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  1. Won't fall asleep with Horowitz's version of the B Minor (tracks 9-11), played when he was in his mid-70s. What an intepretation! And his dynamics - wow!
  2. Are you going to tell us what happens if you chain them serially since the attenuation is only 20-30db per pair from the website? :-D Gonna get me a few to try! Thanks for the research.
  3. You are right in saying once I disconnect from network I cannot make changes to the playlist or control Euphony. But in Euphony, there is a function to set a timer to disconnect network for X minutes. Thereafter it will reconnect automatically again. The latest software version has a timer bypass by pressing the streamer on/off button - something I can't seem to get working but that's just me. If I wanted to, I can commit to listening to local tracks in the playlist for any period of time or a max of 2 tracks for streaming. Or a mixture of the local and streaming tracks. All the wh
  4. Tags can be converted to playlists within Roon. And then playlists can be move to Qobuz For the record just in case others search. Dur...!
  5. Hey Armsan, you can have the cake and still eat it! 😄 You can play music without the network even when playing Tidal or Qobuz. Just buffer the music with your playback software, then either switch off the network card in the streamer or remove the LAN cable entirely. I did the latter with my PF and compared the sound of Tidal files with and without the network physically attached and found little difference. Thereafter I relied on full buffering of streaming tracks before playback only.
  6. Here’s an option to stir things up - try no core isolations. With each new Euphony version, I find it’s worth trying. There’s one isolation I’m thinking that might be significant but has not yet been discussed - the conversion of Flac files (assuming many people store in this format) into WAV before playback. It takes resources and has to be done. Does anyone know which Linux resource this might be? Or perhaps Euphony has already done the conversion before buffering into RAM for playback. Also in the older versions, I found HQP worked well with Stylus but in the later versi
  7. Euphony has it's own File management also if you don't want to use SMB (samba). It's there in the menu but only functional when opened in a browser and not the Euphony App. Also if you want to use SMB to move files around, it's better if the Expert settings LAN speed is set to 1000 rather than the 100 or the copy speed will be too slow.
  8. I get that the best would be a well made square wave clock with good cables. Having experienced it, it’s really special when the clock setup is working well. I’m trying to consider what a sine wave clock on a low pass filter would be like - would it be the same as the same sine wave clock with a square converter done properly along with impedance matched connectors.
  9. Total noise = PM noise from total accumulated AM noise + PM noise from clock + PM noise from connection impedances For a square wave, TN = 0 + PM noise from clock + PM noise from connection impedances For a sine wave without filter, TN = PM noise from total accumulated AM noise + PM noise from clock + 0 For a sine wave and filter, TN = 0 + PM noise from clock + 0 Is the above summary correct? In a nutshell, would it be fair to say then that using the filter makes the Sine wave clock work as well as the best square wave this particular sine wave clo
  10. A few years ago when I was testing clocks and BNC cables I found that cables made a huge difference. So much so that getting a good clock without a good cable might be pointless. G, I Iistened to the Mutec Ref10 in my own system and the Habst digital BNC 5N cryo silver cable sounded by far the best. I’ve still got my old Cybershaft OP14 which is sine curved based and I’m curious how much this low pass filter will affect the sound. A filter is on the way now...
  11. Honestly, I can’t remember! Chances are I looked at the cpu consumption of Stylus and allocated the cores accordingly. My approach at that time was to separate and allocate cores to the listed services that seem to use the CPU. I found that after isolating all the services listed, there was still some CPU action suggesting there are unlisted services running. So I grouped these under Core 0. The only way to separate them would be to allocate another core number to the other listed services one at a time. Thus the manual allocation of core 2 items Later I found th
  12. Great to hear it works for you too although it’s slightly surprising as like you say our systems are quite different. Just double the core allocations I suppose. But I think it’s important to check the listed running services. It might not be the same for non-AMD devices. Mine is AMD. Yes there are process not shown in the list. If you allocate the listed items to some cores you’ll find that the other unassigned cores still have activity. That when I realized it might be an idea to group those unlisted processes into a core to separate them.
  13. Ah, welcome to the group, there’s a few of us in AS using the PF streamer. I’m one of them. I run it as an all in one streamer under Euphony and output to DAC via USB.
  14. After testing each process cpu usage when isolated separately, seems there is significant cpu usage outside the listed processes. So I figure that isolating the listed processes from the hidden processes might be good. Found that all systemd processes sound a touch better when isolated so I group them and isolate and the rest into one core too. Then the other computer process into core 0. Given this, my 8-core CPU (non-hyperthreading) isolations are: 0 systemd 1 nfm 2 dhcpcd 2 dbus-daemon 2 haveged 2 lvmetad 2 avahi-daemon 2 gstp 3-5 stylus 6-7
  15. Since the file is in RAM, try unplugging the lan cable when playing both Qobuz and NAS and see if you still hear the difference.
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