I have a CX / EX / P2 (not upgraded) running 3.12.
I have successfully set up HQP as a Roon Zone (Roon Core > HQPlayer (CX) > HQP NAA (EX); I really want to maintain the Roon UI for playback), and I am successfully upsampling various PCM content (streaming and local) to either DXD PCM, or to SDM DSD128 (using ASDMv2EC, etc). Upsampling to DSD256 works too, but the CX can’t keep up and there are dropouts in the playback – but no weird crashes.
The weird problem I have is: although I can upsample PCM to DSD128, I cannot natively play back DSD 128 (reliably) or 256 (ever), even with the ‘SDM Direct’ setting enabled in HQP. Whenever I try to play back a DSD256 file in Roon, Roon remote (running on a Mac laptop) loses contact with the CX Roon Core, and I have to restart the service on the CX, or sometimes reboot the whole CX, to get Roon back. During this time the CX is still responsive, and I can access the Server Dashboard, HQP Configuration, etc. But the Roon Core is unresponsive.
Anyone else having this issue?
DSD256 & 128 playback of the same files works perfectly through Squeeze Server (CX) / Squeeze Player (EX).