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  1. I know iBasso portable music player added a selectable NOS filter through a firmware update. This almost seem like it would be a emulated filter instead of bypassing everything. I remember reading Rob Watts of Chord Electronics talking about a lot of DAC's that use NOS are using a digital filter instead. Something about the DAC needing good quality resistors to be able to do true NOS.
  2. I bet more than half of those are not true NOS & are using a digital filter to emulate NOS,
  3. I actually went through the manual again to re-orientate myself with it. Basically the filters to use for PCM are: Closed Form - High # of taps Closed Form-M - 1 million taps Closed Form 16m - 16 million taps Sinc-M - 1 million taps. High attenuation Sinc-L - 131,070 taps x your conversion rate. Average attenuation. For dither, almost all the options are for specific sample rates. i.e. NS4 is for 88.2kHz & LNS15 is for 768kHz etc.. TPDF is the standard for all type. Gauss1 is a high quality dither that should be used for sample rat
  4. So just connect Monoprice SlimRun USB 3.0 Type-A Extension Cable or the COSEMI Active Optical AOC USB 3.2 cable to your regular USB cable connected to a Singxer SU-1 & you'll get a benefit?
  5. I haven't considered mono amps, but that's a lot of equipment, cables & space to drive one single earspeaker. That McIntosh is the only integrated I see rated at 150watts, but it costs $15,000. I remember seeing a few others with even more tubes & at even higher prices, but those are't something anyone can realistically buy.
  6. Would anyone consider a 150watt tube amp? The MingDa MC368-B150 sells on china-hifi-audio.com for $2,300 plus shipping. This is the only KT150 tube amplifier that I found that advertises 150 watts. Every other KT150 based tube amp I seen is either 100watts or under. The KT150 is, I think, the most powerful tube on the market for pure wattage.
  7. I'm surprised you are getting enough volume with the VT80, I remember seeing a few people say the 75 watts was not enough to drive it. When you do finalize the settings for HQplayer, could you share all of the setting so others can test it as well?
  8. Is that a remote to control the volume for the DAC? Is that a new feature?
  9. Anyone know anything about this https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32963971686.html Basically two boxes, XLR inputs/outputs on one side & ethernet slot on the other. You connect your source via XLR to one box & then a Cat4 cable connects to the 2nd box, & then XLR to your amp? It's only $56 too.
  10. So the options for input & output Backend need to be the same? I set Output Backend to ASIO & input Backend to none. Is this right? Digital Output Mode is set to SOURCE, instead of PCM or SDM . I won't get a performance boost switching to PCM or DSD specifically?? Then there are two columns; PCM & SDM & with their respective options/filters. Are they both active? How would I know which of them is active or how would I know if I am upsampling PCM or DSD? My DAC can play 512 externally & has an option for NOS mode & I only play FLAC
  11. Finally got HQplayer started & yikes, is there a lot of options to choose. Has there been anyone who tested all the options to give them simple descriptions of what they sound like & what they do/how much power they need? The combinations to try is in the millions.
  12. The jitter numbers look incredibly good. How much was it?
  13. I ordered a DigiOne Signature with Volumio pre-installed & I'm reading the Installation guide, but immediately I'm confused. The .pdf instructions from Allo.com says to "Connect the sbc to a monitor and find the ip address using ifconfig". SBC? They don't tell us what SBC stands for. Do they mean the DigiOne? Connect it to a monitor as in, my LCD panel or do they mean connect the DigiOne via USB to my PC? Also ifconfig? Is that a typo? Shouldn't it be ipconfig? All I'm trying to do is to connect my DAC via coax to the DigiOne & it to
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