Any help would be grateful, please

I am new to all this, and hopefully purchasing a new DAC (TEAC UD 301 Dac) , I have a Dragonfly Red ATM). I purchased Audirvana recently, and have not touched any of the settings, for fear of doing something wrong. Do any of you nice people have any tips to share, to get the best listening experience? I have just the basic settings the App was installed with. I have an Intel NUC with the Df Red feeding one of the analogue inputs on Anthem MRX amp> PS Audio 300 power amp> Amphion 3 LS speakers

Hello @Peter1,

Can you post your Debug info here? This will help us for your settings.

You can find it in Settings> Debug info. Click on the button and all of the content is automatically copied, you just need to paste it here.

SIGNAL PROCESSING:

Polarity Inversion:
Globally: OFF
Per track: ON
Effects plugins NOT ACTIVE

UPSAMPLING:
SoX not in use
SoX filter parameters
Bandwidth at 0dB = 99.5
Filter max length = 30000
Anti-aliasing = 100
Phase = 66

AUDIO VOLUME:
Max allowed volume: 100
Replay Gain: None
SW volume control: OFF

LIBRARY SETTINGS:
Sync list: 1 folders
AUTO: C:\Users\Peter\Music
Library database path: C:\Users\Peter\AppData\Local\Audirvana\AudirvanaPlus\AudirvanaPlusDatabaseV2.sqlite

ACTIVE STREAMING SERVICES

=================== AUDIO DEVICE ========================

Max. memory for audio buffers: 2176MB

Local Audio Engine:WASAPI

Preferred device:
Speakers (AudioQuest DragonFly Red v1.0)
Model UID:Speakers (AudioQuest DragonFly Red v1.0)
UID:\?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{de95b7a9-599c-4325-9d09-0c5193cb5007}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}

Active Sample Rate: 48kHz

Bridge settings:
Sample rate limitation: none
Sample rate switching latency: none
Limit bitdepth to 24bit: OFF
Mute during sample rate change: OFF

Selected device:
Local audio device
Speakers (AudioQuest DragonFly Red v1.0) Manufacturer:
Model UID:Speakers (AudioQuest DragonFly Red v1.0) UID:\?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{48d4d9f9-8de8-47be-9c05-8fa5d6e2fd57}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}

4 available sample rates up to 96000Hz
44100
48000
88200
96000
Volume Control
Physical: Yes
Virtual: No
MQA capability
Auto-detect MQA devices: Yes
MQA Renderer device
DSD capability: Unhandled
Device audio channels
Preferred stereo channels L:0 R:1
Channel bitmap: Ox3, layout:
Channel 0 mapped to 0
Channel 1 mapped to 1

Audio channels in use
Number of channels: 2
Use as stereo device only: No
Simple stereo device: No

1 output streams:
Number of active channels: 2, in 1 stream(s)
Channel #0 :Stream 0 channel 0
Channel #1 :Stream 0 channel 1
2 ch Integer PCM 24bit little endian 44.1kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 24bit little endian 48kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 24bit little endian 88.2kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 24bit little endian 96kHz

Local devices found : 2
Device #0: Speakers (AudioQuest DragonFly Red v1.0) Manufacturer: Model UID: Speakers (AudioQuest DragonFly Red v1.0) UID: \?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{48d4d9f9-8de8-47be-9c05-8fa5d6e2fd57}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}
Device #1: MRX 520 (2- Intel® Display Audio) Manufacturer: Model UID: MRX 520 (2- Intel® Display Audio) UID: \?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{ec5c4047-be31-4d5d-9e41-ac53599d0a8c}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}

UPnP devices found : 1
Device #049EX600_Series UID: uuid:4D454930-0100-1000-8001-D8AFF1D3E59A Location: http://192.168.1.176:55000/dmr/ddd.xml

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Actually you have the proper settings, do you plan to play MQA tracks in Audirvana? If it’s the case then the DragonFly will do the job as it is detected as MQA Renderer by Audirvana.

I do NOT use a phone, its just connected to the PC and amp. A recording engineer has suggested this, as he uses one for his multi channel organ SACD recordings… https://www.teac-audio.eu/en/products/ud-301-117104.html

Nice device. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

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Thanks. I am like everyone in this mad audiophile world, am just after a good sound, and “itching a scratch” in terms of going one better, mainly as I have just changed my speakers, and reckon they deserve the best I can afford. And discussing things online with like minded people helps. I am very pleased with Audirvana , have had minor hiccups with it, but just wanted to check I had all the settings correct, for a smoother experience