MacBook Pro (late 2012) -> Hegel H120 = is not working reliably

Hi,
So far I am using mconnect for playing music via UPnP on my Hegel H120 and it just works fine. All music is stored on a Synolgy NAS. However, I just installed Audirvana but it is not working reliably when used wirelessly in UPnP mode. Music either does not play or stops playing after seconds or minutes. Is this a known issue? In contrast, Audirvana works perfectly via USB. However, this is not my preferred way for playing music…

Thanks in advance…

Hello @r_a_l_f,

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.

Hello Damien,
Thanks. After a reboot of my computer and my Hegel amplifier I could stream music via UPnP. However, approx. every five minutes there is a short music dropout. Please find below the Debug Info. BTW, I am using a MacBook Pro Late 2013 not 2012 as indicated above…

Best regards,
Ralf

Audirvana Mac Version 3.5.43 (3573)
macOS 11.1.0 with 8192MB RAM

Die Testversion verwendet eine Demo-Lizenz

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
AUTO: /Volumes/Musik/Musik HQ
iTunes/Music library synchronization: not synchronized
Library database path: /Users/Ralf/Library/Application Support/Audirvana/AudirvanaPlusDatabaseV2.sqlite

ACTIVE STREAMING SERVICES

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

Preferred device: HEGEL Model UID:Hegel HEGEL UID:uuid:1cfb18fe-1dd2-11b2-99c9-8f57da743e33

Selected device:
UPnP device at http://192.168.178.67:38400/description.xml
ID 0x0 HEGEL Manufacturer:Hegel
Model UID:Hegel HEGEL UID:uuid:1cfb18fe-1dd2-11b2-99c9-8f57da743e33

6 available sample rates up to 192000Hz
44100
48000
88200
96000
176400
192000
Volume control: No
MQA capability
Auto-detect MQA devices: No
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
UPnP/DLNA supported protocols:
http-get::audio/L16;rate=44100;channels=1:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get:
:audio/L16;rate=44100;channels=2:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get::audio/L16;rate=48000;channels=1:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get:
:audio/L16;rate=48000;channels=2:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get::audio/mpeg:DLNA.ORG_PN=MP3
http-get:
:audio/x-ms-wma:DLNA.ORG_PN=WMABASE
http-get::audio/x-ms-wma:DLNA.ORG_PN=WMAFULL
http-get:
:audio/x-ms-wma:DLNA.ORG_PN=WMAPRO
http-get::audio/mp4:DLNA.ORG_PN=AAC_ISO
http-get:
:audio/3gpp:DLNA.ORG_PN=AAC_ISO
http-get::audio/mp4:DLNA.ORG_PN=AAC_ISO_320
http-get:
:audio/3gpp:DLNA.ORG_PN=AAC_ISO_320
http-get::audio/vnd.dlna.adts:DLNA.ORG_PN=AAC_ADTS
http-get:
:audio/vnd.dlna.adts:DLNA.ORG_PN=AAC_ADTS_320
http-get::audio/flac:
http-get::audio/x-flac:
http-get::audio/wav:
http-get::audio/x-wav:
http-get::application/ogg:
DLNA 1.5: Yes
Gapless playback: Yes
Missing events workaround: No
Can play native DSD: No
Number of channels: 2
Use as stereo device only: 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

Stream ID 0x0 0 channels starting at 0
12 virtual formats:
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 44.1kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer 44.1kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 88.2kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer 88.2kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 176.4kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer 176.4kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 48kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer 48kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 96kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer 96kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 192kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer 192kHz

0 physical formats

Current device transportInfo:
CurrentTransportState: NO_MEDIA_PRESENT
CurrentTransportStatus: OK
CurrentSpeed: 1
Current device MediaInfo:
NrTracks: 0
MediaDuration: 00:00:00
CurrentURI:
CurrentURIMetadata:
nextURI:
nextURIMetadata:
PlayMedium: NONE
RecordMedium: NOT_IMPLEMENTED
WriteStatus: NOT_IMPLEMENTED

Current device AVT service description:

