RoonReady digital players!

Are you using Roon already? The hard drive (I’m assuming for your musc) has to be connected to the machine running your Roon core, so it stays where it is. The RoonReady endpoint is just a final receiver of the data for your DAC

How does the the ms200 connect to my PC? Does it connect through wifi (lan cable)?

So you just connect the PC to the ms200 with a lan cable and then the ms200 digital to the dac?

I have Roon on a laptop now, my music is on a hard drive in an ‘Icybox’ connected via USB 3. The MS 200 is on my network feeding optical to my Meridian HiFi.
It will feed any brand.
I will put my music on a NAS in time but as things stand, it just works. The MS 200 will upsample or downsample to 24/96 and Apodise.
The sound is great.

Be aware that not all optical cables fit in the port on the SE. I purchased an SE and also a nice Wireworld Siuper Nova 7 optical cable but it will not stay in the port. I guess the company is aware of the problem but the manufacturer of the box will not change it. I have found this to be a huge problem.

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The Sonicorbiter SE has two USB ports. You can use one for your DAC and one for a connected drive. For the connected drive I recommend that you use one that has it’s own external power supply.

Jesus R

While it is possible to connect SSD storage to the SonicOrbiter SE, as @Jesus_Rodriguez describes, when using Roon the audio stream will always go through the Core (in this case the PC running Roon). I don’t know if it would be problematic to have the audio coming from the SOSE to the PC and back again over the same Ethernet cable, but it seems undesirable. I tried a similar configuration with the Aries using Wi-Fi and it resulted in unlistenable stuttering and pauses. Ethernet, of course, has greater bandwidth.

Roon loves having a fast SSD attached to the Core. I’d reccomend putting your music SSD in the PC running Roon. That will then connect to the RoonReady network player by Ethernet LAN. Check out the new website and knowledge base for more info about architecture.

I did not meant to suggest to use it that way. Connecting a drive to the SE is just for local play back via LMS or MPD.

Jesus R

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Thank you everyone for your help.

Very cool! All Audiophile purchasing has stopped on my end, pending the release of 1.2 and DIY options with choice of RoonBridge endpoints for my home office desk, living room and home theater.

Seriously, I can’t wait…


@Dimitris71 – the MS200 is not Roon Ready, and if all you use is the MS200, it’s pretty close. However, it won’t multi-room link with other non-Meridian zones.

The Auralic Aries, the Sonore SonicOrbiter SE and the IQ Audio products are the other 3 currently released Roon Ready products.

Note however, that even though IQ Audio is certified Roon Ready, a Roon build supporting it has not yet been released. It is only awaiting packaging and testing, as the work has already been completed. Can’t give you a schedule for release, but it will be the next release.

I think this was a really smart move. By end of year, we should be seeing a flood of Roon Ready devices in the market, and as you stated that Roon Bridge, especially with Linux builds, will really change the landscape quite a bit for the DIY people out there.

I think I read it somewhere that the auralic Aries mini will not be fully functional Roonready,is that true.

Hi @danny

Can you explain the roon bridge for linux builds comment a little more… does that mean a linux based computer/device (like the SE) being plugged into a network and connecting ANY DAC/Amp to enable Roon to see the endpoint and group them?

Yes, but the SE is Roon Ready, so it already has this. Roon Bridge will allow you to bring your own DIY device.

Yes understood. So once RoonBridge is available then I could effectively use something like the below in my living room, hard wired to a network and plugged into my hi-fi DAC…

Yes, but you’d probably just need a standard cubox, since Roon will no doubt provide you with an OS - so you wouldn’t need something custom like this.

Ah interesting - I want expecting RoonBridge to be an OS, rather some software to load to an existing linux distro.
Good to know.

The impression I got is it would be an OS - at least for lightweight devices like the Pi/cubox - but I could of course be wrong…