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  1. Hi all, Quick question about my setup, want to make sure I haven't made any goofs with the hookup connections I'm running imac to Topping D50 to Little dot mkiii The little dot mkiii has a headphone out, as well as RCA out. I have a HD6XX connected via the headphone out, and a Koss ESP 95X energizer connected via RCA out Is there a problem having both headphone out and RCA out connected at the same time? I don't use both at same time (if using Koss, I unplug the HD6XX - if using HD6XX, I simply dont turn on the Koss energizer) Anyone see a problem with this setup? Also, any advice or recommendation for using the Little Dot mkiii in the chain prior to the Koss energizer? I know it is an amp in its own right.. Thanks again Mike
  2. Thanks for the suggestion. Obviously this one is much tougher to do with larger library, also the "folder names" do not always correspond to what appears on audirvana (iso file name). The poster above you (michaelangelo) inferred that the problem occurs while scrolling too quickly, which definitely is also consistent with my experience.
  3. Thank god someone else has also experienced this, I thought I was going crazy! I also thought it was due to scrolling too quickly, in fact, thats how i try to replicate and reproduce the problem. I also tried scrolling really slowly, and eventually it also happened. Making me think it was perhaps a particular album entry that was causing the problem. However, its impossible to track it down. I don't use audirvana to play any of my itunes library (separate library, audirvana is mostly DSD albums). Any advice on how to fix this issue? As soon as it happens, I need to restart the computer to fix, gets really annoying
  4. Narrowed the flickering issue down to a library issue. Something in my library is causing the screen the flicker, and stay that way even after audirvana is closed. Maybe its an accent or symbol or some glitch in the artwork, but theres no way for my to try to find it I tried removing the library and using a smaller library on my local HD, and the problem didn't appear. Any ideas how to track down the offending album ? Its a very annoying problem because have to restart the system each time this happens. Thanks
  5. Sorry for bumping my own post Nobody else is experience screen flickering with Audirvana? I would have thought it was a problem with my imac, but it only occurs when audirvana app is running. I have attached a short .mov of it happening. I tried to show it happens even if I switch to another app, but of course this behaviour wasnt seen when i was filming. Note: still happens even after audirvana closed, needs reboot to solve. at the time, my dac was not turned on, so don't think it has to do with dac. if i vnc from another mac, i don't see any flickering, so its somehow tied to the imac? Any and all suggestions are welcome flickering screen.mov
  6. I've been experiencing a very weird problem on my imac (late 2015), macos 10.14.6, audirvana 3.5.19 Sometimes, and without any specific action taken, when listening to Audirvana, the imac screen will start to flicker. At first I thought it was a hardware problem, almost like a loose connection. I can usually still see whats on the screen, but depending on the flickering, it can be unusable. Even if I close audirvana, it takes a reboot to fix the problem. And when I am using the computer but audirvana is not open, it never happens. It seems like moving the mouse may trigger the flickering to get worse when it is happening, but even leaving things alone the flickering continues until the computer is restarted. I know this is very weird, but if anyone has any ideas? I am using a Topping D50 dac connected via USB. Thanks
  7. This is exactly my point - for those DACs that require software control, there is that option. But for those that put DAC only (or software=OFF), then why would there be a need for a volume bar in audirvana? It's a shame that my DAC acts stupid when audirvana's volume is not set to max, and although I never intentionally change the volume, it does end up happening quite often. Like i said, even touching the mouse without clicking can change the volume bar.
  8. Had quite the troubleshooting experience last night. Turned on the DAC and attempted to play DSD music from audirvana. The dac was not reporting the correct DSD and no music. Swapped out the headphones, tried resetting the dac, played around with USB cables (I recently added another external USB HD so thought maybe somehow it was that). Anyway, after a long time, I realized that the volume bar in audirvana was not at maximum. Even though I set the preference to DAC ONLY for the volume adjustment in preferences, that volume bar is still moveable. I also set it up so that keyboard volume adjustements were off. With apple mouse, if you move over the volume bar, and scroll up or down, it will move the volume bar. you don't even need to click. With this dac, (Topping D50), if audirvana volume is not at maximum, it won't play any DSD files. Even PCM was not at the right bitrate. As I have mentioned before, when the dac is the sole controller of the volume, not software, there shouldn't be any volume bar at all. Damien, would you consider implementing this change? DAC only for volume = no volume bar in audirvana.
