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  1. I am using an i9-9900K CPU and have disabled hyperthreading because in fact only a maximum of 6 cores are used. I have no dropouts. The sound with the EC modulators is fantastic.
  2. I do not think it's the OS. What bothers you? I got very good experience configuring the network card following this guide: Computer Audio Best Practices Guide: https://pdf.highend-audiopc.com/computer_audio_best_practices_guide.pdf You should also change some settings in the network adapter. For example, disable Interrupt Moderation and Green Ethernet (reduces latency). Did you load the latest drivers? There is a lot to consider and it would be nice to get a compendium of the recommended settings from JCAT.
  3. I have just received a return label. HDPLEX reacts fast. I will keep you up to date. 😉
  4. My audio PC has been playing music for a few hours. Without concrete reason the PC went out. After a few seconds I saw smoke from the HDPLEX 200W and it smelt metallic. I immediately pulled the plug. Yes it is the newest batch. After the very hot device cooled, I removed the top plate to check the fuse. The fuse was unharmed. When I turned the power back on it smoked under the big heat sink, where the rectifiers are located. I use the Asus AI Suite III on Windows 10 Pro. In the picture above is the bottom left display: 100.0 x 42 (32.8 watts). Presumably, the ad is not very accurate. In Keces P8 I see the actual load in Amper. It is a pity that the HDPLEX 200W is obviously not very stable. On the other hand, I demanded the power supply very much. The HDPLEX 400W HiFi DC-ATX is undamaged and does a very good job. It works perfectly with the Keces P8.
  5. This specification was too much for my HDPLEX 200W. That's probably what happened to me. The good news is that my PC and the JCAT USB and NET cards have not been damaged. The bad news is that the HDPLEX's protection did not trigger! What would have happened if I had not cut off the power immediately? I reported the damage and I'm waiting for the reaction. Regardless, I have to worry about my future specification. An alternative would be the purchase of a Paul Hynes Design SR7 (19V / 10A continuous, 40A transient) which seems to have more margin of stability. When I look at the long delivery times and think about Brexit, I lose the desire. 😂 Now I throttled my audio PC and run it on the Keces P8 (19V / 4A), which does a very good job for more a year. The good thing about the Keces P8 is the Over Temperature Protection (OTP)! So I decided to buy another Keces P8 with single output (19V / 8A) and Over Voltage Protection 19.5V Over Current Protection 8.2A Over Temperature Protection 80 ℃. I will use my Audio PC with reduced power in the future. Safety is important.
  6. Look WebShop: Upgrade discount coupon codes available for existing customers of HQPlayer Desktop 3. 😉
  7. After all, what I have read so far is the frequency for the HQPlayer more important than the number of cores.
  8. Look for better passive cooling on soldered CPUs: Solder Thermal Interface Material (STIM), a solder material for thermal surfaces. For example, the i9-9900K (TDP 95W) has STIM, i9-9900 (TDP 65W) not.
  9. Unfortunately, I am not a BIOS specialist. I oriented myself to Gaming Tester on Youtube. The picture shows my CPU Core Voltage setting: - Adaptive - OC Voltage 1.100V - Offset Voltage -0.050V = 1,050V Be careful! Always save the working setting under profiles! I would still install the latest BIOS. Before that, be sure to back up the settings to USB Stick. In my BIOS, everything was overwritten with update.
  10. Which CPU do you have? My Intel Core i9-9900k runs with 4.2GHz on all 8 cores (virtual 16) with HDPLEX 200W Linear Power Supply (LPS) HDPLEX 400W HiFi DC-ATX very stable. There are some settings to be made in BIOS. For example, I have limited the voltage to a maximum of 1.050V.
  11. I'm very liking poly-sinc-mqa-mp. Look descripe in manual: "Also suitable for upsampling PCM sources of 88.2 kHz or higher sampling rate, especially for highres PCM recordings of 176.4 kHz or higher sampling rate. Very short ringing." Description for mp: "minimum phase variant, good for pop/rock/electronic". This are my mostly heard genres.
  12. Thanks for this tip! I'm using Denafrips Terminator with HQPlayer (USB connected) as renderer. Mostly I hear with convolution on / poly-sync-ext2 / ASDM7EC / 44.1 / 16/ 2 -> 12.288M (DSD 256 x 48) / 1 / 2. After the update, the sound has become clearer and more precise. No worlds but audible. Great support from Denafrips! 👍
  13. I didn't find any firmware on support page. Did you mean USB-Driver? This is the latest for New DSP Board 2019.05.30: Thesycon USB v4.67.0. It works very stable with lowest latency.
  14. What the best PCM-settings for Denafrips Terminator: True balanced 26BIT R2R + 6BIT DSD (32 steps FIR Filters)? And DSD x48? It's possible and I think that's the best, but I'm not sure. 😊
  15. Unfortunately, I can not remember exactly, but I had problems with Vol Min -60.0dB and Vol Max 0.0dB. I'm using setting of Vol Min -6.0dB and Vol Max 0.0dB. I leave the volume control to -3.0dB. This ensures headroom. I adjust the volume on the amplifier. Maybe this helps.
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