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  1. Hmm I guess I did miss your point a bit, but since you mentioned that you do work with live classical music recordings I thought you might want to use as reference point how close to live PGGB or any other upsampling or recording method can get rather than using an LP as starting point and adding yet another ADC into the equation? To me your test reminds me a bit of " crossing the brook to fetch water". I am of course ,like you fully aware that the sound varies a LOT depending on both where you are and how you record things: But at the end of the day and in my book th
  2. Very interesting review and thanks for alerting me to Kivy. It seems he has even dared to write a book titled "De Gustibus" among many other interesting titles. I´ll definitely have to find some of his works once my nearest Univerity library is fully open again. Meanwhile I carry within two quotes from Beethoven: "Vom Herzen möge es wieder zu Herzen gehen" and, "Musik ist höhere Offenbahrung als alle Weisheit und Philosophie." Cheers Chrille
  3. Hmm, I suspect you still consider LP a better reference point than the actual live sound in the hall? What recording did you use? If it was a classical LP, there is a chance I may have it in my still over 10 shelf meters LP collection now mainly collecting dust since I got my Mscaler. Cheers Chrille
  4. Hi I agree regarding macrodynamics, very loud big dynamic peaks are not what electrostats thrive at. And yes I too used to own a pair of huge HORN coffins which could play much louder than my current electrostats can. But like all horns I have heard including the truly big Avantgarde Trios,they are just a bit too colored for my "acoustic music only please" ears. One of the best speakers I have heard with really large scale acoustic music where the Gryphon Pendragons,but they are way beyond both my wallet and room capacities. My compromise electrostats both economically and
  5. Thanks for your input Nick, the problem I have experienced with the only over 4GB track split into two parts is occuring seemingly at random, and it is not because I have not engaged gapless play. As a mainly classical music listener that was one of the first things I did years ago with both players on my MBP. I have now also figured out how to play both 24/705 and 32/768 PGGB via Pure Music. But I can´t figure out why that player insists on playing PGGB from disk instead of memory/ram as Audirvana does. My normal hi re files load into ram. Both my players are early vers
  6. Thanks again, while I do wish the answer was 42! if we are still "talking cents" here, I am happy to hear that there is not an 11 minute time limit involved. And if you could work out a reasonable cost alternative that sounds even better to me for the time being that would be great. But the random weird glitches with the only bigger than 4 gig limit testfile I have are still a problem with my players. Why does there have to be a 4 GB track limit with PGGB? And if so, could you recommend a player/solution that works around this problem with my current music players still u
  7. Hello Romaz, just a quick question after all these discussion around digital room correction . Why did you sell your elctrostatics and go for speakers with 4? problematic crossover points over just one crossover point? The only real problem I heard with the 15s you had was the built-in class D bass- amp and the crossover point there. With classical music I prefer electrostatic panels line-source over most conventional speakers I have heard even the most expensive. Ok if someone would give me a pair of Gryphon Pendragons or similar giants for free, I would not say no, but
  8. Hello again ZB, I have some questions about the PGGGB IO you have started. First of all why only 11 minutes per track? And how much would those 11 minutes actually cost to process? Please do the actual calculation for me. As a classical music listener I have big problems finding classical music tracks THAT SHORT! I normally listen to whole works,not short snippets. Snippets and intros only, are "me" at the piano. With real competent musicians at the helm, I want the full Monty! Most symphonies consist of at least four movements eac
  9. Like you obviously I also used to have problems with classical and digital and classical muisc both Western and Eastern is the music I truly love but Mscaler improved things quite considerably for me even to the point of enjoying many cds, which I could not do before Mscaler. So far I have only one cd rip/ PGGBd but it takes cd one noticable notch higher than even Mscaler in my humble Qutest /Mscaler based digital systems. But I have only compared Mscaler/PGGB via usb so far and would like to hear from another classical music listener if the SRC-DX might be the way to go? I am
  10. Hello Hans, a couple of things I have wanted to ask you are why you would want to involve analogue tape and now record LPs? when comparing Mscaler with PGGB? In your post you mentioned that you are a trained listener also doing video work with classical music. Did you upload music where you have direct reference to how the music played and recorded actually sounded to you live in the hall? If so I would say that is a MUCH BETTER reference point in real HIFI terms than involving tape or LPs in the comparison. Like you I am also a photographer who has worked with som
  11. Hello Roy, nice to see a post from you again here,and having seen your very nice and clean looking living room with the comment "I am not allowed..." I just could not resist attaching a close up shot of the equipment end of my own dedicated "Man-cave" living and music room. Warts and all! Sorry about the crappy shot, but this is the way it looks most of the time I am single now, but several of my girlfriends have had to cope with living rooms like this and even worse ones, for many years. One of them used to comment to visiting friends of hers "Oh those two B
  12. Thanks again, I am not sure I understand all of it theoretically, and it seems there is a bit of guessing and no firm facts regarding 24 bits or 32 bits? I am also a bit puzzled why some of you seem to prefer 24/bits and a usb to BNC converter over 32 bits directly via usb with your Chord dacs? Personally I wonder why digital audio has not yet fully employed 64 bit recording? As a Pro Photographer even my old Adobe Photoshop 5 works with 64 bits color with raw files on my old mbp. And one of my music players on my mbp, Pure Music Player, can be set t
  13. Please explain exactly how and to what extent , this version avoids memory issues with macs. Does it mean 16GB ram will be enough to process even long symphonic works with many taps even on a mac? And if so how many taps? Regarding the number of taps I am still a bit confused how important they really are. The best SQ from the three symphonic classical music tracks Rajiv very kindly helped me with, as far as low level but very resolved and realistic cymbals M3 from a DXD master has fewer than 200M taps but sounds very very good indeed in my systems. Possibly the most
  14. Hi again, do these new versions ,patches also make it easier to process long, really long symphonic movements with slower macs or not? The posts about a recent quite loaded new mac stalling on memory made me a bit wary of what to get. How can one mac owner with only 16 GB ram process a DSD album and another more capable mac not? Has that problem been solved? No new 64GB ram mbps expected in the near future have led me to look at second hand2014-2015 mac minis with 64GB ram again. They seem like my best and still reasonably affordable options. T
  15. Thanks , "not to worry",no plans to "throw away",my Wave Storm I use them on a daily basis with my Mscaler and I have no plans to dump Mscaler either. PGGB would be a complement and more travel friendly option for me. And I would of course be interested to hear how going from 32 bits to 24 via BNC instead might improve SQ. Even lower noise floor? One of the first things I noted with PGGB over Mscaler was a drop in noise. A bit like going from Chord stock BNC cables to Stream in lowered noise. And then a bit lower again with Storm. And also a bit fuller and warmer
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