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Made three interconnects using Neotech UP-OCC Copper NEI-3002 interconnect wire, Onix 70024, and tech flex. Also did one power cable with Neotech NCP302 and NCP311 gold plated UP-OCC pin AC plugs, and Neotech NEP-3003 UP-OCC 13AWG power cable.





The interconnects are killer. However, the Neotech NCP302 series AC power connectors were a bit underwhelming. They do not feel very robust and I was afraid the whole time that I might break them. Thankfully, I was able to really crank down on them during assembly and they held up. Heating my heat shrink did cause a bit of warping on one of the ends which made the outer case kind of difficult to install after everything was assembled. I also put too many layers of heat shrink on one side, that's why one side has blue heat shrink showing through. I had to cut away the top black layers with a razor blade. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif



I have also been auditioning Vienna Acoustics Maestro Grand center channel and Walts Grand on-wall speakers which I was using for rears. I fell in love with the Beethoven Baby Grand SE at my dealer, but that will have to wait until next year. I decided to buy the Maestro Grand Center channel, but I cannot justify the rear channel Waltz speakers right now (nor can I afford it). They were fantastic, though. They sound surprisingly good with my Swan M1 L&R speakers so I'm going to stick with the M1 and Maestro Grand for awhile.



I was out on a service call for work which just so happened to be at a Foam product supplier, so I picked up 80 square feet of bulk acoustic egg crate foam 2.5" thick. thumb.gif

Edited by Greg121986 - 6/5/13 at 11:06am
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Indeed I'm perplexed that this little wonder of a free program hasn't received more attention among the computer audiophiles, at least what I know of, and I certainly don't see any reason going about hiding its presence.



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Indeed I'm perplexed that this little wonder of a free program hasn't received more attention among the computer audiophiles, at least what I know of, and I certainly don't see any reason going about hiding its presence.



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It doesn't make sense. Unless its an equaliser, it won't change the sound of the audio. It may reduce jitter, but a 44.1khz signal wil always have jitter going through a CPU which doesn't run at a multiple of that.

There's no explanation on the page which justifies it sounding any different. Once the digital signal has been processed, it's all down to the DAC circuitry on the motherboard...
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No, it's not an equalizer. It reduces CPU usage (for Windows activities) and hence, I assume, reduces jitter. It works best with asynchronous USB DACs.

I looked at services running with and without it. There were 85 without and 47 with, I don't know what else it does though. Something about CPU prioritizing????

I see a noticeable difference in SQ with it. I've only had it for a couple of days. Not sure if it's better or just different.

Have you tried JPlay?
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That sounds like a load of crap....
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I guess you could record a wav with it on and off and compare them.
    
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You can do this really easily with just the task manager, right click the process of your audio player and then set priority to realtime. you can lower the priorities of the rest if you want to.
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I was out on a service call for work which just so happened to be at a Foam product supplier, so I picked up 80 square feet of bulk acoustic egg crate foam 2.5" thick. thumb.gif
great job on all the pics... where did you buy this from... i need some..

edit: saw some on ebay...
    
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I got my pair of Fostex TH-900s as a birthday present to myself <3

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That sounds like a load of crap....
Have you tried it?
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