Tidal streaming crackle and stops

Tidal streaming with ROON crackle - like a bad phone connection - after a few seconds on some albums (10-30 sec) and then stop altogether. Is it because my hardware is not sufficiently fast?

I compared the same album, streaming from Tidal through my Sooloos MC200, and there is no problem: it’s smooth until the end.

ROON server runs on my iMac 27"
Intel Core i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz
16 GB or RAM
64 bit operating system

It runs on my Bootcamp partition
Windows 7 Pro service pack 1

Hi @jerome_e ---- Thank you for the feedback. May I kindly ask you to please provide the following information:

  1. Please describe your network configuration / topology, as well as providing insight into any networking hardware you may be implementing. I want to have a clear understanding of how your devices are communicating and what tools are being used to make those connections possible.

  2. Can you verify if you are noticing the same crackle/stopping behavior when using just the TIDAL application?