<?xml version="1.0"?> 1 0 SetAVTransportURI InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID CurrentURI in AVTransportURI CurrentURIMetaData in AVTransportURIMetaData GetMediaInfo InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID NrTracks out NumberOfTracks MediaDuration out CurrentMediaDuration CurrentURI out AVTransportURI CurrentURIMetaData out AVTransportURIMetaData NextURI out NextAVTransportURI NextURIMetaData out NextAVTransportURIMetaData PlayMedium out PlaybackStorageMedium RecordMedium out RecordStorageMedium WriteStatus out RecordMediumWriteStatus GetTransportInfo InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID CurrentTransportState out TransportState CurrentTransportStatus out TransportStatus CurrentSpeed out TransportPlaySpeed GetPositionInfo InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID Track out CurrentTrack TrackDuration out CurrentTrackDuration TrackMetaData out CurrentTrackMetaData TrackURI out CurrentTrackURI RelTime out RelativeTimePosition AbsTime out AbsoluteTimePosition RelCount out RelativeCounterPosition AbsCount out AbsoluteCounterPosition GetDeviceCapabilities InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID PlayMedia out PossiblePlaybackStorageMedia RecMedia out PossibleRecordStorageMedia RecQualityModes out PossibleRecordQualityModes GetTransportSettings InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID PlayMode out CurrentPlayMode RecQualityMode out CurrentRecordQualityMode SetPlayMode InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID NewPlayMode in CurrentPlayMode Stop InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID Play InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID Speed in TransportPlaySpeed Pause InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID Seek InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID Unit in A_ARG_TYPE_SeekMode Target in A_ARG_TYPE_SeekTarget Next InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID Previous InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID GetCurrentTransportActions InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID Actions out CurrentTransportActions TransportState string STOPPED PAUSED_PLAYBACK PLAYING TRANSITIONING NO_MEDIA_PRESENT TransportStatus string OK ERROR_OCCURRED PlaybackStorageMedium string UNKNOWN CD-DA DVD-VIDEO HDD NETWORK NONE RecordStorageMedium string NOT_IMPLEMENTED PossiblePlaybackStorageMedia string UNKNOWN CD-DA DVD-VIDEO HDD NETWORK PossibleRecordStorageMedia string NOT_IMPLEMENTED CurrentPlayMode string NORMAL SHUFFLE REPEAT_ONE REPEAT_TRACK REPEAT_ALL NORMAL TransportPlaySpeed string 1 RecordMediumWriteStatus string NOT_IMPLEMENTED CurrentRecordQualityMode string NOT_IMPLEMENTED PossibleRecordQualityModes string NOT_IMPLEMENTED NumberOfTracks ui4 0 1 CurrentTrack ui4 0 1 1 CurrentTrackDuration string CurrentMediaDuration string CurrentTrackMetaData string CurrentTrackURI string AVTransportURI string AVTransportURIMetaData string NextAVTransportURI string NextAVTransportURIMetaData string RelativeTimePosition string AbsoluteTimePosition string RelativeCounterPosition i4 AbsoluteCounterPosition i4 CurrentTransportActions string LastChange string A_ARG_TYPE_SeekMode string ABS_COUNT TRACK_NR REL_TIME A_ARG_TYPE_SeekTarget string A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID ui4

Current device RootDevice description:

<?xml version="1.0"?> 1 0 DMR-1.50 QPlay:2 urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:MediaRenderer:1 HEGEL Hegel http://www.hegel.com H120 H120 1.0 http://www.hegel.com uuid:1cfb18fe-1dd2-11b2-99c9-8f57da743e33 http://192.168.178.67 urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:RenderingControl:1 urn:upnp-org:serviceId:RenderingControl /RenderingControl.xml /RenderingControl /RenderingControl/eventSub urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:AVTransport:1 urn:upnp-org:serviceId:AVTransport /AVTransport.xml /AVTransport /AVTransport/eventSub urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:ConnectionManager:1 urn:upnp-org:serviceId:ConnectionManager /ConnectionManager.xml /ConnectionManager /ConnectionManager/eventSub urn:schemas-tencent-com:service:QPlay:1 urn:tencent-com:serviceId:QPlay /QPlay.xml /QPlay /QPlay/eventSub http://192.168.178.67:38400

UPnP devices found : 1
Device #0: ID 0x0 HEGEL UID: uuid:1cfb18fe-1dd2-11b2-99c9-8f57da743e33 Location: http://192.168.178.67:38400/description.xml

CoreAudio audio path, buffer I/O frame size: 0

Max. memory for audio buffers: 5120MB

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

Local devices found : 1
Device #0: ID 0x31 Ausgang (integriert) Manufacturer: Apple Inc. Model UID: AppleHDA:93 UID: AppleHDAEngineOutput:1B,0,1,1:0

Are you using the latest version of the firmware for your H120? Does the issue happen whatever the sample rate you try to play?

Try to reduce the pre-load cache to 3000MB.

Yes, the firmware is up to date. So far I just tried MQA files. But I will test the set-up with 44,1 kHz/16 Bit Flac files and let you know…

Thanks, will give it a try…

16/44,1 seems to work perfectly…

Reducing the pre-load cache did not help. The issue seems to be related to the wireless data transfer. I connected my rather old Mac with an adapter to my LAN and the issue seems to be solved. I could listen to music for approx. one day without any dropouts. However, since my Hegel does not support MQA, I tried the upsampling functionally of Audirvana. Since the built-in DAC supports 24/192 I set the upsampling frequency to maximum. On my remote it is indicated now that that a 24/192 is sent to my Hegel DAC. However, after the first song the music stops and the software seems to be frozen. I do not think that this is a data transfer issue. Any suggestions would be appreciated…

If you want to use the MQA capability of Audirvana don’t upsample. You’re losing the benefits of the MQA if you do that. Just let Audirvana do the “unfold”.

Got it, thank you very much! So actually it is working fine then for me and my issue is solved… :slight_smile: