Intel NUC5i5MYHE with 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD running ROCK
OS: Version 1.0 (build 186) stable
Sever: Version 1.7 (build 537) stable
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
Verizon FIos Gigabit -> Google Mesh Wifi Router -> TP Link Gigabit Switch (TL-SG108) -> Intel NUC and Raspberry Pi
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Audio device that is experiencing drop outs is a Raspberry Pi 4B/4GB with HiFiBerry DAC+ DSP attached. The pi is running RopieeeXL v2.493. The Audio HAT is set as HifiBerry DAC in the Ropieee settings. 2 active monitors are connected via RCA from the DAC.
Description Of Issue
I’m consistently getting audio drop outs playing Tidal to the Raspberry Pi. I’ve tested a number of different things:
Happens whether I use my macbook via wireless or the Intel NUC as the Core.
Happens whether I play via Roon or Airplay to the Pi.
Happens whether I play the Pi in a grouped zone or not.
Happens whether I play Master quality or standard FLAC from Tidal.
Tried removing the switch and wiring the Pi directly to the router. Either way I get ~350 mb/s download speed and still get drop outs.
No other drop outs or issues playing to Macbook, iPhone, or Sonos via Airplay or directly via Sonos.
When I checked the output of vcgencmd get_throttled I get 0x20000. I believe that means that the soft temp limit has been hit. I can see is that I am running ~76C. My understanding, though, is that this does not mean the Pi is throttled.
The only other thing I can think of is that the HifiBerry DAC+ DSP is not officially supported by Ropieee. However, it seems like it should be supported using the HifiBerry DAC drivers as noted in this thread: Hifiberry DAC+ DSP.
FWIW, my RPi4 running RoPieeeXL idles at 41-42˚C and averages ~48˚C when roon is playing. It is in a SmartPi Touch 2 case with the included fan connected at low speed. (The fan is not audible over the ambient noise in my home office.)
76 degs is rather toasty for a RPi and I would make sure you get something to bring that way down to under 60 if you can. Have you applied the usb firmware upgrade for the rpi 4 it’s an option to install from ropieee GUI