Yamaha RX-V 75 Series owners thread
I'm interested in other reports of this problem. Recently I realized that the 775 will play digital files up to about 192 kHz for WAV and FLAC files, and 48 kHz for other file types. (The later models' OMs are more specific about supported files than the 675/775 OM.) So after finding that some of my best loved CD rips are old ones at less than 320 kbps CBR MP3, that is lower quality, I decided to try re-ripping some, and ripping others that I'd never converted, to the new lossless format.
So far the 775 plays FLAC files that are ripped at 4/10 compression, 48 kbps sampling. But I'm hearing a clicking on the electronic ambient music albums. The files sound fine played from the same network source on my computer. I'm trying one of them playing through the Netgear Genie app, casting to a Chromecast v1 connected to the AVR via HDMI, no clicking. So it seems to be something with the SERVER input streaming from a network DLNA share.
 Why 48 kbps? After reading several threads on the MediaMonkey support forum, I found assertions that although a 44.1 kbps 16 bit word length rip will be 1:1 with a CD's contents, 48 kbps provides "more data" for DSPs and Enhancers to use. Since I sometimes use Dolby PL II Music, or the Yamaha Enhancer, I thought there's no harm in the increased sampling rate. File sizes are trivially larger.
I tried ripping the same album that is having some clicks at AAC highest quality, WMA lossless highest quality (HUGE files O_o), and FLAC 44.1 kbps and 4/10 compression. With some slight variations, all had a few clicks, but the AAC files seemed to have the least. But AAC is lossy (I think), I'd prefer switching to a lossless format.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Rip a CD to FLAC format, as detailed above.
2. Post to a network share that supports DLNA, e.g. Netgear router with USB drive, providing DLNA connectivity.
3. Turn on Yamaha 775 AVR.
4. Select SERVER.
5. Find the folder on the network share.
6. Play the first track of the ripped album.
Anyone else encountered this with FLAC or other lossless format files?
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Last edited by ChromeJob; 04-10-2017 at 08:49 PM.