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  1. Hi My setup to get Tidal Mqa is a Raspberry Pi 2 with LibreElec Kodi and Tidal 2 plugin. The plugin is set to 24bits. The Raspberry is connected to Onkyo A/V receiver with 192 kHz/24 internal DAC through hdmi cable. When I play Mqa tracks the info codec shows a bitrate of more than 1000kbps. Every song has a different bitrate. So I think that Kodi are receiving and decoding correctly the Mqa tracks. My doubt is if the Onkyo receiver are getting the full Mqa sound through hdmi cable. Exist any limitation with Mqa in the Raspberry through hdmi? The Onkyo A/V shows that receives PCM 48 khz
  2. Dear all, I'm running HQPlayer in combination with Roon and Tidal on Windows Server 2016. (Total set-up: ASUS ROG I7 / WS2016 / FP / AO / Roon Server / Tidal / HQP / Singxer SU-1 / Gustard X-20 Pro). Since the latest Roon update (1.6 build 401) playback stops after the first track. The status bar in Roon is not moving at all and stays on the start position. With previous releases I've never had this issue. From several tests I learned that the set-up does work properly when HQP is installed on Windows 10 but not when it is installed on Windows Server 2016. Are other users running these programs on Windows Server 2016 experiencing the same problems? Looking forward to your reponses, Benno
  3. I posted a comment today that Tidal is not streaming audio's 900 pound gorilla because of the small subscriber numbers. I talked with him briefly at RMAF 2017 and my posts have not survived moderation since then. If I'm banned just tell specifically why.
  4. Hi all! I'm new to the forum, but have been reading around and been really enjoying the community, support, and ideas shared. I recently picked up some KEF Q150 bookshelf speakers, receiver, and a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB (DC) turntable (w/ Schiit Mani preamp)—just getting started in the world of hi-fi audio, and have much to learn (but having a lot of fun). However, despite the incredible sound coming from my vinyl collection with my new setup, I've been scheming a way to integrate digital music into my setup. After about a solid month of research and learning, I have a parts list for my planned digital audio PC / music server build. I wanted to share and hear all thoughts / suggestions / concerns before I pull the trigger—it's not the cheapest build (approx. $2650). The main goal is to run either Ubuntu or Windows 10 for a Roon server / Tidal playback on the DAC I'm about to buy—Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital. The other goal of the build was to allow for 4K HDR playback (so 3840x2160 @ 60Hz) as an HTPC. Also, trying to limit the TDP as much as possible and go completely fanless/silent/no moving parts. The PC will live "headless" in my living room next to the stereo equipment. Here it is! CATEGORY COMPONENT MODEL NO. NOTES Case Streacom FC9 Alpha Fanless Chassis, Non-Optical, Silver ST-FC9S-ALPHA Fanless, passive heatsink case, supports PCIe cards up to 155mm in length (with drive tray attached) IR Receiver Streacom Flirc SE IR Receiver FLIRC-SE IR control (for use with Logitech Harmony Hub / Echo Dot / Alexa) CPU Heatsink Riser Streacom HT4 Thermal Riser STHT4 For compatibility with MSI Z370M Gaming Pro AC Motherboard MSI Z370M Gaming Pro AC, Intel Z370 Intel Z370 Chipset CPU Intel i5-8400 8th Gen, 6-Core 2.8GHz BX80684I58400 65W TDP GPU MSI GeForce GT 1030 2GH LP OC, 2GB GDDR5 • 35W TDP • 153mm length w/ passive heatsink, to fit in FC9 case • HDMI 2.0b: 4K 60Hz (HDCP 2.2), takes up 1.5 slots, so connecting to lower x16 PCIe slot (blocking unused lower x1 PCIe slot) RAM HyperX Predator DDR4-4000 Black, 16GB (2x8GB) HX440C19PB3/8 (On MBO supported RAM list) Boot Drive Samsung 970 EVO SSD, NVMe M.2, 500GB MZ-V7E500BW NVMe M.2, 3400 MB/s read, 2300 MB/s write Storage Drive Crucial MX500 SSD, SATA 3 2.5", 2TB CT2000MX500SSD1 SATA 3, 2.5" NVMe M.2 Heatsink EKWB EK-M.2 NVMe Heatsink, Black 3830046991737 For NVMe SSD cooling PSU HDPLEX 400W HiFi DC-ATX Linear Power Supply HDPLEX 200W Linear Power Supply, Silver • 19V 7.4x5.0mm > HDPLEX PSU • 9V 5.5x2.1mm > SOtM tX-USBexp • 5V 5.5x2.1mm > Micro USB DC adapter > DAC USB Audio Card SOtM tX-USBexp USB 3.0 Audio Card tX-USBexp External power via LPS, connecting to upper x1 PCIe slot Power Filter Card Elfidelity Rainbow Sugar 2 Hi-Fi Audio Power Filter Card AXF-104 Internal power filtering, connecting to upper x16 PCIe slot USB Cable AudioQuest Carbon USB Cable, 0.75m/2.5ft 65-089-12 For connection to DAC USB Filter AudioQuest JitterBug USB Filter JITTERBUG SOtM tX-USBexp > AQ JitterBug > AQ Carbon > DAC DC Adapter Adafruit MicroUSB to 5.5x2.1mm DC Barrel Jack Adapter 2789 Convert 5.5x2.1mm DC jack (from HDPLEX LPS XLR to 5.5x2.1mm DC cable) to Micro USB, for DAC DAC Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital, Silver 5V Micro USB power Thank y'all very much in advance! Cheers, Z
  5. Transport: Allo USBridge DAC: Schiit Yggdrasil OS: Volumio (newest available at the time of writing) Source file: Tidal playing via Volumio's native integration Every once in a while a dropout occurs. Music either stops completely (it shows as playing in Volumio GUI but there's only silence or there are a second long pauses). Issue occurs at random however I've noticed that on some tracks it occurs 100% of the time. Example track: link. Issue did not occur on RaspberryPi (also running Volumio) which is why I'm reporting it here. I'm okay with linux/ssh so if you need me to collect any logs just tell me where to look (there were no obvious errors in journalctl) Feb 01 19:15:11 volumio sudo[1947]: volumio : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/ ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/sbin/ifconfig eth0 Feb 01 19:15:11 volumio sudo[1947]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0) Feb 01 19:15:11 volumio sudo[1947]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session closed for user root Feb 01 19:15:11 volumio sudo[1949]: volumio : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/ ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/sbin/ifconfig wlan0 Feb 01 19:15:11 volumio sudo[1949]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0) Feb 01 19:15:11 volumio sudo[1949]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session closed for user root Feb 01 19:15:12 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::volumioGetBrowseSources Feb 01 19:15:12 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::volumioGetState Feb 01 19:15:12 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::getState Feb 01 19:15:12 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::executeOnPlugin: appearance , getUiSettings Feb 01 19:15:12 volumio sudo[1957]: volumio : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/ ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/sbin/ifconfig wlan0 Feb 01 19:15:12 volumio sudo[1957]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0) Feb 01 19:15:12 volumio sudo[1957]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session closed for user root Feb 01 19:15:12 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::executeOnPlugin: wizard , getShowWizard Feb 01 19:15:12 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::executeOnPlugin: system , getShowWizard Feb 01 19:15:12 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::executeOnPlugin: multiroom , getMultiroom Feb 01 19:15:12 volumio sudo[1964]: volumio : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/ ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/sbin/ifconfig wlan0 Feb 01 19:15:12 volumio sudo[1964]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0) Feb 01 19:15:12 volumio volumio[743]: info: Listing playlists Feb 01 19:15:12 volumio sudo[1964]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session closed for user root Feb 01 19:15:13 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::volumioGetQueue Feb 01 19:15:13 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::getQueue Feb 01 19:15:13 volumio volumio[743]: info: CorePlayQueue::getQueue Feb 01 19:15:14 volumio volumio[743]: info: No input data Feb 01 19:15:14 volumio volumio[743]: info: No input data Feb 01 19:15:15 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::executeOnPlugin: streaming_services , handleBrowseUri Feb 01 19:15:21 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::executeOnPlugin: streaming_services , handleBrowseUri Feb 01 19:15:22 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::executeOnPlugin: streaming_services , handleBrowseUri Feb 01 19:15:22 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::executeOnPlugin: streaming_services , handleBrowseUri Feb 01 19:15:28 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::executeOnPlugin: streaming_services , handleBrowseUri Feb 01 19:15:32 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::volumioAddQueueItems Feb 01 19:15:32 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::addQueueItems Feb 01 19:15:32 volumio volumio[743]: info: CorePlayQueue::addQueueItems Feb 01 19:15:32 volumio volumio[743]: info: Adding Item to queue: tidal://song/100794834 Feb 01 19:15:32 volumio volumio[743]: info: Exploding uri tidal://song/100794834 in service streaming_services Feb 01 19:15:32 volumio volumio[743]: info: CorePlayQueue::saveQueue Feb 01 19:15:32 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::volumioPushQueue Feb 01 19:15:32 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::updateTrackBlock Feb 01 19:15:32 volumio volumio[743]: info: CorePlayQueue::getTrackBlock Feb 01 19:15:32 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::volumioPlay Feb 01 19:15:32 volumio volumio[743]: UNSET VOLATILE Feb 01 19:15:32 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::play index 6 Feb 01 19:15:32 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::setConsumeUpdateService undefined Feb 01 19:15:32 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::stop Feb 01 19:15:32 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::setConsumeUpdateService undefined Feb 01 19:15:32 volumio volumio[743]: UNSET VOLATILE Feb 01 19:15:32 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::play index undefined Feb 01 19:15:32 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::setConsumeUpdateService undefined Feb 01 19:15:32 volumio volumio[743]: info: CorePlayQueue::getTrack 6 Feb 01 19:15:32 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::startPlaybackTimer Feb 01 19:15:32 volumio volumio[743]: info: CorePlayQueue::getTrack 6 Feb 01 19:15:32 volumio volumio[743]: info: [1549048532974] streamingServices::clearAddPlayTrack Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::sendMpdCommand stop Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: sending command... Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: parsing response... Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::sendMpdCommand clear Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: sending command... Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: ---------------------------- MPD announces system playlist update Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: Ignoring MPD Status Update Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: parsing response... Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::sendMpdCommand load "http://ab-pr-ak.audio.tidal.com/a97c414 Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: sending command... Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: ------------------------------ 9ms Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::sendMpdCommand add "http://ab-pr-ak.audio.tidal.com/a97c4149 Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: sending command... Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: ---------------------------- MPD announces system playlist update Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: Ignoring MPD Status Update Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: parsing response... Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::setConsumeUpdateService mpd Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::sendMpdCommand play Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: sending command... Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: ------------------------------ 10ms Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: parsing response... Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: ---------------------------- MPD announces state update: player Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::getState Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::sendMpdCommand status Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: sending command... Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio kernel: iso_packets:0, bInterval:1, urb_interval:1, reg_con:0x4 Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio kernel: iso_packets:0, bInterval:4, urb_interval:8, reg_con:0x4 Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: parsing response... Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::parseState Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::sendMpdCommand playlistinfo Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: sending command... Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: ---------------------------- MPD announces state update: player Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::getState Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::sendMpdCommand status Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: parsing response... Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: sending command... Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::parseTrackInfo Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::pushState Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::servicePushState Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::syncState Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: CorePlayQueue::getTrack 6 Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: STATE SERVICE {"status":"play","position":0,"seek":0,"duration":218,"sample Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: CURRENT POSITION 6 Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::syncState stateService play Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::syncState currentStatus stop Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::pushState Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::getState Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::volumioPushState Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::executeOnPlugin: volumiodiscovery , saveDeviceInfo Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: ------------------------------ 110ms Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: parsing response... Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::parseState Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio sudo[1997]: volumio : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/ ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/sbin/ifconfig wlan0 Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio sudo[1997]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0) Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::sendMpdCommand playlistinfo Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: sending command... Feb 01 19:15:33 volumio volumio[743]: info: MyVolumio status changed Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio volumio[743]: info: MyVolumio status changed Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio sudo[1997]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session closed for user root Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio volumio[743]: info: parsing response... Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::parseTrackInfo Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::pushState Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::servicePushState Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::syncState Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio volumio[743]: info: CorePlayQueue::getTrack 6 Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio volumio[743]: info: STATE SERVICE {"status":"play","position":0,"seek":464,"duration":218,"samp Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio volumio[743]: info: CURRENT POSITION 6 Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::syncState stateService play Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::syncState currentStatus play Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio volumio[743]: info: Received an update from plugin. extracting info from payload Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::pushState Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::getState Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::volumioPushState Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::executeOnPlugin: volumiodiscovery , saveDeviceInfo Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::pushState Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::getState Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::volumioPushState Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::executeOnPlugin: volumiodiscovery , saveDeviceInfo Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio sudo[2004]: volumio : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/ ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/sbin/ifconfig wlan0 Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio sudo[2004]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0) Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio volumio[743]: info: ------------------------------ 308ms Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio sudo[2007]: volumio : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/ ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/sbin/ifconfig wlan0 Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio sudo[2004]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session