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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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#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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#42020 Unable to Use DSD256 Upsampling With jPlay

Posted by Marcin_gps on 29 December 2017 - 02:49 PM

We will have sth new soon. Stay tuned :) 

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#39392 Web Browser in server 2016 CORE Mode !!

Posted by Nobudy on 12 February 2017 - 01:19 PM

If You need a web browser in WS2016 CORE
Latest Firefox will do it for you,

download latest build from mozilla.com and install

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#38109 JCAT USB Card FEMTO

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



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



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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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#37090 A small program to send tracks to JPLAYmini with one click

Posted by blueoris on 23 July 2016 - 07:56 AM

Hi guys,

I have been enjoying JPLAY for few weeks and wrote a small program for myself so I can quickly send multiple audio files from File Explorer to JPLAYmini, with one click.

As it has completely change my experience with this great player, I thought others will find it also useful.

The program (and its associated documentation) can be downloded from the OneDrive link below.


Questions, comments and suggestions are welcome :)
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#36375 Infinity Blade HQ (Bug Head Emperor) worth trying

Posted by BernieK on 13 June 2016 - 12:26 PM

Has anyone been able to get BH 7.25? The regular BH site is still 7.23. The Microsoft One Drive redirect link on his Facebook page does not work for me.


From Hiroyuki's Facebook posts it sounds like this is an active version. 



Same here  :(


Hi franran and selfy,


This first One Drive site has 7.23. Here's the link:




This second One Drive site has 7.25 Test 4.1. Here's the corrected link:







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#31213 Infinity Blade HQ (Bug Head Emperor) worth trying

Posted by bodiebill on 11 August 2015 - 06:20 PM

First impressions of IB 5.21, from a greenhorn who did not experience all the previous versions:


The tuning settings are subtle but so far I seem to prefer the (to my ears) 'holistic' ones: Galaxy and Orochi.


I compared 1 Normal mode and 2 Basic set [Normal / x2 Basic] mode, and the latter is evidently inferior in my setup. Then I also tried 4 Upsampling and this adds a wonderful sparkle (clarity). Impressive! Time will learn whether I prefer the hot chocolate sauce of 1 Normal or the starry sky of 4 Upsampling.


Some things I still have to figure out:


- With JPlay hibernate on, BHE does not play. And neither does it with hyperthreading enabled in the BIOS. (So I am back to hyperthreading disabled as recommended by Phil.)


- I have two RAM slots. According to CPU-Z 8GB on slot #1 and 8GB on slot #3. Slots #2 and #4 are free. However, when I set the BHE DIMM accordingly, i.e. 8 0 8 0, it says "?GBx2 or ?GBx4 only". The setting 4 4 4 4 does work for me, but I wonder why, as I only have 2 RAM slots. My RAM is Kingston Technology FURY Black 16 (2x8) GB 1866MHz DDR3. Not sure whether it's double-sided, but I guess not. Any advise how I can locate double sided RAM fit for my Gigabyte GA-H97N-WIFI mobo?


- The letters and numbers in BHE do not fit; only half of each letter/number is shown; it seems like a font or resolution problem.


I haste to add that these are all minor quibbles given my current state of audiophile euphoria. Sometimes I am so overwhelmed that I switch everything off and take a walk outside, just enjoying the afterglow...


PS1 To complicate matters, I expect a 2nd DAC (Lampi Lite 7 with DSD 256) later this week, which I will compare to my current Audio Aéro Prestige. The Lampi is in a different ballgame as I bought it mainly to up-sample all my music to DSD. If I would have experienced this BHE sound quality earlier, I wonder whether I would have ordererd it... Thanks to Server 2012, AO, Fidelizer, BHE and JPlay my Audio Aéro seems transformed.


PS2 To make things worse: I expect to receive a USB Regen soon from the mid August batch. It now seems difficult to imagine a further sound improvement, but we will hear...


