Can I use both my Meridian Explorer DAC and the equalization in my Pure Music 3 software with Roon?
I’d like to know the answer as well, but I’ll hazard a guess:
If your DAC is functioning as expected, I don’t see a reason why it wouldn’t work well with Roon.
With PureMusic, the program acts as a player, but pulls tracks out of iTunes. In other words, PM is made to work hand-in-hand with iTunes. Other streams can be played, but require the pass-through driver, which I believe would knock out any EQ functions that PM provides.
Of course, I could be entirely wrong.
I use to use Pure Music.Don’t use iTunes any more.One thing I had to do when coming to Roon I had to remove the bookmarks in my Flac and DSD files which were required to work in Pure Music with I tunes.
I sometimes switch between PM/iTunes and Roon/HQP. The moment I find HQP settings that provide the SQ that PureMusic provides, I’ll dump PM entirely.
When using PM, I kept my FLAC and DSD files in a folder, and pointed PM to them. In order to get them “into” Roon, I simply told Roon to watch that folder. Seemed to work well.
Okay I couldn’t get my files to play in Roon without moving bookmarks.
I guess I’m not as tech savvy as you. Can you help me configure Roon so that it:
- Chooses my iTunes library on my external HD (because it is 48khz instead of 44.1 on my internal HD).
- Will playback through Pure Music
- Will playback through Meridian Explorer
The quality I get using iTunes, PM, and Meridian is better than what I’m hearing in Roon. Would love to get the quality as well as the info Roon offers.
Actually, I don’t play PureMusic with Roon, and I don’t know if that’s even possible. PureMusic has the PAD driver, which is supposed to ‘pass through’ for protected music and such, but I don’t bother.
I either play PureMusic with iTunes, which tends to produce the best sound quality (at the sacrifice of less music available), or I switch to Roon without PureMusic.
However you approach things, I don’t think it’s possible to take advantage of PureMusic’s SQ with Roon, since it just passes the signal along without modification… as far as I know.
As for 1), that’s a standard function of Roon. Go to Settings and choose the Storage tab, then point to your iTunes library area as a “Watched” folder.