Description Of Issue
I need to re-add my DAC(s)/Zones almost every time (4 times out of 5) I start Roon, and it is super tedious. This happens on multiple machines and with different DACs. Additionally, if I leave Roon running on a machine that goes to sleep - it requires a full restart of the software for the devices to be recognized.
The kicker is that this resets all the settings for each DAC as well, e.g. EQ, Audeze presents, and the catastrophe that is Roon radio. I’ll put on some nice quiet music to fall asleep, and then – since I forgot to re-cancel Roon radio – some thumping, loud music will play, waking me and my wife up.
Does anyone else have this issue? Workarounds are fine - anything to not have to deal with 2 minutes of set-up each time I launch. I’ve started using the Qobuz app more and more and it works fine (so does Apple Music).
It’s gotten frustrating enough that, despite all its pluses, I don’t think I will renew Roon for next year unless I can fix it (or they significantly improve their lackluster design and UX).
So – If there are recommendations for other local media playback options – I’m all ears. Two apps that work is better than one that doesn’t, even if I’ll miss Roon’s many excellent features.
Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
CORE: Synology NAS running 1.7, build 571,
CLIENTS: 2 Macbook Pro (2015, 2019) and iPhone XS (same build)
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
Mesh Wifi network with 1GB symmetrical fiber optic internet
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Monoprice MONOLITH (USB), Oppo HA-2se (USB), Schiit Modi 3 multibit (USB), Presonus Quantum 2 (Thunderbolt 2), Apogee Duet (USB-C)