Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
OSX / iMac 27" 4GHz i7 32 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 / Roon 1.6 (Build 416) 64bit
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
Cisco SG250-28 / Hardwired
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Linn Akurate DSM, two Naim Atoms / Everything ethernet hardwired
Description Of Issue
Roon worked for about a week but fails every time now. I select an album from my collection, press play, and all is well. About 10 mins later, I go to adjust volume and nothing happens, using the Roon desktop and iOS apps. Sometimes when I go back to the UI it is locked up, sometimes selecting a different song makes the system responsive again. At one point the fans were hammering away on my machine and I noticed that Roon was gobbling up all the CPU and memory so I killed it.
While I’m here … I really like the Roon Radio functionality, but it also only works sporadically. I signed up for Qobuz because of Roon, as I expected radio functionality to work, but it doesn’t work with Qobuz at all.
Roon setup was also a poor process, and not well thought out at all. I could find my Linn Akurate, but only one of my Naim Atoms. The other is left as an unknown device (still is actually), in spite of being the same model, on the same network, and both appearing and working happily with iTunes and AirPlay. At one point when I rebooted everything, to try to resolve Roon issues (and I mean everything). Roon came up not recognizing the Akurate and listed that as an unknown device.
So overall, the Roon experiment has been a very expensive waste of time. To be honest, the software feels like an early stage open source project — and even has an open source support model. It’s a huge amount of effort just to flag these issues. I don’t have time to read reams of forum discussions, and I don’t want to be part of the community. I just want software that I paid for to actually work, and currently it does not.