I have a request F3 music server with 4 separate outputs, going into a Crestron whole house system with Crestron panels allowing me to both assigned the 4 outputs to any combination of 12 different zones (with up to 4 independent streams coming out of the F3), and brows music on my NAS.
I am considering to replace this outdated system by a roon operated system. What do I need to do this?
My understanding is:
4 roon ready combined network-players/DACs, like the Linn Sekrit DS
1 Nucleus running the roon core
1 or more Clients on tables, Iphones, or computers
Is this correct? Or will I need to run 4 separate cores on 4 Nucleus to get the same multi-zone functionality I have today? Note that I want independent streams both from my NAS, and from Tidal, all run through roon.
I also understand that Crestron integration is not yet very well developed, so my understanding is that I will be able to use my Crestron panels to assign zones to the 4 network players (replacing my 4 Request audio streams), but that I will have to use a roon client on, say, and Ipad, to browse music on Tidal or my NAS. Again, please let me know whether I understand this correctly.
Thanks in advance,