Author Topic: HELP: NAD C510 DAC Popping Sound  (Read 930 times)

Offline XL1000

HELP: NAD C510 DAC Popping Sound
« on: October 03, 2021, 12:45:20 PM »
I have a NAD C510 and when running off Roon I get erratic popping sounds like static electricity through the speakers.
Having tried all different settings I'm at a loss of what to do.
Mac Mini - Same PC my Denfrips runs off without issue.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Offline Nikkel

Re: HELP: NAD C510 DAC Popping Sound
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2021, 02:22:51 PM »
Don't know MAC or Roon that well but is there a latency setting for "live" playback in Roon which can be adjusted?

I assume it could be that as I'm going off JRiver... where I had this issue when up sampling to 8xDSD

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Offline Wolvebain

Re: HELP: NAD C510 DAC Popping Sound
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2021, 08:18:01 PM »
@XL1000 , can you try a different transport (like an diff PC/laptop) or even a different digital input (like optical?)
Could be an issue with the USB of the NAD
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Re: HELP: NAD C510 DAC Popping Sound
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2021, 09:21:19 PM »
Is it only when using Roon that you get the pops?
So if you use something live VLC it works fine?

The C510 is not a Roon tested device but neither is the Denafrips so it should make no difference as long as you are connected from the Mac mini to the DAC via USB.

Check the volume as well. Fix the system volume in Roon at 100% and use the NAD's volume control (if you use the NAD as pre-amp).

Offline XL1000

Re: HELP: NAD C510 DAC Popping Sound
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2021, 02:44:32 PM »
Is it only when using Roon that you get the pops?
So if you use something live VLC it works fine?

The C510 is not a Roon tested device but neither is the Denafrips so it should make no difference as long as you are connected from the Mac mini to the DAC via USB.

Check the volume as well. Fix the system volume in Roon at 100% and use the NAD's volume control (if you use the NAD as pre-amp).

Ok, so I was not much looking into battling with this unit, so the second the seller heard I had an issue, he offered to refund in full.
All I really wanted was to fill a gap in a rack of a NAD system I have. To stream, I have LSB for HiRes audio.
So may I thank you for the advice but this one is solved.

No to start the Roon ROCK project. calling all NUC users. Going to set up a NUC and run Roon ROCK on it for my DAC.
I think taking the Mac Mini out of the equasion is a good idea as it has other uses to me it can perform besides doing jusy music playback.
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. Plato