Ok - update
RPi 4 with RoPieee USB input into a Beomaster 5 works fine, along with RooExtend. Except my friends have 4 sets of speakers linked to it and using Roon it’s impossible to select an individual set. The B&O control tends to select two sets at a time.
When I return to my friends on Friday I’ll take a screen shot of the setup; but as far as I recall it’s working on a low bit rate.
A couple of weeks ago my friends system consisting of Roon on an iMac with RoPieee into the Beomaster and the RooExtend stopped working. It appeared that Roon could not find any audio zones.
Yesterday I tried to use a behringer UCA202 with the setup. It was plugged in to the Beomaster, but I did not have the phono cables to connect anywhere and the optical output had nowhere to go to either. I just could not figure out how to use it.
Anyway, I had brought an Audiostore music server with me, whose usb I plugged into the Beomaster. Configuring it was simple: the server showed the Beomaster and Roon picked it up as well. I’m not sure how this happened: was it the sonicorbiter or Roon bridge that was enabled?
My next step was to delete Roon from the iMac and reinstalled Roon server. All is still working, albeit with a potential cost of needing to buy a server.
My friends are happy to get Roon back, but now have to purchase an Audiostore server to keep it working. I’m disappointed that I could not get the neither behringer nor RPi to work. Have I missed a cheaper solution to enable the Beomaster with Roon?
Hi a further update …
A friend has a perennial problem. Put simply his music is on an Audiostore music server (black box) that is connected to Cisco switch connected to a Gigaclear FTP router. However his endpoints are part of an B&O multi-room system, which the music server, via Roon, sees, but only intermittently sends music to, and allows my friend to then choose the room he wants the music in. He is getting very frustrated … (in the past I have tried RPi with LMS2UPnP but with the sae results).
First, I have read, IIRC, that I should change the router address, but I fear my friend’s Sky box will over rule it. Is this true?
Second, could the problem be that the B&O box does not use UPnP? If so is there an other music protocol I should try?
Third, I have read that the DNS associated with Roon Bridges could be changed (184.108.40.206) … but knowledge her runs out. Thus, where on the system outlined above should I change the DNS?
Thanks for any advice … I will post this on the Naim forum. (I have spoken to Martin at the Audiostore and he is at a loss … it may be time to return the black box for a refund.)