Spontaneous mute at start of track

Hi. I am running latest Audirvana on headless MINI with 10.13.6. I either stream or play from drive on MINI. Recently Audirvana has started to mute playback at start of playing a track. If I unmute it may stay unmuted for the next track but it will revert at the start of a new track. There is no consistency I can spot. There have been no changes to the MINI or to Audirvana. I seem to remember reading that someone else had this problem but a search here revealed nothing. Before I start to tear it all apart, could I ask if this has come up before? Thanks. Drew

Hello @drewR, 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

Mute During Sample Rate Change could be a reason why it does not mute for every track but it does not explain why it plays in mute mode after.

Here is the debug info:

Audirvana Mac Version 3.5.38 (3568)

macOS 10.13.3 with 8192MB RAM

Registered to Andrew Rodger

SIGNAL PROCESSING:

Polarity Inversion:

Globally: OFF

Per track: OFF

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 = 63

AUDIO VOLUME:

Max allowed volume: 100

Replay Gain: by album

SW volume control: OFF

LIBRARY SETTINGS:

Sync list: 2 folders

AUTO: /Users/arodger/Music/Serious music

AUTO: /Users/arodger/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music

iTunes/Music library synchronization: not synchronized

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

ACTIVE STREAMING SERVICES

Qobuz: Connected as Qobuz Hi-Fi Sublime+

TIDAL: Connected as HIFI

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

Direct Mode audio path, buffer I/O frame size: 512

Max. memory for audio buffers: 4096MB

Local Audio Engine:

Exclusive access: Enabled

Integer mode: Enabled

Preferred device:

GOLDENOTE USB HD-DAC

Model UID:GOLDENOTE USB HD-DAC:20B1:0002

UID:AppleUSBAudioEngine:GOLDENOTE :GOLDENOTE USB HD-DAC:0000:1,2

Active Sample Rate: 192kHz

Hog Mode is off

Bridge settings:

Sample rate limitation: 192kHz

Sample rate switching latency: 2s

Limit bitdepth to 24bit: OFF

Mute during sample rate change: ON

Selected device:

Local audio device

ID 0x3a GOLDENOTE USB HD-DAC Manufacturer:GOLDENOTE

Model UID:GOLDENOTE USB HD-DAC:20B1:0002 UID:AppleUSBAudioEngine:GOLDENOTE :GOLDENOTE USB HD-DAC:0000:1,2

6 available sample rates up to 192000Hz

44100

48000

88200

96000

176400

192000

Audio buffer frame size : 58 to 4096 frames

Current I/O buffer frame size : 512

Volume Control

Physical: Yes

Virtual: Yes

MQA capability

Auto-detect MQA devices: Yes

Not a MQA device, user set to not MQA

DSD capability: Unhandled

Device audio channels

Preferred stereo channels L:1 R:2

Channel bitmap: Ox3, layout:

Channel 0 mapped to 0

Channel 1 mapped to 1

Audio channels in use

Number of channels: 2

Use as stereo device only: No

Simple stereo device: Yes

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 0x3b 2 channels starting at 1

12 virtual formats:

2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 192kHz

2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 176.4kHz

2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 96kHz

2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 88.2kHz

2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 48kHz

2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 44.1kHz

2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 192kHz

2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 176.4kHz

2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 96kHz

2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 88.2kHz

2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 48kHz

2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 44.1kHz

12 physical formats

2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 192kHz

2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 176.4kHz

2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 96kHz

2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 88.2kHz

2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 48kHz

2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 44.1kHz

2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 192kHz

2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 176.4kHz

2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 96kHz

2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 88.2kHz

2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 48kHz

2 ch Non-mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 44.1kHz

Local devices found : 2

Device #0: ID 0x33 Built-in Output Manufacturer: Apple Inc. Model UID: AppleHDA:33 UID: AppleHDAEngineOutput:1B,0,1,2:0

Device #1: ID 0x3a GOLDENOTE USB HD-DAC Manufacturer: GOLDENOTE Model UID: GOLDENOTE USB HD-DAC:20B1:0002 UID: AppleUSBAudioEngine:GOLDENOTE :GOLDENOTE USB HD-DAC:0000:1,2

UPnP devices found : 0

My hardware is currently a mid 2011 Mac Mini running Mac OS 10.13.6, which may be the OS ceiling for that unit. The Audirvana version is 3.5.38. The internet line speed is 10MBps.

Hi Damien

I undid the option to mute the switch of sample rate and it seems to have sorted the problem. I engaged the option because, in the past, a change to the rate would invoke a nasty noise but that does not seem to occur anymore so I think it is “problem solved”. Useful feedback though, I hope.

Cheers

Drew