Roon Core Machine
Intel NUC 7 i5 DNHE
16 GB ram
Ethernet short patch cable directly into router
Roon Rock 10.0.1.2
Networking Gear & Setup Details
Telco modem in bridge mode (router disabled)
Apple AirPort Extreme (running most current firmware)
Ethernet to Coax adapter (Hirschmann)
Coax to ethernet adapter (Hirschmann)
Uptone Audio Ether-Regen
Then digital source
Connected Audio Devices
SoTM SMS-200 Ultra Neo
Denafrips Pontus 2
Number of Tracks in Library
<1000 tracks in library
Description of Issue
The issue is that while streaming (Tidal, Radio Paradise), the stream cuts out for 1-2 seconds. This happens at least once every hour, possibly more frequently but it’s random. I noticed the time of a recent occurrence which was at 12:26 EST today (Feb 19th). Occasionally this is also coupled with a current track being interrupted an auto-advancing to the next track (even though it’s only partially played). When it skips, it doesn’t “pause” the track, but it picks up where it would be if the track had been playing the whole time).
The signal path is fairly simple in this case - it only seems to happen on my SoTM zone and not using my other zone (Apple AirPort Express). I do not group the zones.
I have taken the Uptone Audio switch out of the chain and the problem persists. I have also swapped out the DAC and can confirm it is not the DAC either.
This setup performed flawlessly through most of last year and late last year (around the time of the last major update) it started to have issues.