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If another application still tries to send sound during playback, macOS will try to find another available audio device for it. Note: The Airplay device can be hidden. To get it back, hold down Option and click on the loudspeaker icon on the menu bar.
Select Airplay in the selection menu that appears. To prevent this from happening, exit other memory-hungry applications e. This is probably due to setting you put for upsampling. It is quite possible these audio files do not have the metadata tags that would have enabled them to be correctly catalogued and found easily. In this case, they appear with only a title that is their filename. In album view, files without metadata are grouped by folder, which are then displayed as albums.
You probably have a pre Mac. First make sure that your Mac and your network drive are connected to the same local network, with no router in between. Windows or MacOS then tries to find another available audio device.
Since the 1. We always see just the worst case scenario with a single maximum amplitude impulse response when as I mentioned previously, this kind of thing does not exist in real music. So then folks, let us have a look at what a single “pulse” looks like with the different filters at 5kHz and 10kHz.
Ringing evident at 10kHz but lower amplitude and shorter duration than impulse ie. Notice that the frequency of the ringing is the same as the impulse so we’re looking at around Nyquist 22kHz.
Lower frequencies like 5kHz essentially is associated with no pre-ringing to worry about in linear phase filters Since the ear is most sensitive to tones from kHz, this may be reassuring.
As you can see, pre-ringing does show up higher like at 10kHz. Ringing amplitude also correlates with the frequency. The lower the frequency, the less the pre-ringing amplitude. The pre-ringing frequency itself remains high at around Nyquist like the impulse response so I remain skeptical that it’s even audible seriously folks, real musical recordings have a noise floor as well as complex harmonics – how anyone can claim that it’s low-amplitude, high frequency pre-ringing causing any defect in the sound is a mystery to me!
Of course, there is an “easy” way to not have to worry about the pre-ringing phenomenon in the audible spectrum Go download a hi-res copy of the music ;-. I’m pretty sure I can live with this! Again, please ignore the phase inversion compared to the graph above. Although I had not tried the program yet, it begs the question, how’s it possible that JPLAY could sound any different?
The fact is, there is so much going on the in the hardware level such as OS and USB buffering, DAC buffering, driver-interface interactions that are just beyond the “reach” of the player software that it really makes no sense IMO for any software developer to make such claims!
Since my hardware was already set-up with the Mac, I did the software measurements with that platform first results here. This week, I turned my attention over to the Windows platform. Here then are the candidates for the test: 1. The dynamic range DR plug-in comes in very useful to check for severity of dynamic range compression among different “pressings”. ABX comparator is great for controlled evaluation of sound quality.
In terms of sound “quality”, foobar intends to “just work”. It makes no pretensions about sounding “better” than anything else – just bit-perfect – nothing more, nothing less.
For this test, I ran version 1. All settings set to default. This is of course the “original” version since the PC release came first and only recently ported over to OS X.
I’ll be testing version Using version JPLAY v5. Various audiophile sites have obliged with reviews claiming that this program makes digital audio “almost neck and neck with vinyl” sure, vinyl sounds great with a good system, but is that the definitive standard?! I’ll even try with full optimizations like hibernate mode, high priority, and low buffer sizes!
Thankfully, the trial version only interrupts playback every 2 minutes which should be enough for the test “runs”. Because JPLAY brings with it so many options, I am actually going to split this topic into 2 sections – this first part is getting too unwieldy CPU is the Intel iU 1.
Of course, the machine will not be multitasking with other programs running during playback apart from the usual OS tasks. OS is Windows 8 x64 with all recommended updates as of June 1, Tests were done with the laptop unplugged running off batteries. RightMark 6. As you see, the leftmost item is from the Mac test with Decibel, the rest of the recordings done with the Windows 8 platform Look at how close the results are despite measurements taken about 3 weeks apart.
Again, the leftmost item is done with Decibel on the Mac. The rest are all from the Windows 8 machine. As usual, we see the effect of noise shaping in DSD up in the ultrasonic range. There’s something happening here, What it is ain’t exactly clear.
If you browse around the JPLAY website or hang out on various computer audiophile forums , you run into suggestions that process priority, memory playback, task switching latency, driver type eg. Sure, computers can be complicated, but is it possible for these factors to affect audio output significantly enough to hear and common enough to worry about with a modern USB DAC like in my test set-up?
Maybe, but like many subtle things in life “reported” to be true, it’s hard to know with confidence unless systematically tested. Since the keyboard is turned off, the computer comes back to life after the music has completed playing or if you remove a USB stick during playback!
