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  1. Who: Roon Labs, developers of Roon software. What: Roon Optimized Core Kit (ROCK), a custom linux operating system that runs Roon core and works like an appliance. When: Available now. Where: Directly as a free software download from Roon. Why: It's the best way to run Roon (my opinion). How: This guide will attempt to show you how to setup ROCK. The guide will be updated as needed. Note: Before continuing, I must applaud Roon Labs for its detailed documentation found here (LINK). When I first installed ROCK I relied on this documentation in addition to the Roon community. The CA ROCK guide is meant to add value to what is already available from Roon, condense some of the most important information, and to clear up many of the questions I ran into while setting up my first few ROCKs. Let me dig a little deeper into the what and why. Until now, Roon needed to be installed on Windows, macOS, or a NAS (unless one was a geek capable of setting up a Linux machine etc...). Windows and macOS require a full blown computer, keyboard, monitor, mouse, OS updates, OS issues, hardware issues, optimization questions, etc... Installing Roon directly on a NAS seemed like the best of all worlds when it first came out, but some of us ran into issues due to NAS hardware limitations. Plus, the cost of NAS units jumps very quickly into the thousands of dollars, without any hard drives, when the NASes feature fast processors and a good amount of RAM . In my system, I've run Roon on all supported platforms. I built a custom Windows 10 computer with a Xeon processor, an NVMe SSD, a mountain of RAM, a RAID card, and several terabytes of storage. This was to be my Roon core computer that sat in my utility room away from my audio system. It just served music over the network. Not too long after I built the PC, I started having issues that I've yet to solve. The PC must be restarted daily for Roon, JRiver, or web browsers to work. I've also installed Roon on a number of NAS units, and been disappointed by the slow speed when browsing and searching my library (300,000+ tracks). The point of my story is to point out that problems will arise with a general purpose computer and a better solution is desirable. Roon Optimized Core Kit (ROCK) is Roon Lab's attempt to solve these issues. Roon Labs has pre-certified several hardware options from which users can chose and has created a custom version of Linux optimized especially for this hardware and to run Roon only. Not only this, Roon Labs has created an extremely simple installation wizard for non-geek users. I've been running ROCK and found it truly works like an appliance. All updates are done through the Roon interface, even updates to the custom operating system. The user doesn't have to know anything other than to click the "update" button. Note: ROCK isn't for those looking to filter or resample audio by routing it through HQPlayer. Only the Roon OS can be installed on a ROCK, not the required HQPlayer app. Fortunately, Roon now features many DSP options natively and these will run on the core i7 NUC. Architecture To understand where the ROCK fits into a system, we must first look at the Roon architecture. Roon requires three components. 1. Core / Server 2. Remote 3. End Point All three components can be on a single computer, two computers, or even split into thee computers or audio devices. The Core is Roon's brain. This is the piece that runs on ROCK. Roon remote can be run on a computer, iOS, or Android device. The end point can be a USB DAC directly connected to any device running Roon software, or a network connected device running Roon software. Roon architecture with ROCK in the system can also be configured a number of ways, from simple to complex. Here are a few examples. A. ROCK running as the core with all music stored on the ROCK's internal 2.5 inch hard drive (a USB drive connected for backup), Roon Remote running on an iPad, and audio sent to a RoonReady DAC over Ethernet. B. ROCK running as the core with all music stored on the ROCK's internal 2.5 inch hard drive (a USB drive connected for backup), Roon Remote running on an iPad, and audio sent to a directly attached USB or HDMI audio device. C. ROCK running as the core, music stored on a NAS, Roon Remote running an iPad, and audio sent to RoonReady network devices. This is how I use ROCK and believe it's the best way, given my storage requirements. I will continue to use my situation as an example system. There are many other ways to do things given peoples' different needs and requirements. I have 300,000+ tracks consuming 11 terabytes of disk space on a Synology DS1812 NAS. This NAS has a 2.13 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 spinning 2 terabyte hard drives. It's an old NAS using slow hardware. However, running Roon core on ROCK has made this hardware a moot point. All the work is done by the ROCK while the NAS just serves up files. I use iOS and Android remote devices, as well as my 27" 5K iMac as a remote while I'm working at my desk. The Roon core / database files are backed up to the NAS, and the entire NAS is backed up to the Amazon cloud. Amazon offers unlimited cloud storage for $59 per year in the US. I have a 1 Gbps up/down internet connection over which my data is automatically synchronized. Hardware Note: For those who don't want anything to do with this aspect of ROCK, Roon Labs offers a product called Nucleus. It's identical to the systems below, but is sold by a dealer and comes ready to use. The price will be around $2,000 for the i7 model. Roon Labs has pre-selected two Intel NUC based systems on which people should install ROCK. 1. The i3 based NUC7i3BNH NUC, with 4 GB of RAM and a 64 GB M.2 SSD. This system is recommended for small to medium libraries (under 12,000 albums). The price of this system should be around $400. 