Mac mini holds the core
2.5Ghz, intel i5 , 16 GB memory
The modem that snares the internet from Comcast is a Netgear CM 1100. That feeds a TP Link AC1750 Router. That feeds a D Link DGS 1108 switch . Connected to that is a QNAP HS210 NAS that holds the library, also an Apple TV (I believe the current model) that feeds the home theater. Also connected is another switch, a DGS 105. That connects the Mac Mini — where the core lives.
The afore mentioned Apple TV, a Marantz M CR612 connects wirelessly and a couple of iPads for control and occasionally music.
1378 albums, 17496 tracks.
For the last 4 days audio has been cutting in and out. Library files, Tidal, internet radio. This seems to happen every few minutes or so.
This began to happen occasionally, after a few minutes of normal operation the audio signal cuts out for about 2 seconds then resumes. It now happens immediately at starting the system, the drop outs occur at unpredictable but frequent intervals . This has rendered the system unlistenable.
This happens across all devises.
I have changed nothing in my system. Thanks