I have just signed up for a 14 days trial and … after 4 hours of battle, I am still not able to see/select my micro rendu in the Roon app on my iPhone. I can select the iPhone to play music from my Roon Server, I can also select an Apple TV connected to my network, great but what I want to do is to use my micro rendu as a Roon client device and play my FLAC files on my DAC in my main music room.
Now, what is really bizarre is that I can see the micro rendu on my network: it shows in the list of devices connected to my gateway, I can see it on the sonicorbiter.com page that show my core and the micro rendu, I can ping the device (IP address) just fine… but it does not show as a music device in the Roon app. Needless to say that Roon is pretty useless to me if I cannot use it to play my music files. I was sort of excited since I heard many good things about Roon but if it takes days of debug to simply find a device and select it, I might go back to basic attached network player, ugly interface but at least I can play my music on my McIntosh-based system.
Here are the network and version information, in case it helps:
Model: sonicTransporter Audiophile
IP Address: [10.0.0.244]
IP Address: [10.0.0.234]
Also here is the DAC information that I can see (and verify it is correct) from the DAC diagnostic option for the microRendu device:
Your DAC has been unmuted and set to max volume.
This is a list of audio output devices attached to this player.
[ Refresh Status]
[Set DAC to MAX volume]
DAC description: McIntosh Labs USB Audio 2349:03e8
Diagnostic information for this DAC
McIntosh Laboratory McIntosh Labs USB Audio at usb-ci_hdrc.1-1.1, high speed : USB Audio Playback: Status: Stop Interface 1 Altset 1 Format: S16_LE Channels: 2 Endpoint: 5 OUT (ASYNC) Rates: 32000, 44100, 48000, 88200, 96000, 176400, 192000 Data packet interval: 125 us Interface 1 Altset 2 Format: S24_3LE Channels: 2 Endpoint: 5 OUT (ASYNC) Rates: 32000, 44100, 48000, 88200, 96000, 176400, 192000 Data packet interval: 125 us Interface 1 Altset 3 Format: S32_LE Channels: 2 Endpoint: 5 OUT (ASYNC) Rates: 32000, 44100, 48000, 88200, 96000, 176400, 192000 Data packet interval: 125 us
Status: Unknown (status not available when device is not playing)
Simple mixer control ‘Master Clock Validity’,0 Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined Playback channels: Mono Mono: Playback [on] Simple mixer control ‘Main Feature Controls’,0 Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined Playback channels: Mono Mono: Playback [on]
I am borderline losing my mind… I can play music from the music server from 10 different end points in the house, the only one that is not working is the Roon / microRendu that is obviously, the option I picked to play music on my main system.
My trial period is only 14 days so I would really appreciate all the help that I can get because I do not see how I could subscribe to Roon service if I cannot play any music on my main system.
Thanks again !
PS: also, I had to edit my post, impossible to put more than two links as a new user… quite unfriendly.