Distortion through Bluesound Pulse 2i

Roon Core Machine

Mac Mini (2014), Monterey OS,

Networking Gear & Setup Details

EERO Wi-Fi router, gigabyte

Connected Audio Devices

Bluesound Pulse 2i Wi-Fi
Bluesound Node 2i Wi-Fi

Number of Tracks in Library

10,000 tracks

Description of Issue

Sound is breaking up when played via Roon on the Pulse 2i. No issue when playing same tracks directly via Tidal or Qobuz. No issue playing through Node 2i. Problem recently started.

Welcome to the forum, @Aaron_Singer!

How do you connect your Mac Mini to the network? Are you using 2.4G or 5G Wi-Fi? What bit-depth and sample rates cause problems? Note that Roon works differently to TIDAL and Qobuz apps: your core (Mac Mini) receives the stream and then passes this to the endpoint.

The Mac connects to the network via Wi-Fi 6. I’m having the issue at all bit depths and sample rates, but only with the Pulse. Sounds briefly “staticky” every 30-60 seconds.

This also happens with tracks played from the library on the hard drive.

Oddly, I updated the remote app for iPad and the problem seems to have resolved


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