Due to COVID I built a home office, picked up a nice combined dac/amp and nice headphones. Been using Squeeze Center for quite a while (logitech) also tried Audirvana but decided to just throw all my chips and bought a lifetime membership. Next up is RoPieee and have roon running on my synology NAS. Also picked up a subscription to Qobuz though my music collection is around 3 TBs on my NAS now.
Welcome, from a fellow lifer. Just be careful, before you know you are spending more time on the forum than listening to your nice new kit . It happens…
Anyway, the forum is a great and generally friendly place to pick up ideas and ask questions. And a lot of knowledgeable people around too, and good music tips for all tastes. (Horrible ones too). Enjoy!
Been listening to the Levellers a lot lately. Big fan of New Model Army, Rush, Marillion, The Cure, Counting Crows, David Ford, Riverside, Airbag, tend to be on the progressive end but some folk type stuff as well.
Anna Begins is one of my reference tracks. The attack on those opening drums, the detail in the bass, and then the fullness of the chorus coming in are all great little tests. It’s a bonus that it’s a great track! (although I listen to the Across a Wire versions far more than the studio albums)
Welcome to the community. I would think carefully about the NAS core route, but it does work fine for many. Lots of info here about that in the #roon:qnap-synology area…SSD for the database is a MUST HAVE
Last weekend I setup my first Raspberry Pi 4 with RoPiee. It was easy as could be for a first timer setup.
Roon automatically pick it up immediately. I have been playing with different DACs through it and each time Roon automatically detected my DAC.
You will have a great time with Roon. BTW a lot of answered questions here. Good place to get educated.