2. The i7 based NUC7i7BNH NUC with 8 GB of RAM and a 64 GB M.2 SSD. This system is recommend for large libraries and those using DSP features. The price of this system should be just over $600 I selected the i7 based NUC7i7BNH NUC because I want the freedom to use Roon and all its features in any way I can. I selected an 8 GB module of single rank RAM, over the 2x4 GB modules suggested by Roon because I want to leave the second memory slot available, should I want to repurpose this hardware in the future. Roon Labs says it will not use more than 8 GB of RAM and all additional RAM will be a waste. I selected a Samsung SSD 960 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB disk because I've had great luck with these drives. The 250 GB is larger than I need, but it's the smallest size in this model. Samsung also offers a Pro model for an additional $200, but I don't believe the slightly improved sequential read / write speed of the Pro model will have an effect on ROCK. If a users wants to store music on an internal drive, s/he will need to purchase a 2.5 inch SSD or HDD. The M.2 drive is only for the OS and Roon, while the 2.5" drive is for music. A USB drive is also possible for music storage. Note: This NUC supports Intel Optane memory. However, ROCK doesn't support this yet and it's doubtful it ever will. Don't purchase an Optane module for ROCK, it's a waste of money. Here are links to what I purchased. The total price was $660. Intel NUC7i7BNH NUC - LINK Crucial CT8G4SFS8213 8 GB RAM - LINK Samsung MZ-V6E250BW SSD 960 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB SSD - LINK Installation Intel NUC computers ship without disk or RAM, and require a keyboard, monitor, and mouse for installation of ROCK. In the image below you can see the Samsung SSD and Crucial RAM installed in the NUC. The installation requires a screw driver and common sense. No technical skills required. Once the hardware is assembled, connect the peripherals and power it up to make sure it's working. There's no operating system on the disk, so it won't boot to a usable screen, but the hardware should boot. Here is an ultrashort time-lapse of me installing the hardware. It's really this simple. BIOS According to Roon Labs, the both the i3 and i7 NUCs must be at BIOS level 46 or higher. My NUCs shipped with version 0042. Updating the BIOS is fairly easy. Here are instructions. Go to Intel's Drivers & Software download site for the purchase NUC and select the latest BIOS to download. Assuming a purchase of the NUC7i7BNH NUC, here is a link to the download page - LINK. If you want a quick download of BIOS version 0046, here's a direct download link from CA's server - LINK. I compared the BIOS versions for both the i3 and i7 and the files match perfectly. I haven't tried this download on the i3, so use at your own risk. Place the BN0046.bio file on a USB stick and place the stick into the NUC. When booting the NUC hit the F7 key. This will load the BIOS update screen. You will likely see a couple other files on the USB stick, but those are of no concern. Using the keyboard, select the BN0046.bio file and hit Enter when asked if you wish to update the BIOS. Here are some screenshots of the process. After updating the BIOS, there are a couple Roon Labs recommended settings to change. When booting your NUC, hit F2 to enter the BIOS setup. Once the BIOS configuration page loads, hit F9 to load the defaults. Then, click the Advanced tab, followed by the Boot tab. Uncheck UEFI Boot. Also set the M.2 SSD to first in the boot priority. Select the Boot Configuration tab and adjust the following options, enable Boot USB Devices First, enable Suppress Alert Messages At Boot, disable network/ LAN / pixie boot. ROCK Note: The video near the bottom of the page shows the next few steps in detail. Once the BIOS is updated to at least version 0046, it's time to install ROCK. Go to the Roon Labs ROCK Install Guide page, scroll to the download section and find the link to the factory reset disk image. If Roon Labs doesn't change the address, this link will download the image directly - LINK Users on a Mac will be able to uncompress this downloaded file, producing the image file named roonbox-linuxx64-nuc3-usb-factoryreset.img. Make sure the file extension is IMG. Users on a PC will not be able to uncompress this file and will need to download a tool such as 7-zip. Here is a link - LINK. Once installed, 7-Zip will uncompress the file, revealing the IMG image. With the image file ready, you need to write this file to a USB stick. Copying the file to the USB stick will not work, it must be written using a image flashing tool. The tool I've been using for a while is called Etcher. It can be downloaded for Mac and Windows here - LINK. Using Etcher, select the IMG file, select the USB stick, then select Flash. Once this is complete, you are ready to install ROCK on the NUC. Place the newly flashed USB stick in the NUC and boot it up. If it doesn't boot from the USB stick, restart it and hit the F10 key. This will enable you to manually select the USB stick from which to boot. Once the ROCK install screen appears, the rest is simple. Follow the wizard that asks if you'd like to install ROCK, to select an install disk, and to confirm this is what you want to do. Several seconds later, ROCK installation will complete. Remove the USB stick and reboot the NUC. Once it boots, you will see a Roon screen displaying the IP address of the ROCK. This IP address should be entered in a web browser to complete ROCK setup. Note: One can also go into the Roon app and click the button to Configure Roon OS devices, then select the ROCK. The end result is the same. The web interface is brought up. Here is an ultrashort video of me updating the BIOS and installing ROCK. It's really this simple. (Don't mind the dirty, messy, and dusty utility room. You should see the rest of it!). Configuration Note: The video near the bottom of the page shows the next few steps in detail. After ROCK is installed and you go to the NUC's IP address in a web browser, you will see big red letters saying "Missing Codecs." This is normal due to patented codecs. Roon Labs would have to pass on a licensing fee to the customer for these to be installed with