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#274290 - 2018-03-17 10:54 Roon on MacBook Air won’t detect Explorer 2
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Mat Offline
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Hi folks,

Can anyone help me fix a problem with listening to my music with the following setup:

HDD music files via USB to MacBook Air/Roon, then via USB to Explorer 2 (headphone out to Aux 1 in) and Meridian F80

This was working well for the first few listening sessions, but now won’t despite me repeatedly shutting down and disconnecting everything. When it worked I could connect through both the headphone and fixed analogue outputs, although there was distortion through the fixed output.

Does anyone know how to get Roon to detect the Explorer 2 again!?

Thanks,

Mat


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#274291 - 2018-03-17 11:21 Re: Roon on MacBook Air won’t detect Explorer 2 [Re: Mat]
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#274299 - 2018-03-17 14:33 Re: Roon on MacBook Air won’t detect Explorer 2 [Re: Ratbert]
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Thanks Russ and to let everyone know, the MacBook Air is detecting the Explorer 2, but it appears that Roon is neither detecting the MacBook as an endpoint (won’t play through it’s speakers), or the Explorer 2. I have checked Sound settings under MacBook preferences and the Explorer 2 is selected for output.

If anyone has any ideas as to why Roon cannot detect any endpoints please let me know.

Thanks,

Mat


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F8O+MS200 (kitchen)
3100+MS200 (study)
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#274310 - 2018-03-17 22:01 Re: Roon on MacBook Air won’t detect Explorer 2 [Re: Mat]
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Well I fixed this by linking my iPhone to the MacBook through Bluetooth*. I don’t know why this should work, but after taking this step, Outputs including my Explorer 2 appeared under Audio in Settings on Roon.

Mat

* achieved by clicking on the Bluetooth symbol at the top of the MacBook screen and connecting my iPhone which is a Roon controller.


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Edited by Mat; 2018-03-17 22:28.
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#274311 - 2018-03-17 22:10 Re: Roon on MacBook Air won’t detect Explorer 2 [Re: Mat]
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Hi Mat

Well done, definitely worth running this past the Roon developers to see if it is expected behaviour.

Russ


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#274316 - 2018-03-17 22:55 Re: Roon on MacBook Air won’t detect Explorer 2 [Re: Ratbert]
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Done.


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