My Roon Core is on my Windows computer, which used to live upstairs. I’ve added Roon to my Bluesound Node 2i and it streams the connection via wifi to it and sounds pretty good (though not obviously superior to the Tidal and Qobuz connections that come to the Node 2i via wired ethernet connection). I thought I’d move my computer downstairs, also connect it via ethernet, run a cable to the optical/input of the Node 2i – perhaps even setting up my Topping D10 DAC in between – and end up with even BETTER sound as Roon would stream through a completely wired connection. Result: No sound whatsoever. No more Roon. Was I supposed to add a new “Group” or something? Zero sound whatsoever. Unplug it all and Roon plays wonderfully (via wifi, I guess) as before.
What am I doing wrong? Makes me want to give up Roon completely and just use the Bluesound OS with the streaming services. But I’d miss Roon radio. And I already bought a lifetime subscription.
Help? I’m obviously missing something!