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#35154 Infinity Blade HQ (Bug Head Emperor) worth trying

Posted by franran on 18 March 2016 - 01:47 AM

I don't understand a word of Japanese, except arigato. Any correspondence I have had with him has been very confusing. I have much compassion for a mentally ill person. Despite his severe psychosis, Hiroyuki has managed to create the best audio player on the planet. I am very grateful to him and support him spiritually...and occassionally otherwise. He knows that I genuinely care about him. I pray that he finds mental peace. Someone without compassion might find his illness a bother. I don't. It makes me admire him more for what he has accomplished. There are people who don't appreciate what he has created and given away for free. They personally attack him. That is not delusion, it is fact. The world is full of unhappy people who would do this.

 

He has a little music system, inferior to most systems on this forum. He only currently has Windows 10 to develop from. He can not troubleshoot problems pertaining to other OSs. He knows that those with Windows 7 and 8 can update for free to Windows 10, which sounds better anyway. He allows WS2012 R2 to load his player, but in no way supports it. It doesn't work well for me anymore so I don't use the new versions. It is okay. 6.66 is a wonderful gift from a brilliant man in Japan.

 

I accept problems in life and look for solutions where they can be found. The solutions often lead to better things than what was had before "the problem" was encountered .


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#43729 Kazoo no tidal?

Posted by Marcin_gps on 25 June 2018 - 08:11 AM

Hi Marcin,

 

Is there a chance we have Tidal & Qobuz supported by Kazoo with JplayStreamer one day ?

Like we can see it on Kazoo with Linn network player ?

For me it is only the last things Jplay needed to be the best of all  ;)

There will be a solution soon. We are getting close to the biggest announcement in the history of JPLAY. 


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#43112 Guide For Non-IT Experts to Install Windows Server 2016 Core

Posted by Jogar on 30 April 2018 - 10:43 AM

Attached File  BASIC GUIDE TO INSTALL WINDOWS SERVER 2016 CORE.pdf   353.15KB   75 downloads

Hi Guys,

As promised, here is a basic guide (see pdf attachment) for non-IT experts to install Windows Server 2016 Core. If, like me, you have some reasonable computer knowledge but are definitely not an IT expert, then this guide could be of some help to you. I actually compiled it for myself so that if I ever needed to reinstall WS2016Core I would at least have some reference to help do so. Going into server core can be pretty daunting at first and I often wondered what the hell I was doing out of my depth!

Audiophil's guidelines for AO helped me to pluck up the courage to try and set up WS2016C. So I guess that after successfully installing WS2016C, it's with happy ears that I can share this simple guide on this forum in the hope that it will help others to get started too.

 

 


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#41560 JPLAYStreamer: how to improve sound quality [GUIDE]

Posted by Marcin_gps on 13 October 2017 - 03:44 PM

Hello Guys, 

 

I've just posted another article on the blog. Hope you'll enjoy it :)

http://jplay.eu/ml_p...-sound-quality/

 

Best regards,

Marcin


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#36808 HySolid HiRez Music Player

Posted by AudioDoc on 04 July 2016 - 12:18 PM

In order to get HYSOLID player working using JPlay as the ASIO, here are the steps.

Run all the following from GUI.

1.       Reset AO to enable all services.

2.       Uninstall Fidelizer

3.       Uninstall JPlay

4.       Install HYSOLID

5.       Change the two HYSOLID services to run as the logged on user instead of Local System

6.       Install JPlay

7.       Open the HYSOLID ASIO Panel, highlight JPlay ASIO, then click Start (nothing will be displayed; this will tell the program to use JPlay ASIO)

8.       Open the HYSOLID Tool and setup the drive for the music (http://www.hysolid.com/howto.html)

9.       After a successful installation, launch the app on the iPad, iPhone etc.

10.   Select JPlay ASIO

11.   Play music to confirm that JPlay ASIO is working

12.   Install Fidelizer (if it is used in the configuration)

13.   Play music, to confirm that the program is still functional with the JPlay ASIO driver.

14.   Run AO either in GUI or switch to core, if that is the preference.

15.   Before switching to core Fidelizer needs to be installed and configured, in my experience when you get into core the logon will revert to Local System if Fidelizer was not installed and configured before switching to core mode.


