I’ve encountered a problem streaming a handful of albums from Tidal. My subscription is “premium” (lossy), and I have a slow and unstable DSL internet connection. Roon has always had a harder time streaming from Tidal over this poor connection than other platforms I use, but in a few recent cases when playback is working, high level treble content has overloaded my speakers or amps, causing a crackling distortion.
The problem is repeatable, regardless of playback level, and it does not occur when I stream the same tracks outside of Roon, through an Oppo 103 or my iPhone.
Could Roon be handling the compressed files in a way that causes distortion? All DSP in Roon is disabled. I tried turning on the clipping indicator, but it isn’t triggered when this problem occurs.