Here’s my set up:
Dedicated Mac Mini (OS X Yosemite) with an attached external hard drive, ethernet to network.
J River MC 20.0.8 with remote being handled by J Remote 3.15
PWD Mk. II Firmware 2.4.3
Bridge Firmware 2.14b, ethernet to network.
I’m a little slow on the uptake of new technologies compared to the rest of you here so I’m just now coming across some issues that I’ve read about a year or so ago on these forums. But, I can’t seem to find the solution so am going to ask again. My system has been nice and stable for a long while now so I have been hesitant to make any changes, you all know what I mean. Here’s my situation.
This week I finally made my first high resolution audio download purchase from HDtracks. I bought some 24/96 AIFF and some 24/192 AIFF stuff as well as got the free samplers from them, which interestingly are all 24/96. All files play perfectly through the USB connection from my Mac Mini to my NuWave DAC (which resides physically beside the Mac Mini and is used for my headphone rig) but via the bridge to my PWD Mk. II, the 24/192 will not stream at all. The 24/96 files stream perfectly.
For information, when I select the 192 file and press play, via either J Remote or directly on J River, the clock ticks a few seconds, then skips back a few seconds and starts again, repeating the cycle endlessly.
Since the 24/192 files play via USB out to the NWD and all but the 24/192 stream fine to the PWD, I’m thinking it must be something amiss in the Bridge, not handling the 192 stuff. The answer may be simply to upgrade the bridge firmware to 2.15, but I thought the problem had been solved before that was ever released. What I haven’t determined, because it will be a pain and I haven’t had the time to physically do it, is whether the PWD will play the 192 when connected via USB.