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  1. I’ve solved my issue when upsampling to DSD512. I read on another forum that someone was able to get DSD512 and A+ to run flawlessly on a late model Mac with a mRendu. I ended up moving a newer 2018 MacMini from another location to my music room and switching out my late 2012 MacMini. I’m only running 8GB of memory compared to 16GB on the older Mac but now have zero issues. Using a mRendu 1.4 as a renderer.
  2. I’ve got DSD256 up and running with zero issues. I believe a setting in my SonicOrbitor was the issue. Something to do with enabling direct DSD support. DSD512 plays and sounds fantastic except for the occasional stuttering. According to A+ they do not confirm or deny if I should be able to play and upsample DSD512. I’m confident that I am playing DSD512 as it is displayed on both DAC and in A+. Audirvana is asking me to try removing my mRendu from my front end chain and to plug the DAC directly into my MAC. My problem is that the El Capitan OS is not supported by the Project S2 DAC.
  3. I recently upgraded my 8 year PS Audio PWDII DAC to a Project S2. Primary reason for doing so was for its ability to play upsampled DSD512 files as well as fully decoded MQA files. I could not be happier with it's performance. DSD512 sounds magnificent. MQA as well but the surprise so far is that DSD512 sound better to me. My music server is a late model 2012 Mac Mini with 16MB of memory. I’m also running El Capitan for its OS. The reason for my post is that I need some advice and help. When playing the first track of upsampled redbook files to DSD512, I get a s
  4. I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the Supra 8. I gave them a try due to the very positive feedback I've read here and on other online reviews. In the past I've only used generic cables both shielded and non and found the Supra to sound excellent. A bit polite and laid back initially but overall delivered a well balanced presentation once settled in and more likely me just getting used to the change. Come to think of it, after adding these cable to my spaghetti front end things sounded so smooth that I finally did a bit of surgery on my Maggie's crossover and bypassed the fuses.
  5. NEW Settings steepness: 3 length: 500,000 Cutoff: 1.25 Anti-Aliasing: 50 Prering: 0.36 I was previously using: steepness: 22 length: 500,000 Cutoff: 0.95 Anti-Aliasing: 100 Prering: 0.86
  6. Hi Buonassi, I'm a long time A+ user and have tried many different filter settings over the years. I gave your iZotope setting a try and must say that it sounds fantastic. I'm exclusively listen to loudspeakers and have owned Magnepans for over a decade a now currently have a pair of 3.7i's with a REL sub. I state this as so many now are exclusive headphone listeners. I saw your screen shot you posted regarding your SOX settings and noticed that had a DSD DAC. Do you feel that the SOX filter should primarily used with DSD? It seems that the SOX filter lacks just
  7. An older issue has cropped up again. When A+ first give us the ability to play the first unfold of MQA files, I experienced an issue that would crop up every now and then when I would play standard red book followed by an MQA track. I experience a kind of "white noise" that plays for the first 2 or 3 seconds of the MQA track. After that 2 to 3 seconds of white noise, track begins to play. The track starts 2 to 3 seconds into the song. If I remember correctly, the fix back them was to delay a feature in the playback settings 4 to 7 milliseconds. This feature is no longer there in the curr
  8. I think you need to go to Sonicorbitor.com. Your uRendu will show up on your home page if it is connected to your network. Click on the blue "Manage" icon. From that point follow my previous suggestion.
  9. Open sonicobiter; open apps; open MPD/DLNA and clear MPD database. You should be good to go. I had the same issue on initial setup.
  10. Currently still using the default settings with SoX. I did read where someone had posted a modified setting but wanted to try Damien's settings first. Please keep in mind that prior to modifying the setup configuration in setting up the mRendu using the traditional method, I too preferred the iZopote filter which I had set at 22 - 500,000 - 0.95 - 100.0 - 0.86. The direct connection method sound much better than the traditional method. If gives one a much quieter background and smooth presentation without loss of dynamics or punch. This method allows one to use the SoX f
  11. I just wanted to let A+ users know that the direct connection method for those using a Micro/Ultra Rendu works perfectly with A+. I initially tried to bridge the WiFi and Ethernet connection and I could not accomplish this. I discovered that someone posted here in CA that according to Apple, it is not possible to get this bridge configuration to work. I ended up obtaining a thunderbolt Ethernet adapter and connected the mRendu to the Ethernet port on my Mac Mini and the thunderbolt Ethernet to my router via a wireless extender's Ethernet port. I was able to successfully configure this brid
  12. I got things figured out. I had to go to my DAC settings in Sonicorbiter and change my DAC from Custom DAC to USB Output. Everything seems to work fine. I'd still like to utilize the Direct Connection method if possible and would like to know if anyone has been successful with it using Audirvana.
  13. I wanted to add that my connection to uRendu seems stable. I can revert my Audio Preferred device back and forth between "Built-In Output" and "uRendu" without any issues. When the output device is "Built-In Audio" A+ works. When I revert back to uRendu, A+ does not play.
  14. Thanks for the suggestion Rickca. I was surprised that it did kind of work. I did what you suggested and low and behold, Audirvana works. The issue is now that I loose my connection with the uRendu. When I reboot my uRendu to reconnect, A+ then reverts back to the issue and does not PLAY. I'm confident that it is something that can be fixed. Any other suggestions out there that I might try. Thanks, Hoshi
  15. I gave up on trying to configure my uRendu via Direct Connection so I connected the traditional method via a router and got things up and running. While trying different things during the process , I ended up downloading to 3.25 when trying to get the Direct Connection method to work. When I had music playing, I noticed that 3.25 was not running and I will still using 3.17. I really did mind at the time since things sounded so good, this didn't bother me. After returning to do some further listening last night, I lost my connection to the uRendu and had to reboot my Mac and when
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