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  1. Isn't the Roon RP limited to 320kps.... ? (Would be delighted if I am wrong!) The JRiver implementation streams FLAC.
  2. I still use JRiver on a daily basis. Mainly because of the JRemote and recent addition of Radio Paradise FLAC streaming - is just so easy and the sound quality is great. Where is Radio Paradise on Roon.... ? Nope. I am trying to love Roon, but am struggling. It is very pretty, supports HQPlayer, has lots of album info etc, but.... I can't configure it how I would like. Dammit, I like folders!! Also... J River's smartlists are very easy to setup and just work. Without J Remote, I'm not sure I would be sticking around.
  3. For me the biggest factors are: speakers, room and DAC in that order.... Changes in pre and power amps were more subtle, although I wasn't starting with crap...
  4. This. When we designed our house, I made sure to have multiple cat6 runs between the server "room" (AKA study) and the living room.
  5. The system is exactly as you outlined. The server is in the study and is pretty quiet, actually. The endpoint is a silent Windows 10 PC in the living room with the HiFi system. It runs the HQPlayer NAA. Connected via LAN ethernet connection. Have tried via wifi and was fine also. Cheers,
  6. Might be a tricky ask given the computing grunt required for the conversion. I have a T&A DAC8 DSD. In order to upsample any rate to DSD512 with HQPlayer xtr filters, I have server based on 6700K with a new ASUS DUAL RTX 2080 (CPU load 35-40%, GPU 70%). A powerful graphics card is required to facilitate the highest conversion rates with the extreme filters. I then feed this to an HQPlayer NAA endpoint on a silent Streacom FC5 alpha case based PC which is in the living room! (Before the RTX 2080, I had a 960GTX which was OK on DSD256 but stuttered on DSD512). I recommend using a small silent machine as an endpoint and a grunty server in the basement!! Good luck.
  7. Sorry.... I made a mistake in testing.... i cannot get poly-sinc-xtr filters to work from 44.1 (and multiples) to 512k x 48. Just hangs with the progress bar... No problem with 48 to 512x48 as expected. Maybe hold off on the order until the DAC is fixed...
  8. From 44.1... CPU 28%, GPU 12%. Stable, no problems.
  9. Yep. No problem. Tested from different sample rates.
  10. Well, the ASUS DUAL RTX 2080 arrived in the post today and is now installed. Wow, this card is a beast! I can upsample to DSD512 (to T+A DAC 8 DSD via NAA) with poly-sinc-xtr, poly-sinc-xtr-mp without a problem. The CUDA offload is impressive. Task manager tells me the CPU (i6700K) is sitting stable at around 35%, the graphics card at 60 - 70%. With less intensive filter, the GPU usage sits at around 5 - 7%. Am having a lot of fun experimenting! The poly-sinc-xtr-mp is remarkable - very dynamic!
  11. Thanks for taking the time to answer, Miska - really appreciated. On reflection, I think I got a bit too enthusiastic....and have had a rethink about the best way forward. I have a workstation that has an i6700K, Asus 170 AR Socket LGA1151 motherboard, 16G RAM but a relatively slow graphics card (GTX 960 4GB).... in a Fractal Design Define R5 Mid Tower which is underutilized. The Strix 3 fan version is $AUD300 more than the 2 fan dual version.... Therefore, I think as the first step, I will replace the graphics card with the Asus Dual RTX2080. Hopefully this will give me the performance upgrade I need to get comfortable upsampling to DSD512! Then, if still not happy, I can keep upgrade the other components around it.... Will report back!
  12. Hi Guys, I am looking to go back to a 2 X PC solution.... to feed my TAC 8 DSD DAC. I just cannot get satisfactory performance out of the current system. I want to be able to upsample pretty much effortlessly.... I would appreciate any comments on the following proposed system to act as a server. The server will just have ROON, HQPlayer on it (!) feeding my silent Windows PC with JCAT USB femto card to the DAC. Fractal Design Define R6 Mid-Tower E-ATX Case - Black ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING WiFi LGA 1151-2 M-ATX Motherboard Intel Core i7 8700K Hex Core LGA 1151-2 3.70GHz Unlocked CPU Processor Noctua NH-U14S Ultra-Quiet Slim CPU Cooler with NF-A15 fan Corsair DDR4 Vengeance PRO RGB 16GB (2x8GB) Memory (X2 i.e. 4 X 8G, 1 for each slot) ASUS GeForce RTX 2080 DUAL OC 8GB GDDR6 Graphics Card Corsair RM850i 850W 80 Plus Gold Fully Modular Power Supply Samsung 970 EVO 250GB Phoenix M.2 NVMe SSD (3400/1500) Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit On paper, it looks like a beast! I can't see any obvious bottlenecks. I am not planning for it to be in the living areas, but would like it to be (reasonably) quiet. I would also not want to have to upgrade for a few years.... Any comments much appreciated! Cheers, Dave
  13. Can I suggest adding... T + A DAC 8 DSD? One of the reasons I got it was due to the love for this DAC on this forum....
  14. Was wondering... any update on when the next gen Dirac Live is going to be released.... The original version is not stable on my dedicated Win 10 server.... so have given up pending the new release. Cheers, Dave
  15. May have spoken too soon..... foo_dsd_asio has led to system instability in my system. When it works, great! Unfortunately, tends to crash JRiver, either on stopping a track or when changing between source sample rates. Also, high background CPU usage even when not actually playing content. So... nice to prove it works, but just not stable.
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