Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
Intel NUC8i7BEH , RoonOS, Latest stable build downloaded from ROON
8 GB RAM, 256 GB M.2 SSD
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
AT&T BGW210 main router.
NUC ROCK Roon core: directly connected to router by Cat8 ethernet cable.
(new unit, latest BIOS update, Roon OS Version 1.0 (build 219) stable
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type)
Cambridge Audio 851N Network streamer (connected via WiFi to router)
iPad Pro used as Roon remote, connected via WiFi to router
Dell PC (as test output device) (connected via WiFi to router)
Description Of Issue
Roon + Qobuz work well when core runs on my PC.
Roon + Qobuz do not work when core runs on the new NUC ROCK.
when selecting a track, Roon endpoint software plays 1 or 2 seconds of the track, then jumps to the next track and keeps jumping from track to track until the end of the playlist.
With NUC as core, and tried to play Qobuz to my PC’s output … same behavior as described above.
When running ROON core on my PC, Qobuz works well and track plays correctly on PC’s audio output. Qobuz works well by its own app, at all resolutions.
I’ve seen several threads in this forum discussing this problem - but no solutions. Network speed gets blamed. My home service is very fast.
Please advise - thanks,
Update: Qobuz does play when using the new NUC ROCK as core. But one needs to try several times for each song, getting the message “Qobuz media is taking too long to load”. Eventually, it plays.
When using a Windows10 PC as core, Qobuz and Roon run flawlessly, and fast. But the PC is connected to the network via WiFi, whereas the NUC ROCK is connected by ethernet cable to the router ! As a test, I connect the PC by ethernet cable to the router and it still works great.
So where is the network bottleneck ? If the problem was with my WiFi, running the core on the PC via WiFi would be a problem - but it works nicely. The NUC ROCK has the best and fastest connection to the network … and it stutters. Any advice or troubleshooting suggestions will be highly appreciated.