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  1. Last week I bought the standard filters from Thierry. The filters sound excellent in Roon. Previously, I had given Windows Server 2019 and AudiophileOptimizer 3.0 to my MacBook Pro. On the iMac/win 10 pro & AO the Roon Core works while the MacBook is connected to the Yggdrasil via the Mutec mc-3+ usb. The sound quality is now a dream. By the way, the difference is huge when I go from the MacBook in the mutec via usb or via S/P-DIF input to the Yggdrasil via AES3/11 XLR. S/P-DIF input sounds much more precise and tidy. Usb is much thicker and doesn't play as transparent. So I can confirm that if the Yggdrasil is fed via S/P-DIF or AES, the SQ will increase again compared to usb. Thierry's filters make the difference at the end. I can't really believe how good it sounds now. The system does not stand at all ideally...living room...couches...cupboards etc.. Right now I'm listening to the xtalk demos again. What these filters do is very impressive. BTW, compared to Dirac live the filters in audirvana sound much better. But with my current setup, with Roon via MacBook/ iMac, Audirvana has also played out. With WS2019 & AO & Roon & HAF the playback quality has moved up three leagues. A big thank you to Thierry for the excellent service. Keep up your fantastic work. tom
  2. Hi, AO on Server 2019 via Bootcamp on my macbook pro works wonderful. but I can't get Audirvana running. I can install Audirvana plus, but it will not start. Audirvana is now in v3.5 available. I only have a link: https://audirvana.com/delivery/windows/index.html This one does not install at all. A windows opens and says: need another app to open ms-installer So i assume something is missing. On my imac i have win 10 pro 1903. Audirvana runs in latest version. Did a AO optimization on this machine. Did the windows strip down thing. Now Audirvana does not start and installing does not work with the same message: need another app to open ms-installer How do i get Audirvana working on both platforms? Any help is much appreciated. Thanks Tom
  3. Dito...find 2.x much more realistic regarding low end rendering. With 1.x I have had hard times to fix that "too much bass" in the filters. With 1.x filter I usually went -1 --2db in the low end. 2.x is way more realistic regarding low end rendering. Besides: I found something interesting: Compared to mathaudio RoomEQ I always found that music in Audirvana/Mac always distorted a little or very much by Dirac 2.x. Interestingly, the audio unit beta of 1.x does the same distortion, although not as big.. If a piece was distorted I always loaded mathaudio RoomEQ into Audirvana and noticed that nothing was distorted here. To deepen the story I opened Reaper (a DAW) and loaded a contemporary compressed track, into the master I've inserted Dirac Live, Dirac processor and mathaudio RoomEQ as vst or audio-unit. I always play a loop of a region. All three plugins are bypassed at the beginning and therefore Reaper will level out a maximum of 0db at the loop. mathaudio RoomEQ stays at 0db. Here nothing goes into the range above 0db and therefore there are no distortions to be heard. With Dirac 1.x it distorts, Reaper levels out +3.4 db at the beginning of the region. Something is wrong. That's probably the reason why Audirvana always has distortions. Also the dirac 2.x with processor 0.94 causes distortions in the loop of the region. Reaper even shows me +4.8 db with a target filter. No wonder that in Audirvana it is distorted like crazy. Now I'm in Dirac live 2.x again and created a new filter of a project, but I changed the filter in its entirety over -5db down in volume. When I load this filter into processor 0.94 in the Reaper Project, Reaper now shows me no distortion at all. Reaper levels a maximum of 0db left and right. This filter is now loaded into Audirvana and now the distortions within Audirvana with dirac2.x processor 0.94 are a thing of the past. No distortions anymore. Depending on the music material it seems that obviously the vst/au plugins of 1.x and the processor 0.94 of Dirac 2.x are distorting the audio between +0db to +5db when using a typical target curve for a filter. The measurements were made in Dirac 1.x with the RME Babyface pro and the Audient id14. The measurement microphones Beyerdynamic MM1 and Umik-1 were used for the measurements. In Dirac 2.x the measurements were made with the Beyerdynamic MM1/ Umik-1 and the Audient id14. Since replay-gain was almost always activated in Audirvana, noticeable distortion was much less common. Since I have deactivated replay-gain in the last weeks, since then the distortions became an issue. Finally I suspect that in the processor of diraclive 2.x as well in the vst/au beta of Dirac 1.x a technique like limiting or normalizing to prevent distortion is missing. Vid that shows my observations Have similar observations already been made?
