I’m 65, retired, and don’t have the pleasure of hearing like most folks. A head injury in 1990 caused total hearing loss on the right side and the sound of crickets screaming in my ears all the time. I need pleasing sound to provide a distraction and drown out the noise. I’m really enjoying the distraction this Roon music server setup provides.
My compliments for a fantastic product. The technology is amazing. Performance is fast and flawlessly with Roon Ready player. The presentation of my library content is visually pleasing, informative, and the integration of Tidal and Qobuz provides endless access to artists and music that is new to me.
I have the Roon+Tidal+Qobuz trial running on a 10 year old desktop purpose built for photo processing with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Mid tower case, 9 ventilation fans, i7 quad 860 CPU, 16GB ram, 3 SSD’s, Quadro P4000 GPU and Windows 7 64. The fans rev up and get noisy when the system is pushed but it seems to be idling with Roon.
Control - desktop interface, Ipad and android phone remote apps.
Network/connectivity - 1GB cable service, high speed modem, ASUS GT-AC5300 3 band router with 8 Ethernet ports. Cat 7 Ethernet cables.
Surround System components - Denon AVR-X8500H, OPPO UDP-205 Roon Ready player, B&W/SVS speakers, JL Audio Fathom subs.
My setup is not the best for getting the most out of Roon. The desktop workstation is located 60’ from the Network/Media closet. Wireless performance between desktop and router is good at that distance with 500 to 700 Mbps. My wife let me move the workstation close to the media closet and try Ethernet for a week then I had to move it back. It does work well over the wireless connection, no interruptions, but I would prefer a dedicated music server platform in the media closet with Ethernet to router and HDMI to the player for multi-channel higher-res music.
Need to add a Nucleus Plus to my Christmas/Birthday wish list.