Thank you Eric Stewart, for the link to the knowledge base.
Still some items not clear here.
“External volume” control – I cant enable that, so how i do it ?
I decide to “hide volume control in Roon” as my Meridian DSP works with a hybrid of analogue and digital volume control where i have more benefit-better sound-as just with a pure volume control.
As i use a Trinnov amethyst as one zone in the ****meridian network, why not -when i choose “external volume control” also the external volume control for meridian get enabled as iam in a meridian network ?
Can you please make that possible ?
The reason is that otherwise i have to switch between the different sw(trinnov-Roon and Meridian-Roon) or have to use a remote control.
And have a choice in “external source control”, to select the meridian “IP control” app would be a great solution,
but the important one is to have the volume control.
Dont “hide the volume control in ROON” change the volume on the Triinov what i dont want as explained as above(make the sound worse).
When i have a 2.0 source-from Tidal or from my stored audio files on a storage
and want to enable the “upmix” in “device setup”, then i can choose between a 5.1 or 7.1 layout as you see in the screenshot above.
But as i have “only” a 3.0 format (L,R;C)on my Atrinnov Amethyst- ROON is streaming( with a 5.1 layout) : L R C LFE SL SR as an “UPMIX-Audio-Multichannel-Stream” as i have a 2.0 source from Roon.
SO my question is :
Does the L-C-R channels get the full signal, means also the very deep frequencies or does that frequencies are transfered to the fourth channel- the LFE channel ?
That is important, as then i cant use my 3 speakers,
If that is the case PLEASE make the possibility to have layout WITHOUT a LFE channel or the choice to have a layout where the speakers get the full not limited music.
ONE NEW QUESTIONS AFTER READING THE KNOWLEDGE BASE:
The Meridian audio network doesnt have a “sync lock” for more zones, so its not recommendet:
Meridian’s zone linking implementation does not include a mechanism for clock drift compensation. We do not recommend using it unless you’re using hardware-based clock slaving to keep things in lock-step
Does that also eman that Meridian doesnt have a “ROON ready protocoll” ?
So i cant play with a Meridian network two zones in one room to have a multichannel-audio as they zones are drifting ?
But , ( i know thats maybe sound extreme)
when i use two Trinnov Amethyst in one room (each are one zone),
i can use both together as a Multichannel audio player ?
Means the first Trinnov get the first 3(4)channels in a multichannel layout/upmix , and the second get the side and rear channels (5 to 8)
Of coarse, for that there have to be a choice in Roon which of that 8 channels each of Trinnov devices should play.
Hopefully my thought/wish is clear enough explained.
I know, thats a lot of questions, but iam a Meridian lover over decades !, but since i heared the Trinnov and now in conjunction with your excellent sw, i have to go that way…
thanks Eric, when you take your time to answer my very specific questions here.