Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
MacBookPro 2.8GHz Dual Core 16GB/1TB running Big Sur 11.1
Roon V1.8 Build 710
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
Netgear and Ubuquiti mixed (large and complex spanning 20+ acre property - very stable)
Immediate Roon network area mix of cabled Ethernet and Wifi through Netgear Wifi Router (also very stable).
Music library on Synology DS1817 (8x10TB + 2x512GB SSD caches) Music library is huge … Almost 3TB
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Digital Audio - Sonos and Devialet with various peripherals …
Devialet - Phantom Gold x2, Dialog
Sonos - Sound Bar, Sub, P1 x2, P3 x2, Boost
Project - Turntable, Pre-Amp
Oppo - Blu-ray
Various - PC’s, Mbox’s, KRK monitors, etc
Project turntable -analog- Project valve pre-amp -analog- Sonos Connect
Sonos Connect -optical- Phantom Gold (Left)
Oppo Blu-ray -optical- Phantom Gold (Right)
Netgear Router -cable ethernet- Synology NAS
Netgear Router -cable ethernet- Devialet Dialog
Netgear Router -cable ethernet- Sonos Boost
Apple TV -HDMI- Sony 4K TV
Opportunity Blu-ray -HDMI- Sony 4K TV
Mac mini -HDMI- Sony 4K TV
Sony 4K TV -analog- Sonos Sound Bar
Everything else is local single zone Netgear Wifi or the specific Sonos and Devialet wireless device optimised protocols.
Description Of Issue
Am I asking too much of Roon? Is it crashing and thrashing the PC because of my library or should it cope?
Sorry for the vague query … but on my current projections Roon will be rescanning and continually analysing for the next 80 days before I know whether it’ll work ok for me.
Some background info:
I’m on day 4 of my trial and Roon has crashed twice while trying to index my library hosted on the Synology NAS. It seems to have taken close to 3 days to index the full library but subsequent scans seem to “find” a few more tracks even though the library hasn’t been altered.
Note: The NAS runs as a media server and is also running Plex.
Background analysis is crawling along … thus far only covering ~5% of the library (I’ve just switched from throttled to 1 core, noting resource and fan speed warning but resources were already being heavily consumed by Roon when scanning and the fan was already on full).
This MacBook Pro is dedicated to media. Aside from Roon there’s Tidal, Spotify, Deezer, iTunes, Sonos, Vox … but these are not typically active in parallel with Roon now.
Subscriptions: Apple, Tidal, Deezer, Spotify, Youtube, etc. But only Tidal is relevant to Roon.
Library: Approx 350K+ tracks … I’m a hoarder and the library has dumps of old portable music players, old iTunes libraries, rips of all of my CDs and a lot of painstakingly converted vinyl. So it’s a mess with lots of duplication (possibly triplication) and would take forever to manually rationalise. No doubt 90% of the library is available in Tidal!
Roon was suggested to me by my Hifi guy when I was complaining that the Devialet app “upgrade” dropped streaming support for Tidal and I didn’t have a good option for playing high definition music on the Phantom Golds. I’d tried Vox and didn’t like it and trying to find a music library management option for my massive collection has been fruitless.