This might be a topic and question that has been posted earlier, but I can’t seem to find a definitive answer for myself.
I’ve used Roon on a Mac Mini in combination with an USB DAC (AMR CD-777). I am upgrading my dac to a Audio Note Dac 3.1, but this doesn’t support USB. It needs a digital coaxial interlink. Only recently I discovered that the squeezebox touch must be a pretty good streaming device for audio systems using coaxial (if you combine it with a new power supply).
My question is, can I use Roon in any way in combination with the squeezebox touch and if so, how??
Hi, I did and found the topic of integrating Roon on a touch. What to me isn’t clear yet is whether or not you can use the squeezebox touch stand alone and load it with the Roon software. I am using a NAS and have about 10.000 albums on it. Would this work in this way, without a Mac mini etc?
Hi Marcel. Yes, you can use an SB Touch. Roon emulates a Logitech Media Server and will talk to a Touch running standard firmware. However, if you install the EDO plugin, you can stream 192k from the coaxial output. I can’t quite remember what firmware version you need for everything to work completely smoothly, but I think I have 7.8.x on mine.
I’m not sure you were asking this, but just to be clear: You can’t install ROON core on the Squeezebox Touch itself. The touch doesn’t have the processing power, memory, etc. to run Roon. As noted above, the TOUCH can be used as an “endpoint” being served by Roon running on another computer.
Note: The SB Touch can run a “tiny” version of LMS and in effect could act as a server and player at the same time. But the demands on its tiny memory/processing power led to lots of headaches in trying to do this. And once very powerful and tiny computers (Pi) came along, no one even tried to make LMS run on the SB touch itself.