Ok, with these topics it is always a little weird to show of your own setup first. I really am interested in what everyone else is aiming for, not to create a topic to just brag about my own setup, so please add yours!
As someone needs to get the ball rolling and an example is usually a good way, here goes…
I’m in the lucky circumstance that I have two sets; one HT one in my living and a stereo one on upstairs.
At the moment I stream using Sooloos, Jriver, LogitechMediaServer sourcing from Tidal, Spotify and a local connection on my NAS\Sooloos.
Roon for me gives me the opportunity to condense this into one system.
I’m expecting my HT set (powered by a Meridian 861v6 with ID40) to hook up using the ID40 end point.
My stereo set (which is fully DIY style) will hook up directly to my Roon core; a DDDAC and Linkwitz Pluto’s. My storage for local content will stay on my NAS.
The Roon core will run on an i5 NUC, with 16GB ram and a 250 GB SSD in a silent Akasa case.
OS wise I’ll be reusing windows 2012 with audiphile optimizer on which I currently run jriver.
Hardware wise, I think I am all set. I expect that Roon will both simplify my setup, and increase the coolness factor .
As some of you are visually oriented, a pic of my stereo setup and Roon core to be on top…