closed for user root Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio sudo[2007]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0) Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio sudo[2007]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session closed for user root Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio volumio[743]: info: MyVolumio status changed Feb 01 19:15:34 volumio volumio[743]: info: MyVolumio status changed Feb 01 19:17:12 volumio systemd[1]: Starting Cleanup of Temporary Directories... Feb 01 19:17:12 volumio systemd[1]: Started Cleanup of Temporary Directories. Feb 01 19:17:55 volumio kernel: atc260x-rtc atc2603c-rtc.0: atc260x_rtc_settime(): 2019-02-01 19:17:55 Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::volumioPause Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::pause Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::stPlaybackTimer Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::servicePause Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: CorePlayQueue::getTrack 6 Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::servicePause Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: [1549048745864] streamingServices::pause Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::setConsumeUpdateService mpd Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::pause Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::sendMpdCommand pause Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: sending command... Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: parsing response... Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: ---------------------------- MPD announces state update: player Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::getState Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::sendMpdCommand status Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: sending command... Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: parsing response... Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::parseState Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::sendMpdCommand playlistinfo Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: sending command... Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: parsing response... Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::parseTrackInfo Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: ControllerMpd::pushState Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::servicePushState Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::syncState Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: CorePlayQueue::getTrack 6 Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: STATE SERVICE {"status":"pause","position":0,"seek":195953,"duration":218," Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: CURRENT POSITION 6 Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::syncState stateService pause Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio kernel: aotg_hub_endpoint_disable Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio kernel: aotg_hcd aotg_hcd.1: <EP DISABLE> ep5 index 1 from ep [out] Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio kernel: aotg_hub_endpoint_disable Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio kernel: aotg_hcd aotg_hcd.1: <EP DISABLE> ep5 index 4 from ep [in] Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::syncState currentStatus pause Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::pushState Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::getState Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::volumioPushState Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreCommandRouter::executeOnPlugin: volumiodiscovery , saveDeviceInfo Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: CoreStateMachine::stPlaybackTimer Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: ------------------------------ 58ms Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio sudo[2245]: volumio : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/ ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/sbin/ifconfig wlan0 Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio sudo[2245]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0) Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio sudo[2245]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session closed for user root Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: MyVolumio status changed Feb 01 19:19:05 volumio volumio[743]: info: MyVolumio status changed Feb 01 19:19:12 volumio sshd[2255]: Accepted password for volumio from 192.168.0.13 port 44274 ssh2 Feb 01 19:19:12 volumio sshd[2255]: pam_unix(sshd:session): session opened for user volumio by (uid=0) Feb 01 19:19:12 volumio systemd[1]: Starting user-1000.slice. Feb 01 19:19:12 volumio systemd[1]: Created slice user-1000.slice. Feb 01 19:19:12 volumio systemd[1]: Starting User Manager for UID 1000... Feb 01 19:19:12 volumio systemd[1]: Starting Session 2 of user volumio. Feb 01 19:19:12 volumio systemd-logind[516]: New session 2 of user volumio. Feb 01 19:19:12 volumio systemd[1]: Started Session 2 of user volumio. Feb 01 19:19:12 volumio systemd[2260]: pam_unix(systemd-user:session): session opened for user volumio by (uid=0) Feb 01 19:19:12 volumio systemd[2260]: Starting Paths. Feb 01 19:19:12 volumio systemd[2260]: Reached target Paths. Feb 01 19:19:12 volumio systemd[2260]: Starting Timers. Feb 01 19:19:12 volumio systemd[2260]: Reached target Timers. Feb 01 19:19:12 volumio systemd[2260]: Starting Sockets. Feb 01 19:19:12 volumio systemd[2260]: Reached target Sockets. Feb 01 19:19:12 volumio systemd[2260]: Starting Basic System. Feb 01 19:19:12 volumio systemd[2260]: Reached target Basic System. Feb 01 19:19:12 volumio systemd[2260]: Starting Default. Feb 01 19:19:12 volumio systemd[2260]: Reached target Default. Feb 01 19:19:12 volumio systemd[2260]: Startup finished in 26ms. Feb 01 19:19:12 volumio systemd[1]: Started User Manager for UID 1000. Feb 01 19:19:12 volumio sshd[2255]: lastlog_openseek: Couldn't stat /var/log/lastlog: No such file or directory Feb 01 19:19:12 volumio sshd[2255]: lastlog_openseek: Couldn't stat /var/log/lastlog: No such file or directory Feb 01 19:19:17 volumio sudo[2274]: volumio : TTY=pts/0 ; PWD=/home/volumio ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/journalctl -e Feb 01 19:19:17 volumio sudo[2274]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session opened for user root by volumio(uid=0) Feb 01 19:20:10 volumio sudo[2274]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session closed for user root Feb 01 19:20:12 volumio sudo[2335]: volumio : TTY=pts/0 ; PWD=/home/volumio ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/journalctl Feb 01 19:20:12 volumio sudo[2335]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session opened for user root by volumio(uid=0)