PS3 On a whim, I started to translate the BHE manual. This may show my interest in BHE but is also a sign of hybris I guess. 350 pages! This guy and his player intrigue me...

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#42205 Windows Server 2012 audiophile core edition

Posted by AudioPhil on 26 January 2018 - 09:26 AM

Hello Folks


There we go again... :)


AO 2.20 Beta 6 is ready for download. Please have a quick look at the change log:


Version 2.20 Beta 6
AudiophileOptimizer 2.20
- Enables WASAPI in Windows Server 2016 Core Mode (experimental)
- Enables Sound Control Panel in Windows Server 2016 Core Mode (experimental, en-US only!)
- Enables RoonServer & RoodBridge in Windows Server 2016 Core Mode
- Enables TIDAL in Windows Server 2016 Core Mode
- Enables MMCSS in Windows Server 2016 Core Mode
- Support for Windows 10 Build 16299 (Fall Creators Update)
- Support for Windows 10 Build 15063 (Creators Update)
- AO disables automatic maintenance (Win10/Server 2016)
- Roon Support for Windows Server 2016 (Core/GUI)
- Up to 14 more disabled services (All OS'es)
- Enables WDM Drivers in Windows Server 2016 Core Mode
- Update of "Prepare Essentials Edition" feature for Windows Server 2016
- Minor changes and updates
- Ability to disable Cortana (Windows 10)
- Ability to remove Windows Defender (Windows Server 2016)
- Updated MediaPlayer support for Windows Server 2016 Core Mode
- Support for Windows Server 2016 RTM (Standard, Datacenter & Essentials)
- Support for Windows Server 2016 Evaluation (Standard, Datacenter & Essentials)
- Removed Support for Windows Server 2016 TP5 (Standard, Datacenter & Essentials)
- LockScreen disabled for Windows Server 2016
- ActionCenter disabled for Windows Server 2016
- Enables Kernel-Streaming in Windows Server 2016 Core Mode

ServiceTool 2.20
- Support for Windows 10 Build 16299 (Fall Creators Update)
- Support for Windows 10 Build 15063 (Creators Update)
- Important update of the reset feature
- Update of js.cmd and jm.cmd (now exits back into command prompt)
- Reset does no longer disable network bridges
- Minor changes and updates
- Shell replacement for JRiver Media Center 23 (x86 & x64)
- Kodi Shell Replacement
- Alchemy Shell Replacement
- HQPlayer NAA Shell Replacement
- Roon and HQPlayer Shell Replacement
  (starts Roon and HQPlayer together, detects x86/x64 HQP)
- RoonServer and HQPlayer Shell Replacement
  (starts RoonServer and HQPlayer together, detects x86/x64 HQP)
- Support for Windows Server 2016 RTM & Evaluation
- Update of Windows Server 2016 WLAN support
- ST does not longer show option to switch modes in Windows Server 2016
  (since Microsoft removed ability to do so)

Setup 2.20
- Enables Device Manager in Windows Server 2016 Core Mode (experimental, en-US only!)
- Minor changes and updates
- Support for Windows Server 2016 RTM & Evaluation
- Update of the PDF Guide


Upgrade Instructions:



You can find it on our download portal after logging in: https://www.highend-...pc.com/download


Enjoy it,


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#42061 Fidelizer 8 and Jcat femto USB!

Posted by jgwtriode on 07 January 2018 - 03:43 PM


Sound is beyond ridiculous. Jcat is sounding much better. Fidelizer 8 has new tweaks and core isolation which really improve the sound!

Happy Listening!
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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 :)



Best regards,


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#41487 JPLAY dual PC mode: how it works & why you need it [ARTICLE]

Posted by Marcin_gps on 27 September 2017 - 05:32 PM

Hello Guys, 


I've just posted another article on the blog. This time it is about JPLAY dual PC mode. You can read it here. I think even advanced users will find some interesting info in the text. Available here: http://jplay.eu/ml_p...hy-you-need-it/


More advanced tweaky content coming next week.


