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    Sonore ultraDigtial

    Update to this, the euphonic sound was due to a technical setup issue with the Ultradigital. Jesus helped me adjust and DSD is now perfect with only DIP #7 on with Stellar Dac. And as previously described, A+ DSD conversion w/Sox blows away PCM on Stellar Dac.
  2. I can tie this back full circle. I have heard DR 5 music being harsh when network noise is present or aliasing during during upsampling. I have heard a cable modem router make my system unlistenable. An fmc set cleaned up and but added some mud... the best so far is a modified network switch Dlink. I truly believe network noise is real and in particular adds an edge to music in some instances. I’m not surprised higher compression levels sound worse on suboptimal setups... it’s less forgiving. I fully expect the EtherRegen to make properly mastered music of a variety of DR’s to all sound better.
  3. There is more to mastering than a compression level, take Tool 10,000 days... the producer avoids digital editing at all cost and tries to experiment in the analog and experiment with physical mix placement etc... i much rather prefer this to a DR 12 when someone jacks it up with digital effects and doesn’t know what they are doing with the analog equipment. For instance touching the EQ excessively. Im just stating this is a very granular issue and not that simple. Also, you need to throw out tons of remasters as examples of Low DR .
  4. I don’t concur with this statement. Overall mastering quality trumps DR value. Also so if you are getting listening fatigue I question something else is causing this. Aliasing from upsampling? Noise from somwhere? I have not found DR 5 music to be at all fatiguing with proper setup. But it is much more revealing of other issues.
  5. 100% with @barrows imo traditional audiophile music never really sounds bad so you can go in circles. You want a system that that can make music of NIN “The day the world went away” then we are really talking. If you can clearly separate 3-4 highly distorted guitars with various effects on each and hear textural differences... BAM
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    Sonore ultraDigtial

    Oh by the way, the Ultradigital really does something because previously I went back and forth on Pcm vs pcm to DSD in A+ a million times. They were different with just the Ultrarendu in the chain but not huge. With th the Ultradigital the DSD conversion sounds euphonic with way too much airiness and no focus. Very weird trippy sound. Ultradigital with pcm straight from A+ is pretty much perfect.
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    Sonore ultraDigtial

    @barrows ok thanks ill ask. So after listening for 3 hours to the Ultradigital my Stellar Dac went on the fritz, loud static, then no screen on reboot. Still functional otherwise now but will be sending back. The ultradigital powered by Mk2 Sbooster owns the Ultrarendu in my system. Holographic, more harmonic information, everything is more natural. Nice job Sonore!
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    Sonore ultraDigtial

    Quick question on the Ultradigital and the Stellar Dac from PS Audio. Is it normal for the sample rate information and pcm/dsd to not show up on the SGCD? I'm assuming since the masterclock is turned off by default that there is no information for the DAC to display.
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    Sonicorbiter - Native DSD support

    Thanks for checking into it. The 192000 thing is probably a glitch then? Doesn’t really matter practically since it occurs only after reboot.
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    Sonicorbiter - Native DSD support

    @vortecjr DAC description: Stellar Gain Cell DAC 2616:0113
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    Sonicorbiter - Native DSD support

    Is it limited to DoP or is Direct DSD compatible at DSD 128? Is Direct DSD kind of working but not working correctly? The above clocking thing is happening with DSD 128.
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    Sonicorbiter - Native DSD support

