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

Ropieee runs only on a raspberry pi so I don’t think it’s going to work. Maybe Dan has a build…maybe you need to get dirty in the cli to add Roon Bridge

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Did you have to install RoonBridge on Khadas this way? -

Slim, I am running just the tone board dac. Feeding it from windows/Allo usbridge.

Haven’t played around with the vim.

For $75 the dac is a steal.

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EEP!!!

That’s a Sony MHC-2600!!

My first “real stereo” that I bought when I graduated college. I adored that system and am occasionally guilty of looking on eBay for another, purely for nostalgia reasons. Why don’t I still have it? Because the CD player on mine went south multiple times and rather than fix it after the third try, Sony offered to replace it with something newer (back when Sony was still a great company that gave a crap about customers). Of course that newer system sounded like crap, but it was too late. Mine was gone.

Loved the styling and the size and simplicity of that system. Enjoy it and take good care of it.

Mike D

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Thanks!
Actually it’s an MHC-3600 and the CD player no longer works :rofl: but everything else works and it still sounds very nice. Each of the speakers are split into a woofer unit and midrange/treble unit - bi-amped! Pretty cool for it’s time.

First off my cat. Lol

PC with roon core fed to Marantz had dac1
Crimson preamp cs610c crimson monoblocks cs630c
Speakers Celestion A1

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Hilarious :grin:

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Hi Magnus,

I followed your advise and bought a Allo USBridge which took the place of the Mac mini. After weeks of using the USBridge I held a A/B session together with an Audiophile friend last Saturday. The both of us heard NO difference between the Mac mini with Roon and the USBridge with Roonbridge. All the other parts in the digital chain remain the same. The USBridge was only powered with 1 power supply. I’read that using separate power supplies for the USBridge are better?!

Now I use the USBridge instead of the RaspberryPi in my zone 2.

Yes, 2 power supplies (the one to the USB board should be the better one) will improve the sound, but you have to lift a jumper to do that, nr 29 I think. But still, strange that it didn’t improve the sound, in my case with a normal desktop Windows PC it was a big improvement to go through Allo USBridge instead of USB direct from computer. Maybe Mac Mini is electronically quiet.

The MacMini headless was my favorite streamer for a very long time, and still performs very, very good as a Roon Bridge. I haven’t put them ( I have two) up against either the USBridge or my Aries G1, but I’m convinced they will not be put to shame.

How are you liking your Vega G2? I just got the last original one they had on sale $1,899. I heard that it is best to pair your V-G2 with a Leo.

Helftone’s Monodraw is also great if you’re partial to a desktop app.

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I own a Vega G2. I don’t own a Leo. Leo is an expensive add-on that you will never hear the difference in except for your own confirmation bias after dropping a huge wad on it. The Vega G2 sounds very good on its own already. (I have only ever used my Vega G2 as a Roon endpoint; I don’t own any Apple devices to test their LightningDS stuff with, nor do I have any desire to since Roon is what I have settled on for my music management needs.)

The Vega G2 is a fantastic sounding device. Had the possibility to test it for 2 weeks and also compare it to my existing Auralic Altair and a G1 Vega. The G2 is a huge step. I also only use it as roon endpoint.

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PS Audio PowerPlant
Roon Core @ Nucleus+ with internal 4TB SSD
LINN Akkurate DSM
2 x Electrocompaniet NEMO
Kimber LSP Cable
2 x KEF Blade

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Crimson gosh a blast from the past.

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Just got them refurbished from Crimson sounding better then ever.

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Cool textured wall. What is it?

Is the clear case a hacked up version of the DIY VIM chassis?