What is the best setup for Roon and Sooloos Control 15 right now?
C15 as an audio endpoint
I see the C15 discovered by Roon, but selecting it and playing to it does nothing.
Consolidated music library
My understanding is that keeping the music files in C15 and sharing it with Roon is not possible, at least not right now. What is the best way to do share music files between C15 and Roon. Will the QNAP storage work and will Roon recognize the music files stored by C15 on a QNAP?
Any other suggestion to make this setup easier to use?
How committed to the C15 are you? Do you have any other Meridian / Sooloos hardware?
The C15 works great for me and I love it.
I use C15 for 2 things:
Storage/Library Management/Choosing and Playing music
Seems like Roon will address 1.
If Roon works natively with Devialet then I can loose the C15 in a beat (care less for 2).
Right now the Roon <–> Devialet Air <–> D200 is a nightmare (tried both on Mac and PC)
When all of this works, I need to find a hardware that is well integrated like the C15 to run Roon on. But there are a few options there and am willing to compromise a bit.
So loosing the C15 is possible but seems like a long road.
An Intel NUC mounted to the back of a modern touchscreen is much nicer than a C15 in my opinion, and a lot faster and more capable (and it runs Roon!). If you need it, a USB CD drive has to be added to the setup.
Also, any All-In-One type PC accomplishes the same without the do-it-yourself aspect. Some of us here like the HP Envy Recline 23. I’m not in front of it now, but I can’t remember if it has a CD drive. I would guess not, and you’d need to use USB to add one just like with the NUC.
You could also hook up the D200 to either via USB and avoid AIR.
Nothing on our end. My understanding is that Meridian hasn’t done anything either. I’ve been recommending a iPort Luxeport + iPad Pro for people looking for a C15 replacement, but it’s not an all-in-one.