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    Sonarworks Headphone Calibration software

    Thanks for the reply! I'm using kind Wiondows 7 64-bit with JRiver's built-in VST host. JRiver's set to upmix my stereo FLAC's to 7.1, resample to 48Hz, then playback to Out of Your Head, a nice piece of surround sound virtualization software that other users have reported using with SW without...
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    UpTone Audio USB REGEN

    I'm a Regen owner who can't afford the ISO right now. Two things I'm a little sore about: 1. No discount on the ISO. 2. Can't buy the new solid connector...I know upgrading the cable between the Regen and my DAC really improved the sound, so imagine this connector would my chain's SQ for a...
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    iFi iPurifier 2 - Reviews, Impressions and Discussion Thread

    As far as what it can do for my setup, the only difference is that it's a jitter reducer and uses USB 3.0 instead of 2.0...and the JBug in the adjacent port might actually be contributing to the SQ increase. The improvement is subtle, but it's there for sure...not entirely sure why.
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    Asus Essence One Headphone Amp/DAC (CeBIT 2011)

    I upgraded to a Yulong A28 balanced amp recently but continued to use the Essence One as a DAC. I'm now looking to upgrade my DAC from the Essence but I'm not really sure how much I should be looking to spend for a marked improvement (given I don't know what portion of the One's $1000 value is...
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    Feedback on my Foobar2k DSP chain?

    Thanks so much for the great reply!   Re: TDR Yeah, it's a new addition I'm trying out. Can't say I hear a real difference. Supposedly it can help with certain DSP's.   Re: R128 Does Replay Gain work with FLAC's?   Re: Sonarworks/electriQ ElectriQ attempts to neutralize what Dolby...
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    Feedback on my Foobar2k DSP chain?

    Hello! I've spent a lot of time perfecting my DSP chain over the years, and I'd really appreciate some feedback on the ordering in particular.   Hopefully this might give some of you ideas, too! I'd be happy to help with pointing interested people to the various things used.    ...
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    Why would 24 bit / 192 khz flac sound any better than 16 bit / 44.1 khz flac if both are lossless (if at all)?

    My understanding is that there are reasons to record in "HD" (>44hz/>16bit), so what makes "HD" audio potentially better is that it eliminates the possibility of the conversion to 16/44 degrading sound quality. That is to say, 24/192 files can sound better than 16/44 not because the sampling...
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    Asus Essence One Headphone Amp/DAC (CeBIT 2011)

    Has anyone tried the Essence III?
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    Out Of Your Head - new virtual surround simulator

    I'm using an Asus Xonar Essence One (Muses Edition) for a DAC.
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    Out Of Your Head - new virtual surround simulator

    I'd rather use OOYH exclusively, but uninstalling Razer Surround prevents OOYH from working :(
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    UpTone Audio USB REGEN

    Neat to see the iPurifier 2 stacking well with the Regen in someone else's setup, too! Have you tried using an iPower to power the Rehen? According to iFi it's quieter than the iPurifier DC--I know it outperformed my LPS (no iP DC). I also found that putting an iUSB + iFi Gemini dual USB cable...
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    Out Of Your Head - new virtual surround simulator

    Make any discoveries, Darin? The fix mysteriously stopped working :( selecting the E1 DAC in the OOYH control panel now gives distorted audio, and selecting Razer Surround gives no sound.
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    UpTone Audio USB REGEN

    Highly recommend the iFi iPower; it outperforms my Teradak X1/X2 LPS by a long shot, and it's only $50 :)
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    UpTone Audio USB REGEN

    So what does the iPurifier2 indeed do that the Regen doesn't and vice versa, exactly?
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    UpTone Audio USB REGEN

    Thanks for the thorough reply. I'm still not sure why stacking the Regen with the iPurifier2 wouldn't work, though. They do different things...except for reclocking, I don't see how they'd conflict. I'll do some more listening comparisons of Regen + iPurifer2 vs Regen-only, and return with...
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