Skips after a couple of seconds


I am using Audirvana with a Macbook Pro and a Naim Unitilite. Often but not always a track will skip after a few seconds and go to another. What am I doing wrong?

Thank you.


Hello @TerenceJ,

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 Mac Version 3.5.44 (3574)
macOS 10.15.7 with 8192MB RAM

Trial version using demo license


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

SoX not in use
SoX filter parameters
Bandwidth at 0dB = 99.5
Filter max length = 30000
Anti-aliasing = 100
Phase = 66

Max allowed volume: 87.0871
Replay Gain: None
SW volume control: ON

Sync list: 1 folders
AUTO: /Users/terenceollerhead/Music/Music
iTunes/Music library synchronization: last synchronized on Mon Mar 15 14:09:51 2021

Library database path: /Users/terenceollerhead/Library/Application Support/Audirvana/AudirvanaPlusDatabaseV2.sqlite


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

Preferred device: Lite-27F1 Model UID:Naim Audio Ltd. Lite-27F1 UID:uuid:5F9EC1B3-ED59-79BB-4530-0011F6AB27F1

Currently playing to UPnP device at 24 bits 192kHz
Selected device:
UPnP device at
ID 0x0 Lite-27F1 Manufacturer:Naim Audio Ltd.
Model UID:Naim Audio Ltd. Lite-27F1 UID:uuid:5F9EC1B3-ED59-79BB-4530-0011F6AB27F1

6 available sample rates up to 192000Hz
Volume control: No
MQA capability
Auto-detect MQA devices: Yes
Not a MQA device, user set to MQA Renderer
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
UPnP/DLNA supported protocols:
DLNA 1.5: No
Gapless playback: Yes
Missing events workaround: Yes
Can play native DSD: Yes
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
14 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
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 8 little endian Signed Integer 2822.4kHz
2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 8 little endian Signed Integer 5644.8kHz

0 physical formats

Current device transportInfo:
CurrentTransportState: PLAYING
CurrentTransportStatus: OK
CurrentSpeed: 1
Current device MediaInfo:
NrTracks: 1
MediaDuration: 0:04:45
CurrentURIMetadata: dc:titleRameau, Ólafsson: The Arts and the Hours</dc:title>upnp:artistÓlafsson Víkingur</upnp:artist>upnp:albumCollection: Ólafsson: Debussy, Rameau</upnp:album>upnp:albumArtURIhttp://</upnp:albumArtURI>
nextURIMetadata: dc:title8. La fille aux cheveux de lin</dc:title>upnp:artistÓlafsson Víkingur</upnp:artist>upnp:albumCollection: Ólafsson: Debussy, Rameau</upnp:album>upnp:albumArtURIhttp://</upnp:albumArtURI>
PlayMedium: NETWORK

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 SetPlayMode InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID NewPlayMode in CurrentPlayMode GetCurrentTransportActions InstanceID in A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID Actions out CurrentTransportActions TransportState string STOPPED PLAYING PAUSED_PLAYBACK TRANSITIONING NO_MEDIA_PRESENT TransportStatus string OK ERROR_OCCURRED PlaybackStorageMedium string NETWORK RecordStorageMedium string NOT_IMPLEMENTED PossiblePlaybackStorageMedia string PossibleRecordStorageMedia string CurrentPlayMode string NORMAL NORMAL SHUFFLE REPEAT_ONE REPEAT_ALL 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 A_ARG_TYPE_SeekTarget string A_ARG_TYPE_InstanceID ui4

Current device RootDevice description:

<?xml version="1.0"?> 1 0 urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:MediaRenderer:1 Lite-27F1 Naim Audio Ltd. Naim UnitiLite all-in-one audio player UnitiLite 20-002-0015 0011F6AB27F1 uuid:5F9EC1B3-ED59-79BB-4530-0011F6AB27F1 123810928305556upc urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:RenderingControl:1 urn:upnp-org:serviceId:RenderingControl /RenderingControl/desc.xml /RenderingControl/ctrl /RenderingControl/evt urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:ConnectionManager:1 urn:upnp-org:serviceId:ConnectionManager /ConnectionManager/desc.xml /ConnectionManager/ctrl /ConnectionManager/evt urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:AVTransport:1 urn:upnp-org:serviceId:AVTransport /AVTransport/desc.xml /AVTransport/ctrl /AVTransport/evt urn:schemas-dm-holdings-com:service:X_HtmlPageHandler:1 urn:schemas-dm-holdings-com:serviceId:X_HtmlPage /HtmlPageHandler/desc.xml /HtmlPageHandler/ctrl /HtmlPageHandler/evt urn:rhapsody-real-com:device-id-1-0:rdk_dev_2:0011F6AB27F1

UPnP devices found : 1
Device #0: ID 0x0 Lite-27F1 UID: uuid:5F9EC1B3-ED59-79BB-4530-0011F6AB27F1 Location:

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

Max. memory for audio buffers: 3268MB

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

Local devices found : 1
Device #0: ID 0x32 Built-in Output Manufacturer: Apple Inc. Model UID: AppleHDA:82 UID: AppleHDAEngineOutput:1B,0,1,1:0

Can you try to disable software volume control and enable exclusive access and try again?

Hello Damien. Thank you for responding. SW volume control is on, but won’t go off. And where is exclusive access on a Mac? Thank you.

You need to stop the audio using the square icon. Yes there is Exclusive access on Mac, you need to go in audirvana output settings.

Bonjour Damien. I am doing better. I’ve done as you say, and the playing is stable. I have FOR NOW just one more question. The square speaker box symbol. When I click it, it shows two sections: one is DAC, with built-in output, and the second piece has NETWORK, and the name of my Naim system. What should I be using? I’ve been usind the network, but should I use DAC? Merci beaucoup. Terence

The DAC section is the outputs that are connected to your computer (either via USB or your local sound card). The NETWORK is for the UPnP outputs you have that can be played with Audirvana. The main difference between them is the capacity of the output as one can for example could play at a higher frequency than the other. Those differences are indicated in your device manual.

For your Naim you see it in the Network section which means you play to it over UPnP. Note that Audirvana sent the audio in .wav in UPnP so the track is not alliterated when it arrive to your Naim.

Thank you so much, Damien, for taking this time. I am not completely clueless, but the DAC world is full of acronyms and new words! Audirvana this weekend worked flawlessly. Must have been the tweaks that you suggested last week. One last question; is the fidelity the same using the Legacy feature? Not that I’m really tempted, as Audirvana is so good. I’ll be buying! Thank you.

The Legacy feature allows you to use Music but with the sound of Audirvana so yes, the fidelity is the same.