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  1. If the cut-off had been around 12kHz, I would have suspected the AAC decoder not supporting HE-AAC and YouTube TV's audio being actually encoded in HE-AAC rather than AAC-LC, so only able to decode its AAC-LC core profile which is typically at half the sample rate.
  2. This is a typo, presumably, so the range should be the high15 bits, ie, bits 9-23, rather than ending at bit 15. Mind you, may be the high 7 bits 9-15 are actually the uncompressed 0-22kHz audio data in the MQA-CD file - yuck!
  3. May be worth posting your problem in the Audirvana thread, if you haven't resolved it yet: https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/55844-audirvana-plus-35/
  4. No, unfortunately the firmware update providing gapless playback support for the BDP-105 only worked when using their clunky controller software. Full support for gapless playback, so when using a UPnP/DLNA controller, was promised, but never came. OPPO never added gapless playback support under UPnP/DLNA streaming, despite the promises, for any of their models, even those that came after the BDP-105, including the last one, the UDP-205. Ironically, if you can get LMS working again, setting the Flow configuration option on that UPnP/DLNA Bridge LMS plugin I mentioned earlier, can get UPnP/DLNA streamers that don't support gapless playback to play gaplessly under LMS control!
  5. What, you're saying Qobuz also commented that last year's name change of this site turned some of us into a bunch of technophobes? 😀
  6. Yes, I did mention the OPPO 105 supports UPnP/DLNA streaming, so you are not restricted to just using its clunky software. Audirvana has a built-in UPnP/DLNA controller and media server, so should work with the 105. The main issue with using the OPPO 105 (or I should say any OPPO) as a UPnP/DLNA streamer is that it doesn't support gapless playback.
  7. IOS and Mac are not the same thing. IoS is Apple's operating system for portable devices and Mac is the operating system for full computers. See what happens when style replaces computer.🙄
  8. Well if your intention is to still use the Mac with the music files on the attached separate drive, then you may as well install a decent music file dedicated UPnP/DLNA media server, such as the excellent free (donations welcome) MinimServer, to use with the 7005 to get a feel for how it works if nothing else - you'd need to do the same if you did get the Marantz NA6006. The Marantz SR7005 is DLNA certified as a Digital Media Renderer (DMR), so you should be able to use it with an up to date app capable of controlling UPnP/DLNA streamers, such as the mconnect Player app (iOS & Android, free Lite version available for testing). The mconnect Player app also gives the controlled streamer access to Qobuz and TIDAL online streaming services. The NA6006 being one of the latest Marantz HEOS supporting streamers can be controlled with its own Marantz HEOS controller app. However all HEOS streamers can also be used as standard UPnP/DLNA streamers, so the NA6006 can be used for network streaming with third party (ie, UPnP/DLNA) controller apps, such as mconnect Player, as an alternative. As with all operating systems, OS X normally isolates the fact that the files are being accessed from an external drive or an internal drive. So as far as any audio file accessing software on the Mac is concerned or indeed a networked device accessing the files via a networked shared folder, the files are available from the Mac itself and them being stored on an separate drive attached to the Mac would be irrelevant. Is your intention to stop using the Mac with the separate drive attached for accessing the audio files over the network, so attach the drive instead to the proposed new streamer for direct/non-networked access?
  9. Wow. Does that actually brick the SOtM device itself, or simply corrupt the micro SD memory card (as could happen to other micro SD card dependant devices if you didn't shutdown properly, eg Raspberry Pi)?
  10. Ok - you appear to be saying that you found the digital audio signal generated internally within the 7005, ie, when the 7005 itself is the network audio file player/streamer, sounds worse than when using an external streamer to input the digital audio signal to the 7005, with the OPPO as the external streamer sounding "great" (presumably the best) compared to the Touch as the external streamer. Plus if you use the Touch's DAC (so its analogue audio output instead of its digital audio output) to the 7005, then you can't tell if the 7005 (presumably including when used on its own, ie, as the streamer) sounds better or the Touch does. When you originally tested the 7005 as a streamer, was that also using UPnP/DLNA or did you just test using AirPlay? Using AirPlay would have been the easiest audio network streaming method to use if the audio files were being sourced from your Mac, given OS X's built-in support of AirPlay. To use UPnP/DLNA streaming you would have had to have installed UPnP/DLNA media server software on the Mac. It's not unknown for the audio to sound worse when using Airplay compared to using UPnP/DLNA for streaming. Incidentally, you'd have the 7005's same streaming options if you use the Marantz NA6006 as the streamer - unlike the BlueSound Node 2i (or the OPPO 105 using its "clunky" software), Marantz devices can't access audio files directly from networked shared drives and require a UPnP/DLNA media server to provide the audio files over the network instead, in much the same way as the Squeezebox Touch requires LMS. For completeness, I should also mention that the OPPO 105 also supports UPnP/DLNA streaming and Bluesound devices don't, but the Node 2i does support AirPlay 2. The OPPO 105 supporting UPnP/DLNA streaming gives you an alternative to using its "clunky" software - you should even be able to use LMS with it (requires you install the UPnP/DLNA Bridge 3rd party LMS plugin, I mentioned in my last post). Yes, I did note that. I only mentioned getting the tiny efficient low cost Raspberry Pi to use to run LMS as a known working alternative device to the Mac, given you were having issues running LMS under Catalina - would certainly be worth trying if it saves you purchasing another streamer!
  11. LMS runs very well on a Raspberry Pi: https://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?109848-Raspberry-PI-for-LMS-with-network-storage-for-PC-and-Mac BTW, the Marantz SR7005 AVR is a network audio file player in its own right, so you shouldn't need to attach an external streamer to it, such as the Maranrz NA6005 & the Bluesound (never mind the Squeezebox Touch), in the first place. The SR7005 even can be used to stream audio files directly from LMS as if it were a Squeezebox type device. You would need to install either the AirPlay Bridge 3rd party LMS plugin or the UPnP/DLNA Bridge 3rd party LMS plugin - the SR7005 supports both AirPlay and UPnP/DLNA streaming.
  12. Apologies, I've edited my last post in the middle of you replying, with further info that I've now found that I couldn't quite remember when I first typed! If Qobuz did implement the proposed change, then it would certainly be the case. Of special interest as far as the Technics network player is concerned is David had mentioned the reason for the proposed change appears to be that Qobuz had noticed that some network players had problems directly streaming the audio file tracks from the Qobuz online server.
  13. You've made an assumption that the Qobuz app for PC through its UPnP/DLNA function is getting the Technics to stream the audio file tracks directly from Qobuz's online server. This may not be the case, as the audio file tracks may instead be being streamed by the Qobuz app for PC from the Qobuz online server first and then passed onto the Technics, so similar to your BubbleUPnP Server setup. @David Craff has previously commented over a year ago that some network players are having problems streaming the audio file tracks directly from Qobuz's online server and that they were proposing to change the UPnP/DLNA function to get the tracks to be proxied instead: Perhaps David can clarify this?
  14. I believe if you are using the BubbpleUPnP Android app in tandem with the BubbleUPnP Server, then the BubbleUPnP Server automatically proxies all of the online music service streams that are being played by the UPnP renderer under the control of the BubbleUPnP Android app, regardless of an OpenHome renderer having been created for the UPnP renderer or not. So I agree, by using those two controller apps you are to getting those two renderers to stream from Qobuz in the same alternative ways as the Technics is, so both directly and via the BubbleUPnP Server.
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