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  1. Sure, then try the Kernel Streaming. Or maybe you can take a photo of your JRiver settings and post it onto the forum.
  2. Also, ASIO Chord 1.05 [ASIO] driver also worked for me in JRiver. It's just the Digital Output (Chord AsynUSB 44.1-768kHz) [Direct Sound] doesn't work for DSD.
  3. I just tested this with my JRiver and Hugo 2. What driver are you using within JRiver? Digital output (Chord Async USB 44.1-768kHz) [Direct Sound] doesn't work with DSD I had to choose Chord Electronics Ltd Streaming [Kernel Streaming] in order to be able to playback in DSD. Moreover, you have to make sure Bitstreaming is set to DSD (not None) See if that works.
  4. Growing up in Hong Kong and Canada, I have to say that the American steakhouse experience in America is still very different. Definitely different than eating a steak in Italy as you know. And it still felt different than a steakhouse in Australia. Moreover, I presume Livio was invited to go when he was working with the Audio Research staff. And as you know, sometimes the dining experience is as much about the company as the food. That said, I’ve never tried Pittsburgh Blue when I lived in Minnesota over a decade ago. But yeah, Manny’s great. Too bad I didn’t get to go much back then sinc
  5. Yes, from a pure DAC architecture standpoint but at least according to my limited understanding... I think if you run HQPlayer and feed it into DSC1, it can feed DSC1 any signals of 0’s and 1’s alternating. Mostly because HQPlayer can modulate the oversampled DSD signal based on the noise shaper, but also that HQPlayer has no idea whether the DSD DAC it’s feeding into is a 64-element, 32-element or 1-element DSD DAC or whether it uses shift register as an architecture. But Mola Mola DAC would only feed PWM signals from 0-32 to the DAC meaning that you’ll only get 0000000
  6. Just re-looked at the Organik DAC video again. I wonder more and more if it actually resembles more to Mola Mola Tambaqui DAC architecture. https://www.hifinews.com/content/mola-mola-tambaqui-network-attached-dacstreamer-feel-pulse Because you can think of the Mola Mola as a 5-bit 3MHz DAC or a 1-bit 100MHz DSD/SDM DAC with 32-element and shift register. While the design is still not as sophisticated (or complicated) as the Chord Pulse Array DAC design, this approach should still significantly reduce jitter sensitivity at the actual DAC level although it would still be sus
  7. Or maybe what I’m trying to say is that: When you first run Dirac with your Indiana Line Diva 660, even though Dirac says it is measuring “natural room response”, Dirac is not. Dirac is still measuring “natural room response” AND Indiana Line Diva 660. It is just how the physics of it works. Short of putting your speakers in an anechoic speakers and measuring it, it is impossible to just measure “natural room response” without measuring contributions from your Indiana Line Diva 660 speakers. Despite all the marketing/instructional materials from Dirac. So now that you’ve creat
  8. Sorry we are just misunderstanding each other. Do you mean you have one Dirac filter for Indiana Line and another Dirac filter that you re-measured for Elac? If that’s the case that’s fine.
  9. Ah... That makes a lot more sense now. Yeah, Dirac is a lie. It cannot just measure the “natural response of the room” Whenever it does a correction, it is always doing a room AND speaker correction. So if you really want to compare speakers and you’re running Dirac, you must create a new Dirac filter using the same target frequency response for the new Elac. Otherwise, you’re actually not comparing apples to apples. Let’s imagine the following scenario as a thought experiment. Let’s at your Left Indiana Line Diva 660 speaker does not match your right one
  10. Very interesting. Organik DAC looks like a 32-element DSD/SDM DAC with shift register based on the video. But of course, the devil is in the details like the over/upsampling and noise shaping algorithm, the oversampling rate (DSD128/256/512/1028?), implementation of the SDM DAC, etc. Also extremely cool how they’re going to put the DAC into their active speakers, absolutely crazy. And OMG the case work looks amazing.
  11. Assuming you have no DSP applied, my guess based on your original measurements of the Elac is that the the cyan line represent the true frequency response (with room effects) from the Elac and I really don't understand why the magenta line is so different from the cyan one unless the speakers are really different (unlikely unless there is a QC issue) or there is an electronics issue (also unlikely if you don't have this problem with the Indiana Line). Regardless, it's very clear Elac has less bass than the Indiana Line. But that might end up being better for your room or you may pr
  12. Can I clarify something? When you’re measuring Plot 2, did you remove your Indiana Line Diva 660 from their current position and then put the Elac where the Indiana Line are? Or did you just put the Elac beside the 660 and then compare them and measure? Low bass frequency response is very speaker position dependent (because it’s very room dependent). If you want to really hear what the Elac sounds like compared to your Indiana Diva, you should really put them at the same spot (which is a hassle and prevents quick A/B testing). Moreover, I can easily imagine scenari
  13. You can figure out whether it’s an electronics issue or a speaker issue by switching the left and right channels. That way you don’t have to move the speakers. Just flip one set of stereo cables around and you’re good to move forward.
  14. I’m confused by the question. Moreover I don’t understand why in 1, both left right speakers have similar room peaks and troughs but in 2, they don’t. I guess most people can ignore the overloading of some bass peaks in 1 and would prefer that? But it’s possible people would prefer 2 because the bass doesn’t overwhelm the music as much and they are able to ignore the channel imbalance. frequency response is just one of many possible measurements so even though it affects what most people prefer, there can also be other factors that affect speaker preferences.
  15. Thanks for digging the measurements up. Super cool. I definitely have to find the speakers somewhere to listen to.
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