I wondered if a definitive issue/fix was discovered with the QB9-DSD & raspberry pi.
I am running ropieee (v091) on a raspberry pi 3 B plus (wired connection)
I have an issue that (sometimes, but frequent & repeatable) when switching sample rates (from say 44.1 to 176) the output stops and roon skips over any additional songs in playlist (no error is shown). Takes a reboot of the pi to get things going again.
When I hook the QB9-DSD into an aries mini (same wired connection), I have not experienced a problem.
Hi @stubaggs — Thank you for the report and sharing this observation you have made with us. The insight is very appreciated!
Moving forward, to help aide in our evaluation of this behavior you are experiencing with the mentioned endpoint (i.e QB9 + RPi) may I very kindly ask you to please provide me with the following information:
Please expand on the description of your setup by using this link as a guide.
During your troubleshooting of this behavior have you tested with another DAC connected to the RPi to verify what the experience is like.
Using the SMSL I cycled through the playlist a few times with no apparent issues (with either roon bridge).
Using the Ayre with the Aries, no apparent issues (I ran this config on a long playlist overnight).
Using the Ayre with the RPi, the first cycle or two through the sound would stop, and the room remote would just show the tracks being skipped over. (no error message, in fact with the long playlist I had no way to pause, had to reboot RPi for it to stop). The issue did not appear to be correlated with a particular song, just a change of song (bitrate).
Let me know if there is anything additional I can clarify.
As an additional test I plugged both DACs into the RPi and grouped them into into one zone. After pressing play I saw similar issue (SMSL played fine, Ayre stopped, could not pause playing one Ayre stopped.)