I wonder if someone could help with the issue that I have from day one - whenever I play hi-res audio files (2-channel stereo) with bit rates 24/48 and above I have music stuttering for a few seconds. After that music plays as normal. To isolate NAS mounting and other possible server related issues, I have plugged in a USB stick with FLAC files directly to Vero 4K. Same issue.
For this test my setup was: Vero 4K → Essence HDACC (via HDMI cable, tried different) → ARCAM A90 (analog sound via RCA cables)
@bluefuzz Although I don’t like using USB for audio out (port is taken by DVB-T2 dongle which frankly, due to its width, occupies space for both USB slots), I tried to give it a go. Firstly, when I connected USB cable to a running Vero 4K it froze immediately and I had to restart it. Upon restart, I changed Audio Out to USB in Settings and this is what happened: I can hear GUI clicking sounds as normal, however when I try to play any standard CD Rips (not Hi-Res), I am getting a message ‘One or more items failed to play. Check the log for more information about this message’. If I try to play any Hi-Res audio track just nothing happens: no messages and no sound except for the GUI click. Bizarre!
Anyway, I would really like to use HDMI port for playing both music and video out of Vero 4K to Essence HDACC. This DAC has HDMI passthrough and it sends video through HDMI output to LG C8.