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  1. LoryWiv

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    After noting @juanitox's results decided to try to get at least DSD256 w/an EC modulator, and to my happy surprise running HQ Player 4.21 with DSD5EC and polysinc-mp-2s not only do I get stutter free playback on my i7 7700 @ 4.20 Ghz with cpu utilization under 25% (generally where I like to keep it to allow other programs to run smoothly while I listen to music), but the sound quality is excellent! @Miskaare there substantial differences between DSD5EC, ASDM5EC and ASDM7EC? The latter seem more demanding of my CPU and I can't really discern an audible advantage, so just curious. I do appreciate the 4.21 update and look forward to even better cpu efficiencies with future releases when your time permits. Thanks!
  2. LoryWiv

    HQ Player

    Impressive that you can run DSD256 with EC modulator with that i6700i without stuttering. What cpu utilization percent is required?
  3. LoryWiv

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    Nice, @juanitoxWhat modulator are using to achieve this result?
  4. Not a jazz singer but Sandy Denny, late of Fairport Convention, has the purest instrument and conveys emotion to match. Her version of the song she wrote," Who Knows Where the Time Goes" on the "Unhalfbricking" album is my gold standard test track for female vocals. Her voice sounds magnificent on good equipment even encoded in humble 16 / 44.1 FLAC and despite the recording being 50 years old.
  5. LoryWiv

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    This is my experience as well.
  6. LoryWiv

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    The manual gives some insight into the filters, but there is no substitute for a bit of trial and error in your system. Actually once you decide if you want to output DSD versus PCM, begin to try modulator / filter combinations and see what both sounds good in your chain and keeps cpu load manageable, the choices narrow quickly. Then every now and then it's fun to reassess, but I think many users settle into some standard settings for most listening. Currently I'm outputting everything to DSD128 with ASDM7EC modulator & poly-sinc-xtr-mp-2s filter, and results are excellent. YMMV.
  7. LoryWiv

    HQ Player

    I understand, I didn't express my point well....what I intended to convey was that the there is no evident improvement in cpu efficiency running ASM7EC with 4.111 versus prior version. The cpu utilization is the same as with 4.11.
  8. LoryWiv

    HQ Player

    Thanks @MiskaI did so and no discernible difference in cpu load with Desktop 4.1.1.1. I can run DSD256 with multicore box greyed, but stutters if I check it to enable. CPU load is still double that of DSD 128 just like prior version. I am on Win 10 w/i7 7700 @ 4.20, 32 RAM, NVidia 1060
  9. LoryWiv

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    @MiskaReading through these threads (and pretty contnet with HQ Player Desktop 4.1 at DSD 128) I've holding off on d/l'ing the updates. I run Win 10 w/i7 7700 and NVidia 1060. Do you recommend I try 4.1.1, 4.1.1.1 or wait for the next non-beta update?
  10. LoryWiv

    HQ Player

    I agree with @sbenyo that video card driver update is usually the 1st step in troubleshhooting, and may be all that is needed. I also have a GTX 1060 which works reliably well with HQ Player Desktop 4.01 and my Intel i7-7700 4.2 GHz. I run ASDMEC / poly-sinc-xtr-mp-2s and average cpu usage is 15-20%, GPU 7-10% which keeps temps nice and cool,. no stutter even when multi-tasking.
  11. LoryWiv

    HQ Player

    I run the same on my intel i7 but use XTR-MP-2s, which decreases cpu load...may be worth a try if you don't want to keep cpu in the 90's. I am also loving the sound quality of ASDM7EC / xtr-mp-2s.
  12. LoryWiv

    HQ Player

    Many replies here indicate that we can do EC modulators at 128x with most hardward but unable to do 256x. That is my result as well. I would welcome optimizations that allow the new modulators to work for 256x without stutter or such high cpu demand as a next step. Iterative progress is real progress. Thanks Jussi!
  13. LoryWiv

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    Hey, wanted to share this shout out to Signalyst from the NativeDSD release notes below: Ballade Pour La Nuit (One Microphone Recording) (2019), Reinier Voet, Pigalle44: In the fourth One Microphone Recording from Sound Liaison, Reinier Voet & Pigalle44 bring us the album Ballade pour la nuit (Ballad for the Night). This is a live to Stereo DXD recording that features Jazz, Swing and elements of Django. Some listeners say it is the best of the One Microphone Recordings from Sound Liaison. The album is also available from NativeDSD Music in Stereo DSD 512, using the new modulators from Signalyst.
  14. On the topic of Schubert Piano releases, the below is also quite worth a listen:
  15. LoryWiv

    HQ Player

    I am well beyond Windows novice but quite a bit below your level. Perhaps when I retire that thread will be my spirit guide for further pursuit of the holy grail. 🔅
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