I don’t normally post on forums but I just wanted to say how delighted I am with my new sonicTransporter i7. It’s the Windows 10 version with i7700 and 32GB of RAM for HQ Player. I purchased it for my dedicated headphone system.
Upsampling to DSD512 on my Holo Spring DAC KTE Lv3 via HQ Player is no problem (even without CUDA offload).
I’m currently using the poly sinc mp -2s filter. CPU usage upsampling from 44.1 kHZ 24 bit to DSD512 is less than 25% and its silent (with no fans). Will try some of the more power intensive filters in due course.
The bridged Ethernet also works very well with my microRendu connected directly to the ST (and with the 2.5 firmware release there are no pops/issues with DSD512). I’ve used HQ Player for a couple of years now on my other system and had a fair amount of network based issues - not now.
All my music is on a fast Samsung SSD connected directly via USB to the ST (so no network issues to worry about - I can’t connect to my NAS from the headphone system as there is no wired Ethernet nearby). If I’ve learnt anything over the past year or so it’s that network based issues have been the cause of the vast majority of my problems.
The system is connected to my network (via a Wireless Bridge) but only so that I can control it via Roon on my iPad and occassionaly to listen to Tidal.
I know Windows can be a bit tricky but I do feel as though upsampling to DSD512 is now easier than ever (and I am no IT expert by any stretch of the imagination).
Power is via the HD Plex 200w LPS (for the ST) and Uptone LPS1 for the microRendu.
Other components - Hifman He1000 v2 (amp is currently my old Burson Conductor - just waiting for my new Alo Audio Studio 6 to arrive in the next day or so).