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  • sonicTransporter Series and Signalyst HQPlayer 4 Embedded

    On Sonicorbiter 2.6 and newer versions the sonicTransporter series will have Signalyst HQPlayer 4 Embedded.

    I have been testing it this morning on my system as follows and its working great:

    1. Roon with HQ player added as a network audio device
    2. Sonicorbiter 2.6 running on sonicTransporter i5
    3. ultraRendu with NAA as output mode

    Here is a screen shot of the HQPlayer 4 Embedded configuration page on the sonicTransporter i5 set to up sample all PCM to 96k and pass DSD without conversion.



    FYI my Signalyst HQ Player 101 guide will assist you with the setup parameter:
    https://www.computeraudiophile.com/forums/topic/28808-signalyst-hq-player-101/

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    Some field notes from testing today.

    1. I have been using Roon and Tidal with HQPlayer 4 Embedded resampling things. The output is via a microRendu set to NAA output mode. The microRendu is connected to an inexpensive DAC (~$200 USD) and playing analog into my integrated amp. This combination is very satisfying. I even had some quests over who were blown away by this simple system.

    2. When released you will be able to update you unit via Apps / Software manager. However, Sonicorbiter 2.6 for the sonicTransporter series will require a significant update process. This process can take a while and can't be interrupted so fair warning. Another option is to contact Small Green Computer for a replacement SSD or HDD. No clue if they will offer this and how much the replacement drive might cost.

    3. HQPlayer and HQPlayer 4 Embedded can be a bit hard to configure. This is a link to the user manual that describes its various settings.
    https://www.signalyst.com/quickstart.html

    4. Here is a simple cheat sheet to help you though the various configurations:
    # Output Mode Direct SDM Format Played Result
    1 Auto Checked PCM
    DSD
    - resamples per PCM Settings
    - direct DSD with no resampling
    2 PCM Checked PCM
    DSD
    - resamples per PCM Settings
    - resamples per PCM Settings
    3 SDM Checked PCM
    DSD
    - resamples per DSD Settings
    - direct DSD with no resampling
    4 Auto Unchecked PCM
    DSD
    - resamples per PCM Settings
    - resamples per DSD Settings
    5 PCM Unchecked PCM
    DSD
    - resamples per PCM Settings
    - resamples per PCM Settings
    6 SDM Unchecked PCM
    DSD
    - resamples per DSD Settings
    - resamples per DSD Settings
    * Set Sample rate and Bit rate both to Auto

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    • #3
      I was talking to Chris over at Audiophile Style today and he gave me the settings he uses with the sonicTransporter and his Signature Rendu SE optical.

      DSD256 with poly-sinc-short-mp and the ASDM7EC modulator, plus a 65,000 tap convolution filter

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