I keep losing my Kef streaming option and have to use airplay - which affects SQ
I have been emptying the image cache and rebooting Roon in order to solve the problem - but after an hour of listening (more or less) the music stops and the ‘Roon Tested’ option to use KEF streaming instead of airplay is lost. until I empty cache and reboot again…
this is the difference between Roon making the KEF LSX sound fabulous and making them sound okay.
the core is on my iMac 24 - and this machine is connected to my router via 1gb network switch with ethernet cable - my Kef LSX are also connected to router by ethernet cable
my Kef LSX are also directly connected
I just tried removing power cable from Kef LSX master for 30 seconds - it would be so cool if this worked!
update - tried unplugging - didn’t correct the problem
ethernet connected via I gig tp-link network switch
Kef LSX also ethernet connected via this switch
Connected Audio Devices
KEF LSX ethernet
Number of Tracks in Library
small library 90 albums collected in last few days from TIDAL
Description of Issue
SQ is fantastic when I get to use KEF streaming option in settings/audio
but this option only shows up after I empty the image cache and re-boot (and not always then)
and then it disappears suddenly after about an hour or sometimes less of playback
this is a serious enough problem to undermine interest in Roon - which otherwise is a bit of a revelation!
I just tried unplugging master KEF speaker for 30 seconds and then plugging it back in - after about an hour I’m told after music stops playing to ‘select an audio zone’
I have Kef LSX speakers and they can be temperamental with Wifi connections. KEF specifically mention that Wifi mesh systems are not recommended. However, I have an Eero mesh Wifi network and the LSX speakers are 3 metres from the main router. Very occasionally the LSX speakers will not respond to Roon (or the appalling KEF apps). The Roon app can see the speakers but the Kef app cannot find them on the network. To fix this, you need to unplug both LSX speakers for at least 60 seconds and then power them up again. When I did it for 30 seconds and 1 speaker, I did fix the issue. This fixes the issue for me and the world can breath again!
Not sure what network system you, but ideally you should assign the LSX to the 5Ghz frequency according to KEF. I cannot do this with my mesh network.
Frank I seem to remember some users in the past also trying Ethernet over Power adapters to get them working well.
I don’t know enough about the KEF setup to recommend that.
Also not all Powerline adapters work well with Roon so it’s worth doing a search through the forum’s, as there are a number of recommendations here of one’s that worked well (though Roon do not recommend them)
Thanks Michael. I have a collection of power adaptors collected over the years, buried in the attic .
The loss of connection occurs maybe once a month possibly after the Eero network updates itself. I can live with the occasional 60 second reboot of the LSX speakers. After all they are supposed to be wireless so I’m determined to keep them away from the old power adaptors!
They are great little speakers, amazing for the size of them!
Just after posting this, I tried rebooting a network switch, and now it shows up.
So my situation is that my Roon Core is connected to a different network switch, and my kef lsx connected directly to my router. It’s on the same LAN, but somehow rebooting the network switch between Roon Core and router + kef, did the trick.