Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
Just purchased Nucleus+ with internal SSD
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
BT SmartHub (Nucleus with CAT5; Microsoft Surface Pro (latest Windows) WiFi
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Audio Research REF CD 9 SE
Description Of Issue
I just purchased a new Roon Nucleus+ to be used as Core, which replaces my Mac Mini which was used as a core. Of note is that I’ve been running the Mac Mini Core connected via USB successfully to my CD/DAC for several years. Nucleus is now connected to BT hub, Microsoft Surface Pro connected via WiFi network. I’ve updated Nucleus to latest firmware, formatted the SSD and loaded it with music per instructions. Roon remote from Surface Pro. All looks good, can play a song, but no output to my CD/DAC Help!
The only thing I can see that you apparently have not tried is using a different DAC. Do you have something else with USB input to try? That way you could ensure the Nucleus is operating properly… I am not a Nucleus user but since it is using ALSA, can you log into the root of the Nucleus OS and set the ALSAmixer output to max (or is there a UI page where you can do that)? Try setting the device volume control to max 100% in the Roon UI,
Took you advice and tried my travel Chord Mojo DAC and sound. However the goal was to ‘trade up’ and swap my Mac Mini Roon Core for the Nucleus+ and use my same Audio Research REF CD9 SE DAC via USB. Don’t believe I can log into Nucleus/Linux. Output is however to max 100. When my Audio Research REF CD9 was updated to SE, the USB no longer needed any drivers. I hope I can get this sorted out. Do want to stay with the USB.
The original CD9 was not Linux compatible. The SE is supposed to be Linux compatible and in the Absolute Sounds review Roon gets a specific mention. The only change between the original and the SE was the v3. Revision USB card. So this needs to be pursued. The SE is supposed to work.