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  1. Thank you for the experiment result. I completed the second Lush^2 cable modification earlier, been listening the music for the past two hours and the result is even more evidence. I also plan to experiment more configurations especially JSSG360x2link and JSSG360x2bullseye mentioned by @ray-dude, but as of now, this is the best configuration I have experienced.
  2. This JSSG360x2 is quite interesting and I decided to give it a try with the materials just arrived to one of my Lush^2 cable. So far, with about an hour of playing time, it is clear that I have my new favorite. Now I am going to modify my other Lush^2 cable to this configuration (A: Y-W, B: R-B). Here is a picture of my modified Lush^2:
  3. I assume you mean "clock input" instead. That is the 10MHz reference input, made available for people who has an external reference clock to connect to.
  4. John, if you were asking the capacitors on the bottom of the picture, then no, they are stock, but if you refer to the capacitor at the output side of DC cable, then sort of, I added this capacitor.
  5. Very good to know JSSG360^3 is working out on your USB cable as well. I also changed out my Gotham output cable to the same 16AWG solid silver wire in JSSG360^3 configuration two days ago on my MPAudio power supply that is powering my tX-USBUltra, and it is showing the same improvement as my other JSSG360^3 silver DC cables, so I am quite happy with the result. Below is a picture showing the JSSG360^3 silver output DC cable (on the left).
  6. Yes, confirmed. Please see pictures below as reference. Looking forward to your impression when you are done. First two layer shields connected together without connected to ground: I left about 6mm of section exposed (Red Circles) without heat shrink tubing to connect to the third layer shield: Third layer added:
  7. That is the Evox cap. Yes, these are the Industrial RAMs. Aside from SOS, they can also be purchased from Mouser with a higher price.
  8. The difference with Apacer memory change is quite apparent. Based my subjective listening, the level of improvement is on par or a bit better compared to Ramroot. Music sounds more three-dimensional and rounded, the “you are there” feeling is further enhanced. Overall, I feel this is another worthwhile upgrade that should be added to all the other changes/tweaks mentioned in this long thread. Once I have more burn-in time on these RAMs, I do plan on trying single SIMM.
  9. I concur the findings. Installed the RAMs two days ago, and like these Apacer memories quite a bit. Here is a picture with Apacer DDR4 SDRAM in action:
  10. Cable was purchased in bulk without termination, and the existing shields were used to setup JSSG360 configurations.
  11. The base of this cable is a double shielded Neotech 16AWG solid core silver cable purchased from Audio Sensibility in a twisted pair configuration. I first setup the cable in JSSG360 configuration with the double shield, and then added the third layer to make it JSSG360^3.
  12. This is a note to share my journey on DC power cables, as usual, these are findings based on my system and my subjective listening impressions, so YMMV. When I first look into improving DC power cables was when I read a short write up from JS about how inductance can have a large effect on DC power cables, where a starquad cable like Canare 4S6 can help in reducing inductance. This is when I started my DC power cable improvement journey. After replacing just about all my DC cables to Canare 4S6 and enjoyed the result for a while, I started to learn about the JSSG treatment, I got busy again converting all my Canare cables, and the result is a good notch forward in SQ. Just when I thought things are settled in this area, big write up about improvements from JSSG360 treatment took my interest again. Not wanting to pass up chances to improve my system, I ordered more cables and connectors to make more DC cables. Once again, these new cables pushed my system up another notch. While I enjoyed the result, I also put together a quick DIY write up in case anyone likes to roll up their sleeve. This round of DC cable heat wave lasted a while and related news got quiet until an AS friend talked to me about using thick 16AWG solid silver wires as DC power cable can have an even greater improvements, while that was an interesting idea, due to all my available time was consumed in other system improvement activities, I didn’t move this project up in my system improvement priorities until I placed the cables he loaned me into my system. Not only the WOW factor was quite profound, a couple weeks later, another outstanding review on Farad power supply also has the same impression I got on these silver DC cables. This is when I decided to work on getting a few of these silver DC cables for my system. While Audio Sensibility has the Signature Silver DC Cable I like to have, but based on the previous experience, I know I also want to add JSSG360 treatment to these cables, meanwhile, the recent learning from different configurations in using Lush^2 USB cables, I decided to experiment by adding a third layer of shield to make it JSSG360^3 and see how that will work. After two weeks of getting all the needed materials, I built 3 cables in JSSG360 configuration, two for my NUC and one for sCLK-OCX10. The cables replaced are Farad standard, Level1, Level2, and my self made Gotham cable in JSSG360 configuration. Right from the start without much of burn-in, the impression is very amazing. The ability of detail retrieval, dynamic, overall clarity and sound stage all move up a good notch. After about 10 days of burn-in, the already impressive SQ smooth out nicely, making the musical enjoyment even better. After having a good baseline from JSSG360 setup, I added that third layer shield as planned originally to the first cable powering the NUC, the process was fairly straightforward and quick, once the power turned back on, it didn’t take much time for me to realize this experiment is a success. All the nice features from JSSG360 were all there, but the layering is much more defined, sound stage is even better connected together as a whole, bass notes are more extended and fast, and music feels richer than ever. Needless to say, I was a happy camper late into the night playing different tracks. Next day, I did the same thing to the second power cable for the NUC, and again, another positive step forward. Finally, on the third day, the last cable has the JSSG360^3 treatment, and now I am thinking which other cables I need to make plans to convert to these. Things I learned from this journey thus far: DC power is very important in audiophile equipment Better DC power cable can make already good power supply better JSSG360 treatment can help improve overall background darkness, which will help reveal more details, improve dynamic and overall presentation Thick gauge silver wire perform better than equivalent copper wire Thick gauge silver wire in JSSG360 is quite amazing Thick gauge silver wire in JSSG360^3 is the DC wire to beat for my setup Below are couple pictures showing the same cable in JSSG360 configuration first before set it up to JSSG360^3. JSSG360: JSSG360^3:
  13. elan120

    HQ Player

    I have the same card, and had the similar issue until I upgrade to the latest driver.
  14. elan120

    HQ Player

    Not sure if this is the correct place for this question, if not, please help direct this to the right place. I had a power glitch a day ago, after having everything recovered, I find HQPlayer can no longer recognize NetworkAudioAdapter, where the selection show blank. I have reboot the NUC multiple times and tried another NUC with same result. In addition, I also tried loading HQPlayer to another computer, again, same result. My question is, what could be the cause(s) to this problem? TIA for any help provided.
  15. This is the same configuration I have been thinking lately as well. Seems to be a better way to upgrade my system by adding a HQP server to run the new EC modulators while leaving the optimized Roon server and endpoint as is.
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