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  1. Clear. And no rush! If there is anything I can do to help (e.g. getting log files, try something, or anything else), just ask.
  2. Thank you for trying it out! Which Ayre DAC did you use (I assume a QB9-Twenty since you replicated my setup)? What do you mean with "driver is not working"? Is that something on the ORendu (how could this be resolved?)? Or is that something on the QB9-Twenty (for which supposedly I should get in touch with Ayre (Ryan Berry))? In other words, how could this non-working driver issue be identified/confirmed and resolved? Thanks in advance for your response!
  3. Thank you for the support. In the mean time I did the following test: 1) I disabled LMS on my NAS. 2) I installed the LMS on the orendu as provided in the Software Manager app. 3) I installed the DSDplayer plugin 4) To be sure, I rebooted the orendu I checked LMS information on the orendu and found out the version is 7.9.2. I also checked the DSDplayer plugin was effectively installed. Then I checked the settings for Native DSD playback in the Squeezelite client which appear to be fine to me. You can see these info in the attached png files. I played some PCM tracks without issues. Then I tried DSD files without succes. No sound with every .dsf file I tried, so indeed still no playback: the DAC diagnostics the same as before (="no setup"). The interface between the oRendu and the QB-9-Twenty appears blocked from then on-wards and only after a reboot of the oRendu I can play PCM tracks again. If you have further things I could try out, please let me know. I would assume now at least there cannot be any mismatch between LMS/DSDPlayer plugin/Squeezelite because this is what is offered in the Software Manager.
  4. OK Jesus, here the complete output of DAC diagnostics, when playing back a DSD64 file (2L-45_stereo_01_DSF_2822k_1b.dsf): DAC description: Ayre QB-9 Twenty 21b4:0230 Diagnostic information for this DAC Ayre Acoustics, Inc. Ayre QB-9 Twenty at usb-ci_hdrc.1-1.1, high speed : USB Audio Playback: Status: Stop Interface 1 Altset 1 Format: S32_LE Channels: 2 Endpoint: 1 OUT (ASYNC) Rates: 44100, 48000, 88200, 96000, 176400, 192000, 352800, 384000 Data packet interval: 125 us Bits: 32 Interface 1 Altset 2 Format: SPECIAL Channels: 2 Endpoint: 1 OUT (ASYNC) Rates: 44100, 48000, 88200, 96000, 176400, 192000, 352800, 384000 Data packet interval: 125 us Bits: 32 no setup Simple mixer control 'Ayre QB-9 Twenty ',0 Capabilities: pvolume pswitch Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right Limits: Playback 0 - 127 Mono: Front Left: Playback 127 [100%] [0.00dB] [on] Front Right: Playback 127 [100%] [0.00dB] [on] Simple mixer control 'Ayre QB-9 Twenty ',1 Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined Playback channels: Mono Limits: Playback 0 - 127 Mono: Playback 127 [100%] [0.00dB] [on] I understand that the combination of versions of LMS/Squeezelite/plugin may be tricky. For completeness I include it here: On the NAS (QNAP) I have my music files stored and LMS server running: Logitech Media Server Version: 8.0.0 - 1592463207 @ Thu Jun 18 09:24:33 CEST 2020 Hostname: NAS563QNAP Server IP Address: aa.bb.cc.dd Server HTTP Port Number: 9001 Operating system: QLMS 2.X (QNAP TurboStation) Chrooted Debian 9 stretch! - EN - utf8 Platform Architecture: x86_64-linux Perl Version: 5.24.4 - x86_64-linux-thread-multi Audio::Scan: 0.95 IO::Socket::SSL: 2.060 Database Version: DBD::SQLite 1.58 (sqlite 3.22.0) Total Players Recognized: 1 On the server I have the DSDPlayer plugin v1.0.1 (as far as I can see nothing to configure in there, no settings) On my OpticalRendu I run Squeezelite v1.9.6.1196 with the setting "DSD Support" set to Native DSD. Before I start digging for other versions of LMS for my NAS I would like to hear if the following approach would work: In order to avoid mismatches with the LMS versions, I could install on the oRendu the Drive Mounter and the LMS server (looks like version 7.9) from the "available software" and see if that works. So everything would run fro the oRendu and that should mix and match properly and hence I could expect Native DSD to work. Would that be correct thinking from my side? If that works I could try to get hold of the same 7.9 version of LMS for the QNAP and see if that works. Kind regards, Jan
  5. I also just performed the latest update. Initial update cycle gave lots of errors. After reboot, the second update appeared to go smooth. And after another reboot (to maks sure) I performed another update/reboot cycle. After that I expected Native DSD support of the Ayre QB-9 Twenty, but when I played back the 2L DSD128 track, 2L-45_stereo_01_DSF_5644k_1b.dsf (supposedly DSD128) I didn't get any playback. The DAC diagnostics tells me: "no setup" The same is with the corresponding DSD64 dsf file. I haven't received any Ayre message that a firmware update was necessary, so it seems at least on my system the native DSD to my QB9-Twenty is not working (yet). My setup is: LMS running on my QNAP, connected to orendu with Squeezelite client configured to support native DSD connected via USB to Ayre QB-9 Twenty. I will revert back to configuring Squeezelite with DSD over DoP, because now it seems I need to reboot the orendu after it fails playback of any native DSD files (playback of PCM only works again after reboot of the orendu).