  6. Looking for some advice... I have personally gone "all in" on building a hi-res system over the last few months. I am running a ROON Nucleus+ to various endpoint DACs around our house. Sources are local ALAC, Qobuz, Tidal, etc... What about my friends? I imagine many of you have similar experiences, but I have become an evangelist for hi-res digital music among my friends. Many of my "music friends" are still using Spotify > SONOS. They are interested and curious. But they are NOT going to commit to building out a ROON system. At least not yet. I have several of these friends/family who have tested Tidal/Qobuz on Sonos and say they can't tell a difference. Of course I explain that better hardware is required, and they asking me for recommendations to build a system capable reproducing full quality, for one room. Simplicity and affordability are key. Important: They are not "all in." They are still a little guarded and skeptical. They are still questioning whether Qobuz > Quality DAC > Power/Speakers will really be so much better than Spotify > SONOS. They want to test. They want to wade into it gradually. SO,...what I'm looking for: A streaming DAC, compatible with HiRes (and maybe MQA) which does not require some 3rd party control software like JRiver or Roon. In the perfect scenario, they open Tidal/Qobuz iOS app on iPhone, and choose this streaming DAC as an output. The streaming DAC would be an "endpoint" for the Tidal/Qobuz iOS app and require no additional software. I have suggested: https://www.bluesound.com/products/node/ ...paired with... https://www.elac.com/product/navis-arb-61/?r=us But my understanding is that this will require them to use both BlueSound app and streaming service app. Is there a better way? Suggestions?
  7. Something I've noticed while streaming Tidal on my Windows 10 PC is clipping and distortion. I'm currently using Peter's Equalizer APO (Peace). With a flat EQ or with EQ turned off, I get clipping. I decided to test Spotify and levels never reach clipping. Current setup: Windows 10 vol 100% => Tidal app vol 100% => Schiit Jotunheim w/DAC module => Headphones Taking the software vol control in Tidal down a bit does stop the clipping, but I figured that should be maxed out given my setup. Spotify has it's vol control maxed with no issues. Any thoughts?
  8. Is there a way for me to switch Audirvana on and off while listening to Tidal? I'm running Audirvana's free trial right now and I'd like to know what I'm actually gaining by using it. If I can switch it out, I'd be able to do an A/B comparison before springing for the $75.
  9. Can you stream Tidal with Jriver or similar? I use Logitec Media Server, piCorePlayer/LMS on a small synology NAS DiskStation DS115j (not enough processing power to hold Roon) at the moment with Ipeng as a controller. It's great and works and sounds wonderful..BUT...it will only show the first 500 items in your favourite Lp / Artist list from Tidal. It shows ALL the my stored local files but as I say only 500 items from Tidal.. Any thoughts to an alternative, without, at this point, setting up new hardware PC? or is there a work around for LMS? Can you stream Tidal with Jriver or similar or do I have to have a new stand alone server and have say Roon? Help Please
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  11. Hi, I have an old Sonos ZP80 (Connect it is now called I think) and also a uRendu+roon+MacMini setup. Im not sure why, but I have always found the Sonos so much more logical to use and accessible given its HW based, always on and 'just works'.. I am frustrated a little with the need for a Mac/PC to be on, cabling ok. Rendu on, PSUs on. App opened etc and then likely I will stream Tidal or Spotify (which I cannot with Roon). I'm now thinking that my 'high-end' chain isn't good enough, so bought a new PSU for the DAC, PSU for the Rendu, optical GbE cabling. Now looking at ROCK and potentially another machine (the Mac Mini is my office machine not dedicated for Hi-Fi. A bit of me is thinking this is madness given all the plumbing. I am wondering about whether the Bluesound/ Auralic etc and other platforms offer a simple streaming experience when I really own almost no music and like immediacy of access? My DAC is a Brooklyn and I did want to stream MQA and Hi-Res. I would love your opinions & experiences of different platforms for playing music. Best wishes Simon
  12. I upgraded Windows 10 last week, a major upgrade which neatly ring-fenced Bubble Server and Linn Kazoo, making them unavailable until I had uninstalled and reinstalled them. Part of the DNLA anti-FLAC campaign, I suppose. But since then, I've noticed that tracks frequently go silent for the last minute or so of play, then the following track begins OK. This happens maybe a couple of times in each hour of play. This seems unlikely to be a Bubble Server problem, but it did begin with the Win 10 upgrade and Win 10 only affects Bubble Server, hence my suspicions. Can anyone advise on possible problem, potential solution or how to begin tracking the problem down? Louise TIDAL. Win10 - Bubble Server. Android phone control points / Linn Kazoo. UPnP OpenHome. Marantz SR6009 AVR.