  9. Quick question, the majority of my library is ISO files of DSD albums. I realize that within audirvana, you cannot edit the metadata Unfortunately, this produces many duplicate albums, which I have no way of fixing. Also, for some reason, sometimes that album shows incorrect metadata. For example, if you look at the photo, I have KING CRIMSON with the correct album art. Next to it, I have MYSTERIES OF BULGARIAN VOICES with the incorrect album art (that of King Crimson). In the metadata of the mysteries of bulgarian voices, it lists King Crimson as the artist. No idea why, and I can't edit it or change the artwork. 1) Is there a way that I simply don't know of, to correct the metadata from DSD ISO files ? (and no, I do not wish to convert each album) 2) for future updates of audirvana, I would like to request that metadata be stored in a separate file, readable by audirvana, so that we can edit this? [i've read that this is called sidecars?] thanks for any help
  10. Hi! New problem here, occurred suddenly today, without any changes that I’ve made to my knowledge. Audirvana 3.5.13 was running fine, then today, suddenly crashes immediately on startup. Even before audirvana page is loaded. It is immediate. I updated to 3.5.14 thinking that might help, still same behaviour. I trashed all the prefs, cache, launchdaemons etc., as instructed on the forums and reinstalled. Same behaviour I’m on imac macOs mojave 10.14.5, 24gb of RAM. Again, to my knowledge, it was working fine yesterday, and suddenly today, crashes immediately after clicking on the icon. Here is the crash report: Process: Audirvana [626] Path: /Applications/Audirvana.app/Contents/MacOS/Audirvana Identifier: com.audirvana.Audirvana Version: ??? Code Type: X86-64 (Native) Parent Process: ??? [1] Responsible: Audirvana [626] User ID: 501 Date/Time: 2019-07-13 01:53:54.345 -0400 OS Version: Mac OS X 10.14.5 (18F132) Report Version: 12 Anonymous UUID: 09E5A248-D393-4ED9-2A0F-6B376BD5EAAF Time Awake Since Boot: 37 seconds System Integrity Protection: enabled Crashed Thread: 0 Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (Code Signature Invalid) Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000 Exception Note: EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY Termination Reason: Namespace CODESIGNING, Code 0x1 kernel messages: VM Regions Near 0 (cr2): –> __TEXT 0000000100000000-0000000100c14000 [ 12.1M] r-x/rwx SM=COW Thread 0 Crashed: 0 0x000000010df96000 _dyld_start + 0 Thread 0 crashed with X86 Thread State (64-bit): rax: 0x0000000000000000 rbx: 0x0000000000000000 rcx: 0x0000000000000000 rdx: 0x0000000000000000 rdi: 0x0000000000000000 rsi: 0x0000000000000000 rbp: 0x0000000000000000 rsp: 0x00007ffeefbffbf0 r8: 0x0000000000000000 r9: 0x0000000000000000 r10: 0x0000000000000000 r11: 0x0000000000000000 r12: 0x0000000000000000 r13: 0x0000000000000000 r14: 0x0000000000000000 r15: 0x0000000000000000 rip: 0x000000010df96000 rfl: 0x0000000000000200 cr2: 0x0000000000000000 Logical CPU: 0 Error Code: 0x00000000 Trap Number: 0 Binary Images: 0x100000000 - 0x100c13f27 + (0) <84A97B15-178A-3697-ADF4-C8BD2B80B101> 0x10df95000 - 0x10dfff6ef + (655.1.1) External Modification Summary: Calls made by other processes targeting this process: task_for_pid: 0 thread_create: 0 thread_set_state: 0 Calls made by this process: task_for_pid: 0 thread_create: 0 thread_set_state: 0 Calls made by all processes on this machine: task_for_pid: 2 thread_create: 0 thread_set_state: 0 VM Region Summary: ReadOnly portion of Libraries: Total=13.0M resident=0K(0%) swapped_out_or_unallocated=13.0M(100%) Writable regions: Total=8444K written=0K(0%) resident=0K(0%) swapped_out=0K(0%) unallocated=8444K(100%) VIRTUAL REGION REGION TYPE SIZE COUNT (non-coalesced) =========== ======= ======= STACK GUARD 56.0M 1 Stack 8192K 1 __DATA 852K 4 __LINKEDIT 532K 2 __TEXT 12.5M 2 shared memory 8K 2 =========== ======= ======= TOTAL 77.9M 12 Model: iMac17,1, BootROM, 4 processors, Intel Core i5, 3.2 GHz, 24 GB, SMC 2.33f10 Graphics: kHW_AMDRadeonR9M390Item, AMD Radeon R9 M390, spdisplays_pcie_device, 2 GB Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1867 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D54343531533642465238412D52442020 Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM1, 8 GB, DDR3, 1867 MHz, 0x85F7, 0x48363431475536374733313836470000 Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1867 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D54343531533642465238412D52442020 Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM1, 8 GB, DDR3, 1867 MHz, 0x85F7, 0x48363431475536374733313836470000 AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x14A), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 ( AirPortDriverBrcmNIC-1305.8) Bluetooth: Version 6.0.12f1, 3 services, 27 devices, 1 incoming serial ports Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en1 Network Service: Ethernet, Ethernet, en0 Serial ATA Device: APPLE SSD SM0256G, 251 GB USB Device: USB 3.0 Bus USB Device: My Book 1230 USB Device: 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub USB Device: 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller USB Device: FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in) USB Device: 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub USB Device: LE850G USB Device: 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub USB Device: D50 Thunderbolt Bus: iMac, Apple Inc., 28.1
  11. Been having a lot of fun with Audirvana, running super smoothly. Aside from some library issues, (which I won't get into since I dont have a large library, so I can easily overcome it) The only thing that kind of bugs me is when I go "miniviewer" mode, the upper right button that will make the album cover full screen, two problems 1) it doesn't seem to remember if its full screen size or not, always have to make it full screen each time I change tracks 2) very hard to get the stop, play, track button and slider to appear and dissapear. often times when i go to move the track forward, the bar dissapears. if i move the mouse down to the bottom it reappears, but then dissapears before i get to the track bar. then other times, its hard to make it dissapear, and view the album cover. i have to move the mouse all over the screen until i hit a spot that makes it dissapear. anyone have this experience or can reproduce this issue? thanks
  12. Ugh, why didnt I think of that? Thanks Stefano, thats helpful!
  13. This makes sense. But why is it then, if I move the volume slider from 100% in Audirvana (SW volume *not* enabled), that the DAC changes resolution (from DSD64 to PCM), and sometimes I get no output at all. It seems like it must stay on 100% (0db) for it to work properly. It would be nice indeed to have an option to disable that audirvana volume slider even if the dac offers so-called volume control, because it doesn't seem to function properly. The reason for this is if I accidentally hit the volume up or down button on the keyboard, it kills the music and I have put it back to 100% (0db) for it to work. Even better, the keyboard volume up and down can control the system built-in sound (speakers), and audirvana sound controlled solely by the dac.
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