Roon Core Server on Mac mini M1, Late 2020, 16 GB RAM, Ventura 13.2.1
Networking Gear & Setup Details
Netgear Orbi 85 router
Netgear Voice Modem
One access point. No MESH network.
XFinity High Speed network in excess of about 600 mbs download
MDC-2 BluOS Module D, hard ethernet connection to router
Apple Mac mini M!, hard ethernet connection to router
Connected Audio Devices
Mac mini M1 connected to Cambridge Magic 200 DAC via USB
Cambridge Magic 200 DAC output to NAD 3050 LE using unbalanced line outs
Roon sees Cambridge Magic 200 DAC connected to core, and is enabled and selected as audio source.
Set NAD 3050 LE to Line input to access this source
Play primarily Tidal MQA Streaming
Also have Samsung 4K TV connected to HDMI eArc to send TV sound to NAD 3050
MacBook (Intel based) used as Roon Remote for control of core
iPhone 13 used as Roon Remote for control of core
Number of Tracks in
112000 tracks on MacMini M1
Description of Issue
Roon Settings, audio, show NAD 3050 only as an AirPlay device, under Other Network
Roon Settings, audio, show Cambridge Magic 200 connected to core.
Why is NAD 3050 LE not showing as connected to Core?
I have disconnected Cambridge DAC and Roon still does not show NAD 3050 as connected to Core
I have tried connecting MacMini M1 outputs directly to Core with no success (via USB C, optical, coax)
Would like to connect MacMini M1 core directly to NAD 3050 and employ its internal DAC, vice using Cambridge.emphasized text
Have tried factory re-set, updated to all latest NAD 3050 LE and BluOS versions, and re-booted modem and router several times, with no success in getting NAD 3050 LE to show as connected to Core in Roon
Note that there is currently an issue with the latest BlueOS updates that Bluesound is working on fixing. This is affecting Bluesound, NAD, and probably other devices. This thread has all the details and at the end a workaround that might help:
It won’t but as said it’s and issue BluOS side nothing Roon can do. Others have managed to find older firmware and roll back to sort it. If you go through some of the many other posts on this you will find what they did to achieve it.
As other users have mentioned, only Macs pre-2016 will have an optical output available through the system output. If you’re not seeing the NAD 3050 via USB, then please share a screenshot of the Audio Midi Setup app (Applications → Utilities) on your Mac Core. It’s like a system output issue. I also recommend refreshing RAATServer.
You can generate a new RAATServer instance on your device by following these instructions, but please be aware that this will reset your Roon Settings → Audio Tab to factory settings and I would advise making a backup of any custom DSP settings you have:
Well it is until you have to factory reset and you’re back to square one. NAD and BluOS seem to be dragging their heals on this only been updates for the nodes so far to properly fix the issue. Pretty poor considering it’s of their making and getting on for two months.