When I can get a stream to it, it works great. However, I’m having some trouble doing this.
Through a Rpi bridge Redbook works fine, but anything above that fails immediately.
When plugged directly into my mac it initially worked through the OS mixer. But switching to exclusive mode failed (the tracks looked like the were ready to play, but hung at 0:00 for a few moments before they were skipped). When I tried switching back to the OS mixer, the tracks failed to play exactly like they failed in exclusive mode.
The same thing happened with the other usb ports on the mac.
Any ideas on what’s happening? Thank you for any you can share.
Roon Ver. 1.3 (Build 242) stable (64bit)
macOS Sierra Ver. 10.12.6
Mac mini (Late 2014) 2.6 Ghz Intel Core i5 w/8 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM
Mac --USB–> Schiit Eitr USB/SPDIF Converter --Coax–> Schiit Modi Multibit
I am also not able to get the EITR to work under “exclusive mode” in direct connection. I created a zone with my ultrarendu to compare and the EITR direct connection has a “high quality” signal path while the ultrarendu has “lossless.” Nonetheless, I have to say the EITR sounds awesome.
Thanks for the note. Agree with you on Eitr’s performance and looking forward to getting it working optimally with Roon.
To that end, do you mind me asking what you running Roon on?
My issues have been with a direct USB connection to a Mac mini core. When Eitr is connected to a Raspberry Pi (DietPi) Roon Bridge endpoint it works fine up to redbook quality (which is a different issue I’m hoping to solve with an Odroid-C2).
Thanks for the link. My problem belongs in the other thread. I’m running Roon (ver. 1.3 build 242 64 bit) on a Windows 10 desktop. I agree about Roon support and I’m sure Schiit will be attentive to the issue as well. Good luck.
Your experience is in line with what @James_Murphy and I (and others) have experienced. There appears to be some kind of conflict when Roon and Schiit’s Gen 5 USB get together. Support has reached out to Jim at his thread here.
I set up an Odroid Roon Bridge endpoint last night, but had the same problem I had with the Raspberry Pi. Redbook quality files played with no problem. Anything above 16 bit failed.
Then I tried something that should have been done first.
When I plugged the Odroid directly into the Modi’s Gen 2 USB input, the problems went away and everything up to the 192/24 limit of the DAC played relatively fine. (There were some cracks and pops, but at least they played.)
Something is going on with the Gen 5 USB. I have a support request in to Schiit and Roon’s support team is on it from their end. I’m confident it will be working as expected soon.