Well, my excitement over being able to rip my multichannel DVD-A and multichannel SACD discs was short lived.
Whenever I play any of these files there’s low level, but clearly audible, noise in the background of the music (the music itself doesn’t distort) that sounds kind of like a loose or bad connection. Its audible on all channels, including sub. It’s only there on the files ripped from multichannel DVD-A and SACD discs (I haven’t tried 2 channel SACD discs). There’s no such noise when playing files ripped from CDs or even DTS CDs. It’s there whether I’m playing multichannel through my Oppo via HDMI or direct to my pre/pro via optical.
So it seems either the Salkstream is doing something to add the noise or the noise is within the multichannel files. I’m thinking it’s the latter since it only occurs on the multichannel files.
Is it possible Roon is doing something to cause this noise? Any settings I can check?
Another issue is when using HDMI to the Oppo, if music is paused for awhile (the time varies) the HDMI connection between the Oppo and Salkstream is lost. I then have to reboot the Salkstream to get it to reconnect. Changing HDMI cables didn’t seem to help.
Any ideas what’s going on here? Am I just out of luck playing multichannel music using my streamer/Roon?
Any suggestions/help is greatly appreciated.
(I can start a new thread if needed.)
Another data point…streaming the multichannel files to my iPad (of course Roon downconverts to 2 channel), there is no noise.
I’m really confused about what’s going on here.
Now the noise is there no matter what is playing, or even if nothing is playing. Turning off the Salkstream stops the noise. If the Salkstream is on, the noise is there, and gets louder when asking the Salkstream to do anything (whether using Roon or the web browser access to the Salkstream). If I leave the Salkstream alone for a bit with nothing playing, the noise gets quieter.
I did discover something, however. If I disconnect the HDMI cable between the Oppo and the Salkstream, the noise goes away. So it seems using the HDMI connection introduces the noise (I tried 2 different cables, made no difference). Of course with it disconnected I can’t use Roon to play multichannel files through the Oppo.
Any suggestions where to go from here?