Full Roon Core, but acting as client/bridge. I have no idea what Roon bridge even is. I’ll look it up. Core is ROCK, and elsewhere on the network.
In Roon setup --> audio i have three outputs for this laptop:
- System Output
- Built in output
- Something that was, i believe “USB high res device” which i renamed “Denefrips”. To be honest i’ve reconfigured several things due to the fact that sometimes they work, then suddenly didn’t.
I have it in exclusive mode and working per the signal path.
That said, what i find confusing is that int he mac’s menu bar, where sound output is selected, it will sometimes jump to 'Internal speakers" although clearly the sound is not coming from the laptop, but from the DAC connected system. If i try to set it back to “USB high res audio” it jumps back to “internal speakers”.
yet, in order to be sure i was describing it correctly i went upstairs and checked. It has, on nits own, jumped back to “USB hgih res audio”. It has been playing uninterrupted the whole time.
The core is ROCK, but that should be irrelevant for this purpose. Its a configuration terminology and Roon-as-client/bridge question.
There is little to no discussion of which output to use on a Mac in the audio setup section, at least that’s easy to find. When i began i could make at least two of them work, although i can’t be sure exactly how i did that months later.
well, uploading was intuitive (not!), no paper clip, just mysterious little pictograms