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Yup, changed my mind. We're gonna make 'till sunrise! Now in-session with Grover Washington, Jr - "Mister Magic."
Then I'd never get to bed - behind schedule as it is.
I am using iTunes 10.7 with OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion and Amarra 2.40 without issues. I've been reluctant to upgrade Amarra because I don't want anything to break right now. I'm listening right now as I surf the web in Safari, on a retina Macbook Pro, with no skips or issues.
However, when I launched Amarra my Time Machine backup over the network failed and the disk can't be used because "another process is using it", so I have to reboot now. I can't see how that is related, other than it happened at the same time as launch, and never happened before.
Newbie to Head-Fi, hello to all!
Like others I held off Amarra for a while, but with Lion decided to give the player a run...there were problems, no gapless in iTunes, skipping, oh dear, but the sound quality was bar none, Pure Music is a close second, but others have said, Amarra engages, there's no mistaking.
With Mountain Lion though on a fresh install with only music apps on 2010 MBP SSD 6GB RAM, Amarra 2.4.1 worked like a treat. Gapless was true to form, and yes 50% of RAM should be allocated to memory play.
Sometimes though, the sample rate switching goofs up, but this has some interaction with Audirvana + perhaps not closing properly, Audio Midi takes a while for the DAC to settle to a different rate if set manually is a sympton of the fs goofing up. If Audirvana doesn't play from a fresh boot, Amarra is fine for hours on end.
Now running Symphony with the meters, as to the SQ between $189 Amarra difficult to quantify, but worth the effort for two licenses which I need.
My wish is for Sonic Studio to get behind DSD using DoP or on the fly conversion for PCM only DACs. One day. Playing DSD would overcome a lot of messy sample rate switching and different PCM formats we have now.
Where do you have your iTunes library pointed to in iTunes setup?