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New Bridge II Update
3.5.1 available this morning. What was updated?
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January 23, 2018
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I woke up this morning to discover that a new Bridge II update was available.  I did the update and the version is 3.5.1.  Anyone know this was coming or what’s in it?   

My music system is comprised of an Ayre AX-5 Twenty Integrated Amp with a PS Audio DirectStream DAC and a DirectStream Memory Player along with Roon and a Sonos system.  I also have the Schiit Audio Jotunheim and Woo Audio WA-6 SE headphone amps with Focal Clear, Audeze LCD2-C and Grado GH2 headphones.  My speakers are the Kharma CRM 3.2-FE and it's all connected with Audience balanced interconnects and speaker cables and Audience power cables.  Everything is powered from a PS Audio P10 AC power regenerator.  

January 23, 2018
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http://www.psaudio.com/forum/d…..ue/page-2/ ;

“ Just so everyone knows. I got this note from our Director of Engineering, Matt.
In production since yesterday and released publicly just now.
This fixes the following seen in previous release 3.4.5 of Bridge II code:
16/24 bit playback issue with MQA.
MQA ‘pops’.
Static noise from non-MQA to MQA content in Roon.
Green MQA letters showing up. (Should be Blue, or none, almost all of the time)
DSD spurious noise during playback for some
Volume change pops in Roon.
If you need help updating the Bridge you can follow these instructions. http://www.psaudio.com/ps_how/…..idge-ii/ 

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January 23, 2018
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Nice.  Thanks.  I missed that.  

My music system is comprised of an Ayre AX-5 Twenty Integrated Amp with a PS Audio DirectStream DAC and a DirectStream Memory Player along with Roon and a Sonos system.  I also have the Schiit Audio Jotunheim and Woo Audio WA-6 SE headphone amps with Focal Clear, Audeze LCD2-C and Grado GH2 headphones.  My speakers are the Kharma CRM 3.2-FE and it's all connected with Audience balanced interconnects and speaker cables and Audience power cables.  Everything is powered from a PS Audio P10 AC power regenerator.  

January 23, 2018
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wijber said

http://www.psaudio.com/forum/d…..ue/page-2/ ;

“ Just so everyone knows. I got this note from our Director of Engineering, Matt.
In production since yesterday and released publicly just now.
This fixes the following seen in previous release 3.4.5 of Bridge II code:
16/24 bit playback issue with MQA.
MQA ‘pops’.
Static noise from non-MQA to MQA content in Roon.
Green MQA letters showing up. (Should be Blue, or none, almost all of the time)
DSD spurious noise during playback for some
Volume change pops in Roon.
If you need help updating the Bridge you can follow these instructions. http://www.psaudio.com/ps_how/…..bridge-ii/u “  

The link is a 404.

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January 23, 2018
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Thanks for the info – however I am dissapointed that PS AUDIO did not announce this on their site….

January 23, 2018
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That’s odd, my Bridge screen says it is 3.4.5 and Up To Date, even after I forced it to check by power-cycling it. I tried twice – no update showing available.
Any ideas, or is there offline update SW?

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January 23, 2018
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Did the try checking the version using the “mcontrol” app on your iOS or Android device?

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January 23, 2018
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I didn’t see any such function in mConnectHD, but the fourth time I power-cycled it, it found  the update, and all is well.

The only thing I did different was to remove the SD card on the fourth try, but there was nothing on it except the image cache. 

Oh, well. Never trust a computer with your life…

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January 23, 2018
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pulling-hair_gifMy Bridge just won,t accept the update and now I can,t play to the Bridge as tracks jump incessantly, worked perfectly before tried to update. Have recycled about 4 times and now dac just says updating and has been like that for lazy 20 mins. Can anyone from PS Audio or any user give any suggestions 

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January 23, 2018
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You could try the Direcstream Bridge Rescue software and a fresh update after the Bridge shows up:

Instructions for installing the Bridge Rescue for DirectStream DAC. Use this software if you have lost the Bridge or if there is a problem with the bridge you want to fix but cannot.

1. Get a 2 gig USB drive (must be 2 gig)
2. Format the USB stick FAT-16 (must be FAT-16).
3. Download the file from http://www.psaudio.com/downloads/
4. Unzip to FAT-16 formatted USB drive.
5. Power off DS DAC.
6. Insert USB stick into USB port on the bridge.
7. Power on DS DAC.
8. Wait at least 30 minutes.
9. Remove USB drive
10. Power cycle DS DAC.
11. Bridge should show up.

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Ianmuir said

pulling-hair_gifMy Bridge just won,t accept the update…

Have you tried using the “mcontrol” app on an iPhone or android device to do the update?

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January 23, 2018
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And take the SD card out.

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January 23, 2018
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Mine saw the update in the LCD screen by just taking out the SD card.  No need to use mConnect.  