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#35983 Infinity Blade HQ (Bug Head Emperor) worth trying

Posted by franran on 03 May 2016 - 10:49 PM

Anybody who still needs 6.98, shoot me a PM. I will give you a link for 6.98 IB.exe.


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#44098 JCAT NET Card FEMTO

Posted by taxman2 on 04 August 2018 - 02:10 PM

Check this out:

http://www.ghentaudi...rt/list-dc.html

 

I've been buying from this guy dc cables and they are of an exceptional quality.


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#43974 How to run Dual PC setup and achieve KS/Ultrastream/700/0.01s GUIDE

Posted by taxman2 on 25 July 2018 - 02:27 PM

Finally I’ve found time to write this guide. I presume most of you are advanced users and will not go through details of how to install your OS. If you don’t understand certain terminology just google it.

I am writing this based on my personal experience in dual pc setup. It took me two years to set it up properly without interruption of playback at KS/Ultrastream/700/0.01seconds.

My setup is:

 

Audio PC:

It is a mini PC fanless, aluminum body, Skylake 14nm CPU Intel Core i3 6100U 2 cores 4 threads 2.3GHz 3MB cache TDP 15W, 4GB RAM; Powered by 100W/12V/5.5A Ultra Low Noise LPS.

Window Server 2016 Standard Core, installed drivers and programs: Holo Audio Driver v.4.43 (for SU-1), RENESAS USB3 Host Driver 30230 (JCat USB Card), Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350 for (Femto Net Card), JPlay, Process Lasso Pro, Fidelizer Pro 8.1, AO 2.2

Added hardware: JCat (USB & Net) cards, JCat USB Isolator. Powered by 100W/5V/6A Ultra Low Noise LPS.

 

Control PC:

Mini PC fanless, aluminium body, Skylake 14nm CPU Intel Core i5 6200U 2 cores 4 threads 2.3GHz up to 2.8GHz 3MB cache TDP 15W, 16GB RAM; Powered by 100W/12V/5.5A Ultra Low Noise LPS.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard core (don't try WS 2016 - you will not succeed), installed programs: JPlay, Process Lasso Pro, Fidelizer Pro 8.1, AO 2.2, MinimServer, Java 32 & 64bit, Bubble UPNp Server; Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350 for (Femto Net Card).

Added hardware: JCat Net Card. Powered by 100W/5V/6A Ultra Low Noise LPS.

I will presume that you have no Process Lasso Pro, Fidelizer Pro and AO.

Both control and audio pc must be dedicated audio pc's.

 

 Audio PC setup:

After installing Windows Server 2016 core, update from sconfig settings all recommended updates only. Don’t instal Graphic driver at all. Just use the default one. Install audio driver. Reboot and go to audio driver settings - Uncheck Asio safe and set the smallest latency available (in my case it is 8 samples). If you have JCat Net Card, follow Marcin’s instructions). If not - install the latest ethernet adapter driver for your netcard. If it is Realtek install the driver utility (upon running it you get access to Realtek ethernet advanced settings. Install JPlay. Reboot. Run sconfig and change your ethernet connection IP to static and whatever IP you choose. Have in mind that your net card advanced settings must be the same on audio and control pc.

The following advanced settings are for Realtek net card; First uncheck safe power.

 

ARP Offload - disabled

Auto Disable Gigabit - disabled

Energy Efficient Ethernet - disabled

Flow Control - disabled

Green Ethernet - disabled

Interrupt Moderation - disabled

IPv4 Checksum Offload - disabled

Jumbo Frame - disabled

Large Send Offload v2 (IPv4) - disabled

Large Send Offload v2 (IPv6) - disabled

Maximum Number of RSS Queues - 4

Network Address - empty

NS Offload - disabled

Priority & VLAN - disabled

Receive Buffers - 1

Receive Side Scaling - enabled

Shutdown Wake on LAN - disabled

Speed & Duplex - on max (1GB dual)

TCP Checksum Offload (IPv4) - disabled

TCP Checksum Offload (IPv6) - disabled

Transmit Buffers - 1

UDP Checksum Offload (IPv4) - enabled

UDP Checksum Offload (IPv6) - disabled

Wake on Magic Packet - disabled

Wake on pattern match - disabled

WOL & Shutdown Link Speed - disabled

 

Control PC setup:

Install Windows Server 2012 R2 GUI. Update from sconfig settings all recommended updates only. Do not install Graphic driver (use the default).

