1.8.4 distortion Query

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For the past 3 or 4 weeks I have been working ssb into the US using my 6500 with reports of very good audio and not had any problems with distortion on receive. I changed to 1.8.4 this morning and this afternoon with my normal transmission into the US I had comments of distortion on the audio and I was having distortion problems with received signals, especially at the beginning of the received audio.
This may be entirely coincidental with the change to 1.8.4, but has anybody else noticed a similar problem.?
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Ross Biggar

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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We did nothing in the 1.8.4 code that would caused this type of behavior. As per the release notes, I'd try doing a cold boot of the radio to ensure that all of the internal processors have rebooted properly. Also in the release notes is the best practice recommendation to backup your profiles before upgrading. If after the cold boot of the radio, the behavior you are experencing has not improved, I would do a factory reset of the radio and import the saved profile data.
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I am also seeing dax distortion in wsjt-x 1.6.0; I'd been running 1.8.3 fine, upgraded to 1.8.4;  today on 6m I'm seeing dax corrupt the stream after maybe an hour or so. I've had to restart dax twice this am... Here you can see what the wsjtx panel showed before and then you can see where I restarted dax..
I did note that my jt65 transmissions appeared fine since folks could decode them, I just could not decode theirs.. 
wsjt-x 1.6.0 r6263, win10 pro 1511 

I'll do a cold reboot of everything and see if it helps.
-jim NM1W