I’ve been reading abut Roon in Home Theater magazine for a while. I thought I’d try it out. I’d like to know if I;m on the right track and some help on a reasonable upgrade path.
I run a SONOS connect connected to a Grant Fidelity Tube DAC. That stuff is in a rack and feed a housewide system.
I installed Roon on my Synology NAS. I used a SSD on the USB. That was not that difficult.
I’m copying over 600 of so Albums of FLAC files I ripped from my old collection. The seem to be indexing and showing up.
I’m running the Roon remote app on an ipad mini and an iphone.
I’m on the trial of QoBuz. Roon doesn’t work with iTunes, right?
I can see dropping itunes and keeping QoBuz.
The way it is now, I think the Sonos is my bottleneck. My speakers stink too - old Bose AM3s. I do have a decent system in my basement, but practically speaking, I watch movies down there, not music.
I was thinking of getting some decent bookshelf speakers $600-$2000 range. Maybe a set of self powered. The room isn’t the best, but I spend a lot of time there. I could possibly put some powers in the corners.
My DAC supports up to 96kHz sampling. I think I’d just need a better streamer, right? What is confusing is that most reviews talk about the interface of the streamer. With roon, that is all irrelevant right?
I guess in the big picture, what is Roon controlling at this point? Playing files from the NAS, I think it could play directly to a networked DAC without a streamer, but I’m not sure. If I could skip the streamer, I’d just get a DAC and the expensive self powered speakers. If I need a new streamer, I’d run the DAC I have for a bit.
Any insights would be appreciated.