ROCK. Instead, these can be downloaded by the end user at no charge. Roon Labs recommends users download the codec file from this website - LINK. However, I've already downloaded it, extracted the only needed file, and made it available directly from the CA server. If you want to download the appropriate file from the original website recommended by Roon Labs, you will need to install a program such as The Unarchiver (LINK) on macOS or 7-Zip on Windows, in order to unzip the file. Either way, you need the file and it makes no difference to me where you get it from. Here are links. Complete package that needs to be uncompressed with one of the apps above - LINK or The only file you need (it's a zip file that can be uncompressed by any computer) - LINK Assuming you downloaded the file from the CA server and uncompressed the zip file, you're left with a single file named ffmpeg. This file needs to be copied to the ROCK's Codecs folder. Connect to ROCK the same way you would connect to any other folder on your network (not with a web browser). On a Mac, ROCK appears in Finder under the Shared section. If asked for a username and password, connect as guest without a password. Copy ffmpeg to the Codecs folder. Once the ffmpeg file is copied to ROCK, reboot the ROCK computer by going to its webpage, clicking the little red power icon in the upper right corner, and selecting Reboot. If all goes well, when it comes back up, it will say OK under Roon Server Software. All other configuration / setup is done via the Roon app. Users who have previous installation of Roon and want to transfer playlists, edits, play history, tags, settings, etc... may want to migrate their existing databases to the new ROCK. This is done by backing up the current Roon database and restoring it to the ROCK from the backup. Roon has an entire page on this process, located here - LINK. Note: When moving to the ROCK you may be asked to unauthorize one Roon server. Just click the unauthorized button next to your existing Roon server, so the ROCK can use your license. After switching to the ROCK, you may have a strange issue where a Roon remote (iOS or Android for example) is still connected to the old database, even though it has been unauthorized. It will play music and cause the audio end points to drop off the ROCK version of Roon. To stop this issue from happening, I uninstalled Roon from the computer that was running the database prior to using ROCK, then reinstalled Roon. Upon reinstallation I elected to use ROCK as the core, thus not creating the database on the local computer. You can also manually remove the core database folders, but uninstalling and reinstalling is easiest. Note when uninstalling on Windows, select the box to remove the database and settings. When uninstalling on Mac, navigate to /Library and remove the Roon folder. Because I didn't have much custom data in the database and all my playlists are on Tidal, I elected to start with a fresh database on ROCK. Launching Roon on my iMac desktop, Roon asked me to select a core. I selected the ROCK, and completed the setup by adding a music file location and signing into Tidal. Once this was done, Roon scanned music folder of 300,000+ tracks and analyzed the music files. the initial scan completed overnight while the analysis took much longer. it really doesn't matter because music can be played while wither processing is going on. I created a little video of me going through the ROCK file downloads and initial setup through the web and Roon interfaces. Nothing special, just a fairly quick run through of what the process looks like. Wrap Up Roon Optimized Core Kit (ROCK) is my preferred way to run Roon on my network. It may not be for everyone, but I believe it's for many people. ROCK runs like an appliance. It doesn't require technical knowledge beyond the basic ability to click an update button. The installation requires a bit more knowledge, but someone capable of following instructions will have no problem setting it up. On the other hand, those uninterested in setting up a ROCK themselves can purchase the Roon Nucleus. The Nucleus contains the exact same internal hardware and software as that mentioned above, but comes in a nice looking chassis. The Nucleus will be sold at dealers for around $1,000+ more than purchasing the hardware and installing the software yourself. If you have any questions about how to best run Roon or what hardware to purchase for a Roon installation, it's a no brainer that a ROCK (or Nucleus) can and will get the job done as good or better than any other option.
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    Do-it-all reference quality server and player Specs https://antipodes.audio/antipodes-k50/ Storage and ripping 3x 2.5″ SATA SSDs (plug and play) 2x USB Ports for USB Disks USB Ports For External CD Ripper (eg. Antipodes K10) USB Audio USB Audio 2.0 Output S/PDIF Output (OCXO Reclocked) Digital Output on BNC Digital Output on RCA Digital Output on Toslink AES3 Digital Audio Output on 3-pin XLR I2S Output (OCXO Reclocked) I2S Digital Output on RJ45 I2S Digital Output on HDMI Isolated Ethernet for Streaming DACs Ethernet Connection for Direct Streaming to Streamer on RJ45 Master Clock Output OCXO Word Clock Master Output on BNC Power Mains Power IEC Inlet – User Switchable 110-120V to 220-240V Reviews https://www.hifi-advice.com/blog/review/digital-reviews/network-player-reviews/antipodes-k50-music-server/ https://www.stereophile.com/content/antipodes-audio-k50-music-server Notes I've been using it as a Roon Server + Squeeze Player + Internal OCXO Re-clocked SPDIF output Tested I2S on Denafrips DACs and it sounds fantastic, better than Gaia Updated to latest 3.12 firmware which bought about further improvement to the Squeeze sound quality. Fully broken in power supply (it took 6 months for full break in) Antipodes has the best customer support I've ever experienced Original owner, 8 months old Reason for sale: Upgrading Price Original K50: $15,000 Asking $11,000 (including shipping and PayPal FF) Removed K10

