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In Reply to: RE: Progress Report on exaSound e38 DAC - I'm a happy camper now posted by Chris from Lafayette on July 05, 2017 at 17:50:54
Good to hear (sic)!
George is not only the "support person," he is the heart and soul of exaSound and an all-around gem.
Your stuttering with high resolution processing suggests a CPU bottleneck in your computer which has been alleviated by switching to the -shrt filter option. I may have read it but I do not recall what your computer setup is.
The processor in my late 2016 Mac Mini is an Intel core i7, 3 GHz, with 16 GB RAM - this was (maybe still is?) the most powerful CPU available with a Mac Mini. Nevertheless, as I'm sure you know, some of those HQ Player filter settings are so processor intensive that I'm sure they can make most processors choke (at least momentarily!). ;-) I was running into the stuttering maybe once every one-and-a-half to two minutes with the "poly-sinc" setting. After the change to "poly-sinc-shrt", the last remaining download that still stutters (Scriabin's "Divine Poem" and "Poem of Ecstasy" on the Lawo label - see below) does so only once every ten minutes. OTOH, my DXD download of the Channel Classics Fischer/BFO Mahler Third plays back with no problems at all.
BTW, have you played around with these filters much? I was thinking of experimenting with "poly-sinc-shrt-mp".
And, yes, I can't say enough good things about George!
It's fairly new, it's the most natural sound for me.
It';s in the Drop-down list under Preferences, not in the User manual, which doesn't explain much of anything...
It's a bit hard to tell at this point whether or not I prefer it - I need a bit more time living with it.
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