Want to let to know you all I took a lifetime subscription and a few days after that I learned that 2 of my important improvement wishes were implemented: Qobuz support and Radio including Qobuz & Tidal streaming. So happy with that.
I really hope my 2 wishes comes true too: UPNP support as with Audirvana I can push 192Khz streams to my Denon x6300. For now I use a Chromecast Audio to at least be able to push it in 96kHz but how cool would 192Khz be. Will you implement that in the future Roon team?
Second hope would be Alexa support. Tidal has it and as Qobuz is entering US market it would be a great value.
Thanks for the tip. I will look into that. I wonder though: Why put in an extra component in between the audio stream? If data is pushed directly to my DAC of the x6300 I think it might avoid interfernce?
Best to move on from this wish. It’s never happening. From the COO:
Personally, from experience (not expertise) if (and I may be wrong) your AVR has a TV and maybe Projector and TV/Satellite antenna and other components connected to it, I wouldn’t worry about interference that may be added to the system via a small 5Vdc powered Allo DigiOne or HiFiBerry Digi+ Pro…
In terms of the Roon experience, there is way more upside than downside by adding one of these to your Denon AVR.
Again, just speaking from my own personal experience, not expertise.
I want to thank you all for helping me out here. I’ll let that hope of UPNP support go and enjoy all the other fantastic feautures of Roon. As you pointed out there are alternatives like Sonore and a HiFi berry. I can also use my Nvidia ShieldTV together with Kodi to achieve Qobuz or Tidal HiRes playing on my Denon receiver. Thanks again and hope you all enjoy this Gem (Roon) as I do.
You can interpose a streaming device that runs Roon Bridge before the Devialet Phantom and run it into the optical digital input on the Phantom. I appreciate that this is not ideal with a purportedly wireless solution, but such streaming devices can be relatively small, low powered and hidden out of the way.
I’ve used an Allo Digi-One quite happily as such a streaming device before an original Auralic Vega DAC. The Digi-One is an SPDIF output though and you’ll be needing a Toslink Output. There are Pi hats that do Toslink out, but I haven’t used them.
The Sonore SonicOrbiter SE also does Toslink out.
The Roon Bridge device is a RAAT zone that can be grouped with your other RAAT zones.
You can use something like the Sonore UPNP bridge to get Roon via UPnP to the Devialet, tis would allow hires upto 192/24, but you will not be able to group play with other RAAT endpoints. You would need another renderer device that supports RAAT inbetween as Andy has already commented on.
One option would be to run AirConnect on your Roon Core (or other computer on your network) to expose any UPnP/DLNA device on your network as an AirPlay end point. Then you can add it in Roon, with the obvious limitations of AirPlay, but it works nonetheless…