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Old 5th May 2016, 03:03 AM   #1321
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Hello,

I seem to have gotten myself into a jam and not too sure how to get out, hoping someone here can help. As stated in a previous post, I tried to send the DAC older filter after upgrading to the latest firmware version. Now the DAC seems to be stuck. I only have SPDIF input, and when connected the device just returns "L044", if I power it down and back up it shows -

R1.06
I3
L000
F5
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I3

but the UI manager does not load. I was hoping to get it to that point and then try to again update firmware, but no such luck.

I am fairly new to all this, have mostly been following guides posted. Am using PuTTY to communicate with the DAC. Anyone have any ideas on how I can get myself out of this and get the spdif input working again?

Thanks,
nevermind, I got it to go into ui manager. not exactly sure how, just kept hammering at it.
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Old 14th May 2016, 07:17 AM   #1322
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Hi all!

I have downloaded the zip file in post #1311. When unzipped i get a file named 1021filt_1.05NOS.skr.
Is this the filter it's suppose to include?

(F4 linear ) Linear Phase filter, Soekris.
(F5 mixed ) EQHQ_lpbr_b4 Linear Phase filter, Paul.
(F6 minimum ) "quasiNOS" C128dp Linear Phase filter, Paul.
(F7 soft ) New NOS filter, Paul.

Because when i upload the filterfile to my dam1012 i get some NYQUSIT filters i guess, they aren't called the names that i paste...
What is it that i miss?

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Old 14th May 2016, 12:55 PM   #1323
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Yes. It is correct. It is the same version as the 1.05.

And those are the filters included.

I'll make a correction, the F6 filter 192 is wrong.
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Old 29th May 2016, 11:20 AM   #1324
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when using "quasiNOS", it can't lock the 192Khz signal.

But I'm using the FW Ver1.05, so I didn't know it's the filter cause that or the FW cause that.
Thanks jimmy2004y it was wrong. This is corrected. Operates at all speeds.
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Old 31st May 2016, 01:30 AM   #1325
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Thanks jimmy2004y it was wrong. This is corrected. Operates at all speeds.
Thanks for your hardwork~~

I'll try it later~
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Old 31st May 2016, 05:20 AM   #1326
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Thanks jimmy2004y it was wrong. This is corrected. Operates at all speeds.
Thank you for the new filters.
Your help is much appreciated.
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Old 7th June 2016, 09:41 PM   #1327
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Arteom,

I have had this same experience EVERY TIME I change umanager. the first time put me in a panic, but as you found, it eventually worked.

The last time was when I installed the corrected filter pack from oneoclock but with a twist. I did the install with the DAC playing music - turned the DAC off and on after finishing and all was fine. I always leave the DAC on and had, also, left the computer I control the DAC with running BUT when I turned the computer off for the evening and turned it back on the next evening the no umanager problem occurred again.

No longer induces panic attacks, luckily. Well, I turned the DAC on and off numerous times, the same with the computer. Could not get it to recognize umanager with the +++ but when switching the DAC on and off, with the computer on (in TERA TERM) it would display jibberish when turned off. Did it many times, same jibberish every time so I turned the computer off and just listened, for that evening, as is.

The next evening umanager was available without any drama.

Very strange! But, at least, it is not fatal.

Written in case others experience this. Doesn't matter what you do, but it will return.
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Old 8th June 2016, 10:53 AM   #1328
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I'm a bit late to this filter party, and I have only glanced at this thread.
Some Q's:

Are any of the software (FPGA/DSP) filters IIR?
Also, the old (1992?) Meitner "IDAT" DAC switched dynamically between IIR and FIR based on the type of signal going thru it: "The solution to this quandary is to use both types of filters. In the IDAT, a detector looks at the nature of the audio signal and directs the digital audio data to the filter best suited for that type of signal. Musical components that are fairly continuous in level with no transients are routed to the FIR filter; signals with steep leading edges are sent to the IIR filter. The two filters' outputs are then combined and output to the DACs. The musical signal is thus processed by the optimum filter type for that kind of signal."

