I just installed Roon on Mac mini (i7 3Ghz, 16GB memory) and added library, and I’m trying it out.
I can play all files DSD, AIFF, M4A perfectly via USB to Deviate directly connected to the Mac mini.
However, Airplay playback doesn’t work properly. It recognizes immediately my three Airplay devices on the network, but playback is either with big dropouts, smaller dropouts, or almost doesn’t play at all:
- Airport Express (quite old) connected via Ethernet - 10% of music is stuttering
- Bose SoundTouch 30 (one year old) connected WiFi - activates and starts to play, but 90% of music doesn’t play
- DENON CEOL piccolo (one year old) connected WiFI - 40% of music is stuttering
CPU load on Roon server is below 30%.
In my view there is problem with Roon OSx version streaming to Airplay devices. How to fix it? If I can play only on directly connected Devialet, and not on Airplay nor DLNA, then to purchase Roon license is kind of questionable.