Long time Roon user, always keep things updated, across the board. Wanted to add a Network Streamer Dac/Amp to the Living Room that was Roon Ready, but also had Chromecast built in (Wife likes to use Pandora while she is studying). Really was deciding between Naim Uniti Atom and Evo 75. Decided to give CA a chance, as I like their sound, and my wife liked the front volume button vs. the recessed top one on the Atom.
I have tried several settings, and set-ups, and I can not figure out what is going wrong. Every time I play something with Roon to the EVO, it starts, plays, and then after one, two, three, or even up to 7 songs later, it just stops outputting sound. It happens in the song, not between tracks. In Roon, the song is still playing. EVO shows the pause symbol on the screen. Remote or physical buttons on device do nothing.
Only way I can get it to work again is physically unplugging (hard reset) and starting again. It is not the electrical outlet, as I have tried in a few locations, even where other devices operate flawlessly. Even added a UPS with filter/line conditioner, just in case, and no changes.
Really confusing part is using Chromecast - no issues, for days (literal days of continuous music). Since that is not using Roon, but an app or web source, I added a RoPieee 4b to the Optical, again, no issues with Roon, can play for hours and hours, without any issues.
EVO is hard wired. If I group the EVO to other Roon endpoints, when the music stops on the EVO, it doesn’t stop on the other group or grouped devices. So, this shows that it isn’t a Core issue or a RAAT issue, at least that is my conclusion.
I have switched the EVO from “Network Standby” to “Eco Mode”, same issue with both. I can turn the device on with its physical standby button first, then start Roon, no difference. Eventually, during a song it just stops playing.
I initially had Chromecast and Airplay versions of the EVO enabled in Roon as endpoints, but even after disabling those options, no change to the situation.
Really frustrating that the EVO 75 works perfectly, and it really is a great device, but for some strange reason the Roon Ready aspect isn’t up to par. I have had a few email exchanges with CA support, and they haven’t seen or heard anything like this on their systems, or from any other customers. They have been very helpful, but I fear that I will remain having a device that doesn’t do the one thing that I bought it for, even though it does all the others things that it can do, and my wife loves it, as it does exactly what she wants it to do. But, for $250 more, I could have bought a Uniti Atom that may work flawlessly with Roon.
@support Any thoughts on other things I could try?