Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
WIN 10, 64b R1.7
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
RJ45 environment. 5GHz Linksys Router, VM 70Mb ISP, Netgear 48 port switch.
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/et
Sonos boxes to B&W ceiling speakers.
ABC suggestions to Roon Hardware please…
Evening all. A wall to wall Sonos user considering his options due to recent announcements
Current environment working well. Have maybe 12 boxes feeding decent B&W in ceiling speakers.
The recent shock waves from Sonos caused me to look at alternatives and have paid for a year with Roon and Tidal. And that’s been pretty good so far bar some navigation issues.
But I’m not getting the hardware side.
I need a device (maybe two) in each room I think. One to pick up the source and one to amplify to speakers? But I could really use an overview of options and ideas from someone who has a few minutes to educate the uninitiated the world of DAC’s amps and the like.
So maybe an option a, b and c of a ‘way to go’ for a new Roon starter coming from Sonos. Happy to spend a bit if I can understand more about what I’m buying and indeed what I’m buying above Sonos.
I’m seeing it now less as a way to get out of Sonos (in fairness is working well with Roon & Tidal and no immediate prospect of a problem) . But I like the Roon environment and the option to go up a level audio quality wise. Trouble is whilst I’m getting a bit of it, I cannot see a clear ‘what to buy/test’ route.
Just to mention the speakers are fairly good B&W CCM 683’s 4’s 663’s etc. They are wired to the current Sonos boxes (in room) in decent copper and then RJ45 wired back to a good switch and ISP. 95% of our environment is copper, only small items wireless.
We have a large but old (slow) NAS which is currently being upgraded.
The area I’m still jittery on is ‘what box to replace’ the Sonos boxes with if I choose to do so.
Should say had great support from folks here during my testing of Roon. Enough to have invested. Help now to understand better the end-point hardware would be greatly appreciated.
Hope that makes sense. Cheers