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  1. Two more points about that: With "Fidelizer + AO", Without "Load optimized defaults" in BIOS, but with Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading, Speed-Step/Speed Shift and all the C-states enabled, no more stuttering when Upsampling to DSD512 with Multicore DSP Grayed. BUT with all off that now, when upsampling to poly-sinc-ext2/ASDM7EC/48k x 256 with Multicore DSP Grayed, the sound drop every approximatively 40 sec for one sec. So to successfully Upsample to DSD256 via poly-sinc-ext2/ASDM7EC/48k x 256 with Multicore DSP Grayed, the following do the thing: With "Fidelizer + AO", Without "Load optimized defaults" in BIOS, with Turbo Boost enabled, Hyper-Threading Disabled, Speed-Step/Speed Shift Disabled and all the C-states disabled, no more Drop. Kind regards, Gato
  2. With "Fidelizer + AO", Without "Load optimized defaults" in BIOS, But with Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading, Speed-Step/Speed Shift and all the C-states enabled, no more stuttering when Upsampling to DSD512 with Multicore DSP Grayed. To be noted: I have also "Package c state limit" set to "C8", do you agree with this one? PS: For the rest, ISO REGEN with UltraCap LPS-1.2 switch up to “ON”, there is no "pop noise" anymore. Thank for your help! Kind regards, Gato
  3. To be noted: my initial issue was due to the "UltraCap LPS 1.2" used to energize the ISO Regen. Using ISO Regen without UltraCap LPS 1.2 eliminates the "pop" problem. Uptone has been contacted about that. For the rest: Upsampling to DSD512 with Multicore DSP Grayed: Without Fidelizer but with AO: Same stuttering Without Fidelizer nor AO: Stuttering but a bit different (light) and with one more kind of noise like a very light frying "crcrcr". Maybe a bios "thing": the Gigabyte bios settings: MIT Advanced Frequency Settings Advanced CPU Core Settings Intel(R) Turbo Boos Technology: Disabled Hyper-Threading Technology: Disabled Intel(R) Speed Shift Technology: Disabled CPU Enhanced halt (C1E): Disabled C3 State Support: Disabled C6/C7 State Support: Disabled C8 State Support: Disabled Package C State Limit: C0/C1 CPU Thermal Monitor: Enabled CPU EIST Function: Disabled Memory Ref Clock: 133 Advanced Memory Settings Memory Boot Mode: Auto BIOS Full Screen Logo Show: Disabled Boot Option #1: Samsung Portable SDD T5 0 Boot Option #2: Windows Boot Manager (P2: Samsung SDD 850 PRO …) Boot Option #3: IBA GE Slot 0400 v1321 Hard Drive BBS Priorities Boot Option #1: Samsung Portable SDD T5 0 Boot Option #2: P2: Samsung SDD 850 PRO 256GB Fast Boot: Disabled Windows 8/10 Features: Windows 8/10 CSM Support: Enabled LAN PXE Boot Option ROM: Disabled Storage Boot Option Control: UEFI Other PCI Devices: UEFI Peripherals Trusted Computing Security Device Support: Disable Super IO Configuration Serial Port: Disabled Parallel Port: Disabled USB Configuration XHCI Hand-off: Enabled USB Mass Storage Driver Support: Enabled. Port 60/64 Emulation: Disabled Mass Storage Devices: Samsung Portable SDD T5 0: Hard Disk SATA And RST Configuration Aggressive LPM Support: Disabled Chipset VT-d: Disabled Internal Graphics: Enabled Audio Controller: Disabled Wake on Lan: Disabled
  4. The PC in question is a "Windows Server 2019 Standard Core: RAMDISK Network booted using also AudiophileOptimizer and Fidelizer. More on that: https://audiophilestyle.com/profile/30314-gato/?tab=field_core_pfield_3
  5. Hello, Oh Yes, indeed, without the ISO Regen, no more "pop noise" at all at this point in time. Now, I will also continu to verify the rest of the hardware used. To be noted, on my system, when upsampling to DSD512, if Multicore DSP is grayed, there is a lot of stuttering. So in this case, for this system, unchecked is OK. Thank you very much for your help! Kind regards, Gato
  6. Hello, With: iMac/Roon->PC machine(i7-7700K, JCAT NET Card FEMTO) / HQPlayer(v 4.3.3) Upsampling to DSD512->USB(SOtM tX-USBexp PCI express USB 3.0 with sCLK-48.0)->ISO REGEN / UltraCap LPS 1-2->T+A DAC8DSD. Since a few month (november - december 2019?), I have the following situation: When I power up the systems and begin to play music everything sound very good but after 2 to 3 hours of listening I can hear random "pop" noise coming out of the speakers. The sound is always good but those random "pop noise" are becoming more and more frequent (first every 3 to 4 minutes and then every 30 to 60 seconds). If I power down the systems wait about 1 or 2 minutes and power them up and play music, those random "pop noise" are still audible. If I power down the systems and come back, for example, the next day and I power on the systems and begin to play music everything sound very good (no "pop" noise) but after 2 to 3 hours of listening I can hear random "pop" noise