Qobuz plays at 44/16 no matter what file I play

Hi, I have a high res streamer, a Yamaha R-N803D. Whenever I am paused and about to play very high res music from Qobuz on Audirvana Studio on my iMac I can see that the file is 192/24 for the file (Neil Young in this case) and I can see that my DAC is 192/24 on the bottom right (which makes sense, my streamer is capable of that). However whenever I play the file it reverts to just CD quality - 44/16. I have gotten high res Qobuz to play from other sources to my streamer (for instance Bubble UPnP) at 192/24 just fine. I can play locally to a headphone DAC hardwired to my Mac just fine at 192/24 from Audirvana. I have checked and rechecked the settings to maximise the audio quality. Why isn’t it playing 192/24?

Can you take a picture of the settings screen while playing a hi res file. Here you see the resolution of the file on the left and then the steps that Audirvana makes and what the end result is.

Posting the Debug info is probably the next question to be able to say something about what happens during playback.

Hi Jacob
Sure!


Debugging:
Audirvana Studio 1.7.2 (10702)

macOS Version 11.6 (Build 20G165) with 64GB physical RAM

Connected account: [email protected] (Michael Schultz)

SIGNAL PROCESSING:

Polarity Inversion:
	Globally: OFF
	Per track: ON
Effects plugins NOT ACTIVE

UPSAMPLING:
r8brain not in use
r8brain filter parameters
Bandwidth = 99.5%
Stop band attenuation 218dB
Phase linear

AUDIO VOLUME:
Max allowed volume: 100
Replay Gain: None
SW volume control: OFF

LIBRARY SETTINGS:
Sync list: 1 folders
AUTO: /Volumes/Mikes 8TB 1/Dropbox (Dropbox Pro)/iTunes/iTunes Music
iTunes/Music library synchronization: last synchronized on Mon Nov 1 13:46:23 2021

Library database path: /Users/Mike/Library/Application Support/Audirvana/AudirvanaDatabase.sqlite

Remote Control server:
Listening on 127.0.0.1 on port 49669

ACTIVE STREAMING SERVICES
Qobuz: Connected as Qobuz Studio
TIDAL: Connected as HIFI

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

Preferred device: YAMAHA CORPORATION YAMAHA R-N803D Model UID:Yamaha Corporation Yamaha R-N803D UID:uuid:9ab0c000-f668-11de-9976-00a0de980ac8

Currently playing to UPnP device at 24 bits 44.1kHz
Selected device:
UPnP device at http://192.168.86.25:49154/MediaRenderer/desc.xml
ID 0x0 Yamaha R-N803D
Manufacturer: Yamaha Corporation
Model Name:
Model UID: Yamaha Corporation Yamaha R-N803D
UID: uuid:9ab0c000-f668-11de-9976-00a0de980ac8

6 available sample rates up to 192000Hz
44100
48000
88200
96000
176400
192000
Volume control: No
MQA capability
Auto-detect MQA devices: Yes
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
Avoid RAW PCM streams: Yes
UPnP/DLNA supported protocols:
http-get::audio/L16;channels=2;rate=44100:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get:
:audio/L16;channels=1;rate=44100:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get::audio/L16;channels=2;rate=48000:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get:
:audio/L16;channels=1;rate=48000:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get::audio/L16;channels=2;rate=32000:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get:
:audio/L16;channels=1;rate=32000:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get::audio/L16;channels=2;rate=88200:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get:
:audio/L16;channels=1;rate=88200:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get::audio/L16;channels=2;rate=96000:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get:
:audio/L16;channels=1;rate=96000:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get::audio/L16;channels=2;rate=64000:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get:
:audio/L16;channels=1;rate=64000:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get::audio/L16;channels=2;rate=22050:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get:
:audio/L16;channels=1;rate=22050:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get::audio/L16;channels=2;rate=24000:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get:
:audio/L16;channels=1;rate=24000:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get::audio/L16;channels=2;rate=16000:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get:
:audio/L16;channels=1;rate=16000:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get::audio/L16;channels=2;rate=11025:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get:
:audio/L16;channels=1;rate=11025:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get::audio/L16;channels=2;rate=12000:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get:
:audio/L16;channels=1;rate=12000:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get::audio/L16;channels=2;rate=8000:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get:
:audio/L16;channels=1;rate=8000:DLNA.ORG_PN=LPCM
http-get::audio/L16: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=WMDRM_WMABASE
http-get:
:audio/x-ms-wma:DLNA.ORG_PN=WMDRM_WMAFULL
http-get::audio/vnd.dlna.adts:DLNA.ORG_PN=AAC_ADTS
http-get:
:audio/vnd.dlna.adts:DLNA.ORG_PN=AAC_ADTS_192
http-get::audio/vnd.dlna.adts:DLNA.ORG_PN=AAC_ADTS_320
http-get:
:audio/mp4:DLNA.ORG_PN=AAC_ISO
http-get::audio/mp4:DLNA.ORG_PN=AAC_ISO_192
http-get:
:audio/mp4:DLNA.ORG_PN=AAC_ISO_320
http-get::audio/3gpp:DLNA.ORG_PN=AAC_ISO
http-get:
:audio/3gpp:DLNA.ORG_PN=AAC_ISO_192
http-get::audio/3gpp:DLNA.ORG_PN=AAC_ISO_320
http-get:
:audio/x-ms-wma:*
http-get::audio/vnd.dlna.adts:
http-get::audio/x-flac:
http-get::audio/x-mpeg:
http-get::audio/x-aac:
http-get::audio/x-mp3:
http-get::audio/x-mp4:
http-get::audio/x-mpg:
http-get::audio/x-wav:
http-get::audio/3gpp:
http-get::audio/aacp:
http-get::audio/aiff:
http-get::audio/x-aiff:
http-get::audio/flac:
http-get::audio/mpeg:
http-get::audio/aac:
http-get::audio/m4a:
http-get::audio/mp3:
http-get::audio/mp4:
http-get::audio/dsd:
http-get::audio/x-dsd:
http-get::audio/x-dsf:
http-get::audio/x-dff:
http-get::audio/wav:
DLNA 1.5: Yes
Gapless playback: Yes
Missing events workaround: No
Can play native DSD: Yes
Volume Control: scalar
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
16 virtual formats:
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 44.1kHz finite length
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer 44.1kHz finite length
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 88.2kHz finite length
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer 88.2kHz finite length
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 176.4kHz finite length
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer 176.4kHz finite length
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 48kHz finite length
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer 48kHz finite length
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 96kHz finite length
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer 96kHz finite length
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 192kHz finite length
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer 192kHz finite length
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 8 little endian Signed Integer 2822.4kHz finite length
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 8 little endian Signed Integer 5644.8kHz finite length
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 8 little endian Signed Integer 11289.6kHz finite length
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 8 little endian Signed Integer 22579.2kHz finite length

