Audirvana recognizes Dac but defaults to internal speaker output

Got a new Chord Qutest Dac hooked up today. Although Audirvana recognizes the Dac, when music is playing it defaults to internal speakers. When I play music through iTunes, it runs the audio through the Qutest. I’ve checked midi settings, audio settings etc. No change. Running through Sierra 10.12.6. I’m sure I’m not alone in this. Any suggestions?

Try closing the iTunes and just keeping open Audirvana. You should be able to select your DAC as output device in Audirvana.

Thank you for the response. I have done this. I can choose the Dac in audio settings but once I play a tune it defaults back to internal speakers.

Interesting, does it show in Audirvana that it’s playing to the internal speakers? What do you see as output device in Audirvana?

Audirvana shows that it’s connected to the Qutest. When playing a song, the MBP shows that the output is through the internal speakers. This does not happen when playing back in iTunes.

Try to set the system default output to internal speakers and in Audirvana select your DAC.

No luck. Set output to internal speakers and I selected the DAC in Audirvana. DAC stays selected in Audirvana but MBP shows that audio is going out through internal speakers.

Hi @rlohayza,

Thank you for your message.

Can you send me your Debug info in PM while you are connected to your DAC. You can find it in Audirvana Settings>General>Debug Info, you just have to paste it in PM, the copy is automatic.

Do you mean that it is actually paying through the device speakers, OR playing through the Qutest but showing it is playing on the Built In speakers on MIDI. If it is the latter- I am on the same OS and see the same thing.