coming out of the speakers. The sound is always good but those random "pop noise" are becoming more and more frequent. ... And so on. But today after entering in the random "pop noise" phase and without power down the systems, in HQPlayer settings, if I go with "...Upsampling DSD256...", there is no more unpleasant "pop" noise for about 1 to 2 hours of listening and then a "pop* may occur mainly in the 10 first seconds of a track and so on for the next tracks but those "pop" are no more systematic or frequent as before. Any idea / explanation? HQPlayer DSD512 settings (when poping): Output Device Settings Backend: ASIO Device: T+A PDP3000 USB ASIO Channels: 2 Ch. offset: 0 SDM Pack: none 2wire: Unchecked Buffer time: Default DAC bits: 32 48k DSD: Checked AltDSD: Unchecked Input Device Settings Backend: None Device: Nothing Ch. offset: 0 Buffer time: Default SDM Pack: Dop 2wire: Unchecked AltDSD: Unchecked Default Output Mode SDM (DSD) PCM Defaults Filter 1x: poly-sync-lp Filter Nx: poly-sync-lp Dither: TPDF Sample rate (/ Limit): 384k SDM Defaults Oversampling 1x: poly-sinc-short-lp-2s Oversampling Nx: poly-sinc-short-lp-2s Modulator: AMSDM7 512+fs Bit rate: 48k x 512 Vol Min: -60dB Vol Max: -4.0dB Multicore DSP: UnChecked CUDA offload: UnChecked Adaptative output rate: UnChecked Log file: UnChecked DSDIFF/DSF Settings UnChecked: DirectSDM UnChecked: 6 dB Gain PCM Noise Filter: standard PCM Conversion: poly-ext2 SDM Integrator: IIR SDM Conversion: wide CheckedHQPlayer settings (with less "pop" noise): Output Device Settings Backend: ASIO Device: T+A PDP3000 USB ASIO Channels: 2 Ch. offset: 0 SDM Pack: none 2wire: Unchecked Buffer time: Default DAC bits: 32 48k DSD: Checked AltDSD: Unchecked Input Device Settings Backend: None Device: Nothing Ch. offset: 0 Buffer time: Default SDM Pack: Dop 2wire: Unchecked AltDSD: Unchecked Default Output Mode SDM (DSD) PCM Defaults Filter 1x: poly-sync-lp Filter Nx: poly-sync-lp Dither: TPDF Sample rate (/ Limit): 384k SDM Defaults Oversampling 1x: poly-sinc-short-lp-2s Oversampling Nx: poly-sinc-short-lp-2s Modulator: ASDM7EC Bit rate: 48k x 256 Vol Min: -60dB Vol Max: -4.0dB Multicore DSP: Grayed CUDA offload: UnChecked Adaptative output rate: UnChecked Log file: UnChecked DSDIFF/DSF Settings UnChecked: DirectSDM UnChecked: 6 dB Gain PCM Noise Filter: standard PCM Conversion: poly-ext2 SDM Integrator: IIR SDM Conversion: wide Kind regards, Gato
  7. And now here comes the wider Soundstage...
  8. So PS-Audio Direct Stream Power Plant 15 is now running. Without particular burn-in period (about only 2 hours of listening) the improvement in SQ is massif, the most massif that I have listen to on “my” system. Everything is more, more, more, more, …. whaou: details, micro details, silky highs, honey mids, mother earthed bass. Investment is “very" high, but if I should redo all from the start, this one is the beginning of the birth of the way/sound. I suggest to each one to try a high-performance AC power regeneration station, PS-Audio was just my “budget” choice, there is others.
  9. I am considering a "PS-Audio Direct Stream Power Plant 15", any advice or information is welcome: Context: https://audiophilestyle.com/profile/30314-gato/?tab=field_core_pfield_3
  10. Yes, after more reading, i9-9900KS seems to be the way to go. To be noted that Roon will running on another system. Thank you for your post.
  11. Thank you for those informations. So I will also look at Gigabyte MOBO and i9-9900KS.
  12. Sorry, to clarify, the idea was to build a system to feed a T+A DAC 8 DSD. Thank you for your post.
  13. With only SQ in mind, I'm looking for the "best" MOBO for the coming soon i9-10980XE. This new PC will be dedicated to HQPLAYER 4, will use Windows 2019 Server Core via RAMDisk, JCAT NET Card FEMTO and SOtM tX-USBexp USB Card with sCLK-48.0: Which Mobo will be the best choice (With only SQ in mind and for the above config)? ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/ROG-Rampage-VI-Extreme-Encore/specifications/ ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/ROG-Strix-X299-E-Gaming-II/specifications/ Prime X299-A II https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Prime-X299-A-II/specifications/ Another one?
  14. Larry confirm that a HDPLEX 500W ATX LPSU is in the pipe and could be available December 2019
  15. Thanks Rune! Well, i9-9900KS, here are some elements: Pros TDP at 127W against 165W 4.0 GHz / 5.0 GHz against 3.00 GHz / 4.60 GHz to 4.80 GHz Turbo boosted Price Cons only 16 MB against "24.75 MB Intel® Smart Cache : good for "xtr" filter with DSD512" only 8 / 16 against 18 Cores /36 Threads So, I really don't know. For HQPlayer and from the SQ's point of view, what is most important? Other opinions are welcome...
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