Problem with dropouts on Ropieee

My first post here, so please be nice! :slightly_smiling_face:
I have used Roon for a couple of years now. I love it. It just do what it should without any problems.

I have recently bought a Roon Rock device and also a LPS to it. I was curious about the Raspberry as a endpoint and got me one of those. I use it in a Akasa case and have a lps from Douk Audio as a power supply. I got it running yesterday. And so the problem started.

I use a Esoteric K-07 as a dac.

When playing especially high rez music I got dropouts when using the asynchronous high speed usb mode on the Esoteric. All works fine when using high speed usb mode without the asynchronous option.

The Pie is a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Rev 1.5. And it is connected to the network with cable.

I have tested different usb cables on both usb 2 and usb 3 ports without any sort of improvement.
It´s just frustrating.

Any idea where to start looking? All was just hunky dory with my windows htpc as a endpoint. Sounded great to.

Best Regards, Jorgen

Hi Jorgen,


Can you send me feedback? You can find that option on the ‘advanced’ tab in RoPieee’s web interface.


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Thank You for your reply.

026c439d4878fd6b was my identifier.

yeah that was short :wink:

Send me feedback after a certain amount of playing audio and when you encounter dropouts.

Hehe, I have rebooted both the ropieee pie, the nuc rock and my router.
But when playing high rez Qobuz files when using the asynchronous mode it is unplayable. Doesn´t matter which material that I choose. When using the high speed usb mode without the asynchronous option everything is ok. I will try a couple songs to confirm this.

That’s clear, but I need feedback that actually contains a ‘catch’ of one of those drop outs.

And furthermore, have you tried local content (vs Qobuz)?

I am doing tests on the fly as we speak. High rez 88khz and above there is a distorsion in the sound. I don´t know if I can call them dropouts because the music doesn´t clip out. It is rather a distorsion.
Cd quality is fine both with local files and Qobuz. I do not have much high rez in my library but I found a Dire Straits album and the result is the same as with the Qobuz high rez.

A new identifier. 588121d577896ddc

Basically nothing to see. I’m afraid this is an Esoteric issue. Do they have firmware updates?

I don´t know. Must look at it.

I really appreciate that you took the time to help me with this issue. Thanks a lot!

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