I noticed that for the last few months, actually since the last updates, my Atom does not stream WAV. files. My music is stored on both a Synology NAS and on a Uniti Core.
Most of the time, I rather stream from the Core (through WiFi) to the Atom, as the Core displays its own library with that of the NAS.
Oddly enough, for the past few months I noticed that most of the wav. files I have are not streamed in AAC with various bitrates. I’m puzzled as I was indeed able to play those in wav. when they were natively encoded this way.
I checked the NAS “multimedia server” rules to make sure the boxes to specify conversion-on-the-fly was unchecked and also searched within the naim app for any possible setting regarding the file conversion options of the Core and Atom but did not find any.
My library contains both Flac, Wav., AAC and ALAC , MP3 files as it is a mixed of both downloads from internet files, ripped files (ripped through Itunes for a lot of them as my whole environment is Apple, including routers).
I cannot ascertain i’m able to spot a difference SQ-wise between wav and AAC as the various naim updates to the Uniti did undoubtly affect the sound of the Atom. So won’t be able to tell the difference is due to the updates or to the file format.
However, I’m pretty certain that I was indeed able to play songs in wav.
I don’t know if it’s just the naim app that’s buggy in not displaying the right format or is my device actually streaming in AAC rather than in Wav.
That gets me mad as I did not change anything within the set-up including I guess in the Synology settings (unless a Synology’s update messed up with my music library which is very unlikely)
So I’d like to know whether some here have the same issue and if there is anything to do to solve it?
I’d rather avoid having to download an app and go into my library to convert each single file. That’d be a huge waste of time (12 tb and counting) and painful.
Any idea about the possible cause of this?