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RE: system questions

Hey Kev,

My 2 cents is to get a dac that has real asio drivers. Cplay is predicated on asio and asio4all is a limiting factor in this case. I cant think of any examples where someone preferred asio4all to using a real asio driver.

This kind of limits your choice of dacs. Perhaps a firewire is in your future. They ALL support ASIO. Only a few usb ones support asio AFAIK.

In the interim you might see how foobar sounds with the wasapi output. Some say that is better on w7.

Drives should be a different interface than the dac you get. Esata is a good choice.

You could also try cmp. It is the gui for cplay and will help stop some services and help cplay be more of a memory player. It is designed for xp but I THINK it will run on w7. That also improves the control of cplay and you end up only using the scroll wheel mostly.

But a dac with asio is the place to start if you want to get the best out of cplay.

Cut to razor sounding violins


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