Roon Core Machine
Was a Synology 918+ NAS 1.8 most recent build (943) - everything worked fine
Moved Core to Mac Mini (2018) - restored backup - 1.8 (943) (this Mac used to be my Roon client when core was on NAS)
AirPort Extreme → ethernet cable → Netgear switch → ethernet cable → Synology NAS
That same Netgear switch → ethernet cable → Netgear switch-2 → ethernet cable → Mac mini (2018) core
Netgear switch 2-> ethernet cable → Mac studio (2022) Roon client
When running Roon client from Mac studio, I can only see connected audio devices on the core (Mac mini). I have a JDS Labs Element II DAC which does not show up on the Audio device list. Under “Audio This Mac” it lists 3 devices on the core Mac mini (System Output, Mac mini Speakers, and 28E850) - there is no local Mac Studio audio output devices even though the Roon client is running on the Mac Studio.
5k albums, 44k tracks
Only local library (mounts to the NAS)
When running the Roon Client (player) on my Mac Studio connected to Roon Core on a Mac mini - the list of Audio Devices for “This Mac” are the list of Audio devices for the Mac mini (core) - not the Studio (player).
As outlined above, I am unable to see my local audio devices - only audio devices on the core. I do see room tested (networked) and other networked devices. So no problem there. I just can’t see the local system audio devices - I’m specifically looking from my DAC but the system output should be the local system output, not the core system output.
I ended up removing the RAATServer directory on local and core machines. I then turned off firewalls on both Macs. I turned off VPNs as well. I deleted the core and recreated an empty one from scratch - adding new music. But it never displays local audio devices when running roon from the core.
Note that when the Synology 918+ was the core, I could see my local Mac studio AND Mac mini audio devices. So if the DAC was connected to either, I could play to it.
I also tried running the roonbridge on the Mac studio but that didn’t show up either (I assume that would be networked). The only Mac studio “other network devices” I see is “via Airplay”)
Thanks for any suggestions on how I can use my DAC with Roon on my Mac studio with the core on a Mac mini.