Roon Labs App

tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 1,954
edited February 5 in Going Digital
Jusy checking to see if anyone here is using the paid app. Kinda pricy, but if this is a company that will stay in business for a while (hard to tell anymore who will last and who will not) but the lifetime membership seems like a bet if it does work well. On the fence as I usually am before diving into anything so any feedback from members here would be appreciated and hope all is well.

https://roonlabs.com/
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,858
    Since acquiring a Bryston BDP-1 from a extremely generous karma (@BlueFox), I signed up so I could stream Tidal including MQA to the bryston. I now use it to stream to both rooms, and i really like it.

    3 favorite things:
    1. seemlessly blends your own files (of which I have over 5000) and your Tidal favorites.
    2. the radio function - when a cd is done, it immediately starts playing songs from your library (owned and streamed) that is similar. On the weekends I will often start off with one album in the morning and then just have the radio going for hours while doing chores around the house. Great for reminding me of things I have forgotten about...
    3. streams MQA. Does it make a difference? In that way its kinda like decent cables for me. Rather have it than not...

    As for a lifetime membership, not technology is going to last your lifetime. But it might last several years. So If you save money over paying for say, 3 years of membership, I might do it, if it takes more than that I would be hesitant...
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  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 1,954
    edited February 5
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Since acquiring a Bryston BDP-1 from a extremely generous karma (@BlueFox), I signed up so I could stream Tidal including MQA to the bryston. I now use it to stream to both rooms, and i really like it.

    3 favorite things:
    1. seemlessly blends your own files (of which I have over 5000) and your Tidal favorites.
    2. the radio function - when a cd is done, it immediately starts playing songs from your library (owned and streamed) that is similar. On the weekends I will often start off with one album in the morning and then just have the radio going for hours while doing chores around the house. Great for reminding me of things I have forgotten about...
    3. streams MQA. Does it make a difference? In that way its kinda like decent cables for me. Rather have it than not...

    As for a lifetime membership, not technology is going to last your lifetime. But it might last several years. So If you save money over paying for say, 3 years of g. membership, I might do it, if it takes more than that I would be hesitant...

    Not sure what MQA is but sounds like you dig it? That's great. I just spoke with a guy in opperations that blew me away as far as what this does and saud that thsy have a new stand alone server breaking out now that will put it all into a nother dimension, so getting pretty excited about that. The stand alone will be available in 2 versions and when we talked about the size of my library he recommended the higher priced unit and it isn't cheap! What is anymore but 2500 bucks?? Ouch and probably the one I'll get before too long. Still reserching and taking my time.

    What plan are you on? yearly is 119 and lifetime is 5 bones??
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it!!" "Smile & Stay Warm!!"
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  • DollarDaveDollarDave Posts: 2,510
    This would be great, except my network players(Marantz) don't support Roon. Roon does not work with any UPnP/DLNA players (renderers). Great concept though.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,906
    I'm a roon dealer and can say I love the interface. It's a lot of dough but it is the best out there.

    If you decide to go let me know.
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  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,682
    edited February 5
    I just loaded Roon Server onto my Signature Sonore Server with Vortexbox 2.4 (64 bit Linux). The server has an Intel 2.7GHZ I5 processor, 8GB RAM, so I am above minimum requirements.

    I use a couple year old 15" laptop for control. I upgraded the server when I purchased it with an 80GB SSD card for the op system. (Roon recommends an SSD boot drive). I used Putty to do the Linux commands on the server instead of connecting monitor/keyboard. Love it, I'm gonna committ.
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 4,901
    I am new to Roon about 1+ months and agree with DSkip it is the nicest interface out there that I have seen.

    It is very intelligent and can find all of your compatible devices to stream to.

    I have had some buggy things happen with it like all apps but it is definitely the best of the bunch.

    I also like Roon radio feature and the additional info it gives you about the stream...

    Very easy to setup and use.

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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,906
    My one 'complaint' about Roon is that it forces you to use an iPad in landscape mode. This isn't really an issue except I have a stand for the iPad and wanted to use it to show what was playing... but the stand forces the iPad to be set in portrait view so it was a wasted effort.
    audiothesis.com/

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    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,858
    edited February 5
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Since acquiring a Bryston BDP-1 from a extremely generous karma (@BlueFox), I signed up so I could stream Tidal including MQA to the bryston. I now use it to stream to both rooms, and i really like it.

