server 19, but Tidal is a big part of my music library so its mandatory that I can do that.
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