First post here and at aged 81 am unsure about moving from Sooloos to Roon as most people have. I’ve had numerous problems with Sooloos over the last 6 years so no question a more reliable, more modern and simpler system has big appeal.
My latest problem was a breakdown in one twinstore with 5000+ albums on board and there was no warning of this and two supposedly rugged Constellation HDDs died.
But these albums were not lost because I had a backup although recent editing on them was. So I decided to buy two new 2TB HDDs for that twinstore and also two new 4TB HDDs for the other twinstore – I have a library of over 15,500 music album files in two stores. It was only after ordering and paying for these HDDs I became aware of Roon but understand twinstores cannot be used with Roon – Correct?
My system is:
Control 10 (aging and has had several repairs)
MS600 (using balanced digital, unbalanced digital and analog feeds around the house to 6 locations, which, incidentally, also have LAN feeds)
Two twinstores, one with 2TB HDDs, the other with 4TB HDDs
A variety of non Meridian DACs, head amps, headphones, amplifiers & speakers around the house to take feeds from the MS600.
A 32GB iPad 2 to remote control the system (not compatible with Roon?)
I might indeed eventually move across to Roon but am loathe to scrap the “investment” (silly inapplicable term) in Sooloos gear, particularly as the feeds from the MS600 work so well. But I am looking at replacing the C10. The options are
(i) a used C15, now discontinued by Meridian but coming used onto the market at interesting prices (I could get one for around 2000 euros) or
(ii) some other compatible touch screen – hence my leader question.
I’m happy to rip using dbPoweramp so do not need a C10 or C15 for that so a touch screen that duplicates all C10/C15 functions is all I need.
But then maybe better to bite the bullet and move to Roon?
One hesitation I have is that in the last 6 years I have edited many, many Sooloos files (but there are still 1000s left to tidy up and insert reviews) to suit my personal preferences and it does all I require but I understand that with Roon I would lose all that Sooloos editing and I might end up no better off with my collection of over 11,600 classical albums and 3800 Jazz & pop. On the other hand Roon might update all albums and make further editing unnecessary and the two HP notebooks here with 17” screens, although bulkier, would be better to control the system that the iPad2 anyway? Or, even better, a larger portable touch screen to replace the C10 and iPad – or am I dreaming?
The more I think about it, the more attractive Roon sounds. Note that with a library of over 15,000 albums, I’m not really interested in adding any more so that side of Roon is no plus for me.
Any input from ex Sooloos users would be much appreciated.