Any insight and timeframe for Linn DS RoonSpeaker support? Or Song cast? … Etc
There are no plans for Linn + RoonSpeakers, and it seems unlikely that there will be given that they are so closely connected with OpenHome, which is essentially a competing technology.
We do plan to work with Songcast. We ran into some technical implementation issues, but I’m sure they will get worked out. I don’t have a timeframe, but work on this is underway.
Can you also advise if Linn are working with you for ‘full’ endpoint integration.
If by “full”, you mean Linn’s Playlist mode, it’s not in the roadmap.
Their transport works differently from ours at a fundamental level–Roon is not a simple file manager (like the UPnP servers that Linn’s stuff likes to sit on top of). Roon is a streaming media source that supports decoding, gapless playback, DSP, and so forth internally. We support formats, sources, and features that we could not bring to Linn via playlist mode. Songcast is a better fit for an app like Roon.