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  3. View Classified Antipodes K50 Media Server Do-it-all reference quality server and player Specs https://antipodes.audio/antipodes-k50/ Storage and ripping 3x 2.5″ SATA SSDs (plug and play) 2x USB Ports for USB Disks USB Ports For External CD Ripper (eg. Antipodes K10) USB Audio USB Audio 2.0 Output S/PDIF Output (OCXO Reclocked) Digital Output on BNC Digital Output on RCA Digital Output on Toslink AES3 Digital Audio Output on 3-pin XLR I2S Output (OCXO Reclocked) I2S Digital Output on RJ45 I2S Digital Output on HDMI Isolated Ethernet for Streaming DACs Ethernet Connection for Direct Streaming to Streamer on RJ45 Master Clock Output OCXO Word Clock Master Output on BNC Power Mains Power IEC Inlet – User Switchable 110-120V to 220-240V Reviews https://www.hifi-advice.com/blog/review/digital-reviews/network-player-reviews/antipodes-k50-music-server/ https://www.stereophile.com/content/antipodes-audio-k50-music-server Notes I've been using it as a Roon Server + Squeeze Player + Internal OCXO Re-clocked SPDIF output Tested I2S on Denafrips DACs and it sounds fantastic, better than Gaia Updated to latest 3.12 firmware which bought about further improvement to the Squeeze sound quality. Fully broken in power supply (it took 6 months for full break in) Antipodes has the best customer support I've ever experienced Original owner, 8 months old Reason for sale: Upgrading Price Original K50: $15,000 Asking $11,000 (including shipping and PayPal FF) Removed K10 Seller nkbg Date 12/18/21 Price 11,000.00 USD Category Music Servers / Streamers  
  4. Hi Trying to figure out if I can get IR control for Roon with HQPlayer I am wondering if the Flirc USB remote, https://flirc.tv/more/flirc-usb, can work with HQPlayer NAA and Roon The setup is: Audiolinux computer running Roon Core + HQPlayer Embedded Allo USBridge Signature running RopieeXL with HQPlayer NAA It is not clear to me if connecting the FLIR USB receiver to the Allo will act as a remote for the NAA (in which case it is useless, since the controls on the HQPlayer don't control Roon. Using them from the web interface causes Roon to lose control - which is what is expected, but useless) Or, Does the FLIR work as a stand alone control for a specific Roon endpoint- in which case I will be a able to set it up to control the HQPlayer endpoint which means it performs the same as the Roon remote application on a smartphone? Many thanks
  5. View Classified Mytek Manhattan II Black REDUCED! For Sale is my Mytek Manhattan II. Purchased in 2019. It is up to date with the latest firmware for both the network card and the DAC. IT has MQA (if you're into that), its a ROON endpoint, a preamp with three analog inputs (2 RCA and 1 XLR). Add a USB drive with music to the back and play hi res directly, and Tidal and Quobuz using a MPD application like MConnect. It is an aamazing pice of engineering, that has run flawlessly during my time with it. $2900 including shipping (FEDEX Ground) and Paypal fees. Included is the original cable, remote, cone feet, box for both the card and the DAC, manual for the card, and a printed manual for the DAC. Firm. Please let me know if you have any questions. I have been a lurker on this site since the first days but I do not post. I would be happy to correspond about the unit if you have questions. Here are the specifications from the manual: • Conversion: up to 384k, 32bit PCM, native DSD up to DSD256, DXD, 130dB Dynamic Range • Analog outputs: RCA, balanced XLR, simultaneous • Headphone outputs: Reference High Current, High transient balanced Headphone Amp, 500mA, 6 Watts, dual headphone jacks, designed to drive hard to drive headphones. To connect balanced headphones special adapter is required - available saparately. • Built-in Attenuator: Choice of 1dB step analog attenuator, separate for main out and headphones, 1dB step digital 32 bit attenuator and purist relay bypass. • Mytek proprietary USB Audio Class 2, up to 32bit/384k, DSD256, also accepts digital AES, SPDIF and Toslink inputs. This USB interface also allows stacking of multiple Mytek units for multichannel operation. All digital inputs are available in DAW software simultaneously. • AES/EBU Input: PCM up to 24bit / 44.1kHz, 48.0kHz, 88.2kHz, 96.0kHz, 176.4kHz, 192.0kHz, 352.8kHz, 384.0kHz, DSD64 DSD128 (DoP) • 3x S/PDIF Coaxial Input: PCM up to 24bit / 44.1kHz, 48.0kHz, 88.2kHz, 96.0kHz, 176.4kHz, 192.0kHz, 352.8kHz, 384.0kHz, DSD64 DSD128 (DoP) • Toslink (S/PDIF Optical Input): PCM up to 24bit / 44.1kHz, 48.0kHz, 88.2kHz, 96.0kHz, 176.4kHz, DSD64 (DoP) • SDIF3 DSD Input: DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 (natively) • Mytek Femtoclock 0.82ps internal jitter, WordClock Input and Output (allows stacking multiple units for multichannel operation, includes mch DSD) • Built-in Analog Preamp: Line level input or Precision Phono M/M, M/C input, relay controlled. • Choice of Transparent Analog or Digital stepped volume control with "Bypass" option for the purest signal path. • Built in certified hardware Hi-Res MQA decoder • High definition metering with simultaneous RMS and peak indication • Five digital inputs are fitted (1x USB, 1x AES/EBU, 3x S/PDIF coaxial and 1x TOSLINK) which allow a wide range of digital sources to be connected. Seller Gonzo1 Date 09/01/21 Price 2,900.00 USD Category Digital to Analog Converters  
