I did a post on cap forums. I also installed HQ. I got it to play music. , I played with some settimgs buy overall it was a let down compared to j river. It’s funny that most who have it rave of it. But when I posted I do not want to upsample period. Everyone said the same thing. Don’t bother. It’s really great at up sampling. I also asked for setup.tips but did not get any reccomend setups. Just the up sampling. Since I then have uninstalled it. The sound I have new is the best yet , next up is japlay 6 but over the weekend . No time to fiddle now I just want to play music. I do have one issue thought. I use KS it seems to round off the sound best for me. Rounding off might not be a true description tonight I will,do an ab and try to peg it down better. As I feel,the pike has so many great qualities and just a couple of bad so I stuck it out.
Now it seems perfect for me with the new AO beta . It does do one thing oddly. I loose the Ks option at times. And then need to do a CPU reboot and DS reboot. I even need to power down the batteries as well . This fixes it but if I need a CPU reboot it’s gone and need to start all,over again. Audio Phil says it’s not his AO software. But for the sound I get now this is a small price to pay.
Elk was kind enough to explain some commonly used audio,terms. Very nice of him , I learned once again what I like is not really real. But my real. Even though what I like is real to me it’s clear its not in fact real. An simple example of the speakers he feels are best on some aspects of real sound the Maggie’s. As they sound very good to me they had two issues for me . One was bass integration and the other was note decay it seemed to fast like pike was. Ribbons to me sound best , fast but slightly more note decay . Like a piano rings on impact . Once again elk tells me why and as I am sure he is correct its still not what I ilke. A real audio conundrum of sorts. Do I learn to like what’s correct or stay with what I like. For now I stay it’s my brain that’s programmed like this. And all I know of great sound is this . Funny how one can feel your there and then realize it’s the wrong state by the same name.
The limited live un amplified is from subways odd enough , but it’s still live and it does sound nice but in some ways not what I like. But i do still Hear some of what I call real there . So my systems do sound real to a point.
Because I have more than one server I went back to one with AO 130. And the pike went back to being not all I like. This hobby is maddening at times , and one needs to get off the pursuit of perfection train some times.