The Memory Player MP64-16 Music Server /Transport
The Memory Player 64’s unrivaled audio jitter performance is due in part to the advanced theory, in which it postulates that jitter that occurs in the digital audio signal stream, the DAC, merges into the audio signal and cannot be detected or measured in the traditional manner (at the DAC); hence, it often escapes detection.
In order to address this hidden but often severe jitter, The Memory Player uses the five primary technologies above (The Virtual Battery, The Clock Mapper, DeFractionalized Memory, IDEAS, and The DAC Power Supply) to de-jitter the data stream, such that upon entering the DAC it is already below the jitter capabilities of any DAC currently made.
The result is what most listeners consider, by far, to be the sweetest tonality, greatest air and ambient retrieval of any digital player in the world. Repeatedly compared to the finest vinyl, it is by far the most musical sounding digital player on the market.
See many opinions to that effect, going back to 2005, in our Reviews and Testimonials.
Many now consider The Memory Player 64 to surpass even the finest analog systems. Many have sold their vinyl collections after digitizing their collections with The Memory Player.
The Memory Player 64 can literally do it all. At a maximum resolution of a staggering 64bit/768khz, no source material is incapable of being played at its full potential.
It also plays a full, true quad-DSD DoP, and supports all known audio formats, and is available in three levels and two output categories, as priced below.
The Virtual Battery
The Virtual Battery is what all power conditioners strive to be, but cannot, due to their physical and electronic separation from the DC power that powers all electronic circuitry.
Even the finest power conditioner has such limited access to the DC power, it cannot reach even a 10% reduction in AC noise, RF and digital byproducts on the DC power itself.
The Virtual Battery from The Memory Player exceeds even the best power conditioner’s efficacy by an astounding 80%, cleaning the DC feeding all circuits to a level never before achieved in digital circuit designs.
The Virtual Battery simply plugs into the ATX power plug used in all computer audio systems and most music servers. It is user-installable, requires NO technical expertise or tools, and works in any computer-based audio device, Mac or Windows.
The DAC Power Supply
The DAC Power Supply was designed to be used with most high end audio sound cards or The Memory Player 64’s Direct-to-DAC (D2D) output.
This is an important and grossly overlooked area. The coloration of the power to a typical DAC chip is abysmal, even in the most expensive players. This is due in part to the fact that no matter how high quality the regulators are that feed the DAC’s power, regulators are amplifiers, and impart huge amounts of their own coloration.
The DAC Power Supply, too, is a supremely precise regulator, but also contains our copyrighted circuit, which drops its impedance a staggering 1000X lower than the best regulation chips (like the LM317 or the 7805). This drastically low impedance literally ‘shorts out’ its own coloration, resulting in a transformative improvement for the DAC — any DAC.
With The DAC Power Supply, dynamics skyrocket, coloration plummets, definition is revealed that you never knew was there, and the tonality is as sweet as vinyl. The limitations and colorations that even the finest voltage regulator chips impart into the best of DACs cannot be overstated. ALL DACs can be dramatically improved by using this unique design.
Besides being used with The Memory Player 64’s D2D output, The DAC Power Supply can also be used with most third party DACS.
While this takes longer and is more labor intensive than a printed circuit board, the sonic advantages of Teflon, silver and silver solder instead of copper foils and wave soldering cannot be disputed.
The Memory Player utilizes our exclusive, patented DeFractionalized Memory. Its specially designed structure requires only one out of every 16 clock ticks, making it 16X less sensitive to jitter simply by placing any music file on this type of memory.
DeFractionalized Memory is gaining popularity in professional applications, as recording studios adopt its use in lieu of SSDs or conventional storage.
Mixdowns done on DeFractionalized Memory sound more lifelike, and enjoy greater detail. Dynamics are released, and bass deepens and becomes more defined.
Tests are currently being conducted for efficacy in raising perceived video resolution by simply placing a video file on it, and playing that video, off DeFractionalized Memory.
