Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
Mac Mini 2018 processing speed 16-24x when upsampling
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
Wired connection Fritzbox 4040 (also Wlan)
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
KEF LS50 Wireless
Description Of Issue
Hi and I hope you can help:
Most of the time it works fine:
My macmini does the Upsampling 192khz 24bit and EQ work and I use WLAN to send it from my mac to my router, then with cable connection Cat 7 20m cable to my Kefs. 16 Bit works super stable over Wlan without any cable, but 24 bit needs the kefs to be plugged in, otherwise they stutter, even if the router is just next to the master LS. So normal mode that works most of the time flawless: Kef wired to router, MacMini with WLAN (mac is next to router).
But sometimes it just does not work, and the stuttering (every few seconds music stops for 1-2 seconds) sometimes stops after restarting everything, Roon, then mac, then router, then Kefs. Sometimes nothing of this helps at all.
To make this more stable I also tried the connection Mac - cable to router - cable to Kef and surprise: it also stutters some time. Not as much, but for example at 50% of the tracks after 1 second of playback a stutter of several seconds occurs. I see that the progress bar in roon stops too, so the program “knows” that the kefs are still loading the sound. Sometimes I see “connection to audio device lost” appearing, then I have to press play again. Sometimes the IOS remote does not find the core, when I restart the app it connects by itself.
Is this an indicator to search the problem at the speakers or is there a roon fix for this?
My macbook creates the same problem when streaming (wlan to router, cable to kef)
The mac has a processing speed of 10-24x
At my other system all works well, KEF LSX without the need of any cable and my macbook, super stable 24bit connection with the same router. I never tried the macmini with the LSX because they are at separate places.