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    For Sale is my Mytek Manhattan II. Purchased in 2019. It is up to date with the latest firmware for both the network card and the DAC. IT has MQA (if you're into that), its a ROON endpoint, a preamp with three analog inputs (2 RCA and 1 XLR). Add a USB drive with music to the back and play hi res directly, and Tidal and Quobuz using a MPD application like MConnect. It is an aamazing pice of engineering, that has run flawlessly during my time with it. $2900 including shipping (FEDEX Ground) and Paypal fees. Included is the original cable, remote, cone feet, box for both the card and the DAC, manual for the card, and a printed manual for the DAC. Firm. Please let me know if you have any questions. I have been a lurker on this site since the first days but I do not post. I would be happy to correspond about the unit if you have questions. Here are the specifications from the manual: • Conversion: up to 384k, 32bit PCM, native DSD up to DSD256, DXD, 130dB Dynamic Range • Analog outputs: RCA, balanced XLR, simultaneous • Headphone outputs: Reference High Current, High transient balanced Headphone Amp, 500mA, 6 Watts, dual headphone jacks, designed to drive hard to drive headphones. To connect balanced headphones special adapter is required - available saparately. • Built-in Attenuator: Choice of 1dB step analog attenuator, separate for main out and headphones, 1dB step digital 32 bit attenuator and purist relay bypass. • Mytek proprietary USB Audio Class 2, up to 32bit/384k, DSD256, also accepts digital AES, SPDIF and Toslink inputs. This USB interface also allows stacking of multiple Mytek units for multichannel operation. All digital inputs are available in DAW software simultaneously. • AES/EBU Input: PCM up to 24bit / 44.1kHz, 48.0kHz, 88.2kHz, 96.0kHz, 176.4kHz, 192.0kHz, 352.8kHz, 384.0kHz, DSD64 DSD128 (DoP) • 3x S/PDIF Coaxial Input: PCM up to 24bit / 44.1kHz, 48.0kHz, 88.2kHz, 96.0kHz, 176.4kHz, 192.0kHz, 352.8kHz, 384.0kHz, DSD64 DSD128 (DoP) • Toslink (S/PDIF Optical Input): PCM up to 24bit / 44.1kHz, 48.0kHz, 88.2kHz, 96.0kHz, 176.4kHz, DSD64 (DoP) • SDIF3 DSD Input: DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 (natively) • Mytek Femtoclock 0.82ps internal jitter, WordClock Input and Output (allows stacking multiple units for multichannel operation, includes mch DSD) • Built-in Analog Preamp: Line level input or Precision Phono M/M, M/C input, relay controlled. • Choice of Transparent Analog or Digital stepped volume control with "Bypass" option for the purest signal path. • Built in certified hardware Hi-Res MQA decoder • High definition metering with simultaneous RMS and peak indication • Five digital inputs are fitted (1x USB, 1x AES/EBU, 3x S/PDIF coaxial and 1x TOSLINK) which allow a wide range of digital sources to be connected.

    2,900.00 USD

  7. Does anyone use Roon’s Dropbox integration? I currently have my library on a NAS, backed up to cloud with Backblaze. Considering loading it all onto my DropBox account. Any advice? Thoughts? Suggestions? Warnings? Jokes?
  8. Greetings, My name is May and I’m working for SOtM as a marketing manager. It’s so pleasure to introduce myself here officially and great chance to announce the sMS-200 availability through this chance. Some may already have known our sMS-200 but some may not know about this brilliant mini network player, so here I briefly introduce what sMs-200 is, [ATTACH=CONFIG]28837[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]28838[/ATTACH] It features - Excellent modern design. - Use the separated audio power board. - Use the exclusive large audio condenser. - Use the exclusive audio components to reach forward to analog sound. - Use the heat sinks for the stable operation and anti-noise. - Use the high standard noise reduction circuit which has been qualified by SOtM’s tX-USBexp, SATA filter and others. - Use the high standard active noise filter and UKJC which has been qualified by SOtM’s tX-USBexp, sDP-1000EX and others. - Use the High-End audio grade USB port. - Use the 2 x standard USB ports for USB storage device. The pictures below prove how sMS-200 is valuable. And the new features are planning to be also updated step by step. [ATTACH=CONFIG]28839[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]28840[/ATTACH] And there will be the same series of products coming up, the USB audio signal re-generator called tX-USBUltra will be the next up which has the upgraded "sCLK clock" board installed and the audio grade power supply will be following up soon. All these combinations will bring you the most satisfaction. [ATTACH=CONFIG]28842[/ATTACH] This is the certificate of Richard Beers Innovation Award, the award honors “those who contribute to the growth of our industry and encourage innovation every year”. Please check more details including specification on our website, click here. and also you can purchase sMS-200 through our website. Click ‘Buy sMS-200’ button and it will lead you to SOtM shop to purchase sMS-200. Every user who purchases a sMS-200 would get a 2 months free trial Roon license and we can offer a 1 year Roon license at the very special price if you request. Lastly, we are preparing the event for our valuable customers who are currently using our sMS-100.The event will be arranged by this simple way, but this is not fully confirmed yet, I will need to discuss more details in next few days and get back to you shortly.. Step 1. Return your sMS-100 to us. Step 2. Buy sMS-200 in US$350. Thank you for taking your time to see what sMS-200 is and how valuable it is. I may need to update few more information after this weekend. In the meantime if you have any question regarding sMS-200 or our products, please feel free to leave a message or question. Thank you very much. Warmly, May Do not allow cheap products. Don’t be blinded by well-advertised products. But enjoy your music life with the valuable audio products made by SOtM.
  9. I use a innuous zen mini to rip and store music with roon installed. Anyway, I’ve been finding a lot of albums showing up as unknown album and unknown artist on roon. On looking at my file and folder structure on the zen drive, they are listed as unknown as well with no artist, album or track names. I have questions. I thought that current red books have titles and artist metadata. Why isn’t innuous picking up this information. Does innuous rely on their own database to give file and folder names, and the album is unknown because it’s not in the data base yet; or is there a problem with the ripping process. in some cases I’ve got the album info by reripping, but that leaves me with duplicate files. I’ve only had spotty luck using roon to identify these albums and get meta data. Any tips?
