Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
Wired network with technicolour router and Uptone audio network switch and Google Nest Wifi. A netgear unmanaged switch in loft.
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Sonore Ultrarendu connected via USB to Meridian Ultradac. NAD Ci580 wired ethernet/Meridian MS600 wired ethernet/iMac wired ethernet/Bluesound Node2 wired ethernet/Google Chromecast audio/wifi Apple Homepod/wifi
Description Of Issue
After install of new Ci580 Zones all appear in Roon as RAAT endpoints. When content is played they start playing and soon stop and the message ‘an auido file is loading slowly’ sometimes (but not always) appears. The Ultrarendu/Ultradac (main system) seem to work ok. The iMac is ok. Chromecast shows same behaviour as Ci580. MS600 ok.
All 5 Ci580 zones work fine on Bluesound.
I am guessing the issue may be network related. It appears the router is not using IPV6 having checked the network knowledge base page. I cant understand why Bluesound is so much more robust. Roon within Bluesound does not work, but Tidal and Radio etc is fine. DSP is active (as per instructions) as it appears to be the only way to enable mono operation in Roon. Bluesound has a simple mono control instead.
Thanks for getting in touch. I have just had another try and both library and Tidal are affected. Today there was distortion on attempting to play content from both sources but also the file loading slowly message and no sound quite often. Radio is similar to local and tidal content. Sometimes works, only ever briefly though.
The Bluesound app plays radio and tidal content without incident. I have not tried library content yet as its in the internal hdd of the roon server device. I aim to connect the backup to the NAD C580 soon to check soon.
The NAD is up to date via Bluesound app update, cant see a way to update it in any other way?
I have now tried connecting my USB roon back up drive to the NAD Ci580 and it works well in Bluesound, its not as good at finding album info as Roon though! Using the Roon tab in Bluesound has the same result as running direct from Roon so no osund etc.
The Chromecast is no longer in use. Also it used wifi not a wired connection. The issue has afflicted most of the endpoints at one time or another though only the NAD lately. I am tending to use Bluesound more now as although its metadata and interface is less good it tends to be pretty reliable.
I have now re-installed the chromecast audio as an external input for the NAD Ci580.
Happily it is working but i remain confused how 4 other wired roon ready endpoints on the same network function well as does a wifi chromecast but the Roon ready Ci580 does not?
Just out of interest i was checking the operation of a NAD C658 preamp in a second system over the weekend. It seems to work ok with roon and bluesound so it appears the issue is confined to the Ci580 for some reason.
Any update on this?
To re-iterate my NAD C658 works well with Roon as does my Bluesound Node 2, the Ci580 still wont function with Roon. I also have Meridian and Auralic endpoints which all work fine.
I have been in touch with Tony W at BluOS support but he suggests contacting Roon.
Just updated to version 1.8, seems controversial!
On a positive note i can now get playback on the Ci580 at last where before i got nothing at all. Sadly there is distortion on the music (sounds a bit like clipping?) which hopefully will be addressed in the near future. Nevertheless its a step forward from before and hopefully just needs tweaking to sort out.
Not used it a lot yet but i quite like the new interface!
NAD Ci580 still not working on Roon despite updates from Bluesound and Roon.
I still cant understand why the Ci580 is roon ready certified when it simply does not work?
Is there any news on a fix? It has been 6 months since Noris suggested progress had been made but i can see no improvement?