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  1. My Hifi Sublime subscription was renewed automatically on Nov 4 for the same price as last year without me having to send any emails or doing anything otherwise.
  2. Success! Thank you, @eclectic, for pointing me in the direction of DietPi. I replaced Ropieee with DietPi, installed 2 pieces of optional software (RoonBridge and Gmediarender), in dietpi-config menu i went into audio options and changed the soundcard to "usb-dac"... and I was good to go! Both Roon and Audirvana can now see Raspberry Pi with the attached USB DAC. Agreed, i would love to use only Roon! However, I am using Qobuz for music discovery and as long Qobuz does not want to work with Roon in allowing their catalog to be included in Roon, I continue streaming Qobuz via Audirvana.
  3. I am somewhat overwhelmed with the technicalities and was wondering if the more experienced and knowledgeable users could help me out. All my music (FLACs up to 192kHz, and DSD up to DSD128) is stored on the internal hard disk of an iMac. I have a Qobuz Sublime subscription. I do not care about Tidal. On iMac I run Audirvana (i stream Qobuz from within Audirvana), and also have Roon installed for navigating my 1500 local albums (Roon does not support Qobuz streaming). iMac is connected with an USB cable to a USB DAC (Oppo HA1). Reading gazillions of posts saying that a general-purpose computer (e.g. my Imac) should be avoided for serving the music directly to a USB DAC because of electromagnetic noise, 'dirty' power, hundreds of CPU threads running at the same time and whatnot, I started suffering from Audiophilia neurosa I wanted to insert a dedicated streaming device into my chain to separate the CPU-heavy workload of the iMac from serving the music to the USB DAC. I bought a Raspberry Pi 3 which is connected via Ethernet cable to the router. Instead of iMac being connected directly to USB DAC, the USB cable is now connecting Raspberry Pi (RPi for short) and USB DAC. So anything that iMac 'sends out' now goes via router and Ethernet cable to RPi which feeds the UBS DAC. The RPi that I have is the basic barebone version, I do not need any additional electronics (e.g. HifiBerry Dac) to convert it into a DAC or Amp, since I already have a dedicated DAC/Amp. On RPi I installed RoPieee software which is a RoonBridge software that enables RPi to be recognized as a Roon endpoint. So far so good, Roon on the iMac sees the USB DAC connected to Ropieee-RPi as an output device, and streaming of my locally stored music runs smoothly and the Roon signal path indicates 'lossless' . However, if i quit Roon on the iMac and start Audirvana, e.g. to play Qobuz, Audirvana (version 3.2.5) does not see RPi as a device. Since I would prefer to stick with RPi as streamer and do not want to invest in microrendu, ultrarendu etc.: Is there any RPi software that I should install instead of Ropieee that will enable RoonBridge but also allow the RPi to be recognized by Audirvana? Of course, it would be either Roon or Audirvana running on IMac, not both at the same time. If there is no such software to serve both, is there at least a RPi software that will enable Audirvana on iMac to see RPi as a device? In this case I would of course lose the Roon functionality. I would appreciate your critical thoughts whether my newbie logic above makes sense at all.
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    Audirvana 3.1

    Happy to report that this update resolved my 3.1 crash problem when starting playback. I indeed had realtime audio units control enabled. Thanks Damien for such a superbly quick resolution!
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    Audirvana 3.1

    Thanks musicophile. Well that’s the problem, as i wrote, the app crashes without any error message (i guess i should have said without any crash report). The 3.1 app window simply closes. I am simply posting my experience so that Damien becomes aware. I use a straightforward audirvana -> USB DAC connection so 3.1 doesnt neccessarily bring any additional value to me, and reverting back to 3.0.7 at least gives me a problem-free way of playing music for the time being.
  6. I have the same problem, the app crashes when i start a track, without any crash reports. As musicophile suggests, there is a dedicated 3.1 thread in which you may share your experience.
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    Audirvana 3.1

    I tried with and without direct mode, with and without integer mode. The same behaviour each time: Audirvana 3.1 launches fine, but as soon as I start a track (doesn't matter if FLAC, ALAC or DSD), the app crashes immediatelly, without any error messages. I reverted back to 3.0.7 and all fine again.
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    Audirvana 3.1

    Audirvana 3.1 keeps crashing immediatelly after starting a track. I have been using Audirvana since a year and have had no issues of any kind with any of the previous versions. I am on OSX Sierra, with Direct mode enabled through the hack.
  9. I subscribe to Qobuz Sublime, use the service a lot, and so far no issues at all.
  10. Dear Flavio, I am ready to shell out the $$ for Dirac Live Room 1.2, but only if I can use it as an AU plugin in Audirvana. Are you still able to provide the plugin if I provide the license number? Also, does your answer above imply that I need to have issues with Audirvana direct mode to be able to get the plugin? Direct mode in Audirvana with OS Sierra doesnt work at all so therefore I cant have 'issues'. Is this plugin still in beta and is there a risk that Dirac will decide not to pursue it and somehow disable its functionality for existing plugin users? Dear all, To those of you who are using the AU plugin in Audirvana, does it work also if you use upsampling to DSD? In the trial version of Dirac, used as a regular audio processor (=not AU plugin since I cannot get it unless I purchase Dirac first), Dirac does not work (i.e. there is no sound) if in Audirvana I upsample to DSD.
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    Audirvana Plus 2.6

    I have a favor to ask, would it be possible for anyone to share this kernel extension from El Capitan? I have no idea how else to get hold of it. My MacOS is already updated to Sierra. Kindest thanks in advance!
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