I have brand new LS50Wii speakers - purchased about 10 days ago. This is not strictly a Roon issue (waiting for Roon Readiness!), but I’m hoping I’m allowed to get your thoughts on an issue with the speakers.
Today, while using KEF Connect, I was going back and forth between my Qobuz and Tidal accounts, and when I played a number of different 24/192 tracks on Qobuz, for the first time the playback would pause repeatedly and then continue while (I assume) the cache caught up with the playback. This happened with any number of 24/192 tracks.
This is only the third time I’m using these new speakers, but the other two times, I had absolutely no problems playing such tracks. This is the first time, however, I went back and forth with Tidal.
So, I then thought I’d see if a hard-wired Ethernet connection would improve the LS50ii performance - I have a pair of LSX speakers elsewhere in the house connected to my Ethernet network and they work with 24/192 files flawlessly.
When I connected the Ethernet cable to the master LS50ii speaker, however, it rendered the speaker set unrecognized by the KEF Connect application. I could see no source (Coax/Bluetooth/etc.) that would direct the speaker to the Ethernet source.
So, two questions:
Are you aware of any issues with playing 24/192 files when going back and forth between Qobuz and Tidal? My uninformed sense is that the streaming pipe tightens for Tidal (less bandwidth needed) and then doesn’t expand back for the bandwidth needed for 24/192 files. I know that’s wholly unscientific, but that’s what it seems like. (I should also note that when I restarted the speakers and just played Qobuz exclusively, there was no problem at all playing 24/192 files, so it seems like it’s the going back and forth is causing the issues).
Is there any way to feed my LS50ii speakers via Ethernet and make that the primary source rather than WiFI? Would I need to start my setup from scratch?
Thanks for your help.