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My Phantom voyage
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(04-Mar-2021, 22:21)ragwo Wrote: After not killing one of the Phantoms, I decided to take it a step further; paint. After some research I found that the local high school could do the job as a student exercise, I would only pay for the paint and power used by the furnace. A week went by and the Phantom killer goose necks came back powder coated white. The installation was straight forward and it looked just bad, not really bad as I feared.
The stands are hollow by the way, so all cables are hidden, eventually. 


With DOS2 installed, the optical direct mode is just a couple of touches away. Very convenient and a huge step forward from the awkward procedure in DOS1. I would like to keep the opportunity to use RAAT for music, so optical mode for the L/R speakers was out of the question. Unfortunately the preamplifier couldn't make up for the delay between the speakers when the rest was in optical mode. Echo is a nice effect, when used with care. No care in my den I'm afraid. The solution was not user friendly at all, but the goal justifies the means etc. The speakers are divided into three different zones; front, center and surround. The signal is passed from the ADCs to the speakers via toslink. A fixed volume is set in the Devialet app and the volume is adjusted in the preamplifier. The scariest thing; it actually works! With latency set to 60 ms in the Devialet app there are no drop outs, echoing or similar. All speakers are wired. In DOS1 this would be impossible even with wired speakers. Thank you Devialet for DOS2! 

So, it's time for the show off picture. Still the cabling needs tidying up and the preamplifier and ADCs tossed into the rosewoodorama, but the project 98% is done. The rest will hopefully be done in a few days/months/years, depending on the patience of my better half. 



Next, sound impressions!

Hi Mr.

I am operating 5 channel HT with almost the same configuration as yours.  
In the meantime, from low-cost ADCs to Arches in recent years, sound interruption occurs several times a day after updating to firmware 2.12.3(5).  

Are you okay? 
Symptoms occur more often on the left and on the right.  It rarely occurs when playing music through upnp.

I also contacted the technical support team, but the reasons and excuses that they speculate are not applicable at all, and now that it may be because of the user's carelessness, incompatibility, or non-recommended method, I proved that their claims were wrong.  
I'm waiting reply.


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@Lee inseok
I'm sorry for your troubles. You have a really nice HT!
I'm fortunate enough to have dodged all instability issues. Once the sound of the front left speaker was distorted, a reboot sorted that out. My 5.0 setup was completed quite recently, so I haven't tried any other firmware versions than 2.12.5. The whole set up has been surprisingly stable.
Living room: Kii Three with Control. 
Den: 2x Gold Phantom and 3x Silver Phantom in 5.0 surround setup. Remote v1 & v2
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(06-Apr-2021, 19:50)ragwo Wrote: @Lee inseok

I'm sorry for your troubles. You have a really nice HT!
I'm fortunate enough to have dodged all instability issues. Once the sound of the front left speaker was distorted, a reboot sorted that out. My 5.0 setup was completed quite recently, so I haven't tried any other firmware versions than 2.12.5. The whole set up has been surprisingly stable.

Hi Mr.
I looked at your system and bought and installed rme adi-2 fs instead of the devialet Arch that is currently used as adc. 
Sound is better than Arch, but I get the same error when setting 24bit/96khz. 
So after setting the setting to 24bit/48khz everything is fine. 
How do you set it up?


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@Lee inseok
Congratulations on your new ADC! I use 24/48, the speakers will downsample 24/96 to 24/48 anyway. I tried 24/192 just for fun, and my impression was that there was a bit more background noise compared to 24/48 and 24/96. Have you tried 24/192?
Living room: Kii Three with Control. 
Den: 2x Gold Phantom and 3x Silver Phantom in 5.0 surround setup. Remote v1 & v2
My Phantom Voyage
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I'm not up to speed on what Phantom is doing internally with downsampling. Was the previous generation of the Phantom (I've the Phantom Reactor 900's) downsampling, or is it the new generation that downsamples only, or is the upgrading DOS that is now downsampling across all models?


2-Channel Audio • Duo Devialet Phantom Reactor 900 • miniDSP SHD-Studio • Mac Mini M1 / Roon • Silent Angel Bonn N8 • Mistral Audio W-3900 • Mutec MC-3 USB+ 
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(11 hours ago)supaDean Wrote: I'm not up to speed on what Phantom is doing internally with downsampling. Was the previous generation of the Phantom (I've the Phantom Reactor 900's) downsampling, or is it the new generation that downsamples only, or is the upgrading DOS that is now downsampling across all models?

I believe the speakers have been downsampling all the way, both the Reactor/II and Premier/I. With the integration of RAAT it became visible. @streamy has done a lot of measurements in both DOS1 and DOS2 confirming the downsampling.
Living room: Kii Three with Control. 
Den: 2x Gold Phantom and 3x Silver Phantom in 5.0 surround setup. Remote v1 & v2
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