I’ve just got a new (Ikea/Sonos) Symfonisk speaker. I’ve connected it up via wired Ethernet, as is the Mac Mini (M1/Big Sur).
I can play music from Music.app fine, but if I stop, and the system is silent for a while, I have to reset the sound output on the Mac (by setting it to ‘Mac Mini Speakers’ or ‘Headphone Socket’ and then back to the AirPlay option for the Symfonisk). The same happens if I change to using a different sound-outputting application on the Mac (secondary issue - is there any way to reduce the audio lag on FaceTime and Zoom with this speaker via AirPlay?)
The Mac seems to think that it’s still connected to the speaker when it does this. Is it the Mac or the speaker which is responsible for giving me the silent treatment?