Small Green Computer sonicTransporter i5 (running sonicorbiter 2.8), Roon Core version 1.7 (build 710)
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I’m running Roon Core from a Small Green Computer sonicTransporter i5 (running sonicOrbiter 2.8). From there -> Ethernet cable -> GigaFOIL-INLINE Ethernet Filter -> Ethernet cable -> Sonore ultraRendu (running sonicorbiter 2.8) -> USB cable -> Uptone Audio ISO Regen -> USB cable -> Denafrips Gaia D-to-D -> I2S-A (Ethernet cable) -> Denafrips Terminator DAC.
I’m trying to have Roon play continuously, but it keeps stopping playback by itself every hour on average, sometimes less frequently, sometimes more. Sometimes it stops at the end of a track, sometimes in the middle. Can you please help?
I have no direct experience with any of the kit you’re using, but have you tried simplifying the signal path between the sonicTransporter and the DAC? If you can get continuous playback with a more direct connection it would help troubleshoot the issue.
Agreed. Get everything as simple as possible and go from there. It may well be that you still have an issue with the rest of the gear removed but, if so, we’ll know it’s a problem with the communication between your core and DAC. Assuming the problem goes away, adding things back one at a time should identify the culprit, assuming the problem isn’t down to some complex interaction between the various components.
I’m not really looking to change my system around. I put it together after much listening and experimentation. In my experience, with digital the shortest path definitely doesn’t generate the best SQ. I would just like for Roon to work as it should.
My problems started several months ago when there was a Linux upgrade on the Sonic Transporter. This was related to infinite scanning and random drops on Roon just as you describe. A subsequent update to linux completely repaired the infinite scanning but not the random drops. While it is not clear that the drops were related to that update, I had never experienced what then became a frequent unusable problem. My system was complex in a different way in that I have a very large library and was using multiple NAS to interface with the Sonic Transporter. After trying many things it was either drop Roon or do something different. So I put all my music on a USB SSD drive attached directly to the Sonic Transporter that serves as the Roon core and this helped greatly back to the point of usability. At first, there continued to be drops, but I think there was re-indexing. Also I live in a rural area with poor internet service, and have to rely on LTE towers slow speed and frequent throttling for isp connections. Again, not a major problem for Roon in the past, but can explain suboptimal performance I suspect.
Had a problem with “Roon” recently with a chain that seemed to work fine. Turned out I had a bad LPS 1.2 battery in the chain. Bypassed it and the IsoRegen and was back in business. Alex kindly sent me a new LPS 1.2 and I was able to bring the IsoRegen back into my chain (to a Chord Hugo M-Scaler and Chord Dave). The advice given above is very germane. I was thinking “it’s the most recent Roon upgrade”, but it was much simpler than that. I am a lifetime Roon subscriber and greatly enjoy this amazing software.