I’m thinking of entering the Roon game.
What is an the best solution for a Roon Core with my current hardware.
I have an HPE DL 180 Gen 9 server running VMware ESXi and a HP N54L Gen 7 MicroServer running Win 10 Pro.
Both are running 24/7.
I have several NUC’s running Win 10 Pro used as desktop machines.
They are not running 24/7 currently.
One i5 NUC sits in a Tranquil PC Abel H2 fanless case and has been running 24/7 in the past.
So the choice is:
- a dedicated VM (Linux or Windows)
- the HP Microserver running Win 10 Pro
- the fanless i5 NUC running Win 10 Pro
Or should I buy a dedicated NUC that will run the new Roon OS on Linux?
Endpoints will be a living room HT with an AV receiver and a network player, a few desktop PC’s, and probably a few rPI’s with HifiBerry or IQaudiIO hats.
Edit: I’ll be using Tidal HiFi mostly as my CD’s are ripped in mp3 and I don’t fancy ripping them again in FLAC.