  10. View Classified Sonore microRendu Network Streamer & Custom Linear Power Supply Sonore microRendu audiophile network player/streamer including latest 2.8 version firmware. Custom linear power supply. Outstanding endpoint for Roon streaming, Spotify Connect, NAA mode for HQ Player, DLNA/MPD mode for use with a huge variety of iOS and Android remote apps(e.g. Lumin, Linn Kazoo, Audionet). Includes original box, packing materials, hard USB connector. Linear power supply includes 4ft. DC output cable providing 7V to microRendu power input and allowing convenient placement of the LPS on a separate shelf from the mR. Only selling because I upgraded to OpticalRendu. Darko Review https://darko.audio/2017/01/classy-sonores-microrendu-takes-digital-audio-higher/ The Absolute Sound Review https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/sonore-microrendu-streaming-music-player-and-signature-series-linear-power-supply LPS built specifically for the microRendu by Vince DiNenna - Ecco Audio, a respected audio builder & designer who only builds for friends, details as follows: - Linear Technologies application notes based design - Low ESR aluminum caps. - Static shielded - Antek toroidal transformer 9v, 8 amps capable. - Jantzen Audio 2.0mH 15 AWG Air Core Inductor Crossover Coil for filter section. (That's big.) - Linear Technology 1084ct low dropout regulator . 3 amps capable. Adjustable. - Hifi2000 Italian made aluminum with steel cover chasis with semi heat sink side panels & anti-vibration feet. - DIN plug, removable DC multi-stranded copper 4ft. cable. - Black front panel, blue led on front. - Toggle power switch on back - IEC connector. Removable. - Ceramic fuse. - Modular design. It's included here basically for the cost of the parts. Sound quality rivals many ~$500 linear power supplies. Includes: Sonore microRendu 1.0, latest 2.8 firmware on microSD card, 2.7 microSD card(for backup), hard USB connector-replaces USB cable if you want to place directly behind your DAC, original packaging, Ecco Audio custom linear power supply, 4ft. DC cable, generic AC cable Paypal fees & free shipping to CONUS. Local pickup in Austin, TX, USA. Other countries, via Fedex at buyer's expense. Seller sbank Date 01/16/21 Price 399.00 USD Category Music Servers / Streamers
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    Sonore microRendu audiophile network player/streamer including latest 2.8 version firmware. Custom linear power supply. Outstanding endpoint for Roon streaming, Spotify Connect, NAA mode for HQ Player, DLNA/MPD mode for use with a huge variety of iOS and Android remote apps(e.g. Lumin, Linn Kazoo, Audionet). Includes original box, packing materials, hard USB connector. Linear power supply includes 4ft. DC output cable providing 7V to microRendu power input and allowing convenient placement of the LPS on a separate shelf from the mR. Only selling because I upgraded to OpticalRendu. Darko Review https://darko.audio/2017/01/classy-sonores-microrendu-takes-digital-audio-higher/ The Absolute Sound Review https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/sonore-microrendu-streaming-music-player-and-signature-series-linear-power-supply LPS built specifically for the microRendu by Vince DiNenna - Ecco Audio, a respected audio builder & designer who only builds for friends, details as follows: - Linear Technologies application notes based design - Low ESR aluminum caps. - Static shielded - Antek toroidal transformer 9v, 8 amps capable. - Jantzen Audio 2.0mH 15 AWG Air Core Inductor Crossover Coil for filter section. (That's big.) - Linear Technology 1084ct low dropout regulator . 3 amps capable. Adjustable. - Hifi2000 Italian made aluminum with steel cover chasis with semi heat sink side panels & anti-vibration feet. - DIN plug, removable DC multi-stranded copper 4ft. cable. - Black front panel, blue led on front. - Toggle power switch on back - IEC connector. Removable. - Ceramic fuse. - Modular design. It's included here basically for the cost of the parts. Sound quality rivals many ~$500 linear power supplies. Includes: Sonore microRendu 1.0, latest 2.8 firmware on microSD card, 2.7 microSD card(for backup), hard USB connector-replaces USB cable if you want to place directly behind your DAC, original packaging, Ecco Audio custom linear power supply, 4ft. DC cable, generic AC cable Paypal fees & free shipping to CONUS. Local pickup in Austin, TX, USA. Other countries, via Fedex at buyer's expense.

    399.00 USD

  12. Hi , the reason I started this topic was because of the question I had in my mind and couldn't find an answer elsewhere . I have a ifi nano idsd dac and because of firmware limitation (5.2 vs 5.3) I have to choose between MQA decoder or DSD256 in DoP mode . since I have a roon hqplayer setup , I wanted to ask if it is worth to stick with mqa and DSD128 DoP or it is better to use no-mqa and DSD256 DoP and upsample everything (mqa and non-mqa songs) with this setting in hqplayer ? p.s : Sorry for my rusty English 😬🙏
  13. This more irritating than anything else, but I want to make sure there’s not a problem. I run roon on a zen mini. After a roon? Software upgrade I noticed that about 80 albums were treated as added to my library on October 25, even though the albums had been added to the system months previously. This is irritating because I want to be able to easily see my real newly added albums listed first in roon. anyway, looking at the innuous zen mini file system, it seems that the 80 albums are now in a music sub folder labeled “missing” even though they are cd or hd quality, and should be in the cd or hd quality sub folders. I assume these albums were seen by roon as newly added after they were mysteriously transferred to the new sub folder, but why were the albums treated as missing by innuous? (The albums play fine by the way)
  14. Who have you all worked with who can help advise putting together the digital components of a mid-priced system (I have the analog side taken care of.) Someone who is knowledgable and ethical. Looking to put together a few zone wireless Roon system (currently using Roon Core on an iMac over Airplay to a few endpoints via Airport Express) Thanks.
