This problem started 2 days ago. Every time I try to play 88.2/24 and 192/24 files from Roon, I get this very heavy distorted sound that does not go away, unless if and only if I start playing a 44.1/16 file.
44.1/16 , 48/24 and 96/24 files play just fine via Roon, although I sometimes face the same problem with 96/24. I tried this with the vast majority of files in my library, as well as via Tidal.
My setup is simple:
Intel NUC 10i3FNHN2 (with Roon Rock) + 2 TB external HDD
Metronome DSS Network player (Roon Ready)
Musical Fidelity M6x DAC (Roon Ready)
EAR HP4 Headphone Amp
All cables are of relatively high quality
When I use mConnect instead of Roon, everything is just fine. When using Roon, my DAC does not synchronize to 88.2/24 and 192/24 files. So definitely there is no hardware issue.
Everything points out there is an issue with Roon (I repeat, there was no issue until 2 days ago).
I reinstalled Roon software on my Intel NUC with no positive effect and restored all settings to default
Is anyone else experiencing a similar problem? Please help if you know the answer.
Do you have a PC or MAC that you could “temporarily” move your core and problem files or the external HDD to for testing?
Just to see if it is indeed Roon/ROCK issue and not a hardware issue (either the NUC, cables, or the HDD)…
I wanted to follow up on this thread to see if you were still running into playback issues? As @bearFNF mentioned, it would be good to take a look at the webUI of your ROCK for additional information. If you could share a screenshot, that would be helpful.