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  1. Are there changes in supported playback formats? Anything higher res than 192/24 now?
  2. Dark Rock 4 is a bit smaller than the Noctua. But I would say roughly about as quiet, so no big difference in cooling performance or sound level of the fan. So I would say both are good options. With Dark Rock 4 I cannot use two of the RAM banks (ones closer to CPU), at least with HyperX Predator. While Noctua with cooler mounted only in the middle allows this better. I don't think it can get much bigger. There is one step bigger Fractal Design case, but then cable reach could become an issue. Now the CPU power cables (2) are routed behind the motherboard plate, making things a bit cleaner.
  3. Why would you resample outside of HQPlayer instead of using HQPlayer for the purpose it is designed for?
  4. That is quite usual problem, the DAC then just doesn't support DSD at multiples of 48k... DAC is just advertising all rates because it supports PCM at those 48k multiples. So you need to uncheck the 48k DSD so that HQPlayer filters those rates out.
  5. No progress recently, I've been busy on other things. I hope I can look into into it again sometime soon.
  6. Can you try my recently released NAA4 image on the RPi3? The kernel you have on Odroid is likely too old for the purpose... Or even better if you have some small spare PC to try the x64 image instead as RPi3 may have some playback issues due to the hardware limitations. Although it should be fine for checking the driver status. Sure! I'm working on it.
  7. That is analog volume control... But it doesn't tell how they are running the DAC chip. But it makes it technically possible to run it in DSD Direct mode while having volume control. I've run 6600T and 7600T at DSD512 using the older modulators and -2s filters. Likely 6500T can do at least DSD256 with the same. You can just try out and see how it goes... My next OS and kernel releases should support it.
  8. Like?? Windows needs some sword and sledgehammer. Meanwhile, macOS is behaving sensibly...
  9. In most CPUs the maximum turbo frequency is not for all cores, it is only for limited subset of cores. i9-9900KS is rare exception to this which allows all-core turbo of 5 GHz. Anyway, I've never tried to overclock anything, so I haven't paid much attention to details. But I think the BIOS clock scaling multiplier and the base frequency (for example 100 MHz) should apply.
  10. BIOS clock and ratio settings should work the same on both.
  11. Windows seems to be doing something strange, and annoyingly hard to figure out why it behaves so differently with the same code... It only becomes visible when the machine is pushed near to it's limits...
  12. There is no point in buying RAM with ECC bit when it is being left unused... If you want to use ECC RAM, get Xeon instead..
  13. Just that 9900K(S) doesn't support ECC RAM... I just upgraded my Windows development machine to i9-9900KS with new 1000W PSU, Gigabyte Z390 Designare motherboard and Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4 2666 CL13 RAM. Same RTX 2080Ti GPU continues on it as before. And the performance is as expected, all cores can run at 5 GHz without trouble. It is also actually pretty quiet even at full load. First time I'm testing BeQuiet Dark Rock 4 instead of Noctua ND-H15. Many of the HQPlayer algorithms are heavy on memory access, so amount of cache and RAM speed are critical. P.S. Amount of power cables is a bit of a mess, because motherboard alone takes four power cables, plus two power cables to the RTX2080Ti....
  14. That is something unsupported then, just don't ask me anything about it, I don't want to know... If you want lighter weight Ubuntu, Ubuntu Studio 18.04 LTS is fine. But my suggestion was about HQPlayer Desktop, not Embedded in this case. If you use my bootable image, it is partially due to the tuned, stripped down HQPlayer OS. But rest of it is the same as HQPlayer Desktop. So you could as well compare HQPlayer Desktop on Windows vs Linux and see how much the OS makes difference.
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