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  1. JDoyle

    Roon skipping problem

    Thanks Dave, unfortunately that’s not an option for them... their setup needs the WiFi connection. JD
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    Roon skipping problem

    Thanks for your reply... I had my sister setup her iPad as an endpoint and it didn’t skip. So I now believe and concur with your observation that Sonos is the issue. I’m having them test without the Sonos boost, but I’m not optimistic that the removal will solve it. i will post back if we solve the problem. I’ll probably post something on the Roon community too if the problem still happens.
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    I need a music streamer with no dac?

    For $795.00 you can get a i5 Sonic Transporter from Small Green Computer... it’s also a server that will run Roon Core JD
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    Roon skipping problem

    Thanks for your reply, no I haven’t found a solution to this problem yet. Your signing out of Tidal suggestion is the first time that I’ve heard that... I’ll have them try that. Is signing out of Tidal something that you do while in Roon, or do you do that right on the Tidal site? Thanks again, JD
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    Roon skipping problem

    I’m probably going to ask in the Roon community, but I’d thought I’d try here first for (hopefully) a faster/more direct answer, wondering if someone else had a similar issue. I purchased a small green computer sonic transporter i5 for my sister as an early Christmas gift and made the trip to Florida to set her up. The installation went smoothly, using Roon/Tidal only (no internal drive). Everything was playing well when it suddenly started to “skip” through the songs (as if you hit the pause button, then it would start again skipping the second or two gap). This would happen for a period of time and then go away. Before I left to return home, I contacted Andrew at SGC (he’s been very helpful). He suggested that I try again to re-install the current version and reboot. The unit does run very warm, but Andrew said that was normal. He then thought it might be a wi-fi issue. I noticed on either an iPhone or iPad controller, the song would be playing and the countdown clock would stop moving, sometimes the song kept playing, but the countdown “cursor “ would jump ahead to catch up... then stop counting again shortly thereafter. If the stop/catchup was only 1-4 seconds, there’d be no stoppage in sound, but if it got to be 5+ seconds, the song would “skip” to catch up... I suggested that she move her router, or perhaps install a mesh network WiFi (as per Andrew’s suggestion). She hasn’t done either yet, since a speed test revealed 91mbps download speed. It played well for about a week but now it’s skipping again. I neglected to mention that she is using Sonos as an endpoint Wondering if anyone has an idea of what it might be? Thanks in advance. JD
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    Can I Run Romex Wire Between Joists In Photo?

    The short answer is yes, use 12/2 and go with a 20 amp breaker at the box. Don’t pull it tight, leave slack. I doubt you can use metal staples, try to get some cushion screw clamps like these to hold where possible (I bet access will be difficult). https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gardner-Bender-3-8-in-Stainless-Steel-Cushion-Clamp-2-Pack-Case-of-5-XTM-401/301639708 use common sense, you’ll be fine. YouTube has tons on wiring connections as well. JD
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    Salk Streamplayer Gen III

    No built in Dac, she needs to go via usb to a Dac... in my case, I’m using the Benchmark I mentioned above. All of this can be confusing, especially if you’re not a computer weenie (which I for one, am not ). I should also ad that it’s basically a computer that looks like a stereo component. You won’t need to use a computer (for your music), when using this. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask. JD
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    Salk Streamplayer Gen III

    No built in Dac, she needs to go via usb to a Dac... in my case, I’m using the Benchmark I mentioned above. All of this can be confusing, especially if you’re not a computer weenie (which I for one, am not ). If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask. JD
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    Salk Streamplayer Gen III

    Yes, the latter... it’s your server for Roon Core and the SSD for music storage. It’s not an endpoint like, say a Bluesound Node 2i. JD
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    Salk Streamplayer Gen III

    I own this... I’m very happy with it. I decided on it over the small green computer version (even though it cost more), due to the fact if I had an issue with the install (which I did!), I knew Jim’s excellent customer service would be worth its weight in gold. I feed reed mine directly to a Benchmark DAC3 HGC powered by the Benchmark AHB2 Amp. I also own Salk Song 3 Encores. This setup hits the sound vs price point plateau for me. JD
  11. Would love to hear your review of a Benchmark DAC3 along with the Benchmark AHB2 amp for your next article... Yes I own this setup, it’s IMHO, it’s a great bang for buck combo JD
  12. Not a Lot has been written for the Benchmark over here at CA, but I encourage you to do some research on the DAC3... I’m very happy with mine and when paired with the Benchmark AHB2 amp, it checks all my boxes, especially for price and performance. JD
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    Mytek Brooklyn comments?

    I liked Hans Beekhuyzen's review on YouTube... I really enjoy him, at first he's a little hard to understand, but eventually it gets easier. love his simple yet educated style JD
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