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Poll Results: What % of your listening is Desktop vs Portable? (click on ONE answer please)

Poll expired: Apr 22, 2014  
  • 22% (30)
    Desktop (100%)
  • 36% (49)
    Desktop (75%) & Portable (25%)
  • 18% (25)
    Desktop (50%) & Portable (50%)
  • 17% (24)
    Desktop (25%) & Portable (75%)
  • 5% (7)
    Portable (100%)
135 Total Votes  
post #1726 of 1891
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Originally Posted by RadioWonder737 View Post
 

 

JRMark (version 19.0.146): 2351

 

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601

OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation

System Manufacturer TOSHIBA

System Model Satellite P775

System Type x64-based PC

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz, 2001 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)

BIOS Version/Date TOSHIBA 2.20, 10/30/2012

SMBIOS Version 2.6

 

 

 

 

just looking at your PC specs i think some extra ram might do. How much ram do you have installed? I am only running a Intel i5 processor but I have 8GB installed, My score came out at 3009.

post #1727 of 1891

here is one more picture, I am still experimenting with the setup. I have this OTL based tube headphone amp from Garage 1217, it looks 100% DIY but sounds very good.

The tube plugged in is the only driver, no op amps, its a Mullard Tube made in 1955!

 

So here you have it, super high rez meets old school tube (and sounds wonderfull together):

 


Edited by roamling - 8/2/14 at 6:38am
post #1728 of 1891
Mine probably won't make it then since mine is just 3rd gen i5, 32-bit and 4GB of Ram with 500mb of graphic. Speed is pretty much just 2.5GHz... Worse of all, it's an all in one. T.T
post #1729 of 1891
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Originally Posted by roamling View Post
 

 

 

just looking at your PC specs i think some extra ram might do. How much ram do you have installed? I am only running a Intel i5 processor but I have 8GB installed, My score came out at 3009.

6GB Ram... The other thing that bothers me is although it is a 2.00 Ghz Processor it has Turbo to 3.00 Ghz... I wonder if the Benchmark even puts enough stress on it to get it into Turbo Mode...

When I use DBpoweramp Batch Converter all 8 Logical Processors are shown speedily converting music files... :bigsmile_face: 


Edited by RadioWonder737 - 8/2/14 at 7:10am
post #1730 of 1891

Dear ifi team!

thank you very much for your answer (jrmark of 3000)!

 

As a DSD Newbie I hoped that the hardware requirements for bitstreaming of DSD files are lower than for converting DSD to PCM on the fly. Just another question: Are there differences between the hardware requirements for playing already existing DSD files (bitstreaming)

a) using the native ASIO method or

b) playing DSD over PCM (Dop)?.

Thank you!

 

Nevertheless: Even if my pc is to weak for DSD, I am looking foreward for the reviews of the micro playing PCM files (the first impressions I have found on the web are very convincing!). And pc´s could be updated :regular_smile :

post #1731 of 1891
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Originally Posted by iFi audio View Post


Hi,

There is no appreciable warm-up.

But if you insist, you can have music playing 24/24 (so it does not go to sleep under SmartPower).

This will drain juice from the battery, change to 70 percent, drain the battery , charge to 70 percent ?
post #1732 of 1891
Quote:
Originally Posted by roamling View Post

Here are some more pictures of my home setup:

Cyrus 8 amp with extra Cyrus power supply and KEF Q500 speakers (connected with Kimber 4TC)

the micro iDSD is connected to the Cyrus amp and an iPad as source playing some German Speed metal (Qobuz, lossles Flac) and John Coltrane in native DSD (Onkyo HF Player, unfortunately I wont use DSD playback from this app any further due to issues with loud pops)

The Headphone is a Sennheiser HD 650




















Oh my, that is beautiful, Audiophilia porn!!!!!🙈
post #1733 of 1891
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Originally Posted by manualvin View Post

Hi,

Any idea if the 2nd batch of idsd has arrived in Singapore yet for stereo? Didn't get any call yet and envying the lucky first 5.

Cheers!

 

Hi manualvin

 

I'm in Singapore and enjoying the iDSD Micro so I'm one of the lucky 5. Didn't realise there were so few in the 1st batch :)

 

Listening to Bon Jovi's This Left Feels Right album now. Awesome.