Best regards,


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#40294 Getting the most out of JPLAY

Posted by xsonic1 on 17 April 2017 - 02:35 AM

Hi All,


Just a quick report out. I have been quite happy with the SQ of my single, Windows 10 PC set-up using JPlay / JRiver MC19. As in the comment made above, I kept hearing that JPlayStreamer was better and finally decided it was time to take the plunge to JPlayStreamer.


Over the last week I made the switch to a Kinsky/MinimServer/JPlayStreamer software solution and I am incredibly happy I did so. Marcin's directions on his blog (Getting the most out of JPlay) takes you through setting up MinimServer and JPlayStreamer. Following his step by step directions will minimize any hassles. The end result is well worth the effort. 


Along the way I went from JPlay settings that had a DACLink/PCbuffer set to 350Hz / 0.02 secs and now have them set to 1Hz and 10s.


The resulting SQ via JPlayStreamer with the new settings is simply fantastic. Imaging is improved, with the background noise floor diminished. My system just has a much more effortless and dynamic feel to it.


Anyone who hasn't made the switch to a JPlayStreamer set-up is losing out. Highly recommended!


I look forward to additional tips from Marcin and Josef. Keep up the good work guys!


Enjoy the tunes, I definitely am!


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#39634 Getting the most out of JPLAY

Posted by Marcin_gps on 01 March 2017 - 06:56 PM

Network configuration is crucial in extracting the most from JPLAYStreamer. I will elaborate this subject in my next articles

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#39366 Windows Server 2016 - any good, any better?

Posted by AudioPhil on 10 February 2017 - 09:27 AM

Devmgr in core will be just a little nice "addon" to what is already working here in the kitchen...! :-D

Beta 5 will change the game like nothing before ever did!
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#38550 JCAT USB Isolator

Posted by Maxxwire on 05 December 2016 - 06:25 AM

My digital audio playback hardware and cabling consists of a Mac mini with a 3.0 Mhz Core i7 Dual core processor, 16GB RAM and a 256GB PCIe based SSD running El Capitan > Moon Audio Silver Dragon USB cable > Theta Digital LPS powered SOtM DX-USB HD DDC > Audio Sensibility UPOCC Silver digital coax cable > Wadia 151 Power DAC. For almost 2 years I had been considering one of the many often released options to clean up and reclock the USB audio signal coming from the Mac mini to my DDC, but most of them required an additional high quality linear power supply and I just didn’t want to go down that rabbit hole.

My attitude began to change earlier this year when I first read about the self powered Intona USB Isolator and all of the great reviews it received from end users. Over he next few months I read several accounts on Computer Audiophile website reporting that added EMI/RFI shielding of the plastic case of the Intona yielded even better sonic results. By the time that the JCAT USB Isolator in it’s sharp looking aluminum enclosure was released a few months ago I felt that I had just possibly finally found the best self powered solution to clean up and reclock the USB audio signal from my Mac mini.


It was an almost 6,000 mile long trip for the JCAT USB Isolator to where I live here on the left coast of the United States, but it was definitely worth the wait. For it’s initial setup I placed the JCAT USB Isolator on top of my SOtM DDC which sits on a Stillpoints isolated sheet of Dragon Plate carbon fiber along with it’s 9v Theta Digital linear power supply and a SOtM MBPS d2s battery power supply. The Moon Audio Silver Dragon UPOCC USB cable was used to interface the Mac mini and the JCAT USB Isolator while a Furutech GT-2 OCC Copper USB cable was the only decent spare USB cable that I had at the time so I used it to connect the JCAT USB Isolator to the LPS powered SOtM DDC.

