Showing (off) your Roon setup - description and photos [2015 - 2021-03]

Yeah, I love mine.
In fact, I have to eat crow.
I have been quite convinced, and vocal, that amplifier technology is mature and any reasonable modern amp will be fine, and the difficulties are elsewhere.
This amp clearly proved me wrong.
It’s stunning.

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You make me want to spend money I don’t have bud :grin:

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Family holiday at my In-Laws beach house, I needed some music even if I haven’t had much chance to play it. Brought my MacPro with me, it’s running RoonServer headless, although I have connected it to the TV by HDMI and it looks awesome. Bowers & Wilkins A7 speaker.

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Wow, what a Mac Pro!

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Which DAC and cans?

Ha ha — I have a Chord Hugo 2 which does double duty, DAC + drives the Audeze LCD-4z well. But when I got the AAA 789, at least as good or maybe better, for $350, I had to get a price-appropriate DAC. The Hugo 2 and Meridian 818 are otherwise engaged (although I tested both and was impressed). But I went back to Massdrop and got the SDAC, made by Grace, for $80. Tiny and discrete. And it holds its own, the combination with the 789 is excellent. But it is compromised, 96k and unbalanced only. So I’m thinking of the next step. Trying to stay price-appropriate.

I wrote here:

I just updated my preamp from an Ayre to a Pass Labs XP-22. I’m very happy with the result.

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I presume these are ATC speakers? Of so, love the looks of them!

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Hi dear Roon Community Fellowship :grinning:
Here’s my latest Roon Setup and Music System!
A Mac mini i7 (late 2012) with 8GB ram memory, 256GB SSD Driver for OS and Roon Core, 1TB Sata Driver for Music, Backups!
My NAS with Music/Roon Backups, Router Technicolor TG799vac Xtream 500 Mbit/s Fiber is standing in another room. (If you have questions about something else, please write and ask me)!

Love & Respect

String

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What are those shiny speakers?

Ged

I had a pair in for review. Their looks make you think they might be slightly gimmicky. They’re not. Nice clear sound, they go surprisingly low (until you realise they’re isobarics) and sound best in my room only 20cm out from the back wall, and they’re small. A different sound to my usual Harbeths but I rather grew into them

Phil.

What are they?

Hi,
It’s Ologe Speakers, I’m testing the FIVE • 5 Model I really love them of course first for their sound, when style and the different kinds of way to place them!
You can hang the speakers directly on the wall, or special stands even place on the floor on a special floor stand (with a screw decide the angel, so the sweet spot will be right)!
There’s a hole series of them, TEN • 10, FIVE • 5, ONE • 1, ZERO • 0 and a special Subwoofer TWENTY • 20.
So they can be used as Stereo hifi/high-end and as a home theater system!
A French architecture/stylist has designed the speaker cabinets, they are only 10 centimeters thick! They are made in China and they put together them in Japan, the Head office is in Hong Kong!
They are big in Asia and have a Solo Agent in USA, I have been asked to be the Solo Agent for Europe! But haven’t decided me yet, because they are not especially cheap, the model that is on my photo cost around 10K-15K€! The Subwoofer cost 7K€!
I have the Version 1, the V2 comes in Black Matt with the sides in Piano Lack also in White Matt with Piano Lack!
It’s possible to get them in other special colors!

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String

Wow so more than everything I own then. Including the shirt on my back :thinking::thinking:
Not for me then…
I have a pair of Thiel powerplanes which are very thin in a cast aluminium enclosure meant for in wall mounting but I bought them for £50 on eBay…

13 posts were split to a new topic: RCA-XLR & XLR-RCA cables and connections

Nice to see another Ubiquiti Networks user. I’m always as fascinated by the network infrastructure as the Roon systems on these posts!

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Hi, @ged_hickman1
I didn’t pay what they cost!
Only 1000€
I can arrange a unpackaged pair of the V1 FIVE • 5 Black Piano Lack,
(The same as mine) for 1500€ + shipping cost!
Send me a PM if you or someone else is interested!

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String

Had my Roon Nucleus taken upstairs to my office and connected it via Ethernet to an access point and from there via Ethernet to my Devialet. Fired the thing up, chose my audio zone, and voilà, the Nucleus streams now via Ethernet to my Devialet.

I like this setup as the volume setting on my iPad is identical to the one displayed on my Devialet. Therefore, I hardly need the Devialet’s remote any more!

I have to listen a lot longer to judge SQ, but to me it looks as if channel separation is a bit better via Ethernet than USB. I like what I‘m hearing, but again, I need to listen a lot more carefully to pinpoint differences between Ethernet and USB.

Will send pictures later. So thanks for the suggestion to try out Ethernet!

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The access point to which the Nucleus is connected to: the Ethernet cable from the router feeds into the access point, that has two Ethernet cables running to the Nucleus and the Devialet Ethernet port.

Works flawlessly, and I do like the sound! Again, channel separation is a tad better, but very clearly, the bass has improved. And I do like of not having to use the clunky, although stylish, Devialet remote. I like the setup!

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Hi @dabassgoesboomboom

@jussi_laako ‘s HQPlayer Embedded doing it’s thing further upstream?
Is it Embedded in your Roon Core or?
I just wonder if it’s that or some other place?
The THX 789 Headphone Amp is it possible to buy it somewhere else than at Massdrop? How much does it cost?

Your RCA-to-XLR Interconnects custom made Belden 1804A (silver plated) using John Swenson’s shielding method (for those of you playing at home). Neutrik connectors on both ends. How much does they cost?
There can I buying/order them from?

I’m asking you about this things because it’s sounds interesting to try!
So please answer me here please or send me a PM.

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String

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