  15. This post is my attempt to combine a number of questions/concerns about how to get the best sound out of networked audio--without spending a fortune 'buying and trying'. I'm running Roon core on my desktop PC, pulling files from a NAS, feeding 4 zones. My internet is 150G Xfinity, and I live in a house by myself. I don't expect to get a concensus on all of this, but would love to hear what's worked (or failed miserably) for people, and what some of the real theory behind these things might be. It will become clear that I am not an EE or a network engineer, so forgive me in advance if some of these questions are naive/wrong-headed, but it is useful to understand how I may be relying on an incorrect picture/model of how these things work. I also believe that the stuff in the basic textbooks is not always the whole truth either. Here goes, in no particular order: 1.Switches, beside # of ports, and managed/unmanaged, what matters for performance? 2. I've built but not yet tried some of the JS grounding adaptors, but also have a few metal-cased switches that have grounding screws. Should I connect their grounds as well? Should I do this for every wallwart powered network device in the whole network? 3. I have an ASUS AC88U router with a built-in 8 port switch- will it matter whether I use all 8 ports, feeding other switches as necessary, or should I offload the switching functions from the router as much as possible? Is it good/bad/neutral to have data/music flow through mutiple switches, vs a more direct path? 4. Ethernet cables: Is anything above CAT6 enough? Shielded vs. unshielded? Proximity to other cables - AC, e.g.? 5. Will LPS's work better than SMPS, for all of the networking hardware? That's it for now. Thanks in advance for your replies. Mark
  16. Hi All: I have a Lenovo TS140(Xeon) with 16GB RAM. I currently use it to run Hyper-V with one VM which does Roon Core and I run Plex on the main server. I am thinking of porting Plex into Azure and repurpose this TS140 to run as Roon Core machine. This is a headless machine, which will be stuck in a media closet area, that I had developed at home and will be hardwired to the network. I am thinking of putting Windows 10 on this machine. Good or bad idea and anything else that I should think of. This machine does not have any SSD but two seagate HD. I was thinking of keeping my QNAP as the source of music instead of the HD. I would appreciate any input. Ahmed
  17. I've posted in the Roon Community support forum but I think someone here might recognize the problem and point me in the right direction. I'm trying to set up a Roon instance for a friend whose got a Chord 2Qute DAC. I've configured a late 2012 Mac Mini quad-core with 16gb RAM that has been bootcamped to run Win 10 Creators Edition. I’ve downloaded and am running the latest Creators version of the Chord ASIO drivers for Win10. The music is stored on a Seagate USB2 drive connected to the mini. When trying to play music (they happen to be all DSD files), the music pulses on and off with about a 1 second frequency. It’s very strange, it’s not like it’s playing with occasional dropouts, but a steady 1 second on, 1 second off (approx) pulsing of the music (the music sounds mighty fine for that 1 second LOL). I can't figure out what might be causing the problem. The same setup with JRiver works, but for some reason I can't get it to work with Roon. Does anyone have any ideas what I may have set up wrong?
  18. At The Indulgence Show in London from September 29 to October 1, 2017, Emerging UK will be holding a contest with hourly giveaways of NativeDSD Music Downloads. The contest will be held along with demonstrations of the Merging + NADAC Player DAC and Server with Roon. http://blog.nativedsd.com/win-free-dsd-albums-at-uk-shows/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BZl_Ng-A94r/ https://indulgenceshow.com/exhibitors/ultimate-stream/ https://indulgenceshow.com/
  19. I would like to reform the way I listen to music today and migrate to a Roon platform. What's holding me back is that I don't understand if I can have endpoints that can implement FIR crossovers and output over a multi-channel DAC, the way I do it today with JRIVER convolving filters created with Audiolense. So let's say my bedroom system consist of a pair of 2-way active speakers, where each of the 4 drivers is driven by its own Class D amp, which amps in turn are fed by a multi-channel DAC (like the miniDSP U-DAC8) connected to a NUC running Win 10 and JRIVER for convolver duties. Today, this is a DLNA endpoint (through JRIVER) but it is my understanding that this doesn't work with Roon, where Roon needs to own the queue and the endpoints are stupid. So how could I achieve this with Roon? Convolve at Core/Server level rather than at endpoint? I know Roon can convolve but can it convolve multiple filters and streams for different rooms/endpoints in parallel? Can Roon even convolve a stereo signal into a multi-channel signal or is it limited to stereo output only (i.e. room correction but no crossovers)? Do I need to involve HQplayer somehow? Ideally, I would like to use RPi 3/DietPi/Roon Bridge endpoints but I doubt they would have the CPU power to convolve say six channels of 131k tap FIR filters. Even if the Roon Server could convolve, is RPi 3/DietPi/Roon Bridge compatible with any multi-channel USB DACs? What about Signalyst's NAA instead of Roon Bridge, does that change anything? Or could I just install Roon Bridge on a Windows 10 NUC and use JRIVER WDM output to a multi-channel DAC? If that's the only way, I'll go with that, but it's just not a very elegant solution....
