I did buy some B&W speakers with a Cambridge Amp and the BlueSound Node early in the lock down last year and just wasn’t happy. The sound was lacking something.
So I built a set of LXMinis in the middle of last year, powered by a 4 channel Modulus 86 Amp that I built too. I use a MiniDSP SHD for the audio shaping, and feed it with an Allo DigiOne.
The combination sounds amazing - I’m very happy with it all. Seriously thinking of building the LX521 next, but am a little intimidated by all the DSP needs. What do you think of them? Do you ever try them with movies? Don’t really want a set of speakers for video, and another for music if I can help it.
One thing I’ve noticed is every time I lose the Roon connection, when I reconnect it shows that Roon is scanning my file server music directory. Do you think that is related?
I’m tempted to replace the Roon server HDD with a SDD, reinstall Debian, and move all my music onto that, and then use RSYNC to sync it with my fileserver. I like keeping it on the fileserver so that it get’s backed up. I have been trying to keep as few services as possible running on the Roon server, but a CRON job to sync at midnight should not cause problems.
I too have noticed this especially on older processor systems like MacPro Xeon’s - scanning a remote library made the system quite useable but once it was over things were back to normal. All these were on new installs and with analysis turned off. Mine were 2010 Mac Pro Dual cpu 2 x 2.4GHz 2 x 4 Cores (E5620) and Single CPU 1 x 2.8Ghz 1 x 4 Cores (W3530) both with 8GB RAM and SSD booted. Lan was 1GBE.