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by Beresford
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clock radios. Anyone heard a Ruark R1 mk3?
Replies: 18
Views: 1112

Re: Clock radios. Anyone heard a Ruark R1 mk3?

I have a Tivoli Model 2 and we also have a REVO. My wife prefers the REVO, class D amp, slightly clearer on speech, and good on bluetooth from her iPad. I prefer the Tivoli, especially in stereo, with separate speakers less than 1 metre from my ears - good illusion of space, for a two inch driver. I...
by Beresford
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: Computer Audio Blasphemy, nige tries Another SD Card Player
Replies: 464
Views: 74051

Re: Computer Audio Blasphemy, nige tries Another SD Card Player

I messed a bit with the Op amps after letting the unit burn in for a lot of hours playing tracks which helps. Taking out the back single Op amps drops volume but I think it sounded better when volume corrected but not sure, it did however add a loud pop between tracks so stuck them back in. Could y...
by Beresford
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: Computer Audio Blasphemy, nige tries Another SD Card Player
Replies: 464
Views: 74051

Re: Computer Audio Blasphemy, nige tries Another SD Card Player

I got a boxed version of this SD player to fiddle with a month ago, but ear problems stopped me listening properly until now. Mine seems to work fine on 44.1, 48, 96/24, and 176/24, but not 88.2/24 sample rates. DSD64 works fine, but not DSD128 or DSD256. A Sandisk SDHC 4Gb card works well, and some...
by Beresford
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: Computer Audio Blasphemy, nige tries Another SD Card Player
Replies: 464
Views: 74051

Re: Computer Audio Blasphemy, nige tries Another SD Card Player

Is this card the same as one mentioned previously? About 54usd. https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=2013.1.20141003.11.460371bbyKoc7X&scm=1007.10011.70203.100200300000001&id=521918623242&pvid=abdfd34e-1bce-4a36-8f6c-aa87e11f6f7f (Fascinated by this thread, I suspect like many others who...
by Beresford
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Classical
Topic: What are you listening two?
Replies: 4059
Views: 220108

Re: What are you listening two?

On the radio I heard some of Isabelle Faust playing the Bach V+H sonatas. I really like her style - a mixture of modern and baroque - with plenty of cool intensity!! But my favourite recording is my LP of Alice Harnoncourt and Herbert Tachezi, issued as a box set some 40 years ago.
by Beresford
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Recommend a service centre?
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: Recommend a service centre?

Is the buzz constant, or does it come and go, as mine did, which I eventually traced to DC on the mains?
by Beresford
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: MQN
Replies: 8039
Views: 537993

Re: MQN

I seem to remember reading somewhere in the "Audiophile Optimiser" notes that Server 2016, unlike Server 21012, does not include Kernel Streaming, which is used by MQn. And that AO has a way of putting it back in. Check it out, as my memory is not very reliable.
by Beresford
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: MQN
Replies: 8039
Views: 537993

Re: MQN

Yesterday I installed W10 pro creators update - more new things to disable! This made the Microsoft usb audio drivers the default. It seems to work fine. The usb addresses (param.txt) are unchanged, but I had to rerun paste to get MQn to work. Difficult to change drivers to make subtle comparisons. ...
by Beresford
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: MQN
Replies: 8039
Views: 537993

MQN - Beginner's Guide

I have put together a Beginner's Guide to MQn - attached (if I could attach a txt file). Hope it's useful. Maybe it could be pinned to the start of the topic. -------------------------------------------------------- MQn setup - Windows 10 and Windows Server 2012 R2 - 6 Dec 2016 MQn music player for ...
by Beresford
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: MQN
Replies: 8039
Views: 537993

Re: MQN

"Is 16/44 flawed anyway, due to the brick filter ? What bit depth/frequency would be better ?" Isn't 24/96 usually the baseline for hirez? I would put in a plea for 16/48 at some convenient stage, both for DVD audio tracks, and also for 320k internet radio downloads, which sound so much be...