  13. Peachtree Audio nova150 + ELAC Discovery Music Server - JUST ADD SPEAKERS In an effort to provide a complete system solution, we have put together some of our most popular and highest value lines into complete system packages. Not only is the Peachtree Audio nova150 an excellent integrated amplifier that is capable of driving all types of speakers, but it also features a world-class DAC for all your digital sources, a phono stage for a turntable, a discrete headphone amp and a home theater bypass to integrate into a home theater system. We selected the ELAC Discovery Music Server ($1099) as the perfect match with the Peachtree nova150 ($1599) because together they form a serious digital music system, offering playback of local and streaming music, rich multi-dimensional metadata and multi-room audio, all with an interface that anyone can master in a few minutes. ELAC Discovery Music Server lets you discover the world of computer audio without the computer. Keeping in line with quality music, the lossless, high-fidelity music streaming service Tidal® has been tightly integrated into the Discovery’s software*. Content from your local collection and content from Tidal are presented in the same beautiful, easy-to-use interface. It’s really very simple The Discovery Music Server lets users open their personal music vault from another computer, Apple iPad** or Android tablet. Whether your choice is a full ELAC system, powered by an ELAC integrated amplifier and running an ELAC loudspeaker system, or a pair of ear buds, you can listen in one room or around the house with other Discovery-compatible products. A wave of music Discovery delivers music based on relationships between performers and composers, starting from the tracks you choose. TIDAL* delivers no-compromise music streaming, with millions of tracks in lossless, audiophile quality—a bigger music landscape than ever before. * Separate Tidal Subscription required Your music, as you like it Between users and across devices, you can select from downloads, ripped CDs and streaming services. Your collection is supported by a rich library of images and information—an archive of material that adds depth, knowledge and excitement to your listening. Audiophile reproduction The artists and engineers who recorded your music took great care creating it. It’s no secret that Discovery takes the same care playing it back. One component, infinite sound. Adding the Discovery Series DS-S101-G Music Server to an existing system is simple. Connect the Discovery to the internet and one of the outputs to the upcoming ELAC Integrated Amplifier or your existing system. Adding your personal music collection is a snap. Connect either a hard drive to the rear mounted USB port or point the Discovery to your NAS (Networked Attached Storage) device and the Discovery will take care of the rest, organizing and gathering feature rich meta-data for your entire music collection. Expanding your Discovery system to other rooms is easy. Whether you want the full functionality of an integrated amplifier or a simple wireless speaker in the kids’ room, the Discovery eco-system is ready to grow when you are. * iOS (64-bit Devices), Android, Windows (7, 8, and 10) and Apple OSX the best sub $1,000 loudspeakers we've ever heard and the nova150 will help them reach their full potential and sound their very best. When combined with the ELAC Uni-Fi UF5 floorstanding speakers, this combination creates an incredible, high performance stereo system for under $2,450. The Peachtree Audio nova150 integrated amplifier + ELAC Uni-Fi UF5 speakers are truly a match made in musical heaven. Peachtree Audio nova150 - First of a New Generation The Integrated Amplifier… Reimagined The nova150 isa completely new generation of Peachtree integrated amplifiers that reimagines the original concept and takes it to an even higher level. I represents the culmination of everything Peachtree has learned as a leader in computer audio, plus a few new things they hadn't gotten to - until now. Highlights ESS Reference 9018K2M Sabre DAC 32-Bit/384kHz PCM and 5.6MHz DSD (double-DSD) compatibility New generation ICEPower amplification - 150 watts per channel Extensive internal grounding Designed by a world-class engineering team Asynchronous USB, Coax and (2) Optical inputs Asynchronous iOS input for direct digital input from Apple Lightning devices Phono (MM) input Home Theater Bypass Loop feature to add an external tube buffer, EQ or other processor into the signal path Discrete, custom-designed headphone amplifier Optional Wi-Fi module to be announced Available in Gloss Ebony Mocha and Piano Black High End Audio Store NYC - Experience Ciamara1-844.CIAMARA (1.844.242.6272)
  14. If you haven't visited our Learning Center in awhile, we've recently added several guides and articles. Here is what's new A Guide to Roon Music Player Forget everything you know about music players. Music is an experience, and Roon reconnects you with it. A Guide to Streaming Music Services With a still-growing array of streaming services, it can be tough to decide which one to pick. Here are the key questions you should ponder before you decide. MQA, What is it and Why Should I Care? Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) is the newest format to hit the market. MQA is an audio codec intended for high fidelity, digital audio, internet streaming and file download. MQA can be played on any audio device, whether that’s inside your home, your car, from your phone or anywhere else you might be – perfectly fitting into the way you listen to your music today. An Introduction to Computer Audio New to computer audio or having trouble deciding if a computer audio system is right for you? Fear not, we have put together this introduction to computer audio so that you can understand the basics of what goes into a computer-based audio system. An Introduction to Buying a Turntable Vinyl is back and better than ever. If you're thinking about getting back into the hobby or considering purchasing your first turntable, this guide will run you through the basics of what to look for in a turntable setup. Resonance Control - Controlling Unwanted Vibrations in an Audio Systems When listening to music, speakers are the main source of vibration traveling through the ground and back to your equipment, also termed floor-borne vibration. It’s the job any component isolation product (footers, shelves, stands) to protect the supported component from external ground and air vibration interference. Vibration is a variable which must be mastered through proper design and discreet material choices to achieve resonance control for your audio system.
