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  1. Here's the consideration. Reasonably to exceptionally good USB clocks along with stock USB clocks and stock network clocks. Say no network clocks matter in this scenario. You have exceptional USB clocks with external USB clocks replacing those of the stock USB clocks. Then you have an external master clock for all, including the network. Can you notice a difference, an audible, perceptible improvement in SQ? Many have said yes.
  2. Is the communal thought that this applies to USB clocks as well or only switch?
  3. I've been looking at NAS options for 10G functionality and there are two models which allow for a PCIe card. I like this option because I can have more control over the NIC and not just the SFP. None of my switches are 10G yet and that will be the next step. Is that a sound approach or am I putting too much emphasis on the ability to use my own NIC and missing something else? The two models are the QNAP TS-873A-8G and the Synology DS1821+. I understand there's a NAS forum but wanted to bring it up here because of the NIC considerations. Thank
  4. Jussi, Did you ever have a May to test with and if so how does it compare? Are you still recommending 20bit in HQP for both the Spring 3 and May? Thanks
  5. I had a Spring L3 (KTE) and now have a May KTE. Thanks for reminding me to update my profile. I've had the DAVE in my house for a while and I own a Hugo TT2. If an expansive and deep soundstage is your thing then the May is by far the better DAC. I use the Hugo in my office and is directly connected to my Omega CAMs. It's a very transparent DAC. Many times I've inserted into my main listening room and compared it against other DACs, including the Spring when I had it. Compared to the Spring it is just different. They both have unique qualities. The May outshines them all.
  6. Jussi explained this is how HQPe handles playback of mono files. Where Stylus will automatically play it back to both channels, HQPe needs it manually mapped to both. This really threw me for a loop as I did not expect this behavior. I rarely if ever play back mono files but need to keep this in mind when doing so.
  7. Then other playback software like Stylus automatically interpret that the file should be played through both channels where HQPe does not?
  8. I've attached the file. I'm not sure how to determine whether it's a single channel mono file. If that's as expected are you saying that HQPe only plays mono recordings back from a single speaker unless it's mapped to both? audiocheck.net_C.wav
  9. I was playing some test files through HQPe and the center imaging file only plays out of the left channel. Likewise I played a different file that is supposed to engage both speakers and only the left speaker played. I can play left or right channel files separately and they play fine. I use Euphony as my OS and Stylus as the front end. This occurs both with our without an NAA so it is being initiated by HQPe. I then played the same center image file through Stylus without HQPe and it worked fine. If this is a known issue already discussed or addressed please let me know
  10. Has anyone noticed any issues with HQPlayer embedded? I was playing some test files and the center imaging file only plays out of the left channel. Likewise I played a different file that is supposed to engage both speakers and only the left speaker played. I can play left or right channel files separately and they play fine. This occurs both with our without an NAA so it is being initiated by HQPe. I then played the same center image file through Stylus without HQPe and it worked fine. I've attached the center image file. You can also get it as well as many other test f
  11. It is very disappointing to read this news. I was fortunate to get a custom SR7 before the queue built into years of waiting instead of months, and fortunate to get a couple SR4T's. These are truly top of the line supplies. I always felt it was risky putting money down on a product you knew you were waiting at least a year for. Throw in the continued health issues publicly shared by Paul, as well as other excuse stories about why delays were occurring and you had to know your money was at risk. But it was the best supply out there so people took the risk. I was very tempted mu
  12. With or without HQP? There were some issues at first but they were resolved. Should work fine.
  13. While I haven't completed reading the article, I suspect the focus is on digital, not vinyl releases. MFSL released The Nightfly as MFSL 1-120 in 1983, then more recently using their One Step process in 2017. I own both and recommend the One Step if you listen to vinyl. You can always rip the record to digital.
  14. Is this done by turning Adaptive Noise shaping off? Then does that disable the three preferences: transparency, presentation and HF filter?
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