DSD Skipping Pre Box S2 Digital / Roon

Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)

Mac Mini macOS Mojave, i7 , 16GB Ram, 500GB SSD , Roon 1.6 (build 401)

Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)

Telus 300 Ethernet

Audio Devices (Specify connection type - USB/HDMI/ect.)


Description Of Issue

When playing Michael Jackson Billie Jean DSD64 it skips/hiccups, other tracks do not. I am able to play the same track through A+ with no issues.
I am running a Pre Box S2 Digital DAC, I am ruling out the DAC as it works fine in A+.
I believe my setup is correct (see screen capture below)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Hi @Cliff_Jensen,

Thanks for contacting us regarding this issue. Just to make sure I understand you here clearly, you are saying that just the Billie Jean track in DSD64 is causing skips/hiccups but other DSD64 files play fine on the Pre Box S2 with all other settings being constant?

If this is the case, I kindly request the DSD64 file for analysis so that we can take a look at it in the lab and see if we area able to reproduce similar findings, I will send you a private message shortly on how to upload this file to us.


I get this through A+ as well though. Happens half a dozen times in the first 20 seconds of the track but not after that.

I get the same issue using Pre Box S2 using foobar. Just an FYI. Could be the Pre Box.

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