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post #391 of 1712
I couldn't make anything but KS work in 0.9 foobar2000, with asio4all it yields a bunch of crackles .
BTW, anyone knows any 192 upsampler for foobar 0.9.x?
post #392 of 1712
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RE: short vs long digital cable blind tests

Sigh. I have just read the "blind" test !

Steve, I am somewhat miffed with you that you persuaded me (and miffed with myself as well of course) to part with $7.91 for this piece of fluff masqerading as blind tests.

Lets summarize. They "tested" cable A in 1m then cable A in 1.5m , then cable B in 1m then cable B in 1.5M.

As a controlled test of cable effects it is frankly not up to snuff
Could we please not discuss DBT tests on jitter/cables in this thread ?

Please read this before posting http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f21/do...-forum-227350/

For those who still need to talk about it, there are already many threads about it on the sound science forum. Here is one for example : http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f133/s...cables-428280/
post #393 of 1712
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
I couldn't make anything but KS work in 0.9 foobar2000, with asio4all it yields a bunch of crackles .
BTW, anyone knows any 192 upsampler for foobar 0.9.x?
Andrew_WOT,

By the way, what converter are you having problems with ?

Have you tried different latency with asio4all. I know that with almost any converter (even async ones) if you put the latency too low, you can have dropouts crackles if the load is high on the cpu.

As fot the resampler, you can use this one Secret Rabbit Code Resampler for Foobar2000..
It is a good resampler but very "power hungry" with its highest settings. You may notice even more crackles and pops using it.

Regards,
post #394 of 1712
Where's the friggin' OS X driver already?
post #395 of 1712
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Originally Posted by slim.a View Post
Andrew_WOT,

By the way, what converter are you having problems with ?

Have you tried different latency with asio4all. I know that with almost any converter (even async ones) if you put the latency too low, you can have dropouts crackles if the load is high on the cpu.

As fot the resampler, you can use this one Secret Rabbit Code Resampler for Foobar2000..
It is a good resampler but very "power hungry" with its highest settings. You may notice even more crackles and pops using it.

Regards,
There is a much faster and many say better resampling plugin in SoX that has been ported to foobar2000. Get it here - A new resampler DSP for foobar2000, uses resampling routines from SoX effect "rate"

Even cPlay uses it as default now!
post #396 of 1712
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Originally Posted by slim.a View Post
Andrew_WOT,

By the way, what converter are you having problems with ?

Have you tried different latency with asio4all. I know that with almost any converter (even async ones) if you put the latency too low, you can have dropouts crackles if the load is high on the cpu.

As fot the resampler, you can use this one Secret Rabbit Code Resampler for Foobar2000..
It is a good resampler but very "power hungry" with its highest settings. You may notice even more crackles and pops using it.

Regards,
That would be hiface, sorry should have mentioned it. That is Vista with foobar2000 0.9.6.9, playing with buffer doesn't help and secret rabbit code is not ported to this version of foobar, and afaik author has no intentions to. KS seems to work fine.
post #397 of 1712
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There is a much faster and many say better resampling plugin in SoX that has been ported to foobar2000. Get it here - A new resampler DSP for foobar2000, uses resampling routines from SoX effect "rate"

Even cPlay uses it as default now!
Thanks, that one works.
post #398 of 1712
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That would be hiface, sorry should have mentioned it. That is Vista with foobar2000 0.9.6.9, playing with buffer doesn't help and secret rabbit code is not ported to this version of foobar, and afaik author has no intentions to. KS seems to work fine.
I am using windows xp, so that might explain why asio4all works for me and not for you. Anyway, asio is not an official mode supported by m2tech, I just stumbled upon it by accident.
In general, it seems that the hiface drivers have been optimized for windows XP and that the Vista and Seven drivers haven't reached their "maturity".

As for the secret rabbit code, the donwload link should work for foobar 0.9.6.x, or at least it works with foobar 0.9.6.4 (I tested it). But you are right, th author won't update that SRC anymore for foobar. The version he offers for download uses an old code.
cPlay on the other hand seems to be using the newer and better code.
Anyway, SoX seems to be the way to go : it is less power hungry than Secret Rabbit Code and might be equal or even superior in quality according to many.
post #399 of 1712
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I am using windows xp, so that might explain why asio4all works for me and not for you. Anyway, asio is not an official mode supported by m2tech, I just stumbled upon it by accident.
In general, it seems that the hiface drivers have been optimized for windows XP and that the Vista and Seven drivers haven't reached their "maturity".

As for the secret rabbit code, the donwload link should work for foobar 0.9.6.x, or at least it works with foobar 0.9.6.4 (I tested it). But you are right, th author won't update that SRC anymore for foobar. The version he offers for download uses an old code.
cPlay on the other hand seems to be using the newer and better code.
Anyway, SoX seems to be the way to go : it is less power hungry than Secret Rabbit Code and might be equal or even superior in quality according to many.
The HiFace drivers use Kernel Streaming.

Steve N.
post #400 of 1712
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As for the secret rabbit code, the donwload link should work for foobar 0.9.6.x, or at least it works with foobar 0.9.6.4 (I tested it).
Guess it's Vista then, this this the error I am getting
"Failed to load DLL: foo_dsp_src9.dll
Reason: This component is not compatible with this version of Windows and needs to be recompiled with a newer version of the foobar2000 SDK; please contact the author of this component to obtain an updated version of this component."


Wondering what's Steve's opinion on SoX?
post #401 of 1712
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The HiFace drivers use Kernel Streaming.

Steve N.
Yes, the official drivers are Kernel Stream for the hiface converter.
However, it is weird but I made it work (by accident the first time) with asio4all. I am using windows media XP media center edition so it might be a "bug" related to the windows version I am running.


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Wondering what's Steve's opinion on SoX?
x2. I am also wondering wht Steve N. thinks about SoX. It seems that he used to recommend foobar 0.8.3 and SRC upsampling at 24/96 from what I understand in this article about the off-ramp 6moons audio reviews: Empirical*Audio Off-Ramp & Benchmark Media DAC-1
post #402 of 1712
Just received the beta driver for a mac. If anyone is interested, send me a PM and I will forward the driver. Notice that this is "BETA". you've been warned.
post #403 of 1712
PM sent, Thanks for your offer!
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PM sent, Thanks for your offer!
sent
post #405 of 1712
tosehee received thanks a lot much appreciated!
It's a funny world it was sent from Italy to US and back to Europe!
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