Also my bridge caught the “sudden death”. Worked fine for more than three years in my PWDs (MK I, MK II) and in my DS. Especially in my DS it worked rock stable, even on DSD files. That one event, when I brought my DS to a friend to compare it to his PWD MK II, killed the bridge. Don’t know what really happened; I was just trying to connect it to another network. At the very moment I switched to the bridge input on the front panel, the input disappeared.
Back home I’m only able to switch to the bridge input via the remote ( no bridge input option via display). But even if I switch to the bridge input, there is no network connection and either DLNA nor static IP is working.
If there will be a special offer for former bridge owners for an upgrade to bridge 2 I will go that way. Until bridge 2 comes up, I will try the Auralic Aries streamer.
But really, I don’t need the bridge, since the “jRiver - notebook - USB” connection sounds that fantastic…If there only wasn’t this other bug which forces me to do a cold start with the DS every time after I’ve turned off my notebook over night…