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  1. Hi Richard, v.4 is more expensive but now has a 30 minute trial version (like Mac OS on v.3 IIRC) so you can hear/see for yourself. The new EC modulators are getting good reviews but are very computationally intensive so no current CPU can do DSD512. V.3 DSD512 capable CPU's will do DSD128 (which people say is better than DSD512 on v.3) and the latest CPU's do DSD256. There is a remote app to control the desktop version, although it can still be used as before. I see you've moved on from the KEF Blade2's ...
  2. Archimago has posted excellent reviews of RMAF 2019 on his blog with listening notes and links to many of the demo tracks he came across. If you're looking for more test track recommendations there's plenty good stuff to try
  3. Dirac support pointed me to this guide using the attached version of foo_vst.dll foo_vst.dll
  4. Nice one! From the web site: Provenance: Recorded in DSD128 and remastered using our proprietary SEA Process in DSD256. Album Credits: Geoff Hazelrigg - Bass, George Hazelrigg - Piano, John O'Reilly, Jr. - Drums Pity the 15% discount ended yesterday
  5. Comparing DSD512 on Linux versus Windows was it worth the wait?
  6. Is it possible to test the beta with foobar2000? There used to be support for VST plugins but nothing is available in the components web site now. I tried http://www.yohng.com/software/foobarvst.html and got the system tray application but selecting Dirac's VST2 DLL got me no further. Some instructions would be great TIA
  7. blue2

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    Nice info but was this with your ARMATURE Asterion (Holo Spring) DAC or T+A MP 3000 HV?
  8. +1 Thanks for another exemplary effort: great review.
  9. Read the article. Quote from Frans de Rond: "After recording we add a bit of reverb, little EQ and a tiny bit of compression to smooth things out, but we keep everything to a minimum." Must say I was disappointed to read that as I thought there was no processing whatsoever. SL did issue one or two tracks for free in all resolutions available so comparison could be made. Would be interesting if they did the same for the OneMic recordings with/without processing.
  10. Enjoying the music is what matters most so I don't buy everything in the SL catalogue but I do try to support them by buying good recordings that are less than a perfect match to my taste. Why post comments on an audiophile site and complain when excellent material is published ;p Support them and hopefully they'll be able to record more popular big draw artists! Check out Witmer Trio "Free" - another excellent recording although not OneMic.
  11. It's a very nice recording >> although not my favourite type of jazz
  12. Does this mean the TAD's are staying? Or is the speaker change on hold and re-evaluate once the room treatments are in place? At least you know you're moving forward now :-)
  13. Could you try to summarise the problem in precise terms? Here's my understanding - please correct. The problem: The clock drift analysis shows a variation in a smooth sinusoid like pattern amplitude ~0.02ppm but expected is no variable drift as seen in software generated examples - how many samples does this equate to? Test scenario: loopback recording only, similar behaviour across various computers as source and various DAC/ADC The algorithm: … the algorithm is to measure offsets of samples at multiple locations in the waveforms. Then, a linear regression is used to fit a line to the offsets, the slope of the line is the drift, the intercept is the offset. From the charts 20 samples per file are used regardless of run time of 1-3mins in examples. You mentioned the comparison is in the frequency domain? Please explain how this is done and what values are compared. I'd have thought you would just pattern match the raw data samples (which means both files have to be at the same rate)?
  14. What about using a different computer to play the music?
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