Hello guys I am new to roon since last September and since then I tried to get it to work. It was not that easy. I am a Mac user and I bought before an iMac eight core to Run a Big Library of Songs. I came from all the Ivana but there I was not so content although the performance was not so bad. But I had to tag everything right to have it being shown correct with the covers and different kind of tags. So after all it was too much work to get it to work and I decided to give Roman a chance. My friend Thomas told me about roon doing this whole tag thing automatically. And here I am. Since then last September I tried to get to work roon.
First of all I will show you my complete gear I’m using as equipment and the associated surrounding equipment. Some pictures included to.
As I live in Germany some words are written in German but I guess you can get the meaning.
Source im Schlafzimmer: iMac (Retina 5k, 27“, 2019, 3,6GHz Octacore), 128 GB RAM/2 TB NVME/7,68 TB SSD, MacOS 10.15 an La Rosita Netzkabel mit Akiko Audio Tuningstick. Extern mehrere Raids.
Roon 1.8 Server mit 726.000 Titeln (ca. 34 TB), davon 620.000 lossless.
Voxengo MSED v3.0 PlugIn zur Mitten-/Seiten-Live-Encodierung.
HQPlayer 4 Desktop 4.7.2 upsampling auf 24bit/384 kHz
Steuerung über iPad Pro 2017 12,9“ und Roon 1.8 Remote
Alternativ: Audirvana 3.5 mit Voxengo MSED v3.0 PlugIn und Audirvana Remote
Alternativ: iTunes über La Rosita Engine 2.1 auf iMac 27“ 2011 für Streamer La Rosita Omega V3; Steuerung über iPad Pro 2017 12,9“ und Apple Remote App
—> Musikübertragung via Devolo Magic LAN an
Fritzbox 7590 mit Beci RouterWizard/Soundbox
So here you have my hi-fi chain. After all I got roon server to run on an iMac 2019 eight core with 128GB of RAM. It has a quick Ssd, too and my intention was to get my big library run with much power and fast and much storage. Therefore I built a RAM-disk and routed the Roon database to the much faster RAM-disk.
So here‘s the result:
It‘s really fast with the iPad remote. Once or twice a day I have to start roon server again because it won‘t work somehow. But after some initial 5 to 10 minutes it will work flawlessly.
Everything only worked when I disabled my Qobuz account. Before everything was a mess and only music playing was not really possible uninterrupted for an hour.
So what are your library sizes and systems to manage it?