Has anyone done something similar with the soekris?
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Old 9th June 2016, 03:09 AM   #1329
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Default Classic Philips 4x filter?

I saw the H i F i D U I N O blog, with its extensive table of soekris filters, but I'm not sure whether/if any are similar to (emulate) classic Philips 4x architecture from the mid-1980s-early 1990s.

Back in Spring 1995, Stereophile briefly commented on this (re. square waves and DACs).
(I almost never have seen DAC reviews/reports with squarewave metrics, in Stereophile or elsewhere).

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Squarewaves (by JA)
A processor's reproduction of a 1kHz, full-scale squarewave can be either boring or exciting. Because the CD system is limited to a maximum bandwidth of half the sampling rate--22kHz--it can't actually reproduce squarewaves. A squarewave can be shown by Fourier analysis to comprise a series of odd-order harmonics regularly dropping in amplitude with increasing frequency. For perfect reproduction of a 1kHz squarewave, therefore, we would need to be able to reproduce the 1kHz, 3kHz, 5kHz, 7kHz, etc., components, all the way to infinitely high frequency. However, as the CD system will not reproduce the harmonics above the 21st, at 21kHz, the 1kHz squarewave will not have a true square shape, but instead will look like fig.1. It looks as though there is overshoot and ringing before and after each transition from high to low and vice versa; in fact, what you see is what is termed Gibbs Phenomenon--the effect of omitting the high harmonics that would otherwise "square up" the waveform.
Click the image to open in full size.Fig.1 Waveform of 1kHz squarewave restricted to 22kHz bandwidth.
Most of the waveform plots we publish show this completely natural overshoot and ringing; and in this sense, looking at the shape of a 0dBFS squarewave reveals nothing new about the product itself. However, while some digital filter chips, such as the Philips designs, exactly reproduce this kind of mathematically correct squarewave, others, such as the common Burr-Brown and NPC chips, chop off the tops and bottoms of the waveform (fig.2). As full-scale squarewaves don't exist in music, this will have no deleterious effect on sound quality. However, all things being equal, it does allow the designer of the digital filter to maximize its low-level mathematical accuracy.
Click the image to open in full size.Fig.2 Waveform of 1kHz squarewave restricted to 22kHz bandwidth and reconstructed with NPC digital filter chip.
There is one class of digital processors and CD players, however, that performs quite differently on this test. If their digital filters have been optimized for time-domain performance--Wadia, Pioneer's Legato Linear--they don't suffer from the Gibbs Phenomenon "ringing," and more correctly reproduce all transient-type signals (fig.3). The price to be paid, however, is a premature rolloff at the top of the audioband. The Meitner IDAT even tries to get the best of all worlds by using a DSP-chip-based digital filter for continuous signals. This filter produces a normal squarewave shape, but switches to a filter algorithm optimized for transient performance on signals that are rich in transients.
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Bottom line:

Those with the soekris DAC at their disposal, and proper lab gear, please analyze (and publish results, here in this thread) squarewave response.
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Old 9th June 2016, 06:39 AM   #1330
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I saw the H i F i D U I N O blog, with its extensive table of soekris filters, but I'm not sure whether/if any are similar to (emulate) classic Philips 4x architecture from the mid-1980s-early 1990s.

Back in Spring 1995, Stereophile briefly commented on this (re. square waves and DACs).
(I almost never have seen DAC reviews/reports with squarewave metrics, in Stereophile or elsewhere).



Bottom line:

Those with the soekris DAC at their disposal, and proper lab gear, please analyze (and publish results, here in this thread) squarewave response.
Just compute the respone of your filter(s) of choice with a square wave. The DAM will reproduce the computed result with more accurancy than you can see it on those scope pictures.
The only thing to be aware of is that any output above +-1 (=full scale) will be clipped to +-1.
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