I am looking at taking the plunge to Roon from my existing LMS system. I currently have a great number of Squeezebox devices:
- Transporter in main rig (connected digitally to Anthem AVM 60)
- Kitchen Squeezebox 3
- Patio Duet
- Bedroom Boom
- Bathroom Squeezebox Radio
I use a few plugins like AudioScrobbler, and Radio.com app to be able to stream a few of their radio stations.
My personal collection is about 20K FLAC tracks at mainly CD quality with a few Hires files thrown in. I generally control the system with either the Duet controller, my computer or my Android phone running Squeeze Ctrl which I find great.
I am looking at diving into Tidal and may get an MQA compatible DAC and streamer to replace the Transporter in my main rig. My main concern is I use ARC room correction in my Anthem and if I use the MQA DAC, I will probably have one more A/D -> D/A in the chain. I guess I can try without correction, but man it makes a difference.
Questions for people who have done the same:
- Is it a big step up?
- Do you miss any plugins?
- I often used the Shuffle entire collection to get a whole bunch of music I may not have listened to in a while. I know there is a radio feature, but shuffle would be nice.
- It’s a pretty big investment (I have Plex as well) - is it heads and shoulders above Plex and LMS commensurate with additional cost?
- Any regrets?