    @vortecjr I stopped, played one pcm for 5 seconds, stopped, then turned DSD128 back on in A+. PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC at usb-ci_hdrc.1-1.1, high speed : USB Audio Playback: Status: Running Interface = 1 Altset = 3 Packet Size = 272 Momentary freq = 176398 Hz (0x16.0cc0) Feedback Format = 16.16 Interface 1 Altset 1 Format: S32_LE Channels: 2 Endpoint: 1 OUT (ASYNC) Rates: 44100, 48000, 88200, 96000, 176400, 192000, 352800, 384000 Data packet interval: 125 us Interface 1 Altset 2 Format: S16_LE Channels: 2 Endpoint: 1 OUT (ASYNC) Rates: 44100, 48000, 88200, 96000, 176400, 192000, 352800, 384000 Data packet interval: 125 us Interface 1 Altset 3 Format: SPECIAL DSD_U32_BE Channels: 2 Endpoint: 1 OUT (ASYNC) Rates: 44100, 48000, 88200, 96000, 176400, 192000, 352800, 384000 Data packet interval: 125 us access: RW_INTERLEAVED format: DSD_U32_BE subformat: STD channels: 2 rate: 176400 (176400/1) period_size: 22050 buffer_size: 88200 Simple mixer control 'Stellar Gain Cell DAC',0 Capabilities: pvolume pswitch Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right Limits: Playback 0 - 127 Mono: Front Left: Playback 127 [100%] [0.00dB] [on] Front Right: Playback 127 [100%] [0.00dB] [on] Simple mixer control 'Stellar Gain Cell DAC',1 Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined Playback channels: Mono Limits: Playback 0 - 127 Mono: Playback 127 [100%] [0.00dB] [on] Simple mixer control 'XMOS Internal Clock Validity',0 Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined Playback channels: Mono Mono: Playback [on]
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    Sonicorbiter - Native DSD support

    Here you go PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC at usb-ci_hdrc.1-1.1, high speed : USB Audio Playback: Status: Running Interface = 1 Altset = 3 Packet Size = 272 Momentary freq = 192001 Hz (0x18.0008) Feedback Format = 16.16 Interface 1 Altset 1 Format: S32_LE Channels: 2 Endpoint: 1 OUT (ASYNC) Rates: 44100, 48000, 88200, 96000, 176400, 192000, 352800, 384000 Data packet interval: 125 us Interface 1 Altset 2 Format: S16_LE Channels: 2 Endpoint: 1 OUT (ASYNC) Rates: 44100, 48000, 88200, 96000, 176400, 192000, 352800, 384000 Data packet interval: 125 us Interface 1 Altset 3 Format: SPECIAL DSD_U32_BE Channels: 2 Endpoint: 1 OUT (ASYNC) Rates: 44100, 48000, 88200, 96000, 176400, 192000, 352800, 384000 Data packet interval: 125 us access: RW_INTERLEAVED format: DSD_U32_BE subformat: STD channels: 2 rate: 176400 (176400/1) period_size: 22050 buffer_size: 88200 Simple mixer control 'Stellar Gain Cell DAC',0 Capabilities: pvolume pswitch Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right Limits: Playback 0 - 127 Mono: Front Left: Playback 127 [100%] [0.00dB] [on] Front Right: Playback 127 [100%] [0.00dB] [on] Simple mixer control 'Stellar Gain Cell DAC',1 Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined Playback channels: Mono Limits: Playback 0 - 127 Mono: Playback 127 [100%] [0.00dB] [on] Simple mixer control 'XMOS Internal Clock Validity',0 Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined Playback channels: Mono Mono: Playback [on]
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    Sonicorbiter - Native DSD support

    @Em2016 Despite the specs, the sonic orbiter diagnostics, detects a Direct DSD path to the DAC. Direct DSD does work. Interestingly even DSD 256 works. Keep in mind when I send over DSD 256, which is above the spec, it only goes in over Direct DSD. Whether I click or unclick Direct DSD in sonic orbiter, DSD 256 always goes in as Altset 3 which is the "Special DSD" path which is Direct DSD. This is not the case with DSD 128, when Direct DSD is selected, it uses Altset 3, while unselected, it goes in Altset 1. This is suggesting that the sonicorbiter has auto-detected the Stellar Dac USB system correctly as it refused to send DSD 256 DoP which would require bandwidth of DSD 512 which is certainly above the spec of the ESS 9010 chip. However, the chip is spec'd to DSD 256. Keep in mind Jesus confirmed on page 1 that the Nuwave DSD was compatible with Direct DSD 256 which is almost the same DAC and also above its spec sheet input. Regardless I may end up getting a Ultradigital anyway in the end as I've heard good things about its use with PS Audio DACs.
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    Sonicorbiter - Native DSD support

    @vortecjr With the Stellar Dac I've found something interesting. If I reboot the Ultrarendu and then play a Direct DSD 1st thing, the clock in the DAC diagnostics is wrong at 192000. Also, the music is mistimed and sounds a little jacked up. If i play a DSD with DoP, or a PCM file first after reboot, then play Direct DSD, the clock is always correct at 176398 (DSD128). Have you seen this before?
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