Ethernet connection with Netgear switches. All connections are wired.
Connected Audio Devices
Melco N100 and Mola Mola DAC
Number of Tracks in Library
20,000 tracks on a NAS drive.
Description of Issue
I have Roon operating and it has read my NAS library and connects up to Qobuz. But I can’t get any audio out. I click on Audio and it recognises the USB Mola Mola DAC endpoint but when I click enable it reports it is unable to initialise. The Melco firmware is V43. (the latest) and is Roon ready. How do I get Roon to talk to the Melco?
I just connected the Melco to the Tambaqui through the ethernet cable but it was not recognised by the Roon software. I had removed the USB cable. The Roon recognises all the USB drivers I have as end points such as Chord but the Melco has not been seen. I switched the Melco input to Roon.
I have tried connecting the Melco to the switch via an ethernet cable. And then the USB output from the Melco to the DAC (I assume that is what you mean as the USB DAC is the Tambaqui). When I try to enable the USB DAC Mola Mola recognised it says Unable to Initialise.
I think you should drop the Melco. Plug the Tambaqui straight into the switch and have your Roon Core plugged into the switch. The Tambaqui is Roon Ready and should show up there. Get that working and then think about the Melco.
Great to hear. I would suggest you listen to the current setup for awhile before making any changes. Gives you a baseline to compare.
You can certainly tinker around, but right now Roon is sending the audio straight to the DAC with nothing in between and since Ethernet provides galvanic isolation, you have no worry about having a USB in the chain.
I am a “keep the chain as simple/short as possible” kind of guy, YMMV.
(Pragmatic Minimalist - "Less Is More" -)
I doubt that putting a $2000 streamer ahead of a $13,000 DAC is going to improve anything.