I’m not convinced there is any issue with Audirvana as the same ability to play that first 0.84s of a new track is found whichever application is serving files via DLNA, whether it is Audirvana, JRiver or MinimServer.
- When using any software available to serve .dsf files via DLNA over ethernet, there is a fault
- When playing a .dsf file from a USB stick there is a fault
- When playing a .dsf file from an app via USB there is a fault unless the app inserts at least .5s of silence before playing the first track of a sequence
The fault is without that .5s of silence, the Rossini will start playback of the .dsf file at 0.84s into the initial track rather than at the beginning of it.
When I say I am not switching, I am not switching between PCM and DSD sources, I am only playing DSD sources.
In fact, the same inability to play the beginning of the file occurs if you just return to the beginning of the track you were playing (unless playing via an app to USB where it can once agaiin insert that .5s of silence.)
Now where this issue is not seen is if you are playing a sequence of tracks via USB except with the first track; as the tracks sequence from one to the next the fault does not occur.
So for example, if I put .dsf files for tracks one and two of an album in a folder on a USB stick and allow it to play continuously, it will play track two from the beginning if I start with track one and let it play through into track two; it will cut off the beginning of track two if I try to start playback directly at track two, and in this example it will cut off the first 0.84s of track one.
As a result, unless there is a way to create that initial .5s delay, there is no way to get the Rossini to play whatever that first track is from the beginning.
So to restate, I first noticed this with a DSD version of BIlly Joel’s An Innocent Man; if I try to start playback with track six, “Uptown Girl,” the Rossini will start playback 0.84s into the song.
If I instead start playback with track five, “Tell Her About It,” as that track ends it will play track six properly from 0:00.
If I then use jump back to the beginning of track six, it will once again cut off the beginning of the song.
If I use an application that inserts a .5s delay before starting the song, it will always start playback from 0:00.
On another board, I got confirmation that they see this same behavior with playback to their Rossini over USB from their Melco N1, and avoid it by having the Melco create a .75s delay before commencing playback of of a new DSD folder or playlist.
Update: I forgot to mention, that this unit is brand new (purchased July 3, 2020), and came from the factory as such:
- APP Version: 1.1.0 (84)
- Front Panel Version: 2.01
- Control Board Version: 2.01
- Network Board Version: 1.1.0 (503)