For Roon Core: Classé CP-800
For others room listening: Surface Book 3 with iFi iDSD micro Signature
Description of Issue
Hello, I am new to Roon and have a problem that I cannot resolve. While listening, I have parasitic (pop) noises that appear randomly. It is like listening to vinyl records.
The server is hooked up to my sound system in my main listening room. When I listen to music directly from the server, there is no problem, no pop, everything is perfect.
Surface Book 3
I bought this computer to listen to music on headphones remotely with Roonbridge. I have an iFi iDSD micro Signature sound card. I have tried almost every possible combination of audio settings without succeeding in eliminating parasitic noise in both Wi-Fi and Ethernet.
For my Ethernet tests, I used 3 foot cables on each side of my router to make sure that noise was not coming from the cables. I also tried two different routers.
Test 1: SB3 + iFi + WiFi + Roon + Roonbridge → parasitic noise
Test 2: SB3 + iFi + Ethernet + Roon + Roonbridge → parasitic noise
Test 3: SB3 + iFi + WiFi + Jriver with DLNA → no noise
Test 4: SB3 + iFi + Ethernet + Jriver with DLNA → no noise
Test 5: SB3 + iFi + Roon (local) → parasitic noise
Test 6: SB3 + iFi + Jriver (local) → no parasitic noise
Test 7: SB3 + iFi + Youtube (local) → no noise
Test 8: Dell PC + iFi + Ethernet + Roon + Roonbridge → no noise
My test # 8 shows that noise only occurs on SB3. On SB3,
I have already tried with ASIO4ALL and it did not solve the problem.
This is the Signature model that I have. When I did the first installation, I don’t think the Signature model was a choice. I chose the device whose image looked like the Signature model. I tried to do a new install but Roon remembers the audio settings and I can’t destroy it. How do I remove an audio driver and start over?
Test 9: SB3 + Classé CP-800 + Ethernet + Roon + Ronbridge → no noise
If we compare with tests # 8 and # 3, test # 9 shows that the iFi micro Signature sound card may not be compatible with SB3 only if played with Roon. Is it because it’s the driver iDSD BL?
Here are my screenshots of the setup (sorry it’s in French). I have tried lots of combinations of settings and failed to fix the problem.
On second thought, i don’t think Roon bothers about unique drivers, it’s only got to do with line art and custom settings. But you could still click the “Pas votre périphérique?” text and then Cancel to go back to defaults.
The only thing i can see in your settings, that i would like to change is the resync timing, to at least 200ms/0,2sec.
What cable are you using then, and have you tried anything USB2.0 certified, basic but functional?
I don’t know what Roon is doing to the signal but noise is introduced somewhere. With JRiver there is never any noise and I have been using it for one year with iFi iDSD micro Signature. The problem is the Surface book 3 + Roon + ifi combination:
Surface book 3 + JRiver + iFi → no noise
Dell PC + Roon + iFi → no noise
Surface book 3 + Roon + Classé CP-800 → no noise
Surface book 3 + Roon + iFi → noise