    3 favorite things:
    1. seemlessly blends your own files (of which I have over 5000) and your Tidal favorites.
    2. the radio function - when a cd is done, it immediately starts playing songs from your library (owned and streamed) that is similar. On the weekends I will often start off with one album in the morning and then just have the radio going for hours while doing chores around the house. Great for reminding me of things I have forgotten about...
    3. streams MQA. Does it make a difference? In that way its kinda like decent cables for me. Rather have it than not...

    As for a lifetime membership, not technology is going to last your lifetime. But it might last several years. So If you save money over paying for say, 3 years of g. membership, I might do it, if it takes more than that I would be hesitant...

    Not sure what MQA is but sounds like you dig it? That's great. I just spoke with a guy in opperations that blew me away as far as what this does and saud that thsy have a new stand alone server breaking out now that will put it all into a nother dimension, so getting pretty excited about that. The stand alone will be available in 2 versions and when we talked about the size of my library he recommended the higher priced unit and it isn't cheap! What is anymore but 2500 bucks?? Ouch and probably the one I'll get before too long. Still reserching and taking my time.

    What plan are you on? yearly is 119 and lifetime is 5 bones??

    MQA is master quality audio. Supposedly, you have the Hi-Rez versions of quite a number of albums, from the Rolling Stones to Chris Stapleton. However, its Highly debated whether there is really any sonic benefit, but since for me it is just part of the overall package, I am not too concerned how big the real audio difference is...

    I am not going to buy a lifetime subscription, because for me the main benefit is integrating my personal library with my tidal library. I really think there is a good chance that streaming is going to get significantly more expensive in the new future, and if that is the case i may have to reconsider my use of roon as much as I like it, since something like jriver would probably also work fine and be significantly cheaper...
    HT Rig:
    Yamaha RX-A1010; Parasound HCA-1000a; Arcam rDac; Mains: PSB Imagine Mini + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Def Tech Procenter 1000; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; Sony BDP-S390, FireTV gen 2

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  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 1,954
    DSkip wrote: »
    I'm a roon dealer and can say I love the interface. It's a lot of dough but it is the best out there.

    If you decide to go let me know.

    Good to know I have you to get hooked up with. Sent you a PM.
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it!!" "Smile & Stay Warm!!"
    *****************************
  • schwarcwschwarcw Posts: 7,136
    I bought a one year subscription more than a year ago as I wanted some experience using it. I LOVE it! I bought the lifetime subscription about a month or so ago.

    Damn Skip, I didn't know that yo were a Roon dealer! I could have purchased it from you!
    Carl

  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 1,954
    Ok, I did give it a try on a free trial and it's not for me. It could be if I had gear that was more compatibles (Roon Ready) but I don't , or if I tended to listen to my music on my laptop, which I don't do. I'm sure someone will come out with something like this and even better in time. In the meantime, lucky to have what I do have and to those that are able to get use out of the Roon route, Tophats off to ya! Ya never know unless ya try...am I right?? Thanks to those that took the time to chime in and if anyone else is thinking about it, I'd say give it a whirl. Don't cost a dime to try.
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it!!" "Smile & Stay Warm!!"
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  • schwarcwschwarcw Posts: 7,136
    Tophat, you can buy the SonicOrbiter ($299) which is much cheaper than the MicroRendu ($699)from Sonore. Their products are excellent for streaming from a computer to your system. Their devices are Roon Ready. Check out the Computer Audiophile forum, Sonore has a product forum where you can learn a lot. Also, Roon has a Forum.
    Carl

  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 1,954
    schwarcw wrote: »
    Tophat, you can buy the SonicOrbiter ($299) which is much cheaper than the MicroRendu ($699)from Sonore. Their products are excellent for streaming from a computer to your system. Their devices are Roon Ready. Check out the Computer Audiophile forum, Sonore has a product forum where you can learn a lot. Also, Roon has a Forum.

    Appreciate the idea. I just liked a few of the features of Roon, but up until I saw that application, playing my files the way I do works great and I don't need my laptop to do it, nor do I want to run my systems from my laptop. The Roon server that comes in 2 flavors woud be the route I would go but even there, they are way over priced at this poinr and really not user friendly to the novis like myself, so sitting tight with what works for me at this time. I'm sure I will change it someday, but for now I'm thankful for what I do have and just enjoying that.
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it!!" "Smile & Stay Warm!!"
    *****************************
  • gcegce Posts: 2,132
    DSkip wrote: »
    My one 'complaint' about Roon is that it forces you to use an iPad in landscape mode. This isn't really an issue except I have a stand for the iPad and wanted to use it to show what was playing... but the stand forces the iPad to be set in portrait view so it was a wasted effort.

    It also forced it on my Samsung S3 but my stand works in landscape mode. :p
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