I just started with roon 1.3. I was waiting for it to have the multichannel, but as of now is a big delusion.
I’ve an exasound e38 (with PlayPoint) and a merging nadac MC-8. Both of them are working wonderfully with JRiver MediaCenter.
I’m very intrigued by the roon interface, so I tested it for 2 weeks when it was still vers. 1.2 but I decided to wait for the 1.3 and the multichannel support.
Well, it just came, so I purchased roon (no way to try it again since I already did it last year with the 1.2) and set it up for multichannel listening on my PP/e38 and MC-8 in Win10.
My real problem is the mapping of the channels. I’m using my suff it with MC, HQPlayer since some time, but I had a big surprise discovering that roon decided to map 7.1 channels in a different way than others. So, in my home setup, I’ve the RL/RR (rear L & R) that are working in place of the SL/SR (surround L & R). Why? I cannot change cabling of my speakers for roon only and what about when I use MC or HQ Player? I do not see as of today any way to re-map the rear speakers in roon to fit a setup that is almost standard and it is working with all other software.
I also was surprised that roon configuration with 5.1 channels is currently mapping the 2 rear speakers with SL/SR, so this will fit my installation, but I do not want to use in roon only 5.1 speakers, since I’ve 8 speakers. Also if the music available in 7.1 is very few, I do not want to change roon configuration based on the music I’ll listen. All the other SW I’m using they are properly addressing the 7.1 speaker configuration, not sure why roon is not.
I would really appreciate help from roon team / community.