I must admit to a limited knowledge of anything DSD, and while my needs are few – I only have three DSD albums in my collection – I would like to get them to play properly.
I have a PS Audio Directstream running Yale. The DS is specified to handle DSD 64 or DSD 128. The DS is fed by a Mac Mini running RoonServer and HQP 3.12beta. Everything is fine on the Redbook/PCM side.
I currently have default settings in HQP for DSD: poly-sinc, DSD7, 5644800 with SDM Pack = DoP (I think the DS does DoP.) “Pipeline SDM” is not checked.
The albums I have are 2 DSD64 and 1 DSD128.
If I try to play a DSD album using Roon/HQP, no sound is output. Roon appears to be trying to handle the file, but I get erratic behavior. The scrubber will show 1 second of play, then zip through and stop. Other times, it’ll move from one song to the next, then stop. Once last night, when I shifted off of attempting to play DSD to my ‘normal’ collection, the audio output was played half-speed and distorted until a reboot of the Mac Mini cleared it up.
I can play these same DSD albums if I use PureMusic/iTunes.
So, basically I have no idea of what’s going on, how things should be set, or why the DSD files won’t play.
Any help would be most appreciated,