I performed tests together with a Denafrips Ares II with RCA and XLR outputs (each time exclusively) and as inputs I‘ve tried coaxial (Node n130), optical (Node n130) and USB (from a MacBook). All combinations produced cracking/popping sounds when the sample rate changed from song to song. The USB connection had almost no issues. When I bypassed the Ares II and connect the Node (n130) via RCA directly to my amplifier I got no cracks/pops at all. But since this doesn‘t include the coaxial or optical interface on the Node it doesn‘t say that much at all. You see, that even with all these tests I cannot 100% say that the issue is at the side of the Ares II or at the side of the Node. I would be glad if anyone of you has a solution for this issue. Thank you in advance!
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