Install Java 32 & 64bit versions.Install JPlay. Reboot. Update Realtek net driver. Follow AO guide how to setup the ethernet properties. Uncheck everything except Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) and do whatever is in the guide. Set up your static IP. Do exactly the same advanced settings as on audio pc. Don't change anything on the other net card,. You are going to need it for Internet. Follow JPlay manual and start JPlay settings. Your control and audio pc are now connected. Install MinimServer. Set up MinimServer (follow JPlay manual). Install Bubble UPnP Server. Follow first 3 steps of Marcin's post: http://jplay.eu/ml_p...-sound-quality/

 

When everything's been setup open JPlay settings and set KS/Ultrastream/700/0.01s. Now you should be able to play w/o interruptions. It also depends where your library is, (SSD or HDD). If your library is on HDD the response is slower and might not be able to play at 700/0.01. In my case (my library is on 4 HDD connected via USB to control pc) and I could play only uncompressed flac files 44.1/16 at 700/0.01. For all the rest I use 350/0.01. You could always add a third pc for your library and connect it to control pc. This 3 pc setup is a guarantee for successful playback w/o interruptions.

Of course it helps a lot and SQ is amazing if you have Process Lasso Pro, Fidelizer Pro, AO. 2.20 and JCat Femto (USB & Net) cards.

Now convert to core. Don't forget to copy avicap32.dll and msvfw32.dll in your Windows\System32 folder. On start up you must have Bubble UPNp Server and MinimServer running. Manually assign them to run on startup. You could do it using a script. Or you could use Fidelizer Pro to run them as media player applications.

After the library has been loaded you can Open Kazoo or whatever control point application from different phone or computer and play.

Of course you must suspend power on all usb controllers, net cards and whatever you find applicable. AO could take care of that too. Preferably make pc's headless, just turn them on and off from power button.


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#42825 Comparison of original CF card reader vs PP Audio modified one

Posted by kyrill on 06 April 2018 - 02:42 PM

hi pav

 

I have no experience yet with cf cards. But your experience resembles a bit mine when upgrading components in my very transparent

audio system in order to battle any kind of "harshness" introduced by  RFI EMI and or digital harshness.

When by an improvement the difference is too big, too easily discerned, my initial response was disappointment, and my sons ( in their twenties) with much

"sharper" ears even found the "upgrade" much worse sounding.

But they do not yet appreciate the search for the Holy Grail in high end sound systems:

musicality, naturalness.

The best MOST PERFECT high end sounds are all the daily sounds around you. The voices of your friends, the bus coming in the street. The birds and the sounds of acoustic guitars

and so on. If you close your eyes, the world around you, sound wise is the Holy Grail fulfilled: a perfect perfect speaker audio system.

 

Close your eyes and listen when you are in your garden, people in the room, outside on the pavement. What is lacking?

All the thrills of a good audio system , it almost sound common, normal, almost boring.

A good upgrade is doing exactly that, the initial disappointment I had with a good upgrade, it makes it more ehh or better less fantastic, less asking for attention or said in black and white

as if less treble, everything becomes more soft COMPARED to the more "harshness" embedded, invisible in the music, I was used to hear in my music room. I forgot to compare it with the most

perfect audio system on earth: the sound around me NOT coming form headphones or speakers. I compared it automatically to my sound system before the update.

 

Still there are snake oil updates or even ones that do make the sound worse. But in digital land a more precise clock and less jitter will always sound more natural if the more precise clock gets a more pristine clean power.

 

A warning though, the less transparent the music system is, the more it needs "harshness" to push through the veil  that should not be there. In that case the HiFI system is not yet an audiophile system and it will sound worse with a modification that will lift up a high end system.


