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post #826 of 1350

I tried imaging my old harddrive onto my new one with acronis but it kept failing. So then I tried installing a fresh copy of windows on the new SSD and it says that I cannot install because it is a GPT style partition. I did create a new drive with the SSD. Had programs installed on it to test things out. When I finally bought acronis that's when I tried to do the imaging.

post #827 of 1350

I've been using Jriver, about 5 days into my trial too. The clicking and popping still occurs, albeit not as frequently as when played through Foobar.

post #828 of 1350
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Originally Posted by dirtrat View Post
JRiver runs fine on my new I7 Mac mini with a SSD drive. Mines not sluggish at all. My trial runs out in 1 week and I'm curious to try other players. I've only had my DA8 for 3 weeks using some Koss ESP-950's. I've been through the guides and still unsure if I have it setup right although I'm playing Shelby Lynne on DSD just fine. I'm going to try Audirvana next.

I've tried JRiver MacOS version. I don't like the GUI. About sound quality, in my system, I prefer Audirvana Plus.

post #829 of 1350

I use Audirvana on a Mac too. Never have has any popping or clicking or missing parts of a song..

post #830 of 1350
I use Foobar and have never had a problem with it.  But then again I use the very basic version of it so it may be one of the plugins you are using.  
post #831 of 1350
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JRiver runs fine on my new I7 Mac mini with a SSD drive. Mines not sluggish at all. My trial runs out in 1 week and I'm curious to try other players. I've only had my DA8 for 3 weeks using some Koss ESP-950's. I've been through the guides and still unsure if I have it setup right although I'm playing Shelby Lynne on DSD just fine. I'm going to try Audirvana next.

I think I picked a bad word "sluggish".  

I didn't mean that JRiver was not responsive, I mean that a lot of intuitive operations did not work as expected, like dragging&dropping.

JRiver looks like a Java application using Java GUI, while Audirvana behaves clearly like an OS X native Cocoa application.

 

Personally I prefer Audirvana for its prettier and cleaner interface. I can't hear any SQ differences between JRiver or Audirvana.

post #832 of 1350
Thread Starter 

+1 for Audirvana. I love it. 

post #833 of 1350
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I use Foobar and have never had a problem with it.  But then again I use the very basic version of it so it may be one of the plugins you are using.  

It's all about optimizing your PC/Mac, hardly anything to do with the player, they all supposed to produce bit-perfect output. Long time foobar2000 user and have no plans for switching

My foobar2000 with DarkOne skin.

post #834 of 1350
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It's all about optimizing your PC/Mac, hardly anything to do with the player, they all supposed to produce bit-perfect output. Long time foobar2000 user and have no plans for switching

My foobar2000 with DarkOne skin.

Loving the metadata you have there. Is that all stored in tags or scraped from an online database?

post #835 of 1350
Been using jriver for about 3 days without going back to foobar and I admit I like the foobar interface better. But that's probably because I'm more used to it.

No detectable sound different between the 2 but the Dsd and sacd clicking issue seems to be less and less if an issue. Last night's listening session didn't have any clicking.
post #836 of 1350
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

It's all about optimizing your PC/Mac, hardly anything to do with the player, they all supposed to produce bit-perfect output. Long time foobar2000 user and have no plans for switching

My foobar2000 with DarkOne skin.

Loving the metadata you have there. Is that all stored in tags or scraped from an online database?

Retrieved online, you can also get lyrics. Skin comes with all these components prepackaged, really cool.

http://tedgo.deviantart.com/art/DarkOne-v4-360862076


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 12/31/13 at 1:18pm
post #837 of 1350
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

It's all about optimizing your PC/Mac, hardly anything to do with the player, they all supposed to produce bit-perfect output. Long time foobar2000 user and have no plans for switching

My foobar2000 with DarkOne skin.

Loving the metadata you have there. Is that all stored in tags or scraped from an online database?

Retrieved online, you can also get lyrics. Skin comes with all these components prepackaged, really cool.

http://tedgo.deviantart.com/art/DarkOne-v4-360862076

Gotta admit Andrew, the UI looks very nice. 

post #838 of 1350

Hello everybody and I wish you a happy new year 2014!

About Audirvana, I never had any problem of any kind from the first beginning on Mac OS X. So I never tried to switch.

Besides, I feel the software not expensive compared to the money I did invest in accessories around a DAC.

Best regards.

post #839 of 1350
Looks like jriver has eliminated most of my issues. The popping has been reduced by 99%.

I tried pcm to Dsd last night with my flat files for fun but couldn't detect any changes.

I've also been using the sharp filter since I got the unit and will give slow a try for a few weeks.
post #840 of 1350

Quick question for past/current Yulong DA8 owners, have you experienced any problems with build quality and with overall operation?  I am thinking about giving this DAC a try.  Thx.

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