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  1. I also flashed my dac8 to 2006be10 a few days ago. Boot HQplayer NAA image on my CL100 via USB. Work like a charm in most time. I only detected some distortion one time during turning down volume of my preamp. I'm not sure if I can blame on amanero firmware or something else, will keep an eye on it for a bit more time. Soundwise, it's wonderful. I sense better transparency and there is even no pop when switching tracks. Maybe because of better I/O optimised on HQplayer OS than windows 10, the lyrics timing on ROON syncs correctly to the track. I used to run NAA on Windows 10 and always got 1-2 seconds of latency time (was quite annoying when I tried to switch track or view lycris)
  2. louisxiawei

    HQ Player

    @Miska Thanks for the 4.0.2 update. I see you adding some new features such as 48K DSD and adaptive output rate. Is it possible to add this function: When we greyed the 48K DSD option : upsampling DSD file (DSF) to DSD512 at 48K rate only. Upsampling DSD files to 48X512 does not need too much CPU horsepower since it does not apply the SDM filters. Could you give an example of using greyed adaptive output rate? I'm a little confused about this option. For the case of 48K rate 512 supported DAC like T+A DAC8 DSD, when doing DSD512 upsampling rate at non-2s filters, I have to tick the adaptive output rate. Otherwise the workload of CPU will be extremely heavy if upsampling 44.1 → DSD512 x 48 and PC might eventually collapse. I don't know which scenario this greyed adaptive output rate can be properly used.
  3. louisxiawei

    HQ Player

    @Miska Among windows, linux and mac os these OS, which version of HQplayer you think has been best optimized for running filters in terms of CPU multi-core and GPU cuda offload? I believe mojave cannot support Nvidia graphic card, so cuda offload on that system will be a problem.
  4. louisxiawei

    HQ Player

    One reasons for this price hike is we are now paying for HQplayer compatible on linux, mac OS and windows systems. One licence for all. I personally hope HQplayer desktop can have its own tablet OS app for customizing the setting or via IP web page like HQplayer embedded.
  5. louisxiawei

    HQ Player

    @Miska I find the HQplayer player 4 sold as package including windows, mas OS and linux version. Is it possible to purchase HQplayer desktop 4 for windows solely? I rarely use mas OS or Linux system.
  6. Glad you pop up. Hope T+A can release a DSD1024 capable DAC8 DSD soon.😉
  7. Maybe invite @OE333 to give some insights. Price aside, SD3100HV possesses the most HQplayer solution integrity.
  8. I'm just curious: which DACs support dsd 512 over Ethernet? I'm only aware of merging and playback desgin are doing dsd over Ethernet, but limit is dsd 256.
  9. https://www.ta-hifi.de/en/audiosystems/hv-series/ I believe it is a very HQplayer friendly DAC @Miska. Hope they can trickle down the technology upgrade to dac 8 dsd soon.
  10. louisxiawei

    HQ Player

    I don't think so. Its 1 bit SDM part is NOS. No extra DSP processing even when you feed DSD256. The improvement of DSD512 may due to the significant reduced amount of ultrasonic noise passing through to the analogue part.
  11. louisxiawei

    HQ Player

    One of the main SQ difference between DSD256 and DSD512 on T+A DAC8 DSD is airiness. DSD512 gives more realistic and 3-dimensional with a lot of “air” around instruments and voices while DSD256 by comparison sounds quite flat. It's very easy to tell the difference with good wide-frequency range headphones like HD800 or T1.
  12. louisxiawei

    HQ Player

    You did mention it before (I was an exasound user so I remember it clearly 😉). I also noted that the description for 2s on the manual changed since certain version of HQplayer last year saying "preserving almost the same conversion quality". For me, I still consider non-2s as a better sound quality filter option. But that's just me. Anyway, thanks for the clarification.
  13. louisxiawei

    HQ Player

    So whats your argument? Jussi rarely talks about subjective listening preference anyway. He is always being analytical. But he did say non-2s is "technically" better.
  14. louisxiawei

    HQ Player

    You can start with 2s and non-2s of same filter on DSD256 ouput to see whether it's worth your effort. Non-2s is just more refined in every aspect. Maybe this analogy might help, at least I find the experience is very similar. I'm a big fan of illy coffee and I purchase the exact same illy coffee bean used in the illy Café shop and make espresso at home with home-use espresso machine, but it can never compete the taste at Café. The heavy-duty huge espresso machine and barasti at Café make the difference. So does powerful PC for non-2s filter. 😉
  15. Except gossip, You won't see any measurement, detailed comparison until the MAY is actually released!
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