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  1. ExaSound e22 still for sale: reduced to £900/$1300.
  2. Roon Labs Software

    I hear the clicks with same format continuously playing - ie no interference from me. My under standing is that it’s due to the editing of the source masters. And I have thousands of DSD tracks. But I’m puzzled if others don’t hear it.
  3. Roon Labs Software

    Neither do I. My understanding is that it is a driver issue. So it exists with some devices/drivers, not with others. Okay, so is there anyone out there using Roon to HQPlayer to Windows NAA via Asio driver to T&A DAC8 DSD who doesn't hear faint ticks between DSD tracks in continuous works?
  4. Roon Labs Software

    Thanks Ted, that’s interesting. Actually it’s not a problem in my system either, in that although I’m still aware of the presence of the faint ticks they don’t bother me or disturb my listening in the way that they did when I first heard them ( I think psychological training to ignore tinnitus may have helped me with this!). I still choose to upsample everything to DSD512 cos it sounds best that way.
  5. Roon Labs Software

    Ted, Surely it depends on much more than the implementation of the dac? My understanding from Tom Caulfield (including his posts on this forum) is that the clicks are also often dependent on how the DSD master is sliced (whether .lbm text files exist or are available to the person doing the slicing, etc). I also suspect some people are more susceptible to hearing the ticks, although that's not the point here. As it happens I have terabytes of DSD and consistently hear ticks, worse with some labels than others, on the ExaSound e22, the T&A DAC8 DSD, and the iFi Nano DSD. I hear them whether I play the DSD files straight or whether I upsample them in HQPlayer, and it is unaffected by whether the files are on a network, or a local hard disk, and whatever settings I use. Craig
  6. Roon Labs Software

    Do you really get no ticks between DSD tracks that form part of a continuous work, like movements in a symphony? I thought they were pretty much inevitable, even if faint with sympathetic hardware.
  7. AudiophileOptimizer BETA Thread

    Okay I've found a solution. It seems IPv6 is disabled if I use "AO -UT" start command and select "Audio PC" as usage type. But if I just use "AO" command (and select Ultimate mode) IPv6 is preserved. (I'm still assuming I don't see the Network Services screen - and the 2 others - in AO setup because maybe they only appear for Windows Server..). Thanks to everyone for their help.
  8. AudiophileOptimizer BETA Thread

    Thanks very much indeed! Yes that does make IPv6 show up again and saves me reinstalling Windows!! As I said earlier in the thread, I wanted the option of IPv6 to find the NAA from HQPlayer, as I've had some problems with losing the NAA on IPv4 and, as the HQPlayer author has said that IPv6 may improve matters in other scenarios, I wanted to see if it did it in my case.
  9. AudiophileOptimizer BETA Thread

    Thanks for going to the trouble of linking this, but it's not what I see with my Windows 10 install and beta 5. I don't get those 3 screens.
  10. AudiophileOptimizer BETA Thread

    You mean Network services choice will show up with AO but not with AO -UT ?? It didn't.
  11. AudiophileOptimizer BETA Thread

    Yes, sorry, I was forgetting that it was the usage type choice that UT enabled. But in any case I did select ultimate mode on each occasion.
  12. AudiophileOptimizer BETA Thread

    It gets stranger then! The first time it happened I was indeed using Express mode. But I've tried it several times since with Ultimate mode after starting AO with the command line "AO -UT" and I don't ever see the "disable network related services" question. Why would this be? best Craig
  13. AudiophileOptimizer BETA Thread

    Thank you. Very puzzling then. It's not as if I'm using non-standard hardware or software (the NAA is the mini-PC recommended for this use by Jussi on the Signalyst site and on the CA HQP NAA thread). But I am sure I was not given (either in 2.20 or beta 5) an option to enable or disable Network Related Services; nor did I see screens for enabling/disabling Plug and Play Services, or Windows Management Instrumentation that are also illustrated on pages 38 and 39 of the manual. I therefore assumed that these were only applicable to Windows Server, rather than Windows 10. Is this wrong? In any case, IPv4 was not disabled, only IPv6. If the issue was not introduced by AO, it was introduced by something else in the system during the application of AO, which as far as my situation is concerned is effectively the same thing, as the only thing I am doing and which I seem to have any choice over, is whether to apply AO or not. To be frank, unless anyone else has any suggestions, I'm tempted to try living without IPv6 as IPv4 is working fine. It bugs me not to solve it though! best Craig
  14. AudiophileOptimizer BETA Thread

    Hi AudioPhil, Thanks. I'm grateful to hear that AO should work with ipv6, But I don't understand the advice that AO has no relation to my problem. Running AO beta caused ipv6 to stop working. So did 2.2. The behaviour is consistent. If I'm doing something wrong with AO I'd appreciate advice please. Which 'correct' settings of AO should I check to preserve ipv6 with AO? Or which network settings in Windows 10 Pro should I check to make sure ipv6 doesn't disappear when running AO. There is no advice on this that I can find in the manual, and the reason for asking the question on this forum is in case someone else running AO has had a similar problem and found a solution. I've used the settings: NAA as Audio PC; Ultimate mode; all the other recommended settings; the 'disabling' of ipv6 happens whether or not I choose to disable Windows drivers and services in AO setup. There is also the point that the reset does not restore ipv6 to my NAA; only resetting Windows does; and it's fine until I run AO again. So what am I doing incorrectly? best Craig
  15. AudiophileOptimizer BETA Thread

    Could someone please advise me in relation to use of ipv4 or ipv6 with AO? I had been using ipv6 connection from HQPlayer control PC to HQP Windows 10 Pro NAA. But when I run AO (I've tried both 2.20 and beta 5) on the NAA it seems to disable ipv6 ('No network access' for ipv6 shows in Ethernet Status, even though ipv6 remains checked as enabled in Ethernet Properties; and no endpoints for ipv6 show in HQPlayer settings.). Resetting AO in Service Tool doesn't restore the ipv6. so far the only way I've found of getting it back is a Windows reinstall! Ipv4 still showing and working in all the above, but is it a SQ preference that ipv6 is disabled? I'd hoped to have ipv6 working for the HQP > NAA link as I've seen Miska advise that sometimes it works better.