After reading 100’s of accounts from other Audiophiles who had written reviews of USB devices with a somewhat similar purpose on the AA and CA websites I didn’t know what to expect from my new JCAT USB Isolator in my particular digital audio system. Installation was a plug’n play breeze and the JCAT USB Isolator immediately began doing it’s job while playing my music which collection primarily consists of classical music in the string quartet format. I am a confessed detail freak and the sonic improvements which the JCAT USB Isolator brought were immediately apparent and and effortlessly noticeable. In contrast about a year ago I experimented with a pair of Jitterbugs and I found myself repeatedly inserting and removing them in an attempt to evaluate their effect where by comparison the JCAT USB Isolator immediately had an undeniable and easily describable positive effect.

The particular improvements which the JCAT USB Isolator has brought to the sound of my USB audio playback of the very simple acoustic music that I like to listen to has been to remove the elements which I have come to know as noise and leakage currents which among other effects were causing the sound of instruments to blend together. Through the JCAT USB Isolator’s galvanic isolation these sonic images are now being rendered as clearly and cleanly separated one from another which results in giving each of the instruments an newly rock solid and individuated placement within the soundstage. In addition the leading edge of the musical notes are now much more distinct and detailed with an increased energy to them than I have ever been able to hear before from these recordings which I have been listening to for many years. I have also noticed that the decay elements in the music have been freed up and are now able to sustain for surprisingly longer periods of time giving the music playback more of a welcomed and satisfying ‘live in the room' quality. In short, I have yet to play a piece of music that the JCAT USB Isolator wasn’t able to help sound substantially better than it ever had before in my audio system over the last 16 years since I got my first DAC.

My personal conclusion: With it’s highly effective galvanic isolation, convenience of use and outstanding aesthetics the JCAT USB Isolator has successfully become a very much appreciated addition to my computer audio playback system which has allowed the $1,000’s in equipment and cabling investments which I have carefully made over the years to perform in an improved way thus becoming much more effective than they were being allowed to before this game changing new addition.



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#35160 Infinity Blade HQ (Bug Head Emperor) worth trying

Posted by GoGa on 18 March 2016 - 05:03 AM

Come on friends...let's be a little more forgiving. We're having such a nice ride! Thanks to Hiroyuki (and JPlay + Fidelizer + AO + Process Lasso) I was able to discover a whole new world of computer audio. I've spent thousands of dollars on cables, faceplates and all kind of hardware and software tweaks and ZERO dollars on IB that has made the most audibale and enjoyable improvement to my system whatsoever! I listened to Linn Klimax DS recently and found my setup sounding very close in terms of resolution, transparency and kick.

Even if Mr. Hiroyuki stops any development we still have a lot of working and beautifully sounding IB versions that are way better of any software player on the planet.
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#31959 Infinity Blade HQ (Bug Head Emperor) worth trying

Posted by goldengate on 28 September 2015 - 07:58 PM

Makes me wonder if the developer is spitting out different flavors or if all of these builds are leading up an ultimate goal where he says, "Okay, this is the last one. It can't get any better than this. See ya, folks!" (Only in Japanese).

I say this because there seems to be a wide disparity in sound between daily builds, even though they all have the same buttons, tunings, and ways to configure it.

NOTE: This is in no way denegrating the creator. I just wonder what his end goal is. The same as ours?


You can view the Bughead facebook page for additional commentary from the developer. I will refrain from spending  much time on this as my interest is purely audio SQ. Here is a recent snippet from developer (google translated) on JPLAY:


"In addition, if introduced JPLAY, trend of tuning it will be JPLAY dependent, it will contrary to the "the world's most powerful technology nation Japan" significance of the goal."


The developer has also talked openly about dealing with mental illness. The magnitude of releases may be a manifestation.


I believe the developer has created something absolutely amazing that I enjoy almost every day.  I wish him good fortune and health (and have even contributed amazon gift cards like many here). However, if you spend  time following the developer you may read things that may seem odd, a bit incoherent or even troubling. 


Those using BH/IB are essentially being taken on a ride from the mind of one unique and talented developer. When and where it ends is anyone's guess. My recommendation is to buckle up and enjoy the view while acknowledging there probably will be a few bumps on the way there.

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