Hi, I have long been out of the fine audio market for some 30 years. I have been looking at network based speakers, mostly wired ethernet as wireless is less than thrilling. Reading some of the topics in this forum, I get the impression that network speakers are self-contained and can be driven/played directly by the Roon Core without the need for any other pieces of equipment. I want to replace a couple of old Squeezebox devices that are starting to fail and add a pair of speakers into an area not supported by my current stereo 5.1 system.
So are wireless speakers self-contained and managed, overall, by Roon.
Second any thoughts on the Sonos gen 2 speakers. These speakers are within my retired price range. It has been difficult to find speakers in the moderate price range.