DSD Chord 2Qute issues

Hi.

I have a trial license and really like the application and SQ.
I have a personal library (Ripped CD’s to DSD) and also stream Tidal.

My Chord 2Qute plays DSD over DoP.

I have yet to successfully play my DSD files, although JRiver works fine. Im ready to make the switch but this is a barrier.

I have tried many of the settings with both driver options but am at a loss.

Thoughts? Advice? Help.

Thanks

Hello @Argon66,

Can you send me a copy of the “Debug Info”? 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

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: OFF

LIBRARY SETTINGS:
Sync list: 1 folders
Manual: (OFFLINE) E:\Music
Library database path: C:\Users\PC\AppData\Local\Audirvana\AudirvanaPlus\AudirvanaPlusDatabaseV2.sqlite

ACTIVE STREAMING SERVICES
TIDAL: Connected as HIFI

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

Max. memory for audio buffers: 2816MB

Local Audio Engine:ASIO 2 driver version 2

Preferred device:
Digital Output (Chord Async USB 44.1kHz-384kHz)
Model UID:Digital Output (Chord Async USB 44.1kHz-384kHz)
UID:\?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{0619bb82-f80f-4a71-a59e-4f12f5612299}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}

Active Sample Rate: 2822.4kHz

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
ASIO Chord 1.04 Manufacturer:
Model UID:ASIO Chord 1.04 UID:ASIO Chord 1.04

17 available sample rates up to 45158400Hz
44100
48000
88200
96000
176400
192000
352800
384000
705600
768000
1411200
1536000
2822400
5644800
11289600
22579200
45158400
Volume Control
Physical: No
Virtual: No
MQA capability
Auto-detect MQA devices: No
Not a MQA device, user set to not MQA
DSD capability: Raw DSD (MSB)
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: 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
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 44.1kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 48kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 88.2kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 96kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 176.4kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 192kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 352.8kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 384kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 705.6kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 768kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 1411.2kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 1536kHz
2 ch DSD 8bit big endian in 8bit chunk 2822.4kHz
2 ch DSD 8bit big endian in 8bit chunk 5644.8kHz
2 ch DSD 8bit big endian in 8bit chunk 11289.6kHz
2 ch DSD 8bit big endian in 8bit chunk 22579.2kHz
2 ch DSD 8bit big endian in 8bit chunk 45158.4kHz

Local devices found : 2
Device #0: ASIO Chord 1.04 Manufacturer: Model UID: ASIO Chord 1.04 UID: ASIO Chord 1.04
Device #1: JRiver Media Center 27 Manufacturer: Model UID: JRiver Media Center 27 UID: JRiver Media Center 27

UPnP devices found : 0

this is with the ASIO driver.
I can also use WASAPI too

Did you try to manually select DoP 1.0?

The Chord 2Qute does not have a manual interface. But it does by default handle DSD over DoP.
In terms of the Audirvana interface, there are no manual settings presented in ASIO to fine tune what is going on other than upsampling.

If I use the WASAPI driver more options are presented…but no success there too.

This is with WASAPI and DSD over pcm 1.0 selected

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: OFF

LIBRARY SETTINGS:
Sync list: 1 folders
Manual: (OFFLINE) E:\Music
Library database path: C:\Users\PC\AppData\Local\Audirvana\AudirvanaPlus\AudirvanaPlusDatabaseV2.sqlite

ACTIVE STREAMING SERVICES
TIDAL: Connected as HIFI

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

Max. memory for audio buffers: 2816MB

Local Audio Engine:WASAPI

Preferred device:
Digital Output (Chord Async USB 44.1kHz-384kHz)
Model UID:Digital Output (Chord Async USB 44.1kHz-384kHz)
UID:\?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{0619bb82-f80f-4a71-a59e-4f12f5612299}#{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
Digital Output (Chord Async USB 44.1kHz-384kHz) Manufacturer:
Model UID:Digital Output (Chord Async USB 44.1kHz-384kHz) UID:\?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{0619bb82-f80f-4a71-a59e-4f12f5612299}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}

8 available sample rates up to 384000Hz
44100
48000
88200
96000
176400
192000
352800
384000
Volume Control
Physical: No
Virtual: No
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: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 24bit little endian 44.1kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 44.1kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 16bit little endian 48kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 24bit little endian 48kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 48kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 16bit little endian 88.2kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 24bit little endian 88.2kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 88.2kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 16bit little endian 96kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 24bit little endian 96kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 96kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 16bit little endian 176.4kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 24bit little endian 176.4kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 176.4kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 16bit little endian 192kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 24bit little endian 192kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 192kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 16bit little endian 352.8kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 24bit little endian 352.8kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 352.8kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 16bit little endian 384kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 24bit little endian 384kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 384kHz

Local devices found : 2
Device #0: Speakers (2- High Definition Audio Device) Manufacturer: Model UID: Speakers (2- High Definition Audio Device) UID: \?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{ff9e629b-32ee-43c2-9960-ebc3ded0d66f}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}
Device #1: Digital Output (Chord Async USB 44.1kHz-384kHz) Manufacturer: Model UID: Digital Output (Chord Async USB 44.1kHz-384kHz) UID: \?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{0619bb82-f80f-4a71-a59e-4f12f5612299}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}

UPnP devices found : 0

Can’t you do the same with ASIO?

No. That would be ideal and I have high expectation it might be the answer, but the Audirvana interface does not provide that option in ASIO.

Actually an open diver settings button is presented and I’ve clicked on it a 100 times but nothing opens

Looks like a driver issue to me.

No. Unfortunately it works perfectly in Jriver.

Well, in JRiver you can override the information the driver provides. You can’t do that in Audirvana. There are good reasons for that, but of course in this case it’s a problem.

In wasapi I’m presented with a button “native Dsd streaming method”. Clicking on it allows me to select 3 options (none, dsd over pcm 1.0, dsd over pcm 1.1). None work because I need to be in ASIO mode.

In asio I am not presented this option in your interface at all. It does not exist. If so I think we would be rocking.

In Jriver the only difference is that in asio I am able to choose dsd over DoP. Not override anything other than chose the bitstream.

I think there may be an incompatibility that way things are coded to work with Chord Dacs. I’m reading a few other challenges in this this regard.

I’m way open to try anything but I’m pretty sure my dac isn’t faulty…

This would be unfortunate as I’d pick Audirvana over every think else I’m trying.

Have we reached the end of the line do you think?

Should note that in ASIO you do present a different button (call to action) to open my dac control panel. This is what won’t open which makes total sense as my chord dac does not have a control panel ( but will play dsd natively)

This also cannot be accessed in Jriver either for the same reason.

Bummer really because if I could chose dsd over Dop/pcm in ASIO we would be fine ( I think that was your first point).

Anyway bitracer I appreciate you helping I want this to work in a big way.

Yep, the driver claim is inconsistent with what it does. Chord should really fix this.

There are reasons why you don’t want to override this, for example to avoid ear piercing noise should you set the wrong options by mistake. It could also cause damage to your gear.

You could use a Mac if that is an option for you.

Bummer.

I do have a MacBook.
I’d have to reformat my external hard drive though. Choices.

Man digital sure isn’t easy. I do love that dac though. Crazy performance for the price. But it doesn’t do mqa. Another forum/digital hot topic!! Lol.

I think the ball is in my court.