First post here and, admittedly, I'm new to the Roon software. However, I've been successfully using Roon on an Innuos Zenith for a few months without issue but just recently switched to the Lumin X1 and I cannot connect. The app just continually searches for the device without end. Roon is on in the Lumin app, the Lumin in on the network and streaming Tidal. I've tried a factory reset of the X1 and manually entered the IP to scan for the device in the app.., nada.
It was essentially Plug n Play with the Innuos, what am I doing wrong?
What are you using as the Roon Core? The Innuos? The Lumin X1 is not a Roon Core, it is just a Roon Ready endpoint, you still need a computer somewhere to be running the Roon Server Core.
I knew it was going to be something embarrassingly simple. So the Innuos is a roon core, whereas the Lumin is just roon ready? I find this terminology very confusing and clearly I overlooked this. SO I'm going to need an additional core device?
Yes. The term “Roon Ready” means that the device has Roon endpoint software and a network connection. So, when you plug it into the network an existing Roon Server will just see it.
So you need a Roon Core. Do you still have your Innuos? If not there are several options, depending upon how computer literate you are vs how much money you want to spend.
- You can use an existing computer you have and just load RoonServer on it
- You can get an Intel NUC, some memory and a small hard drive and load an OS and RoonServer, or use Roon’s own linux based ROCk; and then finally
- You could buy a unit pre-assembled and pre-loaded with the RoonServer (licensing not included) from Roon also known as a Nucleus (or Nucleus+)
Big miss on my part, I was under the impression that the Lumin would serve as an all in one unit. Looks like I jumped too soon when I stumbled upon a good price.
I think I will try to set up on my PC so I can evaluate the X1 using Roon. If I like it I’ll pick up a Nucleus, if not I’ll sell the Lumin and look for something else. Is there a step by step on how to setup the PC? Anything in particular I need to know? Thank you for the help