New DS DAC Owner Questions


#1

Currently I am burning in my new DAC I have about 300 hours on it and every time I listen it sounds better and better. I am feeding files via Roon through a Bridge II, and via Jriver through a Sonore uRendu to USB, or the Bridge II. The controler is a 2013 Mac Mini. I have a couple of questions.

I hardly ever see cover art no matter the input. I read on this forum that the DS would sense the input and automatically switch to the input with activity. This does not happen for me. I am on Redcloud and the 6/22/18 release of Bridge II firmware. Any guidance would be appreciated.


#2

If you are running the DAC in continuously using the Bridge II there is a bug in that code that causes the artwork to stop displaying after a while. A power cycle resters functionality. You will not see any artwork on the USB side with the uRendu.


#3

Thanks Jaiello, is the DAC supposed to sense an active input and switch to that input? I purposely tried shutting down Roon, or Jriver while one was feeding an input and I still had to manually switch to the proper input to get audio.


#4

You have to switch to the USB port manually if you are on the Bridge II input. In my system when I use my iPad app I can select a music selection and the DAC will switch to the Bridge II input automatically and turn the unit on from standby.


#5

Also there is a new Bridge II update you should install if you haven’t already.


#6

I believe the DS Jr has an auto-sensing optionfor the inputs but not the DS Sr.


#7

I don’t think the DS Sr. offers automatic switching. I have been running my system almost exactly the way you are with the only other addition being an i2s input as well from my NPC.

I was able to create activities on my Harmony remote to change both my pre-amp and DS Sr. as needed with the same click.

T


#8

DS will auto switch from any input to the Bridge only. Otherwise, all manual. I believe Ted said it will likely be in the next update so that it operates like Jr.


#9

Thanks, this is all little stuff I read in the forums. The thing that matters is I’m loving the sound!