What is the small triangle/arrow on the DS JR display?


#1

Just noticing the arrow/triangle and can’t find a reference for it in the manual. Can anyone say what it means?


#2

There are triangles that show that the balance isn’t centered.

Also, if you are talking about the asterisk in the upper right corner of the display, it’s an indication that the currently selected input is connected and/or has active data.

If neither is the symbol you are asking about, where is the symbol on the screen?


#3

Sigh…yes, balance. I don’t use it but remember testing it at one point. I am sure the symbol is intuitive for 99% of your customers. I just blanked.

Thanks for the help and quick reply!


#4

Sorry to bother, Ted. I am new to this forum. I found your information about the asterisk on the Directstream Junior screen very useful. Alas, I sometimes find there is an R instead of an asterisk. I attributed this to the fact that I use ROON via LAN and thought the R might be referring to ROON. But somehow the R is replaced by the asterisk, without any logic (to my knowledge at the least). Do you have any idea about this? Thanks a lot in advance. Greetings from Buenos Aires.


#5

Welcome to the forum Juan!


#6

Greetings, Juan!


#7
Juan Hitters said

Sorry to bother, Ted. I am new to this forum. I found your information about the asterisk on the Directstream Junior screen very useful. Alas, I sometimes find there is an R instead of an asterisk. I attributed this to the fact that I use ROON via LAN and thought the R might be referring to ROON. But somehow the R is replaced by the asterisk, without any logic (to my knowledge at the least). Do you have any idea about this? Thanks a lot in advance. Greetings from Buenos Aires.


Just a respectful “me too” on this. I’ve been living with this idiosyncrasy for a while and I think it’s benign. However, it would be nice to better understand why the “*” sign is sometimes there and why the “R” sign is sometimes there. Thnx.

#8

Just got an answer from Duncan Taylor (retail sales manager at PS):

“Asterisk basically means audio is flowing, R means the bridge is in use.”

Alas, we still do know why the asterisk and the R seem to be displayed randomly. No big deal, though.

Thanks everybody. Glad to be able to participate in this Forum. Best wishes, Juan


#9

Thanks for passing on the information you received from Duncan, very helpful.


#10
Juan Hitters said

Just got an answer from Duncan Taylor (retail sales manager at PS):

“Asterisk basically means audio is flowing, R means the bridge is in use.”

Alas, we still do know why the asterisk and the R seem to be displayed randomly. No big deal, though.

Thanks everybody. Glad to be able to participate in this Forum. Best wishes, Juan


Thanks for passing this on. It looks like a programming glitch, albeit a minor one, to me. I run 100% of my music through Roon, so in theory the “R” legend should always display. But sometimes it’s there, and some times it’s not (i.e., an “*” instead). Again, odd…

#11
Juan Hitters said

“Asterisk basically means audio is flowing, R means the bridge is in use.”

Asterisk is explained in the Owners Manual. R is not.


#12

Sorry to ask again, What does E mean? It has suddenly turned on in my DS Jr display. Thanks in advance!


#13

Here’s a partial list:
(From an old post from Dennis: https://forum.psaudio.com/t/directstream-junior/2835/197

The * means Lock is detected on the input you are on.
The E means preEmphesis is detected.
The B means Bit perfect.
The M means Mute is enabled
The P means out out Phase
The R means Roon is streaming to the DAC

If the E is displayed the DAC will be deemphasizing (bringing down the level of high frequencies) because the source says that the material is preemphasized. If the source is TOSLink, S/PDIF or AES3 then there are specific bits in the channel codes that indicate that deemphasis is needed. If the source is a PWD or DMP it’s coming over the handshaking wires in the “I2S” (HDMI) cable. If it’s not a PWD or DMP over I2S you probably are getting burned by an incompatibility of your I2S device and the DS.


Direct Stream Jr. very buggy - anyone else have similar experiences?
#14

Thanks, Ted!

I remembered a list but could not find it.


#15

All this stuff needs to be written into the owners manual.


#16

Thank you very much, Ted. My DSJr is connected via Bridge to the router. I always use ROON: It normally displays asterisk, sometimes R (randomly), and in the case of one file (a 44/16 download from Philips Records, Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra/Fischer) it displayed the E. The music sounded just fine, no emphasized treble. When I began playing other files then the E was turned off.