I connected my iMac through its USB High Speed Audio with a Marantz NA-11S1 DAC. Unfortunately I cannot see the information such as song title,… on the Marantz screen. Before starting the trial with Roon I used the Free Songbird application, and then I had all the song, music information on the Marantz.
Can you help ?
Thank you, Luc
The Marantz network player is not Roon Ready, so I do not believe that the USB connection carries any Roon information other than the audio itself. In said scenario, the Marantz is functioning just as a generic USB DAC, not as a network player.
The Marantz appears to support primarily DLNA/UPnP, which Roon does not support. And if the Songbird app used DLNA/UPnP to make a connection with the Marantz, that would explain why the accompanying music info appeared on the Marantz display.
As a solution, the Marantz does appear to support AirPlay networking, as does Roon. And I believe that AirPlay will convey the accompanying music info to the Marantz display.
Thank you Andrew, I understand. However, I believe that airplay downsamples the audio files to 44.1 kHz, so quality would be lost ?