I run a main rig with PC to USB DAC using JRiver controlled by a wireless keyboard, with all media on a Synology NAS. Also on the home network are a SB Boom, Radio, SB3 and a Touch.
I have not installed Roon yet as I am trying to understand where on the network I should best install it, and how it will or won’t play with JRiver.
I can easily (and very happily) disable LMS on the NAS so Roon can replace that. I have an Android tablet and a good home wifi network so control also seems no problem.
The site emphasizes that the Roon Core is quite processor intensive, and I doubt that my DS1812+ NAS really has the grunt to run Roon well.
A convenient option is to load Roon on a spare PC that could be attached to the network and left on all the time. If I did so, how much disk space would it need for the library files? (it only has a small SSD, but it wouldn’t be running anything else).
Assuming that setup, and based on my current understanding, I would have the full Roon interface and control through the tablet or a phone, and would be able to directly operate all the SB devices.
How would it work on the main rig, where the USB DAC is only connected to the PC there, on which JRiver is installed?
Would JRiver need to be open, or could Roon recognise the PC and its connection to the DAC without involvement of JRiver? (which I would anyway keep, even if it ends up being only for video)
Any guidance, or comments on where I may be missing the point, would be much appreciated before I take the plunge.