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#4069 Null Vs. Direct Output

Posted by darbonne on 17 February 2012 - 06:18 AM

I am using jPlay with J River and have set the software settings as noted in the setup. The setup calls for the output to be set Null. When I do that I completely lose the sound. When I set it back to Direct it works. Which is the correct setting for jPlay?/wp-content/forum-smileys/sf-confused.gif
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#44171 Apacer CF card Extended Range ( temperature ) as SSD

Posted by jma6 on 14 August 2018 - 07:31 PM

I finally did managed to have my CF sata interface modified by SOTM ( large capacitors , very good LDO regulators , a clock point for their sCLK ex clock board ) .

 

Result is a significant improvement in sound quality , a worthwhile investment .

 

Thank's Marcin and Tomslin for helping on this topic  . SLC CF card plus an upgraded CF-Sata interface is a very nice SQ boost in computer audio .


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#44144 number of services with dual pc setup?

Posted by BernieK on 10 August 2018 - 12:40 AM

I am planning in building a dual pc setup with Lan so both pc could read each other. Because I am against of using too many services my question is: how many services demands this setup for the 2 pc  to be connected over Lan? do I need all the same services as if I am connected on internet, because if that is the scenario then I have to activate at least 30 services which in my point of view is a step down, any comments will be appreciated.

 

Hi screenmusic,

 

In my system with the Control-PC and Audio-PC directly connected via an ethernet cable, Network Related Services disabled via Audiophile Optimizer, both PCs running WS2016 in Virtual Core Mode, and my current software setup on each PC, I have only 11 and 9 services running on the Control-PC and Audio-PC, respectively, the mininum numbers I need to play music using JPLAYStreamer, Minimserver and Upplay. When using Bughead 7.27 I need only 10 services on the Control-PC. So you should be able to get well below 30 services on each PC.

 

PS: I will be updating my guide for setting up VCM (URL in signature) shortly to accomodate the most recent changes. If you are interested in the guide, PM me and I'll let you know when the update is completed.

 

Cheers,

 

Bernie


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#43672 Single PC setup

Posted by Mantis on 19 June 2018 - 08:33 PM

Hi all,

 

I am planning on building a single PC setup using a Supermicro X11SAE-M motherboard and some ECC memory. I have read positive posts here about the use of an Intel E3-1235L V5 processor and a 32GB CF6 CF card (for the operating system) in a dual PC setup, but was wondering if such a processor and CF card would also be suitable for use in a single PC setup. Thanks in advance for your answers.


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#43603 JPLAYStreamer: how to improve sound quality [GUIDE]

Posted by FelipeRolim on 08 June 2018 - 01:02 PM

I'm not sure which parameters you're referring to for the Control-PC in a dual PC setup. Could you provide a bit more detail please.

 

 

In dual PC setup, the parameters you see in JPLAY settings panel on control PC are for audio PC. You can change them and they will be effective on audio PC. There are no parameters for control PC. 

 

That's what I wanted to know: if there's a parameter for Control-PC. Thanks guys!

 

Yesterday I changed the network configuration between both computers. I stopped the DHCP server (one process less) and configurated the computers to use just an IP and a subnet mask. Control-PC uses 192.169.0.1 and Audio-PC uses 192.169.0.2. The DHCP server process didn't harmed the audio quality. However, e tried a subnet mask that only allows two hosts, decreases the size of the broadcast (I just need two fixed IPs) and has 22 leading bits (255.255.255.252). The audio quality improved a lot!

 

Thanks guys! Let's keep trying to get the JPLAY always better.


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#43338 Jazz trios

Posted by Marcin_gps on 07 May 2018 - 07:16 AM

I know the topic is well known to many music lovers and audiophiles. I'm a huge fan of jazz trios myself; classical, modern, melodious, jumpy - all styles really.

