I am just getting started with Roon. I got my core set up on a Synology NAS last night and was able to stream music to Yamaha RXV779 receiver via Airplay 2. I must say it sounds really good. I also have a Sonos connect attached to my Yamaha as well, but have not been able to test this yet.
My question is should I look into a Roon ready endpoint considering the hardware I currently have? If so what would the group recommend under $1000.
Btw: I am blown away by the Roon software interface. Easy to use, beautiful to look at, yet has all the geeky bits of information a geek would want. Great job guys!
Slim - I don’t think the Allo USBridge is appropriate here - the Yamaha doesn’t have a USB input for digital audio as far as I can see. It has a USB input for an iPhone or USB storage stick, but that’s a different usage.
Thanks for the information. I too feel that though Airplay sounded good. I am sure I am missing a lot. I am streaming FLAC files that are being downsampled to the unit.
I am using the Toslink input on the Yamaha from the Sonos connect.
The Chromecast Audio has the Toslink output. Naturally no video available but a good audio endpoint non the less.
I use this feature connect to hook it up to any amp via Aux Input and from my phone or tablet I can play 24/96 to this amp. It really sounds great.
When they were discontinuing this device I was able to pick up 4 of them for future use.
I do not believe that the Ultra has this feature connect. It is HDMI and the audio specs are lower however you do get Video which the Roon team has taken advantage of. Now you can have Roon displayed on your TV with the audio automatically accessing the surround sound of your home theater if you go through your surround sound amp again controlling it from the phone or tablet.