I am a new user on trial…
I am experiencing mediocre sound quality with Roonbridge to endpoints. I posted about this on other sites and others using different DACs do not share my experience.
My system is as follows:
Roon Core system (win 10 custom machine, i5, 64 gb) ram) on wifi network with hub and then Ethernet to:
RoonBridge on RPi2/HifiBerry Digi ±->Coax --> Schiit Modi Multibit --> Schiit Vali2–> Senn HD650
RoonBridge on NanoPi Neo -->USB–>Schiit Modi Multibit --> Schiit Vali2–> Senn HD650
I get bit-perfect audio through both setups however the sound has a compressed soundstage without layering and little sense of space around individual instruments. This is compared to the sound of JRMC to Volumio installed RPi2/HifiBerry Digi ±->Coax --> Schiit Modi Multibit --> Schiit Vali2–> Senn HD650
I did some reading and realized that when I have Roonbridge devices connected to the Schiit Modi Multibit DAC that it doesn’t give me the option to select “Exclusive Mode”, however if I plug the DAC directly into the machine that has Roon Core (Windows 10) the DAC is recognized and gives me the “Exclusive Mode” check box, etc. Is this because of the Linux ALSA versus Windows drivers? I searched on the Roon Forums and I can’t find any answers.
Any advice and help would be huge. I would definitely subscribe if I can get equivalent sound.
Thanks in advance for any assistance.