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  1. Nikko1960

    HQ Player

    Hi Jussi I am now hopelessly addicted to sinc-L and for my ageing Mac Mini this means throttling back upsampling from DSD128 to x64. Now, google tells me that I can plug an external graphics card into the thunderbolt port of the Mac Mini. Do you think this would supply the necessary processing power I need? thx nikko
  2. Nikko1960

    HQ Player

    Hi Jussi OMG - just taken your new Sinc-L filter for a first outing and what a smile it has brought to my face. I found that it stutters on my setup at DSD128 so I've had to drop down to x64 to make things play. But so much more "presence" than my previous fav, ext2. It's addictive, as others have pointed out. Thank you so much! N
  3. Dear 1½ - I don’t know about your setup because I haven’t been keeping up. But I found that oversampling in HQ Player had a dramatic effect on my system, taming the digital artefacts that manifested themselves as pre/post ringing and treble harshness. I have a DAC that accepts DSD128 so that it what I am upsampling to. Hope this helps, Nikko
  4. I just got home to the UK from a trip to Orlando where my ER unit was waiting for me at my hotel, courtesy of Alex. It's been in my system for an hour and the improvement is not even subtle. So much more detail is produced than before, timing is better, sound is more organic. Thanks John & Alex. You really knocked one out of the park with this product. Nick
  5. How could I not order one today after reading 15 pages of glowing reviews (and one meh)? Hopefully I have made it into the third batch. Regards to all and enjoy the music!
  6. Nikko1960

    HQ Player

    Congrats, Jussi. I just got around to installing the new release with its EC modulators. As others have confirmed, they're another step forwards. HQP is the gift that keeps giving. Thank you!
  7. Nikko1960

    HQ Player

    Jussi - I have this problem too (running 4.0.4) and auto for the buffer. With an ultra rendu NAA via a bridged ethernet/thunderbolt adapter, and a direct wired ethernet run to the NAA. Sometimes, the fault takes the entire mac mini off network forcing a re-boot. Very strange. N
  8. Nikko1960

    HQ Player

    You've heard this elsewhere, Jussi, but 4.0.2 does not work. I've gone back to the previous release and all is fine.
  9. Nikko1960

    HQ Player

    Nonsense - Jussi has released many new filters in that time. Which is where the action is. I honestly don't get why people whine about the cost of HQP when, in my case at least, its about 1%-2% of the overall cost of my system, and yet such an enabling component. My advice: get a life!
  10. Nikko1960

    HQ Player

    I couldn't agree more. It look me listening to approximately half a track to realise just what a jump in quality the new release delivers. The first thing I noticed was improvements to bass extension and definition, and then with the ability to select the MQA filters for high rez music, how much more relaxed the music sounds. Well worth the money, highly recommended, and I'm really happy to support Jussi and his excellent product. N
  11. Nikko1960

    HQ Player

    Yup - couldn't agree more. I'm having some nice results using the -MQA-LP filter for Nx if that's any help! Best N
  12. Nikko1960

    HQ Player

    Craig, hi, it's Nick Harmer here! I decided to buy Jussi's new release and now I'm trying to make sense of it. Fortunately, it's not too difficult getting it to work with Roon & my UltraRendu. But I'm a bit confused as to what filters to choose for high rez vs redbook. In HQP3, my go-to filter/modulator choice has been poly-since-ext2/DSD5. I currently have HQP4 set up with this combo for both 1x and Nx. I have an older DAC that only accepts DSD128 so I upsample everything to that over DoP. I think you're a bit ahead of me on all things connected with HQP. Do you have any suggestions for the Nx choice please? Hope all is well. Will look you up the next time I come to Cambs and you're welcome to do likewise if you venture near north Wilts! Best Nick - Jussi, thanks for your continued efforts and I'm happy to be able to support you!
  13. Nikko1960

    HQ Player

    Merry Xmas, Jussi, and thanks for a magnificent software product that brings so much pleasure!
  14. I went a different route, which was to buy a Fiio X7 as a standalone music player which I carry around alongside my iPhone 7. It sounds amazing with my Ultimate Ears buds and it also supports the Tidal app with offline content. There's some great Black Friday deals on their web site at the moment.
  15. Nikko1960

    HQ Player

    I've been playing around today with 16M upsampling redbook to DSD128. Works a treat on a late 2014 Mac Mini with 3Ghz Intel core i7 and no stuttering. Activity monitor shows around 40% cpu utilisation. By contrast, poly-since-xtr-mp runs at about 48% utilisation and no stuttering. As for SQ, I still can't get anything to sound better to my ears than poly-sinc-short-mp. Nikko
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