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I have a new Mac mini that is only used for music. I use Audirvana software. My Mac mini is connected to a dCS Vivaldi. I have recently experienced a problem. While listening to music, I start to hear a scratchy staticy sound which lasts 2-3 seconds and then my computer freezes. No more music. I need to reboot to get it going again. This problem doesn't happen regularly or at regular intervals. Any suggestions to correct this problem would be appreciated.

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I have a new Mac mini that is only used for music. I use Audirvana software. My Mac mini is connected to a dCS Vivaldi. I have recently experienced a problem. While listening to music, I start to hear a scratchy staticy sound which lasts 2-3 seconds and then my computer freezes. No more music. I need to reboot to get it going again. This problem doesn't happen regularly or at regular intervals. Any suggestions to correct this problem would be appreciated.

 

USB 2 and 3 issue , the solution for your problem: Wyred USB decrapifier

 

Schiit Audio, Headphone amps and DACs made in USA.

 


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Sorry, I meant does the problem still occur during playback but with the DAC disconnected and the USB cable unplugged while playing back via the computer's native DAC say on headphones? Trying to figure out if the static is coming from the dCS DAC or it's cable. Otherwise, does the problem happen when playing back through iTunes and the dCS? How about Audirvana and the computer DAC? Trying all 4 combinations of DAC or playback software.

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I have a new Mac mini that is only used for music. I use Audirvana software. My Mac mini is connected to a dCS Vivaldi. I have recently experienced a problem. While listening to music, I start to hear a scratchy staticy sound which lasts 2-3 seconds and then my computer freezes. No more music. I need to reboot to get it going again. This problem doesn't happen regularly or at regular intervals. Any suggestions to correct this problem would be appreciated.

 

Hi

 

Two things you could do to help debug this:

 

1) Your Mac Mini runs OSX, which is essentially Linux under the bonnet. That means you can use the command line (CLI) to understand what is really happening on your machine. If you start a terminal session (you'll find it under Launchpad) and type 'top', then you will have a text-based monitor which will show you if CPU and memory usage is getting problematic when this happens. The fact that this behaviour is crashing your machine tends to suggest that there is a software issue rather than a hardware issue.

 

2) Logfiles are your friend. Next time this happens, record the time and post the output from the log files here. You can do this by opening a terminal session and typing 'cd /var/log' and then 'tail system.log'. This will show some of the errors posted as the machine keeled over.

 

Hope this helps

mac_and_dac

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USB 2 and 3 issue , the solution for your problem: Wyred USB decrapifier

 

Schiit Audio, Headphone amps and DACs made in USA.

 

+1

Eric


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