New PWD2 and bridge coming, question


#1

I am using a Win7 PC with JRiver19. It pulls from a Synology DS1812+ server on a gigabit network. Do I need to do anything other than set the bridge as a set IP?


#2

There’s a whole sub-forum devoted to the correct settings for JRiver and the DS. (Which is one of the reasons I avoid JRiver . . . ) Playing DSD files seems to require particular attention.


#3

I’m not sure if you’re getting a PWD (post is in a PWD topic and “PSD2” seems to be a typo) or DS. In any event, you may not even need to set a fixed IP for the Bridge. Certainly if you have connection issues that is one of the first things to do. On the other hand, I have always used DHCP and have never needed to set fixed IPs, and I was a Bridge beta tester. The whole networking thing is very hit or miss and I have been pretty lucky. As magister said, there are some how-to’s on how to set up JRMC but I don’t think there is really a basic JRMC/Bridge how-to, unfortunately. The most important settings for the Bridge are in Media & Network/Add or Configure DLNA and there is a preset for Audiophile DAC (PS Audio) that should take care of most of the settings. If you are getting a DS and want to play DSD, down at the bottom of the Add or Configure screen you’ll see a second Advanced tab and you would want to check the first three boxes.

Let us know if you run into problems and we’ll try to help.


#4

You’re correct, I have a Perfectwave DAC II coming. It was a typo. Should be here in a week or 2, or 3.


#5

Cool. Let us know how you make out or if you run into any problems. Despite all the buzz over the DirectSteam the PWD MkII is still a great DAC.


#6
Despite all the buzz over the DirectSteam the PWD MkII is still a great DAC.
+1

#7

Another +1


#8

When I had a chance to listen to one “without the bridge” and then saw the $1500 off… needless to say, Get one ASAP. Heck of a deal for sure.

Now if my wonderful dealer “Sound Video” who steered me to PS Audio “and got a friend of his to bring over both DAC’s” can find out the estimated ETA. Getting very excited.


#9

Thank you for the help, but I have not been able to get a Perfectwave from PS Audio. I went another direction.

I have been really lucky to borrow my friends while he enjoyed the Directstream, but it has to be returned.

Enjoy your wonderful PS Audio DACS you lucky people!!!