Hi - my first post here, lurking for some month, pretty new Roon subscriber. Here is a quick sketch of my headphone listening post.
Short update from my rig.
Today i added the 7“ Touchdisplay from RPi.
Really cool to see whats running…
There are some really great line diagrams using grahic software to represent their HiFi connectivity, can anyone share what it is that they are using?
Draw.io is a simple but pretty good one (that I used above), works online, maybe best with Chrome. Powerpoint, Visio, OmniGraffle, Sparx EA - works all great.
As a Mac user, I typically use Omnigraffle for all my diagramming needs. Recently, however, my company started to use RealTimeBoard and I’m loving it for almost any kind of diagram, particularly when you want to collaborate with other people. For Windows, there is always Visio.
+--------------+ +--------------+ +---------------+ | | | | | | | | | | | | | Core | | Router | WiFi | RPi 3 B+ | | +----------> +----------> RoPieee | | | | | | | | | | | | | +--------------+ +--------------+ +-------+-------+ | | USB | +-------------------+ +----------------+ +-------v-------+ | | | | | | | | | | | | | Cambridge | | Onkyo | | Mytek Liberty | | Soundworks <-------+ TX-8050 <------+ | | Ensemble II | | | | | | | | | | | +-------------------+ +----------------+ +---------------+
You could try a projector, especially if you don’t watch a lot, as the rest of the time it’d look like wall. And when you do watch, nothing beats a good projector
Did you retire 5200SE in favour of phantoms? How are you finding them in comparison?
Thank you guys. So before I look at any of these individually, are they capable of image import, thus representing the components of the setup I have?
I have a Roon Nucleus for trial from my local dealer. It looks nice, but what is more important, it beats my Mac Mini hands down! I guess I’ll keep the Nucleus, there’s no going back once you heard the sound of a Nucleus. It also beats my previous Aurender N100H in terms of clarity and detail. Wow, what a revelation!!
I need to do something about bundling the cables in a reasonable way.
Is it connected it via USB?
Yes. As far as I know, there’s no other way to connect the Nucleus: Ethernet in, USB out.
I am using a Van den Hul USB Ultimate. I also have an Audioquest Diamond USB cable, but I like the Van den Hul better, it is a little bit mor revealing.
You can also use Devialet/Roon AIR with it too, as with the Mac mini. I’m interested if you hear a big difference between AIR and USB with the Nucleus.
Part one: secondary audio systems
This is in my garage - Squeezebox Classic (via wi-fi) with analog output to a JVC compact system (with a very inexpensive subwoofer)
The above is in the guest bedroom - Squeezebox Receiver with analog output to Sony mini system
The above is in the secondary TV/computer room - Squeezebox Classic with digital output into Sony soundbar with subwoofer
Part two - main audio systems
The above is the bedroom system - Squeezebox Touch with digital output to Pro-ject Pre Box S2 Digital with headphone jack and analog output to Audio Refinement integrated amp to Energy Veritas 2.0 speakers (not shown)
Above is the Home Theatersystem - Squeezebox Touch with digital output to Marantz Home Theater Receiver to Energy Veritas 2.1 speakers & Linn subwoofer
This system also has two other Roon endpoints - a Google Chromecast (which works great and provides a nice and large “Now Playing” screen on the TV) and the Marantz HTR is an AirPlay endpoint.
The above two photos show the Computer Room system - Squeezebox Touch with digital output to Headroom Desktop amp with built-in DAC with analog output to Aragon 4004 power amp to Energy Veritas 2.1 speakers & Energy subwoofer.
And finally these last two photos show the Living Room (main music room) system - Squeezebox Transporter analog output to SimAudio preamp to SimAudio power amp to Vandersteen 3A Signatures & Vandersteen subwoofer. And there is also a shelf mounted Linn LP-12 for full analog playback featuring easy to read album liner notes. The second photo shows the view from my listening chair aka the sweet spot.
Didn’t know that! I’ll try and let you know when Igel AIR running with Nucleus.
Wowser! That really is a packed house.