  15. Altair Streaming/DAC/Headphone Amplifier We are pleased to announce that the Auralic Altair will begin shipping the week of 7/18. This is a perfect single-box music source for your modern HiFi system. It combines a High-End DAC with world class wireless streaming solution. The 15 input sources including stream from Network Shared Folder, USB drive, Internal music storage (optional), uPnP/DLNA media server, TIDAL and Qobuz streaming, Internet Radio, AirPlay, Bluetooth, Songcast and RoonReady. The rest of digital inputs are AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink, USB device to computer, 2 USB host for storage and external DAC. The ALTAIR Streaming DAC utilizes AURALiC’s award-winning Lightning technology. Launched in 2014, Lightning is the audio industry’s first streaming technology that supports DXD and Quad-Rate DSD playback through a WiFi network. It also offers several new and advanced features such as Gapless Playback, On-Device Playlist and Multiple-Room functions, as part of AURALiC’s ongoing program of offering regular upgrades that download in the background. Memory Playback, the latest feature added to to the Lightning streaming technology, allows the ALTAIR to fetch and cache the entire track in its memory or system storage in advance to improve the sound quality, and also play locally without the need of network data transfer. Using Lightning DS, you can also stream TIDAL, Qobuz and listen to Internet Radio at any time. ALTAIR’s AirPlay, Songcast and Bluetooth functions provide alternative ways to stream your favorite music from Apple Music, Spotify and other service providers through your smartphone or computer. ALTAIR’s streaming function, operated by AURALiC’s Lightning DS control App, is available on iOS platforms right now, with Mac and Windows versions in development. It is also compatible with other 3rd party OpenHome or UPnP control software for playback. ALTAIR also works as a RoonReady endpoint to use with Roon software, bringing you a new way to discover and listen to music. The unit’s other inputs include AES/EBU, Coaxial and Toslink, and a USB connection to a computer working as a standalone USB DAC. When purchasing an ALTAIR from a dealer or AURALiC, you can add an optional 2.5-inch HDD or SSD for internal music storage, turning the ALTAIR into a full function Music Server. Or, you can always buy an ALTAIR and install the storage yourself. Cosmetically, the new Altair shares the same size enclosure as the VEGA DAC, including a 512x64 pixels OLED Display (although the content is different from the VEGA). A headphone jack is located on the front panel. The Altair is available silver or black. To place your order and/or try one risk-free for up to 30 days please visit us here This order qualifies for free shipping and has the ability to earn 94 Reward Points when you register for our Club Ciamara Membership Rewards Program. High End Audio Store NYC - Experience Ciamara1.844.242.CIAMARA (1.844.242.6272)
  16. Afternoon all, new member here, unsure if this is new info or not but my Mytek Brooklyn dac is showing MQA is running on Tidal (started today), green emblem showing on OLED. SHowing 16bit but no lock. PRior to this Tidal always showed 16bit 44.1k
  17. Hi was thinking to use on a Rpi 3 / HIFIBerry Digi + pro (with a nice Linear power supply) feeding into my (posh) USB/SPDIF converter and on to my (posh) DAC I want to play music from my NAS drive (synology) and TIDAL High Res Streaming... Which controller would anyone suggest? I am not a Techie! at all! and I would like to use the apple iPad and an iphone to use remotely.. Any suggestions please??
