Okay having really studied the picture I get on my system, I notice it says the settings are those Roon puts on when I make adjustments.
So how do I make adjustments using just HQP? Like using HQP for the equalizers and upsampling?
Also as the sound of violins and piano is better, even to my ears, when played through HQP and using the setting, the upsampling and Parametric Eq., which I now realise is still Roon settings, how can this be? It is NOT our imaginations. The high notes on the Piano and the Violin set my teeth on edge when played just thru Roon via the 8300cdq. Yet is lovely and smooth when using the HQP plug in but with what I now realise are still Roon doing the upsampling and Eq.(Tho the info given doesn’t say that-in the photo of the signal processing. The two pics are very different. Plus it gives me more options than Roon.)
I am confused and maybe what I have just written is confusing too.
I am thinking I am supposed to set up the EQ and upsampling within HQP Desktop4 before it is ‘plugged in’. That doesn’t seem right to me.
Mind you, I can’t play anything thru Desktop4. I have managed to get it to list my whole library but it refuses to play anything. I was hoping to get an idea of how it sounded without going thru Roon.
The sound difference is such using HQP plugin thru Roon that when I told my husband the cost of it his response was ‘well, if it makes my music sound like that, it’s worth it.’ He is a Geordie and not free with his money (unless he is spending it on me. I don’t complain.) So i was very surprised at his response and it also is enormous praise from him for the HQP thru Roon. He doesn’t praise easily and he is a professionally trained Opera singer/pianist though he followed his parents advice and got a ‘proper job’ and is a world renowned historian instead! (In a specialised field so it is unlikely you will know of him unless you have an interest in the same field.)
I am trying to say that despite the sound advice(pun not intended) from Dirk, I am going to have to buy this HQP because John’s comment is remarkable so I can hardly ignore it.
I just want to understand how the bl**dy thing works first.
And to think I started out not wanting to commit to Roon and wanting you ,lot to explain to me why I ought to and I have done it all on my own. I still think the Eq are too hard and could be simpler as it assumes the user has in depth audio/studio equipment knowledge. I just got the sound I liked by chance and saved it. If I lose it, I doubt I could find the same adjustment again . I also can’;t understand why on earth one cannot adjust the EQ whilst listening. That makes no sense.
I also said I wasn’t interested in the opinions of others about my records but in fact have learned a lot by reading the info because they are not just reviews.
It turns out I love Roon despite not understanding it properly and from some of the explanations I doubt I ever will because it is a foreign language to me.