Audirvana not playing DSD 512 files

Hello Damien, I just downloaded Jazz at the Pawnshop (512 fs) from NativeDSD.com. 27.2 GB of files! Loaded all files - drag and drop - into the Play Queue, selected WASAPI, Upsampling To DSD 256 (the maximum possible?), tried playing multiple tracks manually…hit play, after 5 seconds, the file starts to play, then stops. After 5 seconds, plays for 5 seconds, stops. Then an Error Message: Audirvana has exited unexpectedly. Would you like to see a dump in Explorer?

I thought DSD was supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread, now not so sure anymore. Good old-fasioned 16-bit, 44.1kHz, 24-bit, 96 kHz files are working fine. Thanks for any ideas.

Hello @amko,

Do you have the same issue when you don’t have upsampling activated?

That is correct Damien, I selected deactivated just to check, same track selection, but also same behavior (start/stop) as my explanation above.

I am now playing a DSD 64 - 18 files. Flawless.No issues whatsoever. Upsampling to DSD64. It is superb! Welcome your advice on 512 fs, though. Thank you

Hello all, I am still waiting for some help on this issue. Should I not receive any response I would have to reconcile myself to not purchasing DSD 512 files. I have gone thru all upsampling options in Audirvarna. No luck so far.

Can you send me a copy of the “Debug Info” while you have the issue? You can get it in Audirvana Settings>General>Debug Info

Note: By clicking on the Debug Info button, Audirvana automatically copies all its content, all you have to do is paste it in response to this message

You shouldn’t be purchasing files in DSD512. It’s pointless. That resolution is reserved for upsamplers. Stick to whatever is the original recording resolution, DSD64, DSD128 and if you really have to DSD256.

Which DAC you have?

Hi Damian, here is the Debug Info:

Audirvana 3.5.45

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: ON

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

ACTIVE STREAMING SERVICES

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

Max. memory for audio buffers: 1194MB

Local Audio Engine:WASAPI

Preferred device:
Speakers (iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio)
Model UID:Speakers (iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio)
UID:\?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{9ae4e340-b23d-49cf-97a9-40823b749783}#{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 (Realtek High Definition Audio) Manufacturer:
Model UID:Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio) UID:\?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{e0f3cd42-fafd-4eb5-ad49-518c281e8c2c}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}

4 available sample rates up to 192000Hz
44100
48000
96000
192000
Volume Control
Physical: Yes
Virtual: No
MQA capability
Auto-detect MQA devices: Yes
Not a MQA device, user set to not MQA
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 16bit little endian 44.1kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 20bit little endian aligned high in 32bit chunk 44.1kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 24bit little endian aligned high in 32bit chunk 44.1kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 16bit little endian 48kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 20bit little endian aligned high in 32bit chunk 48kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 24bit little endian aligned high in 32bit chunk 48kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 16bit little endian 96kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 20bit little endian aligned high in 32bit chunk 96kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 24bit little endian aligned high in 32bit chunk 96kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 16bit little endian 192kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 20bit little endian aligned high in 32bit chunk 192kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 24bit little endian aligned high in 32bit chunk 192kHz

Local devices found : 1
Device #0: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio) Manufacturer: Model UID: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio) UID: \?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{e0f3cd42-fafd-4eb5-ad49-518c281e8c2c}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}

UPnP devices found : 0

Bitracer, hello. Yes, I see your point, in fact I have been sticking to the lower res files, DSD64, 128 - one or two 256. I’m new to this world of hi-res, just wanted to explore, so the 512.

I have the iFi NEO iDSD Ultra HD DAC + headphone amp. Plays all hi-res except DSD1024.

Greetings Damien. Do I never buy a 512 fs album?

I need to make a choice, I see a couple of Mahlers on NativeDSD.com I am interested in. I guess I stick to DSD64, because that is how they were recorded. Unless you advise otherwise…waiting. Thanks.