  6. Could it be that those guys both missed "the elephant in the city bus"? 😉
  7. jma2

    Moon Music

    Because Moon is serious business... The Fall - Before The Moon Falls Creature With The Atom Brain - I Rise The Moon Virgin Prunes - The Moon Looked Down and Laughed The Young Gods - Moon Revolutions This thread could indeed continue for a long time...
  8. Not sure I can post the covers here, but the artwork for the albums of "Naked City" (another Zorn side-track) is quite sexually provocative. Look it up if you are in the mood... The music can be quite a challenge also... let's say you have to be up for it (at least for me it's not everyday music).
  9. No need to get "militaristic" in my opinion. Just live-up to your opinion if you (just like me) don't want MQA to go anywhere (e.g. avoid MQA enabled gear/services/advertising entities) and properly inform your "neighborhood" or surroundings when they ask you for advice. Our wallet is our best instrument to put to the cause. I am actually quite pleasantly surprised lately about how many people already see the picture concerning MQA. More and more people (at least in my environment) seem to have a de-blurred vision concerning MQA. The propaganda isn't working anymore in my opinion (even though the danger of MQA might still be relevant) or at least less and less. The investors in MQA might realize this but still have some contractual dependencies. After Corona and once these terms end, they might well review their investments in a better directions (at least it would seem logical to me). The equipment vendors might have chosen MQA as "another" option to differentiate themselves from the rest at the time of the hype or not to miss the hype... they may already regret it eventually (or am I naive?). To give you an example: My neighbor consulted me for a new and modern system, went to the local shop to listen to some available gear and explicitly told the owner of the good shop not being interested in any MQA enabled equipment. That, according to my neighbor caused the owner of the shop to sympathize (real or not, I don't know). Nevertheless the owner luckily had sufficient non-MQA enabled gear to choose from. My neighbor also chose Qobuz over Tidal (no, I didn't push him, but guided him, pointed him to the "objective" articles (also referred to by others recently)). In short, we can all do something right and meaningfull without the need to offend or get aggressive about it. By the way, I don't have a problem with people who want to shout about it either... Even though it is not my style, it might sometimes trigger a wake-up call/reminder for the right cause!
  10. Strange. I checked my link again and access the complete "album" through it. Could it be one of those "regional" restrictions that is in play? Anyway, I am convinced the non-hires version is also fantastic! And if you can only access one track for now, I'm sure this will only be temporally. J.
  11. Tony Allen - Rejoice (24bit 96kHz) on Qobuz Fantastic (music an sound)! Hard to admit, but I didn't know Tony Allen before. Not sure if it is a correct translation, but what a "hole in my culture" that was! J-
  12. "The Ayre Acoustics QB-9 DAC has been around for seemingly ever and was one of the first to support asynchronous USB. The internal design has been upgraded over the years, first to the QB-9 DSD and now the QB-9 Twenty. " There was even an earlier upgrade (before the upgrade to DSD) by which the USB interface was upgraded to support 192 kHz. Thank you for the nice review Chris. I hope you had the chance to also experience the long period over which the Twenty evolved from "great" to "better than great" (I found it a very interesting voyage to make). Unless the Twenty you received from Ayre had a lot of hours on the clock that aspect must have been very noticeable as experienced by many owners who did the upgrade to the Twenty. My appetite for changing DACs has been served extremely well by Ayre through the QB-9 ;-) and the service level in general has been stellar through all these years. On the music side of things, I was never a fan of Bruce, but my wife was getting very enthusiastic when I streamed the Barn tracks from Qobuz, so she agreed completely with you.
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