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  1. sixman

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    So what do the different modulator options for PCM in HQP do? Does HQP convert to DSD and then back again?
  2. sixman

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    Have not looked in here for a while. So many upgrades. Is upgrading Desktop 4 to 4.1.0 the same as with 3 - do you need to uninstall on windows and then install the new version? Do the new modulators work in PCM as well?
  3. sixman

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    This makes no sense at all. The filters/math has not changed between 3 and 4. Rather, the extra features from embedded have been brought in. I guess this is why Miska has repeatedly not commented on sound quality differences between the 2.....
  4. sixman

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    Has there been any change to NAA? Suddenlthg cant see any device on ver 3 or 4 Desktop.
  5. sixman

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    Miska, most dacs have their own internal SRC and resample to their own intrinsic rate, as well as apply their own filters to the incoming signal. Does this negate the processing done in HQP to some extent? I always wonder if people with say a PS Audio DS dac get the same benefit of using HQP?
  6. sixman

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    I use HAF filters in pipeline matrix in HQP. To me it sounded better than having the HAF filters in Roon. This is with upsampling to DSD256.
  7. sixman

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    I had this problem even with "auto rate family" unchecked when upsampling to 44.1k x256. Sometimes would get pops between tracks of different base rates. If using Roon create a custom upsample and then upsample all 48 multiples in Roon to 24/352.8 before sending to HQP. That fixed all 48k (and multiples) to 44.1k dsd issues in hqp.
  8. sixman

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    What are we referring too when filters are described as short or long?
  9. Ah, this is interesting. I guess theoretically the electronic panel can be replaced/upgraded with the inevitable progress in technology. Not locked into "legacy" hardware.
  10. Fantastic review - as you always deliver Mitcho. Enjoyed reading it! Couple of questions - when you talk about positioning the speakers close to the back wall - it looks like one is actually up against a glass window. Does glass - as opposed to a traditional wall surface - effect the sound in any way? Also, as well as getting rid of dac/pre/amplifier/cables etc - does this system mean you can ditch unsightly room treatments as well?
  11. sixman

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    Can HQPE run off a USB stick?
  12. sixman

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    I concur! Is something like hqp embedded ever likely to be possible in windows? Also, any chance of making it easier to switch matrix pipeline filters with something like presets?
  13. sixman

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    So on windows, I uninstall the current version first, then when I install 3.23 I use the same key?
  14. I really enjoyed reading this review, look forward to seeing more from Mitcho! How would the Kii compare to the Devialet Phantoms that were reviewed previously? They have similar concepts.
  15. sixman

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    Can I ask how you are getting Accourate convolver to output through HQP? Would love to use Acourate Flow with HQP upsampling
  16. sixman

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    I have a friend who needs a car to drive off road. He spends his time arguing with Ford that they should redesign/rebuild the Mustang to suit his needs.....
  17. sixman

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    What dac do you have? What pcm rate does it accept? Sounds like no point for you to use any dsp.
  18. sixman

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    The first step for a newcomer is to workout the optimal input rate for their dac. Although a dac may accept dsd, it may perform better with pcm input. Try max rate for pcm and dsd that the dac will accept. Use the same/similar modulator and filter -then from there try different filters. Unless they have your system and ears - no point using your settings as a starting point. Might totally confuse and put them off.
  19. sixman

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    Choice of upsampling, filters etc depends on dac, rest of the system, and most importantly listening preferences. Whether someone else prefers pcm or dsd or this or that filter is irrelevant to you - you have to try and work out what works best for you in your system. 20 yrs ago we used to buy components that matched well sonically eg bright speakers - buy a "warm" dac. The beauty of hqp is you can now completely change the sound without having to change hardware, even more so if you add convolution. Make it sound warm like tubes/harbeth or sharp/accurate like magtech/stats. You ca
  20. Have been comparing Roon and Roon-HQP with my dsd256 dac. I find HQP upsampling to be significantly better, particularly when using convolution as well.
  21. sixman

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    I did this comparison with HAF xtalk reduction filters. Iam upsampling to dsd256 though, not sure if dsd upsampling makes a difference or not. But running the filters in pipeline matrix in hqp-naa sounded much better to me than running the filters and upsampling and outputting from roon-roonbridge.
  22. Can auidiovarna be ouputed through HQPlayer? Would solve upsampling and convolution issues.
  23. Guys, I want to run NAA off an SD card on a device which is EFI bootable. Can you point me in the direction of what image I should download?
  24. Have been using HAF filters for over a month now in HQP with Roon front end. Very happy, particularly with the cross talk reduction filters - my horns now image as well as my previous electrostats. The filters are better than anything I could create with REW ot Acourate (using Mitch's techniques).
  25. Yeah, the roon/tidal search function is terrible. I see the What Hifi? monthly play list pop up from time to time, but cant figure out how to search for them. One example of many
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