Realize that this makes the computer even less interactive than a disc spinner! Likewise, there have been some heated discussions over on Hydrogen Audio regarding this program.
Well, let us put this program and various of its settings on the test bench and see what comes up To recap, basically I could not find significant analogue output differences between a few cables despite differences in construction and lengths – including one of which consisting of 2 cable extenders and totaling 17 feet in length. Since it is these analogue waveforms that get transduced to sound waves, it’s not a stretch to conclude that USB cables make no audible difference.
My subjective evaluation of USB cables is consistent with the measured results – no audible differences in controlled tests my own blind tests. These days, we all use USB cables of different lengths and varieties for high-speed devices like hard drives and generally either it works or it doesn’t. USB protocol sends data in packets which consists of not just the audio data itself up to bytes at a time for high speed mode , but CRC check to detect errors, flow control, and also address information to direct the data to the appropriate device remember, you can attach up to devices to each host controller.
The low-level details of this communication including timing are addressed by the hardware and generally outside of the purview of the software we install on the computer.
Logically this means that fine timing issues like data flow control and scheduling of the data packet delivery would be outside of the effect of things like audio player software. Furthermore, with modern DACs, the machine will use its own internal memory buffer and very fine timing like pico- and nanosecond jitter will be derived from the accuracy of this internal clock.
USB data transfer rate for audio is much less demanding than something like a hard drive. Not unexpectedly, some message forums got a bit heated when the USB cable test post was published since obviously the results deviated from expectations or experiences of subjective evaluation or maybe the person is trying to sell something related. I have seen no good evidence from controlled tests demonstrating otherwise. Shortly after that post, this set of measurements came out from one of the principles of Empirical Audio I thought he promised to measure the AudioQuest Diamond USB cable?
Nice to see he measured the down-to-earth Belkin Gold anyhow. I will let you, fine readers, examine the data and determine if you think this correlates with audio quality, or just demonstrating minute differences between lengths of copper with little correlation to digital data transfer much less the analogue output from a DAC!
Near the end of data collection for that study, I started performing some tests and began posting them on the Squeezebox forum for discussion. Over the ensuing months, I started posting data on the family of Squeezebox devices which I collected over the years as the foundation of my sound system at home. The Controller comes with a nice weighted metal stand which also plugs in as a recharger. The LCD screen is reasonably bright and easy to read. Buttons have a nice click and selection is made with the turn wheel.
One could ask for a smoother feel to the wheel, but as is, it’s reasonably functional. Even though you can connect the Receiver via ethernet, the Controller obviously needs a functioning WiFi network. Getting it connected up was quite simple and quick using the Controller – see here for the details. A look at the back ports on these devices. You can make out on the top of the Controller a phono plug as well for audio output to headphones on the go. Okay, lets get into it. First I wanted to have a look at the analogue outputs of the Receiver.
Since this is a loaner unit, I’ll try to extract as much as I can before sending it on the long journey home to Australia The yellow channel is the right, and blue left. Notice there is some channel imbalance on this unit with the left channel a bit louder. Left channel peak voltage measures at 2. The square wave itself looks nice. Minimum noise, good contours with minimal ringing compare with the Controller below.
From this, one would suspect that the usual RightMark analysis would show good results. A standard linear phase filter response. Absolute polarity is maintained. We can therefore expect a sharp roll-off at Nyquist. I tried both ethernet and WiFi. Since I could find no difference , I’ll just present the WiFi data here. I noticed that the WiFi in the Receiver was able to achieve better signal strength than the Touch at the same location. Notice that we gained 4dB from 16 to bits using the Receiver Not much.
Relatively stronger odd-order harmonics up at 3, 5, and 7kHz compared to the Touch or SB3. As you can see, a mixed bag. The Receiver’s frequency response is similar to the Touch; both are flatter than the SB3 which tends to roll off the deep bass a bit more. The Touch clearly beats the other two in terms of noise performance SB3 and Receiver about equivalent here , but scores lower with stereo crosstalk not really an issue IMO.
Total harmonic distortion was higher with the Receiver. Low jitter using this test in the analogue output. The controller is a neat device. As shown above, there is a metal charging base and it’s motion sensitive so will automatically wake when picked up a few seconds wait time to wake up if not in the charger. It’s pretty good at doing what it’s meant to – as controller for the various Squeezebox units not just the Receiver. The scroll wheel allows accelerated item selection, but these days, I mainly use a tablet to control the Squeezebox devices and it’s of course quicker to type in search items than scrolling through letters.
