Since the 1.6 update I’ve noted some short crackling sounds when playing music. I mostly stream via Qobuz, but also noticed these noises when playing from my library which is on the NUC. I just did a little test and the crackling is really apparent in the first few seconds of a song streamed via Qobuz. I’ve already ruled out any clipping issues.
My setup is a 7i5bnh NUC with ROCK installed connected via ethernet to a Devialet 140 pro.
Does someone else is experiencing something similar and has some clues maybe?
Thanks for your reply. The only other zone I have is my phone, I’ll give it a try. For now, could you please check what happened at 19:46 CET? Playback stopped, but I was able to get it playing again by starting the track over again.
I just checked the timestamps you provided and it appears that the connection to the internet went down, causing the track to stop playback and I don’t think that this is related to the crackles issue.
If you are able to reproduce this issue with non-Devialet zones please let me know.
Glad to hear I’m not the only one with this issue. However, with the current (I believe 12.0.0) software version there were no issues until about a week ago. Kinda strange. I don’t really feel like going back to older firmware.
Thanks for your reply though!
The last fw for the Devialet is 13.0.0. I had a break from Roon for 9 months so I only know that I had no problem with Roon 1.3 (without the Devialet software.running on a PC) for a long time. I have used the last 2 weeks troubleshooting my players and network, other player are OK so in my system I’m pretty sure it’s the Roon Air implementation that has some issues. As a temp fix I now play (from Roon) with the OSX mixer.
Just to make sure, could you confirm the Roon team is working on this crackling issue? It really makes listening to music a bad experience since I’m just waiting for the next crackle instead of listening to music now. Thanks!
BTW, this might help: A lot of crackles happen at the beginning of each song, when the processing speed in the signal path is increasing until it’s up to speed. Although during the song it also still occurs, though less long / often.