I went to my friend’s house today and played some with the Roon Setup.
Attached are photos of:
1) The Computer / CPU Info
2) Roon Version info
3) ASIO Playback Settings
4) ASIO General Settings
My friend has a MyTek DSD-192 DAC connected via USB.
As for the Symptoms, with Roon Version 1.2 my friend was able to play music via the MyTek ASIO interface but when he switched songs, Roon would stop playing music and would need to be restarted before he could play music again. I don’t know if just switching songs did it or switching songs of different resolution caused the problem.
We installed Roon Version 1.3 and now using MyTek ASIO, no music will play. When configured for ASIO and a song is played, I see the ‘volume bar’ animation to the left of the song title moving, but nothing being is sent to the DAC. After about 5 seconds or so, the animation stops.
My friend wants to use the ASIO Driver as he does for JRiver, but in an effort to get Roon working, I tried the WSAPI Driver.
When I then switched to WSAPI and was able to get music to play… But a few comments:
1) After a fresh reboot, Roon would only play music at the current resolution set on the MyTek. That is, whatever resolution was last played through the MyTek is what any new song would be played at. However, if I closed Roon, started JRiver, started playing any song in JRiver, exited JRiver, then restarted Roon, all songs are played at the correct resolution (as per the display on the MyTek) – everything but DSD128 that played at 176.4. I tried this test a few times to verify and got the same results each time. So I’m guessing that Roon is not initializing something properly in the WSAPI driver???
2) I had to put WSAPI in exclusive mode on for Roon to play music.
3) The WSAPI driver would not detect that the MyTek supported DSD-128. I even tried that option to auto-detect the different DAC Modes supported
Again, my friend wants to use ASIO so I did not take any screen schots of the WSAPI settings.
For reference, JRiver on the same system works fine.
In the meantime, if you any suggestions of what to try next, they would be most welcome.