I discovered Roon by accident after buying a Naim Mu-so 2 and am currently wavering between Tidal and Qobuz.
Now 2 questions before I start with Roon.
My son, who is very PC affine, has ordered the components for a NUC.
Question 1: Is there some sort of quick guide on how we put this together and then install the Roon Core to get everything up and running.
Question 2: What roon ready speakers can you recommend? The Mu-so is in the living room and I would still need a small powerful speaker for the kitchen and office that is not that expensive but still delivers good sound.
Here is another thread where the discussion around new NUCS and how to update them came up so have a look at it as it should help you update and change a few settings that are not on the Roon guide (enable Legacy mode) as several people have got stuck at this point.
So I was thinking a maximum of 100 euros for a speaker. Does not have to be high end. In the kitchen are anyway other disturbing noises and thus it can be something “simple”.
Thanks for your answers to this point.
My stepson will help me with the setup. He knows his way around. I have also seen the videos of Hans Beekhuyzen. I think they are very detailed.
I hope there is someone else here in the forum who can recommend a speaker from his own experience.
(Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast!)
With the risk of sounding like a broken record…
I can recommend the JBL Link20.
It uses Chromecast so Roon sees it once set up via Google Home assistant.
It’s WiFi and Bluetooth and completely portable as it used an internal rechargeable battery.
The sound is definitely midfi, I use mine around the pool and hot tub area as it’s WiFi range is quite excellent.
Not sure if it USA only though?
The one downside to all the above options is that you can’t group them (as in synced playback) with a proper Roon RAAT supporting endpoint/speaker.
That said, I can’t think of any true Roon RAAT supporting speakers (at least one box solutions) for the kitchen/office that would come in around your budget, so it’s probably a moot point in practice unless that was a dealbreaker for you.