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Audirvana subtle clicks with AIR
#1
Hi,

I've been searching the internet/forum but couldn't find a solution. I stream my music from a Macbook Pro (late 2013) with Audirvana 3.5 (original settings) to my Devialet D250 using WiFI (Devialet AIR). However, sometimes I hear a very subtle click. Sometimes I hear this click 3 times in a song. First time I was thinking it was a fault in the recording but when I replay i can't hear it at the same time. This click doesn't appear when using a usb connection. Anybody an idea what could be the problem?

Thanks!
Devialet 250 - B&W 802d2 - WireWorld Starlight CAT8 - Orea Bronze - Macbook Pro/Audirvana - GIK acoustics
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#2
Do you play DSD files and let Audirvana make the conversion by using Izotope? USB connection supports DSD64 file natively for Devialet. However, you need to convert them for Air protocol. Roon is very successful for this on MacOs . But when I use Audirvana for DSDs using Devialet Air protocol, I sometimes hear similar clicks/pops.
Devialet 220 PRO CI, B&W 804 D3, IsoAcoustics Gaia-II, Echole Omnia Speaker Cables, Mac Mini (SSD), Synology NAS(SSD), Supra CAT8 Cables, Sotm SNH-10g(fed by Sbooster MKII), Ubiquiti Edge Switch10X
Headphone/Portable: Fostex TH900MK2, Chord Hugo
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(12-Mar-2020, 10:23)CongoFather Wrote: Do you play DSD files and let Audirvana make the conversion by using Izotope? USB connection supports DSD64 file natively for Devialet. However, you need to convert them for Air protocol. Roon is very successful for this on MacOs . But when I use Audirvana for DSDs using Devialet Air protocol, I sometimes hear similar clicks/pops.

I do not use DSD files, just Qobuz without sampling. I'll try if I have the same issues with Roon.
Devialet 250 - B&W 802d2 - WireWorld Starlight CAT8 - Orea Bronze - Macbook Pro/Audirvana - GIK acoustics
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#4
(12-Mar-2020, 11:30)alaw Wrote: Is it clicking specifically with AIR, or with any format? Make sure your MacBook has Time Machine, Spotlight indexing (drag/drop any external hard drives to the privacy tab), and Automatic software updates disabled during playback. You can also try enabling the "SysOptimizer" in Audirvana's preferences, it's some sort of "machine optimized" playback mode.

Settings in Audirvana are marked as "extreme". It's only with AIR WiFi, USB works but I prefer the sound of AIR WiFi. Didn't tried Ethernet yet.
Devialet 250 - B&W 802d2 - WireWorld Starlight CAT8 - Orea Bronze - Macbook Pro/Audirvana - GIK acoustics
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#5
Using Air Ethernet protocol over a switch(audiophole switch preferably) and an ethernet cable(like supra Cat8) will probably help you achieve better results.
Devialet 220 PRO CI, B&W 804 D3, IsoAcoustics Gaia-II, Echole Omnia Speaker Cables, Mac Mini (SSD), Synology NAS(SSD), Supra CAT8 Cables, Sotm SNH-10g(fed by Sbooster MKII), Ubiquiti Edge Switch10X
Headphone/Portable: Fostex TH900MK2, Chord Hugo
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(12-Mar-2020, 13:20)CongoFather Wrote: Using Air Ethernet protocol over a switch(audiophole switch preferably) and  an ethernet cable(like supra Cat8) will probably help you achieve better results.

Thanks, i'm listening at this moment also with an ethernet cable. I guess the subtle click/crackle with AIR WifI occurs because of an issue with the powerline i'm using to have acces to the internet. I'm building a new house so in some months i'll know if that was the problem or not.
Devialet 250 - B&W 802d2 - WireWorld Starlight CAT8 - Orea Bronze - Macbook Pro/Audirvana - GIK acoustics
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