Music start delay on Reference DAC

sbnx

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Hello everyone,

Recently got the reference DAC and using the ProUSB interface. When using Roon from my music server (Antipodes K50) there is a delay to the start of the music where the first note or two or three from the song does not play. I do not have this issue with the Diamond V or the Pacific. Anyone else experience this and have any suggestions? (It happens on redbook and dsd)
 

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Hello everyone,

Recently got the reference DAC and using the ProUSB interface. When using Roon from my music server (Antipodes K50) there is a delay to the start of the music where the first note or two or three from the song does not play. I do not have this issue with the Diamond V or the Pacific. Anyone else experience this and have any suggestions? (It happens on redbook and dsd)
Did you find out what’s causing it?
 

sbnx

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Not yet. I guess other msb users arent experiencing this. I am wondering if it is a buffering thing.
 

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Check the resync delay in device setup...try 100ms
 
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sbnx

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Great advice. I will try that and report back.
 

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@sbnx I have the same issue local or streaming (Qobuz), as I recall. This is Taiko Extreme to Reference dac with ProUSB. Is the resync setting in the dac or source? Did that work for you? Thanks guys...
 

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Thanks @bryans I was heading there today to poke around. Aside from the little hiccup, things sound terrific. I'm all fiber over here, with a dedicated audio-only fiber service. Hope all good on your end. Mark
 

sbnx

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Thanks everyone. The resync fixed the problem. I set it to 500ms per the msb link provided above.
 
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MarkusBarkus

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...good reminder. Let's pull him in! @Vince-Galbo can you guide us on the missing second-or so before play begins? I am not using Roon, but TAS software on the Extreme. ProISL/USB. Thanks for any insight you may offer.
 

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@Levitator thanks for hovering over this thread. I'm only a month or so into the Ref and did not check for new updates yet. I am still on 28.21. I'll have to check how to update. Thanks again!
 

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No worries - you will need to switch to Roon within TAS to play the firmware file as it needs to be played in a ‘bit perfect’ format. I just did the update and there does seem to my ears to be a little more space in the music. The firmware update also fixed the delay issue
 
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Kingsrule

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Maybe the delay is what MSB referred to as a switching issue that was fixed in the 29 firmware update...
 
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MarkusBarkus

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...I don't use Roon, so Ed popped into my network yesterday with his credentials and "we" made the firmware update. I don't notice any specific, tangible improvements over a few hours of listening, FWIW.

The short missing data gap at the beginning of tracks however, remains. I think I will need to revisit this when TAS is retired and XDMS debuts; that may allow adding an "empty segment" at the start of tracks. I can see the track has started in the player, but MSB hasn't yet received or locked onto data for that brief time.

We'll see...
 

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