DeFractionalized Memory can now be used on any music server or computer audio device, whether Windows or Mac. It is supplied in PCIE, SSD or USB interfaces.
Along with IDEAS, it can raise or exceed performance of high end music servers and computer audio to levels only seen in players costing $100,000 or more, including players using atomic clocks.
The Clock Mapper
The Clock Mapper literally isolates all its audio processes to a single clock, removing all jitter from competing processes, by virtue of having no interruptions or conflicts with non-audio demands for clocking.
This cannot be done with a single master clock, because even small distances between components create timing changes. State changes in chips then change this timing infinitely and randomly (dependent upon what is being played), adding to the inductive and capacitive timing changes from using a single master clock.
The Clock Mapper software, originally written exclusively for The Memory Player, will soon be available for all computer audio systems and music servers (anticipated release for summer 2016).
The Clock Mapper intelligently reduces the audio jitter below even the capability of Rubidium master clock systems, by virtue of elimination of interference from non-audio demands, processes and features, and predictable, defined inductances.
Due to the physics of space and the influence of competing processes and features, this cannot be achieved with any master clock, regardless of its quality. A single master clock has been the staple technology since the 1980s, but suffers from jitter created in the audio by competing and interfering processes.
Intelligent, dynamic clock mapping is replacing the antiquated master clock approach, achieving less jitter by a whole order of magnitude. It’s just physics.
iDEAS Jitter Reducing Software
After a single use of IDEAS*, your music is transformed. IDEAS removes zeroes between original audio codes — very common in music stored or played on SSDs or hard drives — therefore removing the time gaps which manifest as jitter.
The release of subtle and increased ambient information, as well as a dramatic shift toward an ‘analog’ sound, is heard immediately. All music becomes more lifelike and natural.
IDEAS Jitter Reducing Software runs automatically and continuously in the background, reducing jitter in the audio files as they are played.
IDEAS (as IDEAS 2) will even reduce jitter in and caused by the operating system (a major source of audio jitter in computer audio systems).
IDEAS can clean jitter with such power and level of granularity that audio jitter can drop to an astounding femtosecond level — the lowest audio jitter in the industry.
IDEAS is now available for all computer audio systems and music servers.
Perhaps no single digital audio improvement will yield a greater improvement in your sound than adding IDEAS.
IDEAS is user-installable software, and can be downloaded online or purchased on a CD. IDEAS works in any computer-based audio player or server, Mac or Windows.
Now IDEAS 2 can be used to eliminate the random population of music data as it affects the computer as a whole.
All music data (after IDEAS)
Time Gaps = Jitter
Once every minute, IDEAS appears in the lower left corner of your screen to let you know it’s working.
IDEAS and IDEAS 2 are included in all versions of The Memory Player 64.
They will be available for individual purchase in late 2017.
Normally not visible while you choose and play music,
IDEAS is shown at work on The Memory Player 64.
IDEAS 2 can do for your OS what IDEAS has been doing for the music files themselves.
DeFractionalized Memory, IDEAS and IDEAS II are all interdependent. Although all of them work to reduce jitter, their efficacy is degraded if any one of them is not used. Digital systems are complex and have many areas of vulnerability to timing errors, so no one solution addresses all.
What I noticed right off was improved bass, especially in the mid bass. There was better concussive impact, better bloom and a more robust, powerful feeling to the lower frequencies….Overall, there was a better sense of dynamic range. Some of the songs I know very well had a greater sense of realism…some songs had an almost holographic quality about them. This really heightened the sense of realism and gave the impression of a live performance. — PF , New York, NY
I just wanted to let you know that this IDEAS 2 is still the hot ticket. The added air around the music (instruments, singers) so enhances the layering and at the same time can cause a little starkness in severe multi-track recordings…but live recorded concert music is so much more you-are-there-like. The audience background noises and shouting is so cool. The bass has a bit more punch and tightness…as in the kick drum which stands out more pronounced. — LE, Bridgewater, CT