My music system is comprised of an Ayre AX-5 Twenty Integrated Amp with a PS Audio DirectStream DAC and a DirectStream Memory Player along with Roon and a Sonos system.  I also have the Schiit Audio Jotunheim and Woo Audio WA-6 SE headphone amps with Focal Clear, Audeze LCD2-C and Grado GH2 headphones.  My speakers are the Kharma CRM 3.2-FE and it's all connected with Audience balanced interconnects and speaker cables and Audience power cables.  Everything is powered from a PS Audio P10 AC power regenerator.  

January 23, 2018
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Thank you for passing this along. Once I also had trouble getting the bridge to acknowledge that there was an update.  I never thought about pulling the SD card.  It’s not at all clear why the presence of an SD card should matter, since all the card does is hold the cache for artwork. Maybe one of the PS audio tech guys can comment. 

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January 23, 2018
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Weird, I know. I just pulled the SD card out at random, thinking perhaps if it looks at the card for firmware update, and doesn’t find one, it just gives up and doesn’t check for a bridge update.
Sure enough…

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January 24, 2018
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I was able to update my Bridge a couple of days ago using the MConnect app as suggested by others.  Even had the SD card in place, though not sure if that is an issue using MConnect.  One recommendation, when I tapped the update button I was listening through MConnect.  The download started and the music kept playing.  After it finished downloading (maybe a minute or so) I got a loud POP as the installation started.  Ouch!  No damage done and it wasn’t severe enough to send the amp into fail safe mode (which turning the DAC off at the rear WILL do) so lesson learned.  Strongly recommend that you switch to another input after the download starts!

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January 24, 2018
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Good reminder.  I also got a pop.  It wasn’t that loud but still startled me a bit. I usually mute the preamp when upgrading but I got lazy.

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I have upgraded to latest version via mcontrol app few hours ago.

It was not completely flawless as i could not see bridge in the DS touch panel input list after upgrade followed by automated reboot . The boot process was quite slow after the automated reboot. Then I power-cycled the DS, still could not see bridge on front panel but this time Roon and mconnect could see it, so hopefully all is OK now.

No functional issues spotted, seems all working OK (tested few local files and Tidal Masters (MQA).

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I’ve upgraded to the latest bridge software on my DSJ and noticed a few issues when playing back dsf files over DLNA using the mcontrol app.

The first problem is that I hear a crackle when starting a new dsf file.  When I stop playback, then go the playlist and select another dsf file from the album, the problem happens.  I seem to be able to repeat the problem by repeating this sequence of steps each time I do it.

Furthermore, as it switches from one dsf file to another on the same album the crackle also sometimes happens

Lastly, sometimes when it starts playing a file it will play for about 5 or 10 seconds and then skip to the next song.  I know that nothing is wrong with the file because I can go back to the queue, select the file to play and it will play all the way through.

Are these problems just my situation or does anyone else notice this?

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Have a DSJr and updated the bridge with no issue.

I made the mistake of having the rest of my chain turned on still and when the DSJr restarted, a loud pop resulted.

Thankfully the speakers seem ok…

January 28, 2018
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John Fox said

I’ve upgraded to the latest bridge software on my DSJ and noticed a few issues when playing back dsf files over DLNA using the mcontrol app.

John Fox, you may have already found your answers.  The issues you are experiencing are well known.  See Ted’s discussion of the DSD crackling and this thread for the skipping (assuming you’re using JRiver).

http://www.psaudio.com/forum/d…..ff/#p86070

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I too have been unable to upgrade,it says up to date and there is no option to upgrade….it works flawlessly with my  Roon right now but I am one who always wants to be up to date!…..it ultimately did upgrade and all seems to be working well although I too heard the popping noise through my speakers because I was dumb enough to forget to turn off my amp…all seems fine though…..

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I had that problem on the senior until I read a post that suggested to remove the SD card and reboot. I did that and the update flag popped up straight away.

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Exactly what I did.

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Since updating to 3.5.1, it seems that I have even more issues playing DSD files than previously.  For quite some time now, I have had issues with DSD files not playing when selected (e.g.: when I select a track, say track no. 1, the next track plays – i.e. track no. 2, and I’ll have to select the track I want to play repeatedly until it finally plays).  Also, there is a very long delay before a DSD track will play.  It seems this problem is even worse now that I’ve updated.  Additionally, once a DSD track starts playing, it may abruptly stop playing a minute or so into the track. 

Anyone else experience this type of thing?

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Yes, recently I have been having all of the same problems as you describe.  I use J. River as my media server.

And yesterday, I had a 96/24 track stop playing after about a minute.

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Deanhorn,

 

Have you updated to the 3.5.1 bridge2 firmware?  Have you noticed things getting any worse since upgrading?  As I said, I’ve had these issues before, but it seems much worse since the upgrade.

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Timequest,

Yes, I have updated the bridge to the latest firmware.(3.5.1).

I played with it some more tonight and the only problem I had was the long delay when going to another DSD track a few tracks down in the list.  And I did not have this problem with the other bridge firmware updates.  I have some MQA files, so I don’t want to go back to a previous version.

Have you switched the unit off from the power switch on the back?  That may help some.