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  1. lpost

    Pink Faun 2.16

    Glad you're enjoying Thierry's work. My 2.16 continues to impress me daily. Best, LPost
  2. lpost

    The Songs Remain the Same (Only Better)

    No need to re-rip again, just convert the ALAC to FLAC, nothing lost.
  3. I’ve had two in my system for several months. I did notice a positive improvement in noise reduction and they stayed in place. I’ve just removed them and will listen for a few weeks without...it was not so obvious that they are no out. Could have been new purchase bias, I’ll find out.
  4. lpost

    Pink Faun 2.16

    I look forward to your comparison. I considered the Antipodes but never listened to them.
  5. lpost

    Pink Faun 2.16

    I've spent a couple days with HQP in the mix and I must say I'm really liking the new ext2 with redbook very much!
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    Re: convolution filters, yep, mono WAVs. I find they work just as I'd hoped when loaded into Roon. So I'll just run that way and not bother with why HQP isn't happy with them. Thanks for the other answers. I've got embedded updated via commands Jord sent me. I'm experimenting with the differing filters. I'm using I2S out of the 2.16 into PS Audio DSD, so limited to 192PCM but finding I do like some of the filters better than non-upsampling mode.
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    Pink Faun 2.16

    I figured out I had a 48khz file playing first and that's why the non-upsamle didn't work. Playing 44k first and all is good. I'll have to listen to this for a few weeks and switch back and decide. It sure sounds like convolution in Roon still work as expected with HQP. No? Whatever I try and load in convolution in HQP causes it to stop responding, pegging a core at 100%. SSH session dies and I can't reconnect until I hard boot the 2.16. Clearly this isn't normal.
  8. lpost

    Pink Faun 2.16

    Thanks, that’s actually what I had set . My dac upsamples to 20x dsd and I’ve never really heard any substantial benefit with hqp. i changed to upsample settings in hqp and got sound but then I tried loading my convolution wavs, I don’t see a place to load more than one set at a time, then trying to play music hqp pegged a core and crashed Roon appliance. I had to hard boot to recover. it’s these tweaks and quirks and lack of auditory improvement that reminds me why I prefer the simplicity of Roon native.
  9. lpost

    Pink Faun 2.16

    I just wish I could do it through the Roon interface. Can I use convolution via Roon and output via HQP? I'm running embedded, ALSA. It's been a couple months since I used HQP but I remember ALSA really not liking when I switch to or from HQP to Roon native. I had to reboot to get sound to flow through ALSA. Does this sound normal? I just loaded up HQP daemon, set it up in Roon, selected the zone...trying to play a song...nothing. I reboot the Core running HQP embedded, now music appears to play in Roon but the time just skips along in 5 second blocks and no music plays. What do I have setup wrong? Thanks.
  10. lpost

    Pink Faun 2.16

    I use Roon for convolution. I have different filters for my speakers vs. headphones and HQP doesn't make it easy to switch.
  11. lpost

    Pink Faun 2.16

    flkin, How are things? Are you still using HQPlayer? My server is fully burned in and sounding fantastic, currently I'm not upsampling in Roon nor using HQPlayer. I'll try it again soon but I didn't care for the trouble HQP and Roon integration caused when switching settings like DSP and convolution.
  12. I've had it for a 5 weeks. I guess I was better at negotiating.
  13. I also have a 2.16 but configured a bit differently/less than flkin. I opted to add my own 1TB SSD, and only have I2S card for output, 3 OXCO clocks, standard cabling, fuses and IEC connector. It sounds fantastic. I paid 7000 euro, including shipping to California. I had my own Roon license so that was subtracted. The unit shipped in a very well constructed and protective multi-ply custom crate. Total weight shipped was 42Kg!
  14. I went all the way and had a Pink Faun 2.16 built.
  15. https://www.ebay.com/itm/142894111382 If you need one. It's in perfect shape, used briefly (2 months) to power my music PC.