  4. Hi, I'm looking for a working usb Wlan adapter for the SOtM sms200 neo. The device is at 4.6 ...but it does not recognize any Wlan adapter with RTL8812AU chipset. Tried three different dongles... Is there something wrong with latest firmware, known issues? thanks
  5. A fundamental question: if I call up a stored project in diraclive. The sound card, measuring microphone including cal used for the measurement are not connected to the macbook...so diraclive complains: no ...no calibration file etc. Now I create a new filter. Are the corrections of the file calibration still included in it? Are all relevant data stored in the project? Or do I need to reconnect all devices and then create a filter?
  6. Inside Audirvana I think it does not save the setting. I did lower the gain volume inside processor -20, saved and closed the audio-unit window and started playback. Stopped playback open processor: gain shows 0db, checked the slider to -20db and then to 0db and saved, started playback...no volume level differences. So I think inside audirvana the gain volume is not saved. In Reaper my main DAW, the gain setting is not saved either.
  7. When I choose in Audirvana real time control I see that gain control works...but the processor simply does no save the control setting without realtime control. looks like a bug. need save action for DLNA.
  8. Since 0.93 we have gain control slider in the processor. But, it seems the processor does not save a level control setting. No function at all...or a saving bug? Does not save in Audirvana and reaper.
  9. Hi Flavio, in latest 0.94 which sample rates are supported? 44,1 & 48 & 88,2 & 96 kHz? Or just the sample rate the measurement was done? Or just 96khz? When do we can say hello to processor version which supports sample rates from 44,1 to 192khz? Thanks
  10. thanks...i thought that it should be that way....but...version 1.x so far is more clear in this aspect because one measurement is responsible for sampling rates from 44,1 to 192khz. This beta/alpha works only in the sampling rate selected in processor. This beta/alpha does not work with umik-1 on macbook pro retina...no way.... No mic signal at all. version before works....did a successful measurement with that version. Sounds pretty cool...although only 44.1khz worked. Did a measurement dirac supposes, 9 points with math audio room eq... sounds pretty nice and supports 44,1-192khz and works audible very convincing! when will dirac offer a working version? announced more than a year ago... We are are now on mojave/win10. Dirac 2.x does not work on mac and not on win10. i understand that deals with mercedes Benz and other hardware cooperations are way cooler and more efficient...so...lets be honest: when we will see a working version?
  11. Thats nice...in my setup with schiit yggy/ragnarok shd is to edgy and bright without room definition. ..kills all the goods schiit presents... No my setup is without any bridge and sounds sweet again...
  12. Did on another partion a el capitan install. Audirvana 3.5.15 works as expected without any problems. Now integer mode is up again and all audio units are working. seems to be a problem between mojave/audirvana. Still sudden slow performance with 3.5.15 on latest mojave and no audio-units. I can select an audio-unit but it does not load. What makes me wonder is that yesterday it worked totally ok on my macbook and today suddenly, nothing has changed on my system, no more audio-units. Tried from 3.5.10-3.5.14...all versions crash at start. 3.5.15 is the only version that starts but with crazy performance. A response from audirvana staff would be nice. thanks
  13. Yesterday, I could still go to the on my MacBook Pro Retina Mojave 10.14.5 with Audirvana. Just go into digital out in the Yggdrasil. Dirac live is inserted as audio unit. Today Audirvana almost doesn't want to start and doesn't load any audio unit plugin anymore. Can do what I want. Macbook booted...nothing works anymore. When I now start Audirvana 3.2.15 everything works fine again. On my iMac I've only had trouble with Audirvana 3.5.15 for days now. Also here plugins don't work anymore. What's going on?
  14. Returned the SHD Studio. My first streamer weeks ago was the project stream box S2 ultra. Nice boost in my setup with Schiit Yggdrasil/Raganrok to my Ecouton LQL200. The S2 has problems with WLAN. Sudden reboots and the last firmware leaves in Audirvana no more smooth audio playback at all. Could have returned the S2. After that I had the Auralic Aries LE with the Auralic linear power supply. The sound is much better than the S2 but Audirvana and the Aries don't work well together because of openhome protocol in Aries... A track is played, then the audio playback stops...unfortunately. Sold quickly with a heavy heart..because the sound was really very good. Last weekend came the minidsp SHD studio...but my expectations were not fulfilled. The SHD sounds very digital, has problems in the de-esser zone. With complex material the SHD tends to distort and sounds muddy. It can't draw a clean stage. Vocals do not sound good at all. Thin and edgy. The Aries plays much better. Now I will probably look around for a SoTM ultra. Unfortunately the AES/EBU output is missing.
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