Hi all, I just got a 205 as my endgame transport and DAC for Roon. Apart from a few times when the Oppo didn’t auto switch to the Roon feed coming in via ethernet it’s been quite good. Versus the dac in my mid-level marantz avr it was a step up.
I did want to test my Roon setup though and so switched between flacs from roon and 2 albums on CD. I was a little surprised to hear how much less spaciousness and clarity i was getting from my Roon source vs the CDs. The whole top end sounded muffled and withdrawn and there was no atmosphere. I was a bit taken aback. Later i power cycled everything and the roon setup sounded good again. I didn’t have time to A/B it with a CD but it wasn’t long after and I’m pretty sure it was back to where it should be (ie near the CD).
A few things potentially at play i guess and Roon may have been cataloging dara at the time of the low quality but keen to hear people’s thoughts on if poor quality from roon + oppo 205 is a common thing or if not, what else can i do beyond the standard best practice.
fwiw I’m running flacs in roon on a mbp in the study and then it’s all ethernet to the lounge room where the modem/router and oppo are. Oppo dedicated L/R (via audioquest rca’s) is feeding the pre-ins on a marantz sr6012.
Thanks. And to @lkjhgdaa for help already.