Bought a Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital last week. I’m experiencing MQA drop-outs. What appears to be happening when playing an MQA file is, MQA text and light turn off intermittently and after a couple seconds comes back on. While it’s off, the sound is noticeably different and I’m assuming the MQA filter is turning off and on so I’m not getting a consistent MQA stream using latest Audirvana update on Windows 10 (up to date)
This drop out is well documented and appeared first around 2017 with subsequent firmware patches since for the S2D that was supposed to fix the issue but hasn’t. Folks are still dealing with this today, unfortunately. I was completely unaware of this issue before purchasing but I love this DAC so I’m looking for some help if it’s possible with my setup. Using a linear power supply, Audioquest Forest data USB cable to connect everything. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Edit: I’m using MQA decoder in settings via Pro-Ject ASIO drivers. When using solely as a decoder, no issue present but this unit is touted as a full, hardware MQA decoder and would like to use it as such.
Thanks in advance, y’all!