Hello - some advice please: I have a few speakers around the house attached to Roon. Some of the speakers are within earshot of each other and it’s sometimes nice to have them grouped together. However, sometimes it’s also nice not to have them grouped. Rather than having to ungroup them, it’d be nice to have the speakers listed as well as the speaker groups listed. Is this possible?
I’ve seen from this strand that it’s been asked before. However has this feature been added? If yes (please!!) then please could someone point me in the direction of how to do it. Hopefully I’m just not looking hard enough…
I think I need to look more carefully about zones etc. I’ll check tonight.
All the speakers I’m talking about are B&W Formation speakers which are ‘Roon Ready’. So presumably they are all using the same protocol (Formation) which sounds positive…
Thanks Chris - your sense of smell and my cooking are aligned
But I don’t quite understand this - when I select to group two speakers, they are saved… in fact, that’s precisely the problem! What I want to do is keep that ‘saved’ group and then simply have the individual speakers as an additional option.
(Normally chromecast zones are indicated by the little chromecast icon, but if they are grouped, they appear as generic speakers.)
and I have a couple pairs of powered speakers in the master bedroom, both on different Airport end points, and I have grouped (and saved) them. (You can see that Airport uses a little linked chain to indicate a group.)
i understand this vote structure, but sometimes, like here and now, it’s frustrating to have to ‘spend’ our limited votes on a ‘feature’ that should be a fundamental ability - it really makes no sense to have to permanently group endpoints with no way to address individual endpoint after that. it’s clunky and i can’t see anyone debating that. so, sure, i’ll vote for this, but… i don’t know how there’s anyone who wouldn’t want/need the option of doing this.
honestly, i’ve never known a piece of software that commands such pay structure where feat reqs and bug squashing is such a fraught process of horse trading, snippy dev responses and lack of action. i’m not trying to be ‘toxic’, i’m just honestly saying, as a consumer of many high-end, programming-intensive applications for many niche tech markets… this feels at times more like a kickstarter project than a high-end subscription application. thanks for listening.
Hi Terzinator - if you want to play to either of the active speakers in your BR group (as opposed to both) can you? Or do you have to ungroup them to play to just one?
If you have to ungroup them, then that’s what I’m trying to avoid. So in your BR situation, I’d want to be able to play to the group OR either of the two speakers individually without needing to ungroup them. Make sense?
This does not work for me…at least for R.A.A.T. zones. Following your example, if I create Group 1 and then try to add speaker 1 to group 2, Roon removes it from Group 1.
As far as I can tell, a zone can only be in one group at a time…and if a zone is in a group, you can not to play to it separately without ungrouping.
What bugs me is that I like to have volume leveling enabled since groups are usually used for background music. Whenever I form a group, I have to re-enable volume leveling because Roon does not “remember” any group settings.