The Controller has a standard 3. Although it can also play back audio, as far as I know, this feature was implemented at a “beta” level only.
Because the unit has a little speaker inside, I also needed to download the “Headphone Switcher” app from Applet Installer which adds an item in the “Extras” menu to turn the headphone on.
Eventually I was able to get the unit to automatically switch between the speaker and headphone after some fiddling and rebooting the device honestly I don’t know which step was the key – the nature of ‘beta’ I guess. I did notice some slowdown to the UI responsiveness when streaming audio to the Controller. Understandably, this is a low power chip meant for portable devices. In comparison to the Receiver above, it’s clear that this isn’t going to be “hi-fidelity”.
There’s a bit of ringing and noise evident. Peak voltage is around mV and the two channels are reasonably balanced. Upside down – the Controller inverts polarity. Standard linear phase digital filter. Comparison is made with the Receiver and Touch. I’m a bit surprised how the program did not calculate a higher THD as well given how nasty the graph looks – this is why I post up the graphs as well I checked and double checked the testing to make sure settings were not clipping the signal.
Made no difference – it is what it is! No meaningful improvement with going to bits. Odd noise spikes from 5kHz up. Have not seen this before in my other tests. I did the test 3 times and this appears to be a real finding. Also, earlier roll-off down to -3dB by 20kHz. This looks bad but the score was about the same as the Receiver.
RightMark is probably just looking at the odd and even harmonics for the calculations. As I said earlier – the Controller isn’t high fidelity Very strong jitter! Many many nanoseconds of jitter Again, this is not distortion from clipping.
Receiver: Reasonable analogue output from the device. It performs similar to the old SB3 in terms of dynamic range and noise floor. I hooked up the Receiver to my bookshelf system upstairs ‘vintage’ Sony MHC from university days powering some Tannoy mX2’s for a few days to listen. I pulled out the Squeezebox 3 to compare and subjectively, I agree that there’s a bit more bass with the Receiver and Touch than the SB3. While that channel imbalance was measurable, I didn’t find any gross anomaly with the speaker system but I could hear the difference with the AKG Q headphones for example listening to where Ella Fitzgerald’s voice was centered on Ella Sings Gershwin , I’d say it’s subtle so would not affect my listening pleasure could also be placebo since I was specifically listening for this!
Controller: Firstly, how does it sound? Well, perhaps surprisingly OK I would compare the sound output to what I hear off my Samsung Galaxy S2. I f you have a Controller, have a good listen – that’s what a high jitter device sounds like I have not ever seen this many side bands in all the testing so far! For me, the best I can describe is that the Controller sounds “distant” even with volume pushed up and slightly “hollow” compared to listening through the headphone out from the Touch.
The percussion at the start of Star Trek Main Theme from the “Star Trek: Into Darkness” soundtrack for example sounded less defined and spatially smeared, getting worse as the orchestral dynamics build up as if there’s some low-level static in the background.
How much of this can be definitively attributed to the high jitter is hard to say since the unusual frequency response, noise levels, intermodulation distortion and headphone output limitations are all significant factors in the sound. I highly recommend just streaming kbps MP3 as this will improve the responsiveness of the Controller and you’re not going to hear a difference. This then will be the topic for the next installment along with comparisons with the Touch Stay tuned Something tells me this is going to be complicated and hopefully quite interesting!
Neat hack – proof of bit perfect transmission. Unfortunately the files are huge, so I likely will await an efficient solution.
Note that this is NOT the test setup described below, just something cool. Let’s talk about digital transports for a bit.
Most of us I’m sure remember those days when the only way to get digital data to an outboard DAC was through a CD transport. Thankfully gone are the days when the data being read off the CD could be inaccurate and interpolation may be needed in realtime, or be susceptible to mechanical failures of CD drive mechanisms though hard drive failures and need for backups present another challenge.
I have shown that bit-perfect data can be transferred and played back without any concern off a USB asynchronous interface eg. Of course the topic of jitter can be very complex as described in the paper going far beyond what we need to concern ourselves with here. With that said, let’s be practical and see what the results looks like with the different devices using TosLink and coaxial interfaces with comparison to asynchronous USB Despite my concerns around the upsampling feature of the ASUS, it measures well and sounds excellent.
