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Going to try out Jriver today :)

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Yes, my problem is that i know only how to do with a normal installation of foobar with winery. I'd like to port mine portable version which i made time ago on windows (just the folder, not the .exe setup). I don't want to do all my customization from zero :/

 

Just customize it. Took me 3 minutes and I'm set :)

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Just customize it. Took me 3 minutes and I'm set :)

 

Maybe your.

Mine customization with all my plugin, vst, etc took me a lot of time and settings ;)

I don't want to lose them..

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Does anyone know the difference between integer mode 1 + 2 on Audirvana + ?

Which one do you prefer if you can use it ?


Check the manual. The explanation is there. If I remember correctly, 1 is more accurate, 2 is a wee bit warm.

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What's wrong with it? I'm personally on 1.5.10 although did try 1.5.12 for about a week without any glitch.


Honestly, I'm not sure if it's A+ or Mavericks or my XDA-2. I'm sure it's a combination of the three. About once a day, I'll load up some music in A+ and it will just freeze. I force close, check connections (audio from iTunes is fine), reopen A+ and try again. Same thing. Usually the only fix is a full restart of the computer. Drives me mad and I can't seem to find a culprit.

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Honestly, I'm not sure if it's A+ or Mavericks or my XDA-2. I'm sure it's a combination of the three. About once a day, I'll load up some music in A+ and it will just freeze. I force close, check connections (audio from iTunes is fine), reopen A+ and try again. Same thing. Usually the only fix is a full restart of the computer. Drives me mad and I can't seem to find a culprit.

Try uninstalling it or get 1.5.10 and see if that fixes anything.

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An update for the JRiver iPad app became available. More eye-candy.
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Try uninstalling it or get 1.5.10 and see if that fixes anything.


I seem to recall from the A+ forum that 1.5.10 is not readily available to download. I should have a look.

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Originally Posted by Lohb View Post
 

Does anyone know the difference between integer mode 1 + 2 on Audirvana + ?

Which one do you prefer if you can use it ?

Yeah I played with it for awhile.  1 seems to have a wider soundstage, little bit more treble emphasis.  2 I liked for the bass control and the warmth but the soundstage was more compressed.  I'm sure this is going to be different depending on your dac.  

 

I've tried A+ and Amarra - Amarra sounds way better to me, not as wide a soundstage but the overall balance is levels better than A+.  Unfortunately the design sucks.  Like really sucks.   Not just the graphic design but the interface design.  I feel like I'm on an IBM from 1980 using it.  They seriously need an interface designer.  Sound is great though, really nice.

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Yeah I played with it for awhile.  1 seems to have a wider soundstage, little bit more treble emphasis.  2 I liked for the bass control and the warmth but the soundstage was more compressed.  I'm sure this is going to be different depending on your dac.  

 

I've tried A+ and Amarra - Amarra sounds way better to me, not as wide a soundstage but the overall balance is levels better than A+.  Unfortunately the design sucks.  Like really sucks.   Not just the graphic design but the interface design.  I feel like I'm on an IBM from 1980 using it.  They seriously need an interface designer.  Sound is great though, really nice.


Thanks. I hated amarra interface though A+ is a really cheesy GUI too. Must be so easy to provide sleeker skins, but he doesn't.

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Originally Posted by ouchia View Post
 

Yeah I played with it for awhile.  1 seems to have a wider soundstage, little bit more treble emphasis.  2 I liked for the bass control and the warmth but the soundstage was more compressed.  I'm sure this is going to be different depending on your dac.  

 

I've tried A+ and Amarra - Amarra sounds way better to me, not as wide a soundstage but the overall balance is levels better than A+.  Unfortunately the design sucks.  Like really sucks.   Not just the graphic design but the interface design.  I feel like I'm on an IBM from 1980 using it.  They seriously need an interface designer.  Sound is great though, really nice.

EXACTLY mirrors my own experience over the past few days.  Amarra is the slowest, buggiest, most awkward piece of software I have ever used on a Mac.  Unfortunately, it also sounds just that little bit better than the superb Audirvana Plus  :(

 

I also agree with your assessment of the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Integer.


Edited by NinjaHamster - 5/8/14 at 12:51am
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For those using Audirvana+ can you share with us how much memory you allocate to it under Audio Volume Settings and what is the total memory on your Mac? Thanks
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I apparently have 5 GB allocated. My MacBook Pro has 8 GB total. XD
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For those using Audirvana+ can you share with us how much memory you allocate to it under Audio Volume Settings and what is the total memory on your Mac? Thanks

For A+ ..... 512 MB of 2 GB with no up-sampling and it runs fine. Does more memory just enable more tracks loaded into memory or is there another advantage to allotting more memory ?

I had thought of getting a 4/8GB MBA soon.

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I've got my 16GB RAM allocated 50/50. My Mac mini won't consume more than 6GB for the system though, no matter what I do.
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