I’m testing a DSJ in my system, so I’m a possible future owner.
It has being burned-in since last Tuesday, and I’ll make the first critical listening session tomorrow.
For the time being, I’ve tried to cover configuration issues and some functionality tests.
I’ve had already fantastic support from PS Audio (thanks James Herod ).
I only tested USB and Bridge II inputs.
- DSJ > USB > Netbook Windows LTSB 10 with Fidelizer Pro + Foobar (controlled with Bubble UPnP) > TPLink Switch (with iFi power) > audio room ethernet wall socket > office room ethernet wall socket > TPLink switch > QNAP running ASSET UPnP
After some troubleshooting on Foobar config, and ASSET UPnP, everything runs as expected at DSJ side (44.1, 88.2, 176; 48, 96, 192; 384; DSD64; DSD128).
Bit perfect tests (with the two PSAudio files) OK and steady
- DSJ Bridge II > TPLink Switch (with iFi power) > audio room ethernet wall socket > office room ethernet wall socket > TPLink switch > QNAP running ASSET UPnP
Only runs 44.1, 88.2, 176; 48, 96, 192; DSD64, but that is by design (accordingly to what I read). 384 gets flickering different frequencies on the DSJ screen and do not run, is that ok?
Tidal MQA. (master) ok with MControl on Android
Bit perfect tests (with the two PSAudio files) were not steady. The B appears but keeps flickering on the screen
The big issue with Bridge II is sound noises… the burbles and the ticks, on every format (PCM all frequencies, DSD64, Tidal MQA…). I already read several posts, Ted information, etc. I’m not encountering the FPGA code bug, since I have the volume at 80 (I tried at 100 but kept the 80 as Ted recommended). Note that, for the tests sake, I connect the Bridge II to the TPLink switch with the same ethernet cable in the same port as for the USB rig. So I’m guessing the Bridge II is the culprit.
Am I missing something, or there is nothing I can do and I’m encountering the Bridge II well know issues?
From what I read, the problems were not supposed to be permanent, but they are for me.
In the end, after the sound tests, If I keep the DSJ I’ll use the USB rig. But the direct streaming possibilities are a nice to have, and pretty interesting for Tidal. But… only if it has clean sound (even if it is not as good as the USB input).
Thanks in advance for your help.