  20. Hello fellows on Computer Audiophile, I hope that you can help me, to chose the right hardware for me! Today I have a old pc laptop that runs Roon, Signalyst HQPlayer, TIDAL HiFi, (mostly MQA because I have felt in love with it's sound), a NAS with ripped CDs and DSD. But I need new hardware for this, because my laptop singing on it's last chorus! So I wrote to you on this forum, because I believe that here's a lot of experience and knowledge that I shall buy! That full files my needs and can be upgraded when it needs! I can handle a old pc laptop and little more, but I'm not a computer genius . I now how it shall sound! Because I'm a professional musician and studio producer, studio/live engineer so when it comes to sound well we're I'm not lost . But unfortunately for me today, so changed I my "tape boy" against a "computer boy" when the computer, started to be used in the studio . So please come with suggestions on hardware for me! I wish all fellow, well in my case (Computer) Audiophile's a great Sunday. Greetings from String in a sunny ☀️ Sweden.
  21. Mytek just released a firmware update (2.34) for the Brooklyn enabling it to support USB HID volume control. Mytek's release notes: https://mytekdigital.com/download_library/firmware/BrooklynDAC_firmware_readme.txt Plugging my Brooklyn directly into my mac via USB worked just as expected: I could use the volume slider in the Roon software to adjust the Brooklyn's hardware volume settings. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get this to work through microRendu. I set the Volume Control setting in the microRendu > Settings > RoonReady > Volume Control to Hardware: But in Roon when I try change the volume, it says "Volume control is Fixed" And the Roon > Device Setup > External Volume Control drop down is disabled and fixed at None: Interestingly, after updating the Brooklyn's firmware to 2.34 the microRendu > Apps > DAC Diagnostics > "Set DAC to MAX volume" button works now (it didn't before). Has anyone been able to get their microRendu to work with the latest Brooklyn firmware, or another DAC supporting USB HID Volume control?
  22. This is my first topic I am initiating, and I didn't see it already covered, though it may be somewhere so excuse any redundancies please. I've been a JRiver user for a few years now, and have wanted to get into multi-room (whole house) audio. I tried using various DLNA renderers as separate zones, which works, but the sync is awful, can't easily grab online streaming services and send to different zones, etc. So after researching SONOS (which I'm thinking is probably a bad word around here), and DTS Play-Fi, I ended up going the Play-Fi route getting a Paradigm PW Link. I wired it directly to my router via CAT5e, which drives a decent Parasound AMP, which drives a decent pair of outdoor DefTech speakers. I'm happy with the sound quality, but there are obvious issues with Play-Fi, hence the article I pasted below, which I can certainly relate to. My question: what is the alternative? I understand DLNA does not do room sync all that well, but perhaps some DLNA compliant products contain such syncing SW? I'm not interested in spending $0,000's per end point. The $350 PW Link fit the budget just fine, and I'm tempted to buy another one, but before I get too far down the Play-Fi highway, what are the alternatives?
  23. Hi All, I've been focusing a lot on the path into my DAC (MicroRendu to SU-1 powered by LPS-1 etc..) and think that's close to being nailed (for now anyway!) so I'm now wondering about the source side of things. Current source is a QNAP HS-251+ NAS with Roon installed. It's doing a decent job but I have two concerns: A - I spend a lot of time looking at "Waiting for Roon core" on my phone. (admittedly I'm not sure if that's the NAS, the phone or network). B - I'd like to add upsampling via either HQPlayer or Roon DSP. Probably HQPlayer. And the QNAP just doesn't have the juice to do that. I'd rather buy off the shelf rather than build. But would consider a custom build where the supplier does the actual building. Requirements are: Upsampling to 256 or 512 DSD Sending to MicroRendu as Roon or HQPlayer endpoint Silent or near silent as needs to sit on the rack Options I've been looking at include> Nimitra - have read great things about it. And seems great value. Only concern is whether the 4GB memory and the CPU have enough power to upsample to 512? SonicTransporter - They have Roon DSP ($1500) and HQPlayer ($1975) options. These definitely seem to have the power as are designed for it. And the synergy with the MR appeals. It also looks like I could re-purpose the 1TB SSD currently in the NAS and put it inside the SonicTransporter which would allow me to retire the NAS. One less box on the rack appeals. PinkFaun & SOTM do some very nice looking servers but once I tip into the $3k+ territory I start to wonder whether I should reconsider the whole thing and buy a high end audiophile server rather than trying to add to my MR>SU-1 path. And frankly I'm liking these too much to even consider parting with them so soon Oh and I'm ruling out the likes of Melco & Innous as I don't believe they have the necessary computing power to do the upsampling - is that correct? Any other recommended turnkey products or order to custom specs models that I should be investigating? Many Thanks, Alan
  24. Crossfeed is an attempt (either in software or hardware) to "fix" the skewed stereo effect when listening headphones. Stereo assumes two speakers in front of you, not right on your ears. Roon has a built in crossfeed DSP function based on the Bauer implementation: http://bs2b.sourceforge.net/ JRiver has an unidentified (at least I have not been able to find anything specific about it) implementation in their DSP interface (with varying strengths of moderate, standard, etc.). Of the two, I prefer Roon's. Indeed, while I would not call Roon's transparent it improves most (but not all) recordings for me in spite of a bit (but only a bit) of mid range "veiling" for lack of a better word. JRiver's implementation sounds to my ears a bit more heavy handed. I still use it on occasion however. Anyone have experience with any other implementations (perhaps a VST plugin in JRiver)? Do you regularly use Crossfeed?
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