I haven’t tried changing the MQA settings yet as it produces a 20min cycle of restarting programs, apps and the amplifier for each cycle.
However I have tried to summarise the journey so far…
“BluOs vs ROON
I thought it might be sensible to produce a summary of my problems and send it to both NAD/BluOs support and ROON support.
I am really happy for both support teams to discuss directly with each other. And I am really happy with support received.
The problem started following the penultimate BluOs automatic update a week or two ago. ROON stopped being able to communicate with my NAD C390 amplifier which has a BluOs module installed that is plugged into my LAN.
Telstra fixed wireless NBN
router -telstra supplied - TG800vac Gateway 10.0.0.138
Amplifier NAD C390 with BluOs module 10.0.0.66
Desktop (ROON core) 10.0.0.27
Desktop -only connects if LAN not connected
The main streaming service is TIDAL
The iPad has an TIDAL app and is able to stream TIDAL to the iPad without problem.
The iPad has an BluOs app which is able to control the NAD C390 amplifier and stream TIDAL after it is added via “add a music service” and natively “TuneIn” and “MQA” work seamlessly. These all work correctly. When ROON is started on the desktop the service appears in the same area. (It just doesn’t work and crashes the amplifier’s interaction with the LAN/WAN).
The iPad has a ROON app. It is possible to search ROON (Tidal and attached NAS libraries) But not play. (More later).
The desktop computer (Windows 10 home 64 bit) has the ROON server (1.7 (build 610) stable. I have reinstalled the latest download from the web(the same version)- (Although I didn’t delete the previous settings etc). I also found “ROON ready: NAD C390 version 3.10.0 RAAT SDK version 1.1.36 under device info- somewhere.
It also has a TIDAL app. Both are able to stream and play back through the local computer even when the NAD C390 amplifier has gone off line.
The problem starts when ROON tries to play back the Tidal stream to the amplifier (NAD C390). Initially the amplifier is seen but then a message that ROON has lost control of the device appears on the desktop program. It fails from controlling both using the desktop program or the iPad app. When this happens the address of the NAD C390 disappears.
A new BluOs update has just loaded. This allowed the ROON program on the ROON server desktop computer to search and play one streaming album but crashed the BluOs module in the NAD C390 amplifier on trying to play a different album stream.
At this stage it would appear to me that while the recent BluOs module updates (x2) are working well using the iPad BluOs app, they appear to be incompatible with the current release of ROON.
I would be grateful to supply more detailed information on the Heath Robinson like state of my LAN or any other detailed information that would be of use.
With many thanks. “