Compatibility with Mutec MC 1.2

Hello,

i am trying to use Audirvana with a Mutec MC 1.2 (https://www.mutec-net.com/legacy_product_mc-12.php) as a digital to digital converter. The following errors occur randomly but frequently:

  • Audirvana does not recognize the Mutec
  • it is not possible to select the mutec as output
  • Music cannot be played
  • Music can be played but the DAC (connected to the mutec) does not receive a signal

thx for your help in advance

Debug Info:
Audirvana Mac Version 3.5.31 (3561)
macOS 10.15.3 with 8192MB RAM
SIGNAL PROCESSING:
Polarity Inversion:
Globally: OFF
Per track: OFF
Effects plugins NOT ACTIVE
UPSAMPLING:
SoX not in use
SoX filter parameters

Hello @Joe, Are you able to select your DAC in the audio output of your Mac?

Hello Damien,

thanks for your quick response.

It is not possible to connect the Mac to the DAC (no USB Input) directly that why I am using the Mutec as a DDC.
When I am using other Audio Players or DAWs everything works fine.

Best regards
Joe

Can you send me a copy of the “Debug Info” while connected to your Mutec? You can get it in Audirvana Settings>General>Debug Info

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

Audirvana is connected to the Mutec but does not start to play.

Audirvana Mac Version 3.5.31 (3561)
macOS 10.15.3 with 8192MB RAM

SIGNAL PROCESSING:

Polarity Inversion:
	Globally: OFF
	Per track: OFF
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: by album
SW volume control: OFF

LIBRARY SETTINGS:
Sync list: 2 folders
AUTO: /Volumes/Datengrab/Musik
AUTO: /Volumes/Datengrab/Musik_mp3
iTunes/Music library synchronization: not synchronized
Library database path: /Users/joey/Library/Application Support/Audirvana/AudirvanaPlusDatabaseV2.sqlite

ACTIVE STREAMING SERVICES
Qobuz: Connected as Qobuz Hi-Fi

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

CoreAudio audio path, buffer I/O frame size: 512

Max. memory for audio buffers: 5120MB

Local Audio Engine:
Exclusive access: Enabled
Integer mode: Enabled

Preferred device:
MC-1.2 USB 2.0
Model UID:MC-1.2 USB 2.0:29A2:0085
UID:AppleUSBAudioEngine:MUTEC:MC-1.2 USB 2.0:14100000:1,2

Currently playing in Integer Mode:
Device: 2ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24bits little endian Signed Integer, 8 bytes per frame 48kHz

Active Sample Rate: 44.1kHz
Hog Mode is on

Bridge settings:
Sample rate limitation: 192kHz
Sample rate switching latency: 2s
Limit bitdepth to 24bit: ON
Mute during sample rate change: ON

Selected device:
Local audio device
ID 0x4a MC-1.2 USB 2.0 Manufacturer:MUTEC
Model UID:MC-1.2 USB 2.0:29A2:0085 UID:AppleUSBAudioEngine:MUTEC:MC-1.2 USB 2.0:14100000:1,2

6 available sample rates up to 192000Hz
44100
48000
88200
96000
176400
192000
Audio buffer frame size : 15 to 4096 frames
Current I/O buffer frame size : 512
Volume Control
Physical: Yes
Virtual: Yes
MQA capability
Auto-detect MQA devices: No
Not a MQA device, user set to not MQA
DSD capability: DSD via PCM 1.0
Device audio channels
Preferred stereo channels L:1 R:2
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: Yes
Simple stereo device: Yes

1 output streams:
Number of active channels: 2, in 1 stream(s)
Channel #0 :Stream 0 channel 0
Channel #1 :Stream 0 channel 1

Stream ID 0x4b 2 channels starting at 1
18 virtual formats:
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 192kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 176.4kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 96kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 88.2kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 48kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 44.1kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 192kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 176.4kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 96kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 88.2kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 48kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 44.1kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 192kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 176.4kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 96kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 88.2kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 48kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 44.1kHz

24 physical formats
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 192kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 176.4kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 96kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 88.2kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 48kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 44.1kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 192kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 176.4kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 96kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 88.2kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 48kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 44.1kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 192kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 176.4kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 96kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 88.2kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 48kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 44.1kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 192kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 176.4kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 96kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 88.2kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 48kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 44.1kHz

Local devices found : 2
Device #0: ID 0x30 Built-in Output Manufacturer: Apple Inc. Model UID: AppleHDA:59 UID: AppleHDAEngineOutput:1B,0,1,1:0
Device #1: ID 0x4a MC-1.2 USB 2.0 Manufacturer: MUTEC Model UID: MC-1.2 USB 2.0:29A2:0085 UID: AppleUSBAudioEngine:MUTEC:MC-1.2 USB 2.0:14100000:1,2

UPnP devices found : 0

Hello @Joe, Do you have an idea of your DAC capability? Can it handle 192 kHz?

Hello @Damien3, both the Mutec and the Trinnov ST 2 are capable of processing 192 kHZ.

Hello @Joe, in the audio output settings, can you enable up sampling with the parameter “x2” and Software volume control?

hello @Damien3, yes I can but it doesn`t seem to change anything. The following errors appear - sometimes one and sometimes the other:

  • Audirvana shows “Unable to change to Integer mode”
  • Audirvana doeasn’t show the Mutec MC as an audio output
  • MC is recognized by Audirvana, Audirvana plys but no signal is in the DAC (Trinnov ST2) DAC shows nor sync
  • Audirvana plays, Muisc can be heard after a few seconds it stops, DAC shows no sync

Have you tried if you have the same issue with iTunes for example?

usually i don´t use iTunes but it works well - same with mpv Media Player, Qobuz Desktop App and Ableton Live

Hello @Joe, you then need to deactivate integer mode in your audio output settings in Audirvana.

Hey @Damien3, unfortunately still the same problems even without integer mode.

So you still have this error appearing?

no, it doesn’t. mostly it’s like:
MC is recognized by Audirvana, I can choose the MC as an audio output in Audirvana but when I click the Play button, Audirvana doesn’t start to play.

Hello @Joe, can you then deactivate exclusive mode in the audio output settings? If you still have an issue after doing this you then you need to contact Mutec since your DAC have an issue.