I continue to struggle to diagnose a stuttering issue with “some” 24 bit / 96 kHz Tidal MQA tracks on my Bridge II equipped DSD running Windom, controlled with Mconnect HD.
This does not effect all MQA tracks, in fact it’s less than 10% of the tracks I listen to, but the ones the stutter always stutter, and start to stutter in the same place. When I say stutter it’s as if its buffering, but with a 400 Mbs pipe to the house we are not network traffic limited. There is no time of day impact, day night afternoon, always the same. I find the stutter always starts when the disc image is loading on the screen of the DSD as if loading the image is disrupting the music flow… if I pause and wait for a few seconds and restart play it’s most often just fine, as if content buffering is the issue, but I can’t understand why this only impacts a few tracks especially with such good network capacity to the home; I have verified good clean network activity on the DSD line ( no rejected packets) in the line / cable test. I have confirmed the latest firmware for the bridge, reflashed the SD card with Windom but nothing changed.
Jason Ondara “Saying Goodbye (boulevard demo)” on Tales of America (the second coming) MQA always has this defect for me, it plays just fine for 20 sec and then just starts stuttering… The same track from tidal when streamed through my DragonFly Red with the MQA update is just fine. Furthermore, this track on Qobuz HIres is no issue. I have found no trend or similarity between tracks that’s stutter other than MQA & Tidal, but again not all MQA tracks stutter
What am I missing?