MacPro 12 Core (Mid 2010) with a 2TB SSD, 128GB RAM and RX580 8G Graphics Card.
The two systems are located only a few feet away from each other in my office.
- 1000MB Fibre ethernet connection for my MacPro.
- Bluesound PowerNode 2i is on WiFi with full WiFi bars signal.
- Attached to my MacPro I have an ARCAM irDAC plus a set of Audioengine A5+ speakers.
- Bluesound PowerNode 2i, pair of B&W 603 S2 speakers.
When I play an album on this one audio setup everything plays back perfect. But I have another system in my office…
I have created a group using Roon for both these systems and when I play an album… at first all can be in sync, but then maybe later on in that track, or another track I can start to hear the audio being out of sync. I’m always running the very latest software version of Roon, but my MacPro is now maxed out at macOS Mojave (10.14.6). This has been going on since I first got Roon. I have hoped the Roon Update 1.8 would have resolved it… but no… all is the same.
Now… if this happens… I can press pause and play again, and it seems to clear it up, but not all the time. Sometimes I need to quit the Roon app altogether and start again. And other times it’s fine and plays in sync fine. As you can see, it just very erratic and an unreliable listening experience. I also have a ROTEL + B&W 603 S2 (40th Anniversary) speakers in my Livingroom … but when I add that to the group, or if it’s a little out it’s hard to notice as you walk through rooms… really it’s the two systems in the one space is the key syncing issue.
Is there anyone else out there having a similar issue. I love Roon, but it kills me that it’s just not reliable with my setup to play two systems in sync. Is there something I’m doing wrong… or can this situation be improved in some way.