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  1. That’s great news and good to know! Room Shaper is one of a kind as far as I know, so there’s no competing DSP plugins that can achieve what this ”little” plugin can do. I was able (and lucky) to get my room acoustics to a point where Room Shaper is not really needed anymore. Acoustic treatments required to get to this point, took a lot of time and money. Looking back, I almost wish I just kept using Room Shaper instead;) I hated the way it had to be implemented in my audio path, but it worked extremely well.
  2. I haven't used Room Shaper for some time now, but if my memory serves me right, this Foobar setup uses UPnP ? I believe this is caused by restrictions in upnp standards. UPnP requires end time for all tracks/streams it outputs. This Foobar setup doesn't have end time and therefor required end of stream/track gets timed out after 3-4 hours which causes your audio to cut out. I don't think there is any way to solve it at the moment (I could be wrong though...).
  3. kohmelo

    HQ Player

    I've been wondering this below "issue" for awhile now and can't quite figure it out. I use HQPlayer through Roon with ASDM7EC modulator and Sinc-M filter. Everything converted to DSD256. When using 384kHz (131k taps) convolution filter and short buffer ticked, I get almost no delay (it's under a second) when I press play on Roon (RBCD source). Track time in Roon GUI is pretty much in sync with audio when next track starts. However, when I use 192kHz (131k taps) convolution filter I get several seconds delay. Every other setting is same on HQP and DRC SW.
  4. I'm not Jussi, but EC modulators are obviously not "non-usable" as many users prefer EC modulators with DSD256 over anything possible to-date on DSD512 with "original" modulators (myself included).
  5. kohmelo

    HQ Player

    I've been using 4.6. on Win10 machine without any issues on down clocked 9900K (all cores at 4,5GHz). All formats resampled to DSD256 with adaptive rate (Sinc-M/ASDM7EC). Last weekend decided to update to 4.7.2 and started getting dropouts even when all cores set at 5GHz. As I couldn't find 4.6 version to download from anywhere, I went for Ubuntu 20.04. and no issues since (version 4.7.2). Cores are back to 4.5GHz and haven't come across a single dropout.
  6. kohmelo

    HQ Player

    I have a good guess. You're trying to convert 44,1k family source file to 384k, but Sinc-M only does integer upsampling so it would need to be 352,8k. EXT2 doesn't have this restriction so it can do 384k.
  7. I have iFi Pro iDSD DAC that is capable of outputting either fixed 4.6V signal or 11.2V for studio use (as iFi calls it). Pro iDSD is feeding my Hegel H360 integrated amp via XLR. I was wondering is there any obvious downsides when feeding standard consumer hifi amp with 11.2V signal ? I'm testing 11.2V right now and my first impression is that there is a tad more dynamics in low frequencies, but mid/high frequencies lose some resolution compared to 4.6V signal. I need more listening, but probably I'll go back feeding my amp with the usual 4.6V signal.
  8. One thing you could try is to play with your players CPU affinity and priority settings through DietPi-Launcher -> DietPi-services. I finally managed to get rid of pops with HQPlayer network audio daemon changing that player to higher priority and making one of the cores just dedicated for NAA (it's not possible completely via dietpi-services tool, but it seemed to help). Unfortunately I don't have DietPi installed at the moment, so can't check exact settings. However, I didi this with DietPi 6.26.X version and only had NAA installed, no other players and everything possible uni
  9. Is there a way to have ramdisk active with only one player installed and nothing else ? Just trying ramdisk mode for the first time on USBridge Sig and I can't figure out a way to remove unnecessary players as I only need Networkaudiod...
  10. Just informing everyone that my crashing issues with Windows version of the plugin has been solved. I believe Thierry will release new Windows version of the plugin "SOON".
  11. Thank you so much for this tip randytsuch! This seems to be only combination that actually fixes my faint pops with USBridge Signature connected to iFi Pro iDSD DAC. I think I've tried every combination with 4.14 kernels and none of those worked and was just about to give up... I've been getting faint pops with even DietPi versions that are supposed to work.
  12. Thanks for the tip, but doesn't seem to be a memory leak. Memory usage goes up by ~1% when I start playback via Jriver and doesn't really increase after that. Total memory usage is 25-27% at that point. 16GB of RAM.
  13. How are Room Shaper license owners finding its stability on Windows ? I just can't get it to be stable. Plugin keeps crashing eventually every time. I can sometimes get it to work 2h straight, but end result is always the same, plugin crash. Crashing is so random and I think I have tried everything there is to try. First I thought plugin crashes only when streaming content, but that's not the case after all. I had some email exchange with Thierry, but unfortunately he doesn't seem to figure out what the root cause is. Some things I've tried: - 2 differe
  14. Forgot to mention that I did notice one negative side effect, soundstage depth has gotten smaller in my case. However cause for that can be so many things as my audio path is now so much more complicated than before. Overall improvement means more to me than losing some depth, so I can live with it for now.
  15. You can still use Roon UI. Just enable JRiver ASIO output in Roon and set JRiver up correctly. It's bit fiddly I must say. I have had several Jriver crashes, but it might be due to too short buffer. I've now maxed it out in Jriver (500ms) and no crashes in few hours. WASAPI output seems to be more stable...
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