I’ve setup Roon ROCK on the following configuration approx. a week ago:
- Intel NUC NUC8I7BEH - Core i7-8559U
- Kingston ValueRAM SO DDR4-2400 SC - 8GB
- Samsung 970 EVO SSD M.2 2280 - 250GB
I didn’t have any issues installing ROCK following the instructions.
It performs very well and I have now imported 942 albums and 12.189 tracks into the library - it take some time to prepare the folder structure and folder names, when I want to add version information in the folder names for each album.
The NUC is connected to my Pioneer SC-LX87 through USB (as it has input to USB-DAC built in) and HDMI.
I primarily use the USB-DAC for stereo listening and HDMI for multi-channel.
Through the USB-DAC I’m able to play FLAC (up to 24 bit-192 kHz) and DSD (from DSF files up to 2.8 MHz aka DSD64) without conversion.
Through HDMI I’ve had some issues with FLAC files over 24 bit-96 kHz, even though both the NUC and the Pioneer are supposed to support up to 24-192 ?!?
So I’ve had to change the setting for that audio zone to limit up to 24-96.
I’m very happy with the new setup and are working to add many more tracks and albums going forward.
Even though the HDMI connection does not perform as expected, I’m still very satisfied, as I do listen to most music in stereo
Please let me know, If any of you have any ideas as to why the HDMI connection is not performing as expected…