 

cheers.

post #1734 of 1891
Hi,

Thanks yes I called up stereo today to enquire, was quoted mid to end august! WHAT??. Anyway I'm out of Singapore next week so don't mind waiting and audio drooling. Mind sharing the setup and pics of the gear you are using and pairing?

Cheers,
Manualvin
post #1735 of 1891
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Originally Posted by technobear View Post

I have had the iTUBE for some time now. It is entirely possible that the Optimal Transient filters on the Audiolab 8200CDQ already reduce ringing to a sufficient degree that the anti-dote has little left to do.

Reading the reviews about the iTUBE, one might easily conclude that the presence of the tube somehow makes the sound more special or more musical or less grainy or less fatiguing or some other typical audiophile description of tubeyness but this was not my experience (and I did try hard to discern some difference).

Maybe the T1 just isn't detailed enough or doesn't have a good enough treble response to show these differences. Certainly the Zu Druid MkIV's that I used to own were more transparent and more detailed than the T1. Maybe those using planar headphones or electrostatics will hear a difference.

For me the iTUBE was a waste of money as I don't really need the extra functions and it does nothing to the sound that I can hear. It reminded me to always treat reviews on the internet with caution. I could say the same about the micro iDAC. For me it was nowhere near as wonderful as the reviews all claim and did not in any way raise the bar at its price point.

The micro iDSD is a very different story. Given the choice between this and a second hand Audiolab M-DAC, my money is currently erring towards the micro iDSD being the better buy. As always though, use your own ears to decide.

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I heard the iMon at a show last year. You should ask iFi to beta test it. They have quite a bit of special sauce that the average desktop speaker doesnt have. They demo'd it with and without the iTube mini and it an easy sell. So i bought the whole stack there and then. I wouldnt take out the iTube for love or money. Just me and my ears talking smily_headphones1.gif
post #1736 of 1891
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Originally Posted by rickyleelee View Post

I heard the iMon at a show last year. You should ask iFi to beta test it. They have quite a bit of special sauce that the average desktop speaker doesnt have...

Yes the iMON looks interesting. I approve of wideband crossover-free drivers (as does Thorsten - remember the Transparence?). Dome tweeters are generally the spawn of the dark one but may be tolerable as a supertweeter. Shame they had to put a hole in the iMON. I wonder if they will consider a larger version with a proper woofer? If it has to be a small 2-way then I prefer a closed box and add a sub if necessary.

EDIT: OK, it turns out that my brains have turned to scrambled egg here and I am in fact talking about the Retro LS3/5. The iMON is something else entirely.

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Edited by technobear - 8/3/14 at 9:44am
post #1737 of 1891

Edit... Cleaned HD with CCleaner and Defragged HD... Benchmark Score increased to "3048"...:bigsmile_face:

 

=== Running Benchmarks (please do not interrupt) ===

 

Running 'Math' benchmark...

Single-threaded integer math... 4.938 seconds

Single-threaded floating point math... 3.242 seconds

Multi-threaded integer math... 1.559 seconds

Multi-threaded mixed math... 1.073 seconds

Score: 1757

 

Running 'Image' benchmark...

Image creation / destruction... 0.225 seconds

Flood filling... 0.644 seconds

Direct copying... 1.284 seconds

Small renders... 1.774 seconds

Bilinear rendering... 1.274 seconds

Bicubic rendering... 0.746 seconds

Score: 3699

 

Running 'Database' benchmark...

Create database... 0.311 seconds

Populate database... 1.577 seconds

Save database... 0.531 seconds

Reload database... 0.057 seconds

Search database... 1.314 seconds

Sort database... 1.228 seconds

Group database... 0.812 seconds

Score: 3688

 

JRMark (version 19.0.146): 3048

 

post #1738 of 1891
happy days
post #1739 of 1891
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Originally Posted by chrisxyz View Post
 

Dear ifi team!

thank you very much for your answer (jrmark of 3000)!

iFi team - do you eat, sleep and s**t computer audio? How do you know so much? What i have learnt from following this thread makes me start to feel confident about challenging some comments by other posters and msnufacturers on other forums. For that you i appreciate.

post #1740 of 1891

Maybe we need to go to a Camera Shop for a Micro iDSD Bag???  :L3000:

http://www.vannuys.co.jp/n_ifi_micro_idsd/huwahuwa/index.html

 

 


Edited by RadioWonder737 - 8/3/14 at 3:16am
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