ASUS AX88U with Etherregen switches, all connections wired, no DSP, only one zone
Connected Audio Devices
Ayre QX-5 Twenty
Number of Tracks in Library
Description of Issue
Really long pauses between tracks within an album, up to 20 seconds. The status bar in the app goes back and forth during that time. This behaviour started instantly after updating to build 1169, 4 days ago. I restarted every piece of equipment in the digital chain, from modem to the DAC, including of course the MU1, to no avail.
It behaves in this way for Qobuz and Tidal content, seemingly (!) not for locally stored music on the MU1.
Not all albums show the same behaviour, and it isn’t that consistent. I haven’t had the time to thoroughly check all kinds of content, but it seems like hi res albums with a large number of tracks (several CD’s) are more affected than others, f.e. The Beatles Revolver Super Deluxe 24/96. That doesn’t mean a single CD album won’t show this behaviour, f.e. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers Moanin’ (remastered) 24/192 shows gaps between the tracks for at least 15 seconds.
I see. I suppose best to wait for official support to check your logs, if there is nothing obviously wrong with your network. Or maybe someone else has an idea. Sadly I can’t think of anything right now
Please also post seperately about your issues and ask for support. It looks as if it’s the same problem we’re experiencing, but the cause might be different. At least support will be aware that this issue is more common.
If something changes (for better or worse) or you have a solution, please let me know!
The gaps between tracks within an album are bothering me the most, and are the reason for calling in support. But indeed, I think too that gaps between tracks offered by roon radio or in playlists have increased. The cause of that could be something different, though, I don’t know.
I’ve suffered (and continue suffering) from this issue for a long time. In my case it’s “time sensitive”, meaning it gets worse with both the length of the Roon session AND the time the previous song has been playing, It doesn’t happen if I let a full LP play non-stop, it does happen with playlists. I use a Mac Mini m1 and the issue improved a bit when the Apple Silicon version of Roon was launched, but now is crawling back. It dissapears if I restart Roon Core, but comes back after some time. I have reported the issue a long time ago, but still haven’t got a definitive solution