Dirac live & windows remote

I’m having an issue with roon & Dirac live when controlling music queue via windows remote, roon core is on a latest Mac mini.
The issue is one previously described as static, when I take control of my music queue from my Win7 laptop and advance through hirez tracks manually at some point I get crackling and distortion, I am only able to resolve this by logging onto my mac mini and quitting Dirac and then restarting Dirac , fortunately I have a monitor attached but ultimately the set up is going to be headless. Any ideas, I can reproduce this behaviour every time.