Roon in my system

ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,116
edited March 2018 in Going Digital
I shoulda listened when Rich told me Roon was a good thing...

The search for the way to handle the digital library has come to an end for now.

I have the oppo udp-203 that Roon found and just uses without anymore interaction from me other than to create a zone. This feeds my Schiit DAC.

The Schiit Yggdrasil has one balanced set of outputs and two single ended. I put some balanced to RCA adapters in the balanced out and can feed the primary, secondary and headphone amp all from one DAC.

I’m down to an iPad and volume control to run all three systems.

This is sweet!
Aaron
Enabler Extraordinaire
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  • Jetmaker737Jetmaker737 Posts: 873
    edited March 2018
    I'm doin a trial now and really like it. It did great with the SBT which surprised me. Though the analog outs on the SBT are sucky through my new integrated. So now I need to upgrade to make Roon worth it. Plus I got Tidal which I totally recommend with Roon (and sucked totally with Squeezebox server).
    System
    Yamaha A-S3000 Integrated Amplifier
    Sonus Faber Cremona Loudspeakers
    PS Audio Directream Jr| Jolida JD-100A CDP | Sansui TU-9900 Tuner|TEAC A-6100 RtR
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,116
    A couple of my SB's analog outs have failed. I've got one close to the work bench with hammer, chisel and saw to see if I can have some fun... >:)
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • Jetmaker737Jetmaker737 Posts: 873
    How do you like that Yggy DAC? Had it long? I'm considering it.
    System
    Yamaha A-S3000 Integrated Amplifier
    Sonus Faber Cremona Loudspeakers
    PS Audio Directream Jr| Jolida JD-100A CDP | Sansui TU-9900 Tuner|TEAC A-6100 RtR
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,116
    Bought it last year. Love it. Give it a couple months to break in. Months...

    Well worth it though.
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,558
    I've been Roon-in my system since before Crhistmas and now it is completely Roon'd.

    Helps integrate networked components and storage where you can Roon the whole house.
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub | SVS SB2000 Sub | Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office |Cocktail Audio X14 | KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 | Bluesound Node |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 |
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,001
    following
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,116
    I think I'll be on a slow but sure process of replacing some of the remaining Squeeze devices with newer stuff.

    This is just a little too cool... :)
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,401
    Where do you have the core installed? Needing a PC up and running seems like a step backwards in some respects.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,558
    I do have it installed on a PC which is connected to my DAC
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub | SVS SB2000 Sub | Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office |Cocktail Audio X14 | KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 | Bluesound Node |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 |
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,116
    edited March 2018
    Installed on my normal day to day PC - no issues. Hooked up the 5T drive with the tunes - told Roon to go have fun with it. Streams while I do all my normal day to day stuff.

    Ok..it's not a rocket but i7 processor with 32G RAM and a SS boot drive running windows 10 moves along quite well. I use this for some photo editing. No slouch but I spent exactly $0 prepping hardware for this.

    Bought my wife a new ipad and I'll use her old one for the chair sitting sessions.
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,401
    I guess this is becoming the norm, but currently I have music on the NAS which I access via the oppo interface or Bubble uPnp. Bubble also offers tidal access, alas without any MQA capability, which is what I'm after. No PC needed. Mentally, I just can't seem to wrap my head around needing a PC to do what I already do, minus the MQA. I guess this is where a NUC would fit into my mindset.
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,572
    DaveHo wrote: »
    I guess this is becoming the norm, but currently I have music on the NAS which I access via the oppo interface or Bubble uPnp. Bubble also offers tidal access, alas without any MQA capability, which is what I'm after. No PC needed. Mentally, I just can't seem to wrap my head around needing a PC to do what I already do, minus the MQA. I guess this is where a NUC would fit into my mindset.
    I looked hard at it and have to agree Dave. If what you are doing works and works well, this is not for you, or me. It is however a cool tool and when the company (if the company) gets more android friendly, I may invest in it. ???????? Time will tell.
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
    *****************************
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,153
    edited April 2018
    Nothing backwards about Roon, at all. You do not have to install the Roon 'core' on a PC. You can install it on your NAS, USB storage, music server or PC where music is at. The core is installed on an SSD drive in my Linux music server.

    You can control Roon with a phone, tablet or PC. I control Roon core with a 15" laptop so I don't need a magnifier when I read all the info Roon has about an artist and their associations. I don't need my glasses on when changing to a different artist...

    https://roonlabs.com/howroonworks.html
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,116
    Decided to ramp it up. I have an "older" pc (Win7, 8G RAM, i5 with SS drive as boot and external 5T USB on Jitterbug with the music). Only installed Roon server, set it to auto start roon, then set it to autologon. Running it headless.

    Dedicated Roon Server!

    Will add an internal drive and backup the external to it.

    B)
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
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