Hello everyone! I guess I am one of very few members from China and I have to say I am very happy to become new PS Audio user and joining this forum. It has been greatly helpful in my decision to set up my new source with a DirectStream DAC, as well as helping me addressing some initial issues including getting the cover work popped up. Thanks everyone.
My current setup is music files (mainly FLAC/WAV/DSF/DFF format) stored in Melco N1ZH/2, and connected to DirectStream DAC via USB (controlled by Kazoo on iPad) and Bridge II (via Player port from Melco, controlled by MConnect HD on iPad), Melco is connected to network reuter and installed with MinimServer. There is also same set of music files stored in a Win 7 PC on same network (installed with Lightning DS server). Firmware is of latest version i.e. RedCloud and 3.5.1 for Bridge II.
So far everything works fine, including streaming from TIDAL (though need a VPN connection in China). However there is only one thing failed: DSD64 file in DFF format cannot be played via Bridge II, either through MinimServer on Melco or Lightning DS server on PC. The same can be well played via Melco directly through USB input therefore I don’t think it is a MinimServer issue. And it can also be played by Auralic Aries Mini in same network, either from Melco + MinimServer, or PC + Lightning DS.
I noticed release note of Bridge II FW ver 3.6.2 mentioned “Implemented DSD DFF playback (sending dff64 via DoP)” which was later withdrawn due to bug fix. Is it the reason that current 3.5.1 does not support DFF playing? If it is then when can we expect to be released?
Thanks for any valuable inputs.