0 physical formats

Current device transportInfo:
CurrentTransportState: PLAYING
CurrentTransportStatus: OK
CurrentSpeed: 1
Current device MediaInfo:
NrTracks: 1
MediaDuration: 0:04:34
CurrentURI: http://192.168.86.245:49152/audirvana/audio_10.wav
CurrentURIMetadata: dc:titleOut on the Weekend</dc:title> dc:creatorNeil Young</dc:creator> upnp:artistNeil Young</upnp:artist> upnp:albumArtURIhttp://static.qobuz.com/images/covers/87/58/0093624955887_600.jpg</upnp:albumArtURI> upnp:albumHarvest</upnp:album> upnp:originalTrackNumber1</upnp:originalTrackNumber> upnp:classobject.item.audioItem.musicTrack</upnp:class> http://192.168.86.245:49152/audirvana/audio_10.wav
nextURI:
nextURIMetadata:
PlayMedium: NETWORK
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 SetNextAVTransportURI InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID NextURI in NextAVTransportURI NextURIMetaData in NextAVTransportURIMetaData 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 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 NETWORK NONE RecordStorageMedium string NOT_IMPLEMENTED PossiblePlaybackStorageMedia string PossibleRecordStorageMedia string CurrentPlayMode string NORMAL NORMAL TransportPlaySpeed string 1 RecordMediumWriteStatus string NOT_IMPLEMENTED CurrentRecordQualityMode string NOT_IMPLEMENTED PossibleRecordQualityModes string 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 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 urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:MediaRenderer:1 Yamaha R-N803D Yamaha Corporation http://www.yamaha.com/ MusicCast R-N803D N803D http://www.yamaha.com/ 02046FA3 uuid:9ab0c000-f668-11de-9976-00a0de980ac8 image/jpeg 48 48 24 /Icons/48x48.jpg image/jpeg 120 120 24 /Icons/120x120.jpg image/png 48 48 24 /Icons/48x48.png image/png 120 120 24 /Icons/120x120.png urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:AVTransport:1 urn:upnp-org:serviceId:AVTransport /AVTransport/desc.xml /AVTransport/ctrl /AVTransport/event urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:RenderingControl:1 urn:upnp-org:serviceId:RenderingControl /RenderingControl/desc.xml /RenderingControl/ctrl /RenderingControl/event urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:ConnectionManager:1 urn:upnp-org:serviceId:ConnectionManager /ConnectionManager/desc.xml /ConnectionManager/ctrl /ConnectionManager/event http://192.168.86.25/ http://192.168.86.25:80/ urn:schemas-yamaha-com:service:X_YamahaRemoteControl:1 /YamahaRemoteControl/ctrl /YamahaRemoteControl/desc.xml urn:schemas-yamaha-com:service:X_YamahaExtendedControl:1 /YamahaExtendedControl/v1/ 1923

UPnP devices found : 1
Device #0: ID 0x0 Yamaha R-N803D UID: uuid:9ab0c000-f668-11de-9976-00a0de980ac8 Location: http://192.168.86.25:49154/MediaRenderer/desc.xml

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

Max. memory for audio buffers: 62464MB
Exclusive access: Enabled
Integer mode: Disabled

Local devices found : 1
Device #0: ID 0x32 Built-in Output Manufacturer: Apple Inc. Model UID: AppleHDA:16 UID: AppleHDAEngineOutput:1F,3,0,1,1:0 Model Name: Apple Inc. Built-in Output

What does this setting say? If you disconnect Qobuz once and log in again. Will it still load a 16/44.1?

If I choose lossless here, I see the same as with your screenshots



Jacob you are a legend that fixed my issue, thank you very much!!!

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You’re welcome.

Another tip. The Debug info above contains some personal information. Including your e-mail address. Remove these before the spambots find them.

That album actually sounds really good. Is this a special version?

Thanks again, yeah I think it is a special version but also Neil Young was a FLAC/High Res pioneer so he would have been careful to make sure the mastering process was on point, in fact he got pissed off at Tidal making his recordings MQA and packed up and left Tidal. Also the recordings all have that warm analogue dry 70s production. It stands up.

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