I am so excited to finally have the opportunity to try your product with my mixed Linn / Sonos system, and started the process yesterday. So, thank you to the team for working so long with Linn to make this a reality!
For now, during the two-week trial, have put the Room core on my iMac (meets minimum system specs), connected to my Synology NAS successfully, and logged onto tidal. The iMac is shared mostly by my wife and occasionally by me, is powered on all the time, and is connected to the system through ethernet (for a faster, more reliable connection), with wi-fi as backup. I first installed and logged on on the Administrator account, with full privileges, thinking that would potentially bypass problems, and I saw on my iPhone control app that the iPhone connected, but I did not try playback. Later when I tried playback, the iPhone and iPad did not find my library (I think my wife had started working in her iMac account by then). I then realized that I did not want to have the Administrator account logged on all the time, for security (this account is only used sparingly for system stuff), so I decided to use it from my user account. When I logged out of the Administrator account and into my user account, the Room app icon was appropriately in the Applications folder. When I tried opening the program, I got a pop-up window that said something to the effect of “the post-installation update did not work”. I then decided to re-download and install Roon on the David account. I did so, and when asked, confirmed I wanted to remove the preexisting app. This also all worked fine, and I saw my library on my iPhone app after it connected again. I again did not have the chance to test playback immediately. Later, when my wife was again working in her iMac account, the iPhone and iPad control were not able to find the library. So, this morning, I just decided to install the Room core from her account, since she is the primary user of the iMac, and it is usually logged in to her account. I did the identical process a third time this morning, and again saw the library in my iPhone control app. 15 minutes later after doing some things around the house, the iPhone control does not find the library: “Remote connection. Waiting for Remote core…” The iMac remains logged in to my wife’s account, and I think acts this way whether the scrensaver is turned on or off.
I would like recommendations and a better understanding of the correct method to use the Roon core on the Mac in the way we are using the Mac with different users and screensaver / sleep settings. While there may be a complete thread here that covers this exact topic, I was not able to find it, but did find bits and pieces of an incomplete puzzle.
I do not have an alternate computer to run the core, except for potentially the NAS drive. I don’t know if it would work, but you would know that better than I. My local library is small, about 1000 CDs; Tidal is currently about the same, but will grow quite a bit if this is successful.
NAS: Synology DiskStation DS1515+ 5-Bay NAS Server B&H # SYDS1515P MFR # DS1515+ Purchased April 2016
Synology DS1515+ Specs
CPU 2.4 GHz Intel Atom C2538
Hardware Encryption Engine Yes (AES-NI)
Floating Point Yes
Memory 2 GB DDR3 (expandable up to 6 GB)
Bays Drive Bays
WD 4TB Red Pro 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD B&H # WED4002FFWX MFR # WD4002FFWX
Hot Swappable HDD Yes
External Ports 4 x USB 3.0 ports
2 x eSATA ports
LAN 4 x Gigabit Ethernet ports
Wake on LAN/WAN Yes