It doesn’t matter to me as I prefer the sound without.
However, I am sure this is a fault.
I am listening to DSD128 files via Grado Gs1000e headphones. If I enable crossfeed, the music stops for quite a few seconds and then starts up again exactly where it stopped.
I am usin g a Micro Rendu. It matters not if I am using as HQPlayer NAA or Roon Ready. The same thing happens. Roon gives a message saying the track might be loading slowly which seems unlikely.
I don’t acre as I do not like the sound with Crossfeed enabled. However others might and so I thought I’d let you know of this weird happening.
Oh and the CPU is 80% idle when not using this setting but it doesn’t use. much more when using it-over 70% idle.
As are most settings I choose when using HQPlayer as my zone. Even ext and xtr don 't over tax the machine tho I do not like the sound. I am no longer concerned about using a Mac Book Pro as my core.
I have turned all of my Carly Simon albums into DSD 128 (backing up in two different drives the original .AIFF or .FLAC files. I think I shall do this with all my records. The sound is good, I have 2-3 copies of the originals, hardly any CPU usage when playing DSD files although it take an enormous amount of the CPU, almost 100% to make the DSD files. I use dB Converter. Is the amount of CPU needed to do this normal or could different program use less cpu?
As well as enjoying the sound of these files, the CPU usage when playing them hovers around 78% idle. The fan has yet to come on.
One final thing, anyone know of a cd ripper to HDD or preferably SSD, available in the UK or EU which isn’t also a server etc. The only reason I want somethin g like is that recording the way I do now is slow and is going to take weeks wo re-do my cd collection. Not because of the player or the MBPro but because of my disability. I think using something like a cd ripper to storage would save me a whole of trouble,. I need to do it because during the period a head bang sent me off the planet for 5 years, I now find I recorded ma ny in MP3. I still can’r believe I did that but then I also find it hard to believe I lost almost 5 years of my life even though I have photographs to prove I was still alive and living a life of sorts.