After struggling for 1,5 years with Bluesound devices having massive issues with stable playback, slow starts, drop of devices etc, (Flexes, Pulse, Node, Powernode) and multiple contacts with the Bluesound support without finding any solution (“It’s your wifi that’s the problem”) I decided to just get rid of them all. (Yes, I tried to run them on WIFI, they are WIFI-devices after all…)
Replaced all Bluesound with Raspberry Pi’s with Hifiberry-hats, and where I had active Flex or Pulse-speakers, I have now Devialet Phantoms or Reactors (both got Roon Ready now) and since this change I am so happy.
No more issues whatsoever. Music just works, across 7x zones, without interruptions
My advice for you, if you struggle with Bluesound hardware in multi zone setups is to get rid of it! Best decision this year! (if you run them wired, it works ok, but wifi… no no…)
Bluesound has some serious crappy WIFI-hardware and/or firmware. I went through two complete network overhauls. Going from cheap Asus routers to Mesh-network, to a complete Ubiquiti setup, just to try fix the issues… Bluesound support kept blaming my WIFI…
Interestingly, once I got rid of Bluesound-devices, everything just works flawlessly!
I don’t understand how Bluesound devices can be “Roon Ready” to be honest… If you run them on WIFI they are crap!