I am considering using an Okto Research Dac8 pro (or another class compliant multi channel USB DAC, I.e. Focusrite 18i20, etc) for a multiway active crossover, with Roon controlling PEQ and crossovers.
Will Ropieee XL support a multichannel USB dac? Or am I forced to have a PC running Roon server/core?
Can I ask, how are you routing a stereo Roon stream (I assume a PC roon end point connected via USB) to Ron’s individual convolution PEQ/output channels. Do you use the focusrite software to control this routing?
Can you please explain how this works using the focusrite.
I use Audiolense to generate the convolution files and you can choose a format to export in. Roon is one of those formats. It spits out one zip file and that’s what I upload in Roon.
And like magic it automatically routes to the correct channels…
Correct channels have already been (manually) set (and measured) in Audiolense beforehand of course… So it’s not really like magic but I say it is in comparison to setting up the convolution files in HQPlayer. That is not automatic and can be complex. I need to have the brain switched on for that.
So in my case Audiolense makes it really easy with Roon.
Thanks for that information. Much appreciated. That helps my understanding considerably.
So the routing is done within the convolution filter.
Do you know if Roon has the ability to route the USB PC stream internally using Procedural EQ instead of Convolution Filters? I cant see any way of selecting the stream route (Stereo Roon endpoint USB) for individual channel processing to outputs.
Procedural EQ allows discrete output EQ, but I cant see how the input is routed to the processing output stage?
I am looking to setup a 3/4way active speaker, utilising Procedural EQ for crossover and correction.
I guess if convolution is the only method, I will need to purchase Audiolense.