I’m using 3.5.5 on an M1 mac mini and having terrible trouble getting any recording to play without stuttering, slowing down, or stopping and screeching at me. It’s a large library–221,000 tracks, but I can’t imagine that’s causing the problem, and this happens with streaming from Qubuz, too, although slightly less severe, which makes me think the library size isn’t a factor.
The external hard drive on which the music is stored is connected to the Mac through a powered USB hub; could that be part of the problem? (But I don’t have enough ports on the Mac to hook it up directly.)
Much of my library is made up of files ripped from LPs at 96/24, but that shouldn’t pose a problem for Audirvana, I assume. I’ve got some AU plugins operating (Goodhertz CanOpener and Mid-Side), but if I disengage them, it doesn’t seem to make much difference in the problem.
I’ve got Exclusive Access, Integer Mode, and Large CoreAudio engaged, if that might make a difference. And I’ve got upsampling set at power of two, with all the SoX filters set at their default positions.
The signal from the Mac Mini is going into a PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC, which should not be posing any problems.
I would appreciate any suggestions, advice, or observations you guys might have to offer. Thanks.