Ethernet using plug-in extenders from router through house.
Connected Audio Devices
Dragonfly Black 1.5 connected via USB to my iMac and outputting to a mini desktop hifi.
Description of Issue
I’m a new Roon user working with a very basic setup which has improved my working from home setup over the last 6 weeks or so.
Up until this week everything has been running fine, I’m very happy with the interface and the Dragonfly has had a noticeable difference to my listening experience while I work.
However, for the last couple of days, after starting my machine I can play the first album I select but once I try to play a second after the first has finished I get no audio? Roon will try to start playing track 1, nothing will play, the blue graphic will dance beside the track number but the play bar won’t progress past 0:00, after some seconds it skips forward to track 2 etc etc.
Restarting Roon will often mean no connection to my Audio Zone.
Restarting my machine will lead to being able to play 1 album, and the problem reoccurs?
On my previous 5-6 weeks of use I’ve been able to listen continuously for 6+ hours a day without any issue.
Has anyone had a similar issue, or thoughts on what may be causing the problem. I don’t believe I’ve changed anything within my system over the last week, apart from maybe updating Zoom?
Sorry for not getting back sooner, I’ve been distracted with work.
My setup is very much in its infancy so the only endpoint I’m using at the moment is the Dragonfly Black while I work. Prior to my original post I had updated the firmware but it didn’t seem to make a difference.
After some research of my own, I’ve discovered that if I run Terminal, and issue the command ‘sudo killall coreaudiod’ it resets my audio output and resolves the issue. Not ideal, but it works.
I can only guess that there’s a conflict somewhere with drivers or software, but until that’s resolved it’s a workaround.