Let us start with the results of the four Squeezebox devices. Dunn J-Test stimulation of jitter. To keep it more manageable, I’ll group them into bit and bit side-by-side first, let’s just look at the coaxial interface here:.
Even at its worst, the sidebands for the SB3 around the primary signal is down around dB. Is this a problem? I doubt it since auditory masking will easily make this inaudible assuming one could even hear down that low around 12kHz pitch. Furthermore, in theory, the J-Test should create a “worst case scenario” for jitter which is unrealistic in real music.
Here’s the difference between coaxial vs. TosLink :. Squeezebox 3 bit, Coaxial vs. Transporter bit, Coaxial vs. Receiver bit, Coaxial vs. Touch bit, Coaxial vs. In general , we can say that indeed TosLink is worse remember however TosLink is immune to electrical noise with galvanic isolation so there are some positives in this regard.
Interestingly this is very clear with the Transporter! However, increased jitter with TosLink is not a given because the SB3 and Receiver seem to behave in the opposite fashion and show less jitter artifacts with the TosLink interface.
Remember that all of these jitter graphs are indicative of the interface between the transport device connected to the Essence One DAC. The graphs could be different with another DAC since much of the result will depend on the accuracy of the DAC in extracting the clock information and what other steps it might take eg.
So, up to now we can see differences between bit-perfect devices with RightMark, and obvious differences with the J-Test. How do they sound? Let’s see what the computer “hears”. For this test, I am using the Transporter playback as reference against which all the others are being compared. First, I must admit that I’m not as confident about these numbers as I am of the graphs and plots above simply because it was really tough getting this done properly!
From previous experience with the Audio DiffMaker program, results can vary depending on environmental factors like temperature of the equipment and subtle “sample rate drift” over time. With each transport measured, cables needed to be reconnected, settings needed to be changed, and for each condition, I ran the test 3 times to get a sense of the “range” of results. Admittedly, I made an error with the ‘USB direct’ measurements and did not realize this until after the fact so did not include the results here foobar was accidentally set to output bit instead of bit.
The bottom line is that the results suggest that each device “sounded” different according to the computer. Instead of the usual high “correlated null depth” like in my previous tests with player software around dB similar to the Transporter tested against itself above , we’re seeing numbers in the dB range between transports. The computer thought the Squeezebox 3 sounded the most different from the Transporter. Good to see that it was able to detect the Receiver playing kbps MP3 as “most different” ie.
A reminder, this measurement is logarithmic so the actual mathematical difference between the MP3 sample compared to the others is larger than what it might look like on the graph. Remember that this is a measurement of the difference between each device and the Transporter connected to the Essence One.
There is no implication here of whether one sounds “better” than another since that would of course be the listener’s subjective judgment call. A: Based on the results, not exactly.
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But Audirvana works as normal through the iOS app on my iPad. Hi, This problem still persists, only when in Artist view. If started in album view it works fine but as noted artist view is far more helpful.
Audirvana 3. Freezing after start, crash during playback. When I want to change track during payback from remote, I need to stop playback first and then search for another. Are You going to fix it any soon? Not going to buy with such bugs – needs IT specialist to run such program.
This topic was automatically closed days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed. Software freezes Software User Interface Feedback. Note: By clicking on the Debug Info button, Audirvana automatically copies all its content, all you have to do is paste it in response to this message.
Also, can you send us a mail at [email protected] so we can give you a link to send us out the DSD file you have? Bien musicalement. What size is your available system RAM?
Bonjour, merci beaucoup pour votre retour. There is no native driver support for higher resolution PCM and it is clear from the beginning that a custom driver needs to be created for this platform whether it is for regular PCM or DSD… ASIO is not directly a hardware driver, but sits between the audio playback application and the hardware driver.
Using DoP1. Musicalement Philippe. Bonjour, Je reviens vers vous pour vous donner des nouvelles. Amazon is a good example of a site that posses few problems while doing things vastly more involved than streaming music.
Please let me know if the problems lies with all of your users or perhaps just me? I am teed up and ready to support you in numerous ways but so far everything is just so buggy and unstable. Really wishing you good luck and good fortune. Thank you. The only way to get AmazonHD streaming content wold be to implement it in Audirvana. Every aspect?
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TIDAL: Connected as FREE Integer mode: Enabled. Preferred device: Scarlett 2i2 USB Mute during sample rate change: OFF. – Direct mode was developed when Apple broke integer mode back in (IIRC) the Lion days. It is no longer necessary for integer mode. – It is.
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