Hello to everyone,
I recently decided to try roon with my tidal subscription…my mane source of music. I installed roon on my windows10 laptop and selected to use the roon app and the core,output in one pc. Everything is great sound quality wise and the user experience is great.
I am making efforts to move from windows to a complete linux configuration so from now I dual boot with Ubuntu too. I tried and installed successfully roonserver (without roonbridge) to my ubuntu os and I am driving it with roon remote (ios) with no problems.
The only problem is that the sound quality of roonserver in linux is noticeably worse than the one on win10 outputting with asio. Now I have configured the /etc/asound.conf and /home/user/.asoundrc files to “hw” as they should so dmix is bypassed and alsa is using my usb dac (ifi micro idsd) directly without any (software) conversions. The signal is not going through any sample rate conversions.
The thing is that the quality of the sound is much worse to the point that I can’t just ignore it or accept it. I would appreciate any help to the matter cause I would really like to keep using roon with my linux setup and slowly dump windows.
Thanks in advance for any input.