I have a meridian explorer 2 dac with the latest drivers installed (3.341)
I have one zone with one device enabled (Meridian Explorer2 USB DAC audio/WASAPI)
I have exclusive mode on with DSD playback strategy set to Convert to PCM since my DAC does not handle DSD files
When I play DSD64 files (.dsf) all that’s output is loud rapid clicking even though Roon seems to graphically show the correct audio being played
All other audio files seem to play fine with this setup
if I switch to the Meridian USB ASIO driver instead it will play DSD files converted to PCM but then they get sampled down to 176.4kHz - shouldn’t I be able to get higher sampled sound and better overall sound quality through the USB DAC?
Thanks in advance for any help - I did a search but came up empty…
Hi - it’s a HP desktop PC (envy model) running windows 10 with the meredian explorer 2 DAC - I’m not at home at the moment but can give more details soon if you need them - just let me know and thanks for the response…eric
Here are some more details
HP envy w/beats audio; H8-1437c
Intel core; i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz
Installed memory 12.0 GB
64-bit OS, x64-based processor
Windows 10 Home (it came with windows 8 but I upgraded to windows 10 before installing Roon - the HP website does not seem to offer driver updates etc. for windows 10 for this model; maybe I should reformat and go back to windows 8/8.1? I only use this computer for audio playback…)
So I reformatted and got it back to Windows 8.1, reinstalled Roon fresh and now I can’t even log on through the program; it asks for my info and then gives me a double “unexpected error” message - help!
Yes, that’s correct; just as a poster within the link above did. I have many DSD64 files and don’t want to convert them all and am counting on it being fixed in a forthcoming release as mentioned in that other thread…
Hey @Eric_Luther – I just took a look at this and I think there may be an issue with WASAPI and DSD64 here, but the conversion to 176.4kHz sounds like what I would expect when converting DSD64 to a DAC that tops out at 192kHz.
While we look at the WASAPI issue, feel free to use ASIO drivers or set your volume control mode to DSP volume.