Recently at the local jazz festival in my city (Jazz nad Odra) I discovered a pianist & composer Dan Tepfer. His music and style are so different from what I'd known that I needed a moment to adjust. Once I did, the music really touched me. I can recommend his latest album 'Eleven Cages'. It's available on tidal. Here's a sample, hope you enjoy it:

 

 

Have you discovered any interesting jazz trios lately? Please share :)

 

Best regards,

Marcin


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#43113 400W PC Linear Power Supply

Posted by Marcin_gps on 30 April 2018 - 11:08 AM

Hi Guys,

 

Since I received many requests from people about the availability of the 400W ATX power supply, I'm happy to inform you that it's available to order now with shipping around 15th of May.  This is a small batch, so if you had an eye on it, please hurry up

 

It can be ordered at the JCAT shop over here: https://jcat.eu/prod...r-power-supply/

 

Best regards,

Marcin


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#42833 Comparison of original CF card reader vs PP Audio modified one

Posted by Tomslin on 07 April 2018 - 09:00 AM

Hi Peter

 

Due to your post I have done some tests with a generic SATA-CF adapter, the one in the picture here:

 

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a604/kuty78yu8/Pico%20test/20171023_154402_zpsm6hpozhk.jpg~original

 

There is no chance that this generic sounds better than PPA OCXO in my setup. The difference is clearly heard even in Control PC. It recalls generic SSD, maybe something better, but that “digital feeling” is clearly noticeable. The soundstage shrinks, more strained treble, worse resolution and dynamic for to mention some.

 

I’m little curious how you have done your audio PC setup. Due to the picture you attached, I can’t see anything special that resembles a carefully made audio PC, without to judge you in any form :)  Neither the SATA cable or power cord gives the OCXO adapter any justice, and the ability to perform. You can’t mix good things with bad, if so the result will always be bad. Good things only work together with other good things. It always applies in the audiophile sphere, both when it's about digital and analog :) 

 

Regards

Tomas


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#38109 JCAT USB Card FEMTO

Posted by Tomslin on 09 October 2016 - 03:37 PM

Hi

 

Yesterday I switched my PPA PCIe/USB3-card to the new JCAT V2 Femto and I experienced a clear improvement in SQ. I'm absolutely satisfied with the upgrade, even though I have only had time to listen a few hours yet. So the card has hardly begun to give its absolute full potential yet either.

Something else I'm very satisfied with is my setup generally, especially considering how good it sounds. Not my intention to brag but yesterday I traveled to Stockholm and listened to some of the world's most famous and best headphones, the absolutely top layer with the most exclusive that comprising Audeze LCD-4, Hifiman HE1000, Pioneer SE-Master1 and Sennheiser HD800S. I had heard JPS Labs Abyss earlier, along with Audeze LCD-3 and LCD-X. Apparently my old HD800 which I bought already in December 2009 is still very good in the competitive. It depends very much on all this excellent stuff I have behind them, where among other JPlay Streamer contributes strongly. This new JCAT card raise them another notch. Fantastic. My own setup with all this special soft- and hardware is pretty hard to beat in general at least when it comes to pure SQ. Although it’s very expensive stuff I compare to, is something I also noticed, latest yesterday. It feels good when all efforts gives such a result. Thanks. :D

 

Tomas


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#37580 Going to extremes

Posted by Marcin_gps on 18 August 2016 - 05:29 PM

 

Anyone has a private power line? :)


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#24110 Fidelizer Support Thread

Posted by Windows X on 26 August 2014 - 03:00 AM

fidelizer2.jpg

As you’re aware that there’ll be upgraded version of Fidelizer in upcoming release. However, it doesn’t decrease the quality of works I put into original Fidelizer one bit. Version 6.0 comes with big changelog fixing various issues found thorough the year. It also have some changes and improvements to be more stable and reliable. If you enjoy good sound from Fidelizer and want more for the better, consider Fidelizer upgrade program to advance your computer audio journey to the next step.

 

Changes in version 6.0
-Added Fidelizer upgrade program for buying advanced version of Fidelizer
-Changed ‘Professional’ optimization level name to ‘Workstation (General Purpose)’
-Changed default optimization level to ‘Workstation (General Purpose)’ for stable default configuration
-Changed some core optimizations to supported values according to Microsoft documents
-Fixed multi-core optimizations not working properly for audio playback part
-Fixed Fidelized audiophile player playback stability and compatibility
-Fixed JRemote and few others apps not working in Windows 8.1 using Extremist optimization level
-Fixed some Network Streaming optimizations that worked on unchecked one instead
-Fixed uPNP not working using Extremist optimization level with keeping network services
-Fixed some errors in parsing system configuration
-Revised core optimizations improving compatibility with all optimization levels and network streaming

Info and Download: Fidelizer 6.0
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