I’m experiencing static bursts (sounds like static on the radio - “ksssshk”) of approximately 1 second in duration, a couple times per song. After playing for 4 - 5 songs, usually get one longer “stutter” burst of 1-2 seconds (sounds like “kssh…sh…sh…shk”.)
Have CenturyLink DSL into Actiontec C1000A router (wireless disabled) connected by 6" cat 6 ethernet cable to sonicTransporter i5 with 8 GB RAM, 2TB SSD. Ethernet cat 5 cable out of Actiontec to homeplug ZyXel model PLA 5456, which is AV2000 gigabit pass-thru capable.
6" ethernet cat 6 cable out of home plug to microRendu, powered by LPS-1 linear PSU.
Checked speeds: Getting ping 32 ms, download 14.8 mbps, upload 0.86 mbps into microRendu.
Files on sonicTransporter SSD are WAV 88.2 / 24.
Have been fiddling around with settings on Roon 1.3 to maximize performance, and also to avoid clipping. Current settings: Headroom -0.5 (needed to avoid clipping on some recordings). Sample rate conversion = 88.2 to 192khz. Clock priority = 2 sounds best to me (also used “default” with no change to static bursts.) Getting “blue” high-fidelity indicator light on Roon, rather than audiophile “purple”, probably because of sample rate conversion to 192 kHz limitation.
Notice processing speed of 10.3X – not sure what this means. Can get higher processing speed by using “power of 2” sample rate conversion – 18.1X speed noted – but this doesn’t seem to affect static bursts either.
DAC - Devialet 130 integral. BUT, microRendu doesn’t recognize it so I’m using USB out for now. (Have disabled sleep on Devialet, the Devialet DAC appears on microRendu setup menu, can select it and have tried various “keep DAC on and reboot microRendu” alternatives, to no avail. Anyway, this seems like a secondary problem, in light of the static.)
(Unfortunately for me) I’m becoming more and more network-knowledgeable, but still kind of a novice. Any help I could get from anyone would be much appreciated!