As I mentioned on another thread, I am having ongoing issues with Redcloud.
I have a DirectStream Junior. I am feeding it from a Roon Rock server (NUC) either via Bridge (ethernet) or by USB direct from the Roon Rock into the USB input of the DSJ. Playing to USB is giving me 3 issues:
Roon looses the server quite often. This requires me to a hard reboot of the DSJ (power cycle). I am not getting these issues when I stream to the DSJ over ethernet using Bridge.
Every once in a while, the USB only comes out of the right channel. If I switch to Bridge then all is fine so there are no issues with my other gear. I do the hard reboot of the DSJ (again!) and it will usually fix the issue.
USB occasionally starts skipping tracks.A whole album will skip through with each song appearing for a few seconds. I can play the same song using USB into the DSJ using Roon at other times so there is no issue with the tracks / files themselves. The files are stored on a hard drive that is irectly connected to the Roon Rock so there would be no network issues that could come into play. Again, a hard reboot will usually fix this. Until the next time.
I have given up using USB at this point. Thankfully Bridge is acceptable (apart from tiny drop outs about once every 1-2 minutes) but I thinking that the dropouts are related to my network setup.
I have tried the following:
Rolled back the Firmware to Huron and then went back to Red Cloud.
Reinstalled Roon Rock OS.
Made sure Roon is all up to date.
Adjusted about every setting that I could think in Roon such latency settings, clock priority, sampling rate, DOP etc.
As I said, a power cycle will mostly fix the issue for the time being though with the USB through one channel that can often require multiple reboots.
So is this a Roon issue (last update was prior to Red Cloud I think) or a DSJ firmware error or both. Huron did not have these issues so that’s the only factor that has changed in my setup.