I have several DXD (32-bit/352.8kHz) tracks from TRPTK which I’m able to play without issue on my 2018 i3 Mac mini. However, there is an older 24-bit DXD file that causes a spike in Audirvana’s CPU usage and causes the UI (both Mac app and iOS remote) to be unresponsive for 30+ seconds.
Æon Trio – Elegy
Any idea why the 24-bit tracks are causing Audirvana to become unresponsive (for up to a minute), while the 32-bit tracks play without issue?
FYI: the 24-bit tracks are FLAC files, while the 32-bit ones originally were WAV (that I converted to AIFF).
I’ll try converting the 24-bit FLAC to AIFF to see if that makes a difference.
Also… my Mac mini i3 (2018) only has 8GB RAM, which is less than ideal (but I intend to upgrade to 32GB RAM soon).
UPDATE: after converting the 24-bit/352.8kHz FLAC files to AIFF, the Mac mini plays them somewhat better, but there’s still a noticeable slowdown in UI on the Audirvana Mac app and iOS remote app. I’m unclear on why the 32-bit D D files play without issue, but these 24-but DXD files do not