I use the Directstream junior with Audirvana (wifi connection). My source is Qobuz.
I have a very annoying issue when I try to switch from one song to another with Audirvana (but it’s the same issue with my phone, when I use Bubble UPNP apps): pushing play one time doesn’t change the song but launch from the beginning the song you were listening initially. Pushing play a second time just stop the song.
I have also another issue with the volume control doesn’t work neither (in audirvana). Sometimes, it’s very strange, the DAC volume is modified like 5 seconds later.
I do think that the issue comes from the DAC as when I use a headset connected to my pc, I don’t have any of these issues.
The play button issue is likely a latency issue. (Maybw because it’s wifi…) I’ve experienced this with some other playback SW, but it isn’t constant nor every time. Does skip or next track seem to work well?
Yes, this is a hard one for our programmers. Changing the volume within any app controlling the Bridge is really funky. Often times will be latent as the commands don’t always come through properly. Also, the DAC’s volume is from 0-100 which doesn’t always translate well with how the program controls its volume. In general, to avoid the headache, I recommend using the DAC’s remote to control the volume.
Pretty sure that’s all up to date. As long as it says Windom. I always forget the version number that represents Windom for the DSJ. Have you tried MConnect control to see if you have the same behavior?
In my years with the DSJ, Audirvana simply does not work well over the Bridge II. This is a known issue that has been brought to Paul on the forums. Audirvana says it’s a software issue on the PS Audio side of the divide and that they are happy to help PSA fix the issue. A ways back Paul said he would pursue it, but nothing seemed to come of it.
MConnect is anemic as well. The only thing that works consistently well over the Bridge is Roon.
So, if I understand correctly, I can forget audirvana, except if I use a USB connection, which is not convenient at all…
Roon is really too expensive for what it is, in my opinion.
Does the DSJ works fine with other softs?
JRiver media center is ugly
I feel that the sound is very good with audirvana. Would I have an equivalent quality with JRiver media center?
Give or take false finishes (stops near the end of a song, then finishes playing the last few seconds) with hi-res files (FLAC above redbook and DSF), JRiver works well with the bridge. I will admit it’s been disappointing how long fixes take and how they’re never 100% resolved. Yes, I get it, the bridge isn’t PSAs software.
Edit: I think foobar works well too. I don’t use foobar but assume it works.
The only way I know how is to use the JRiver server and then the mconnect app to initiate Qobuz. JRiver makes the DLNA connection while mconnect is the controller on your device. I don’t have a Qobuz account so haven’t tried it but I’m pretty sure it’ll work.
I find it unfortunate but JRiver will never add native Qobuz or tidal support. They are adamant that it’s a waste of their time. Also, Qobuz is rumored to have a native DLNA application, around 2018, but I don’t think it was ever developed fully. Another unfortunate situation. Yes, I love JRiver and it’s customizing ability. Just wish they were more open to adding streaming. I would be done looking.