Hi. I have a Allo Digione player w Volumio and Roon bridge installed. It connects via coaxial cable to a Chord Hugo TT and then to Adam Compact 3 active speakers.
The roon core is installed on an imac and the music is in a harddrive attached to the imac.
I compare the sound of the same file played via Roon on the Digione vs the same file being played directly by Volumio (usb drive w the file attached to Digione player). Volumio sounds better. Of course, Roon bridge on digione w volumio isn’t a certified Roon endpoint. Thought to share this. I am a new user. I just installed the Roon core yesterday.
I agree. Roon and volumio are very different. Roon is a network sound system (a very powerful one due the flexibility of use) and also brings a wealth of information to the music that we own. Volumio is standalone. I did try to do a search before I post - apologies that I did not find a thread.
For those who believe Roon may not sound as good as Volumio on a Allo DigiOne, have you tried connected the Roon Core via USB to your DAC.
I have NUC equivalent with Roon ROCK and find that it’s USB to my DAC sounds pretty terrible and prefer the Allo DigiOne Coax to DAC. But if I connect the Raspberry Pi4 to my DAC via USB it sounds better than the NUC via USB and not as good as Coax from the Allo DigiOne HAT.
Now, if there was a way to connect the Allo DigiOne HAT to my NUC I wonder what would occur.
I’m trialling Roon at the moment and also looking at Audivarna. I like Qobuz app better for navigating my favourites etc.