Article on DAR about Roon 1.3

Would be super awesome to have RCK by January 20th so I have something to distract me on Inauguration Day/Weekend in DC.

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I’m concerned that RCK might not be distracting enough for that @fritzg :confounded:. Fortunately there are other parts of 1.3 which might hopefully blot out the festivities.

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Well, since I understand one comes with the other, I’m good. :slight_smile:

Feature set looks great. I have a couple of Sonos Connects, one of which is a modified W4S I2s modded Connect. Mr. Darko likes his modded Connect over the Sonore microRendu. That’s a tall order. Love my mR. Having both devices will make for an interesting comparison. Curious to see if Dropbox backup is still in play as well…

Looking forward to the new release.

Bluesound is not 1.3 specific… when they release, it’ll work with 1.2 as well.

Sonos support is something we did, not Sonos.

I imagine he likes the sound of the modded Connect better than the mRendu due to the fact that he doesn’t have to use USB digital with it.

I’m sure you’re spot on. Probably depends on the DAC though. I run my Bryston BDP-1 through a Schiit Gumby BNC. The microRendu is connected to a W4S DAC-2. The modded Sonos Connect is I2s over HDMI for the W4S DAC.

Will Sonos be a RAAT device? Or is it like Airplay? @danny

it is not RAAT. It is like Airplay.

Hopefully with zero loss in quality from the source Redbook material?:slight_smile:

Assuming you’re talking about playing to Sonos devices with Roon 1.3, yes it is lossless up to the 48kHz/16bit limit imposed by the hardware. Anything above that or DSD will be automatically converted before being sent over the network.

(this is also how AirPlay works, except that AirPlay has a slightly lower 44.1kHz/16bit limit)


and buy some Kef LS wireless to complement…ohoh mr Darko :wink:

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In order to sonos support, it will be possible to send the audio at a group of sonos devices at the same time? I’ve two play1 and one sub in the same room and I would like sending the audio at the group…

yes, this will work. However, you can not sync non-sonos and sonos devices… the sonos devices live in a grouping bubble.

Glad I purchased the lifetime subscription! Any word on vertical scrolling options?

About 10,000 words, see [Feature request - ability to choose to scroll vertically instead of horizontally]
(Vertical scrolling [On Roadmap])

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Will it work sending audio to a Sonos stereo pair ?

Roon can send audio to Sonos stereo pairs, but you can’t create them in the Roon app. You need to make the stereo pair in the Sonos app, and then send music using Roon.

I think sonica speakers might work that way too…must try later.