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  1. Hmm, that’s actually a good point to seek clarification. So you want to do EQ but without upsampling? How does one use HQP for just convolution? Perhaps @The Computer Audiophile and/or @Miska can clarify.
  2. That’s a gorgeous chassis!! @derBen is in Der House!
  3. Jealous! Sounds like a fun day, Chris. You're right, these mini audio shows with generous audiophile friends may be the wave of the future!
  4. Very true, happybob! We are now at a state of the art where TOTL headphones are all so good, there are no absolute winners or losers. It's all about synergy — with your system, with your ears, and with your preferences.
  5. I lack data to answer that question. I could not test this use case. I’m hoping others who have can/will comment.
  6. While I have not actually gone through these steps myself, as I no longer use Euphony actively, I don't see why not. While the Euphony web app exposes some slected HQP settings, your best bet is to access the HQP embedded server directly via its web UI at http://<ip address>:8088 Check the Euphony docs (or contact Zeljko) for the default credentials. You should then be able to access the convolution settings and load Mitch's filters. As Chris said, they plan to announce and demo at the CanJam SoCal in Irvine, CA in a couple weeks. I'm very curious too!
  7. Chris, try http://open.qobuz.com/album/0030911272524 Each disc is effectively one extended movement, and the track boundaries are really just index markers.
  8. RAAL-requisite SR1a Earfield Headphone Monitor & HSA-1b Headphone & Speaker Amplifier Review Part 2 of 2: Technology Q&A, Optimizations, Competitive Comparisons, and Conclusions Rajiv Arora Part 1: Introduction, Setup, and Initial Impressions (link) Introduction If you haven’t already, please first read Part 1 of this review, where I introduce and describe the SR1a and HSA-1b, along with my listening setup. I also describe my initial listening impressions with this combo. In thi
  9. Another very creditable performance, and outstanding recording, of Mahler's Symphony No. 8. In the last 2 years, we've seen 3 very good recordings come out. None are perfect, each have strengths and perhaps some flaws, but all are worth a listen.
  10. Yes, there has been a sea change in my approach after I bought the Extreme, and more recently, due to my use of PGGB. I used to have a Mutec REF10 SE120 reference clock supplying a 10 MHz reference to the eR, the sNH-10G, and a tX-USBultra. The tX turned out to be unnecessary, and in fact an impediment, in the Extreme's USB chain. As for the network, I now live by the credo "no network is better than the best network." Since all my critical listening is with local PGGBed files, I just hit play and power down the switch chain. The only time my 3 switches as shown are active during playback is f
  11. @guiltyboxswapper You don’t sound guilty at all. In fact, you appear to be having a blast. Literally! 🙂 Really enjoyed reading about your experiments. Great Scott!
  12. Your findings are spot on! I've finally listened to all of the symphonies in the set, so here is my complete roundup. Mahler 1 - Harding: decent, nothing special Mahler 2 - Nelson: did not like. Mechanical, lacking emotion Mahler 3 - Dudamel: decent, nothing special Mahler 4 - Seguin: outstanding! Soprano Christine Karg's singing in the last movement is competent, if not extraordinary Mahler 5 - Dudamel: decent, nothing special Mahler 6 - Petrenko: disappointing. Bland and uninspired. Does not bode well for the BPO, unle
  13. I don't believe there is a native CPU temp monitor in WIndows 10 LTSC. I have not researched 3rd party tools. Has anyone else?
  14. I've been working my way through this Berliner Philharmoniker Mahler cycle. So far, my verdict is: Mahler 1 - Harding: decent, nothing special Mahler 2 - Nelson: did not like. Mechanical, lacking emotion Mahler 3 - Dudamel: TBD Mahler 4 - Seguin: outstanding! Soprano Christine Karg's singing in the last movement is competent, if not extraordinary Mahler 5 - Dudamel: decent, nothing special Mahler 6 - Petrenko: TBD Mahler 7 - Rattle: decent, nothing special. Disappointing, as I expected more from Sir Sim
  15. RAAL-requisite SR1a Earfield Headphone Monitor & HSA-1b Headphone & Speaker Amplifier Review Part 1 of 2: Introduction, Setup, and Initial Impressions Rajiv Arora Part 2: Optimizations, Competitive Comparisons, and Conclusions (link) Introduction My interest in the RAAL-requisite SR1a was first piqued at CanJam RMAF 2018, where I noticed a booth with perennially long lines, demoing what looked from afar like an electrotherapy device. We headphone nuts know that looks are deceiving, and what look
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