Roon and the Auralic Aries

Oh yes, and the core is on a mac!

I installed the new release of El Capitan this morning, that’s 10.11.4.

Roon runs but the Auralic Aries has disappeared from the list of possible zones.

Anyone seen this? I had to leave for work so had no chance to troubleshoot.

Thx.

Nevermind… Restarting Aries made it show up again…

Hello, I tried Roon for some days with my Aries and the Vega (files stored on a NAS, remote on the ipad air2) and it worked really well. It’s a very good software and I liked this way of enjoying the music, but there’s one thing that I don’t understand and I hope that someone of you can help me.
I installed Roon on the ipad and run it, but it didn’t recognize the Aries until I installed an run the software also on a pc.
Is it the right mode or is there a way to use only the ipad to control the Aries with Roon and shut down the pc (or uninstall completely the software from the pc)?
Thank you for your aswers and thank you expecially to the Roon Team for the great job!
:smiley:

Paolo - Your question is an easy one to answer. But you’re better off in the long run if you read the short “how Roon works” section of the main Roon website. It briefly answers your question.

If after reading that you still don’t understand, please post.

Thank you Steve. It’s an easy answer, I understand, but I’m a new user of Roon…
I read that page (and some others) before installing the software and it says: “A Roon system starts with a core” and “The core can be your Mac or Windows PC, or a server from one of our hardware partners.”
Being Auralic one of the partners, I thought that the Aries could be a core so that I needed only Roon on the ipad (control apps) to send the music to the dac.
In another way, is the Aries a core and I’ve missed something in the Roon’s setting on the ipad or is the Aries an output and I need also a pc – the core – with Roon?
Thank you once again :relaxed:

@paolo -

You will need to run Roon Core or RoonServer on a computer. You can then direct output to the Aries. Roon Core or RoonServer is what creates and manages the music library, etc…

So you can control playback to your Aries via either a computer, laptop or iPad/Tablet running Roon, however you still need Roon Core/RoonServer running on one system (computer)

Thus, in your case iPad, computer and Aries.

Absolutely. And yes, as you know, said computer must be a Mac or a Windows PC. But the folks at Roon are supposed to be hard at work to make it so that the core can run on a Linux box also. Fingers crossed…

[quote=“paolo, post:86, topic:620”]
…or a server from one of our hardware partners.
[/quote]Good catch on that. My apologies, I SHOULD have explained, because that - indeed - can cause confusion. I suppose it should have said, “on an OS X or Windows server from one of our hardware partners”.

Sorry about that. I can see where that could have caused confusion. :frowning:

Than you bplexico, everything is clear now.
I use Roon that way (a triangle composed by pc-ipad-aries)
Anyway, Roon is really a very good way to enjoy the music. The use of a pc is not a problem at all.

@scolley
Yes Steve, I simply didn’t understand the phrase…I think it really causes a little confusion in me. :blush:

@scolley steve
Don’t apologize…it’s only a detail. Roon is a great app…it’s the future! :yum:

PC / iPad / Aries or in Roon language Core / Control / Output.
A PC or Mac can also perform all 3 of these functions.

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Hello,

i wrote that Auralic placed a new Roon RAAT version 1.1.1. in their newest beta firmware 4.0beta6

does someone know if there are differences in soundquality between Roon Raat Versions?

thanks for an answer :slight_smile:
tom

RAAT 1.1.1 was a minor release to “sync up” the code in Roon Ready devices so that the code matches what we released in Roon 1.2 in mid-April.

For the most part, this was cosmetic reorganization of the source code to make it easier to share the code between the RAAT SDK and Roon/Roon Bridge. This is just about making things more productive for the people working on it and doesn’t have any impact on sound quality or user experience.

A few minor bugs were fixed in the SDK, but none (that I can think of) impacted the Aries specifically. Compatibility issues with a few USB devices were resolved based on support incidents, but if you were involved in one of those, you would know about it already.

An issue related to clock drift compensation during synchronized playback was fixed–but this only affected a subset of configurations that included two Roon Ready (not including Roon/Roon Bridge) devices configured for synchronized playback.

In short, it’s a minor release, and sound quality should be the same.

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Hi together
Installed Roon vers.1.2 on my Synology 1815+, every thing works fine. ipad pro with latest roon remote app.
But - my Auralic Aries (Roon is activated, Firmware 3.3, Softwareversion 3.1)) is not found as a audio device.
Actually no fix IP for the Aries (because I do not know how to do this settings on the Aries)

Dont no what to do …
Chris

Hi Christian,

If Roon Ready is activated and you are not seeing the zone, I’d try restarting the Aries and Roon Core as a first step.

Andybob - Thanks, the correct order is the key - now it works.:grin:

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Does anyone know the trick to getting Roon to ‘see’ the Aries as a networked device?

My Aries became unplugged and upon powering it back up, the only option I get is Airplay. I’ve tried shutting down the Roon Server, rebooting the Aries, then starting Roon Server to no avail.

I’m stumped…