  18. Hello fellows on Computer Audiophile, I hope that you can help me, to chose the right hardware for me! Today I have a old pc laptop that runs Roon, Signalyst HQPlayer, TIDAL HiFi, (mostly MQA because I have felt in love with it's sound), a NAS with ripped CDs and DSD. But I need new hardware for this, because my laptop singing on it's last chorus! So I wrote to you on this forum, because I believe that here's a lot of experience and knowledge that I shall buy! That full files my needs and can be upgraded when it needs! I can handle a old pc laptop and little more, but I'm not a computer genius . I now how it shall sound! Because I'm a professional musician and studio producer, studio/live engineer so when it comes to sound well we're I'm not lost . But unfortunately for me today, so changed I my "tape boy" against a "computer boy" when the computer, started to be used in the studio . So please come with suggestions on hardware for me! I wish all fellow, well in my case (Computer) Audiophile's a great Sunday. Greetings from String in a sunny ☀️ Sweden.
  19. Billboard Magazine reports today that Tidal has lost their CEO. A replacement will be named soon. http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/7809477/tidal-ceo-jeff-toig-departure-jeffrey-new-executive
  20. I subscribe to Tidal Hifi and have access to Masters encoded with MQA. My computer is connected to my McIntosh MHA100 through USB and I am using eihter Amarra Symphony or Audirvana Plus (with Tidal) + Itunes. My understanding is that Tidal by itself connected through my McIntosh will not deliver the full MQA experience and need an MQA compatible DAC. So I was told Buesound Node 2 would happen to do just that. My issue with this set-up is that the Burr Brown Chip on this 599$ (CDN) is not at the level of the DAC built in my McIntosh. Would I, at the end of the day ended up with worse quality music than feeding it with the USB cable and using my McIntosh DAC while not having the full MQA experience. Second part of this: The Audirvana Plus has MQA capability, does this solve my issues and would I get the full MQA experience? I want to integrate Blusesound in order to remove Airplay from my system because it can't stream 24 bit while bluesound could. Hope I make sense here as this is my first post. Thanks Saby
  21. Hi I am using Picore player on my Rpi 3, Logitec Media Server with Tidal Plug in on my Synology NAS Everything plays great except in my Tidal Favourites Albums there is exactly only 1 - 500 No more Albums after 500. I have check all the settings in LMS and can't find any obvious settings for this... Any thoughts please. i am using Squeezebox app on the I pad and I phone and also Ipeng and it is the same on both. I have made another SD card with NEW Picore image and tried that but alas the same...Rebooted the NAS drive ...still the same.. Any thoughts please.
  22. With my new AQ Dragonfly Red I finally have an MQA compatible DAC; so I signed up to the three month free trial for Tidal you get via Audirvana to get some actual MQA content. Are there any really well done MQA albums out there you´d recommend checking out? I don´t want to go into any discussions about vaporware or not here (note I´m personally skeptical about the user benefits of this technology), but rather have some examples I can use to make up my own mind.
  23. All, I decided to take the plunge and try Tidal for 12 days, downloaded on my MacBook Air. I have a Melco N1 music server connected to a Berkeley Alpha USB/Berkeley DAC II. I have been playing files via an iPad using ConnectHD app. This player allows Tidal to be used and in fact, I have been listening to music all day through this set up (Melco-DAC II). My question is what is the advantage of a separate stand alone network music player in comparison to the above set up. Thanks Tom.
  24. Edit: I think my original post was too long so will try simpler shorter question Hi all, I am wondering if streaming Tidal through Chromecast Audio will pass through an unaltered signal to a DAC through TOSLINK. Chromecast specs state support for hi res streams at 24bit/96khz and Tidal page states MQA streaming at 24bit/96khz so on the surface this seems like an adequate way to get tidal Hifi to my stereo, or am I missing something?
  25. A word of congrats to Roon and committing to work done right. I want to celebrate here that they truly listen to their customers and produce truly amazing software - head and shoulders above all else in my opinion. The particular reason for such praise is their new MQA implementation: They fought tooth and nail to get something that would live up to the Roon standards and finally they did. You might or might not like MQA - I am not advocating it at all. What I am pointing out is Roon's commitment to doing it in line with their design and not destroying user experience. Quite amazing to see such a robust product. Some power users might prefer JRiver for some use cases - in a few better than Roon's. That's very good software as well.
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