I would love to try that as well. can you perhaps give some more details on the “Procedural EQ” part? i am still confused regarding that. do i do that for the grouped pair or per speaker? and how exactly are the steps preformed?
So, in the zone selection strip on the right hand side you will start off with the home pods visible individually - you have to “enable” both in the audio section of settings first. Having selected one of the Home pods, then click on Group Zones at top right. That should enable you to select both Left and right with ticks. You see my Apple TV there too, but I left that unticked. Then save. This create the group pair for the Home Pods. Now when you click on the group you get the DSP button at the top, click on this - more pics to follow.
In the DSP window, select Procedural EQ, enable Mute Channels and then mute the relevant channel for each Home Pod - You can select each in the group by clicking on “Left Pod” as shown. Now they should play stereo. I suspect you need a good wifi signal to avoid any sync issues. I use Devolo Magic Wifi plugs and there is one between the pods which also connects the TV, and Sky Multiroom box. I think it sounds great! Hope that helps and let me know if you run into any problems.
New to Roon and really want to use it to its fullest potential. Love the thought of Homepod Minis in a few rooms, away from my main system.
At the moment, I 'm running from an iMac to a Linn Majik DSM 3.
Do I require a Nucleus to enable multi-zones?
In a multi-zone set-up, would I be able to stream simultaneously to my Linn and any Homepods I have?
If yes, would there be any lag between the zones?
Would having a HDD instead of an SSD in the nucleus (if required) be to its detriment?
No, multiroom zones are available on all platforms
No, only same protocols can be grouped into zone. If Linn also support airplay then you can use that protocol to group with homepods but not the full linnn streaming which will get you highres and better sq.
Lag can often happen with non RAAT devices due to inbuilt DSP and stuff Roon does not know about. There is a delay for endpoints to combat this as much as possible.
Use an SSD for the database and core or Roons performance is severely affected. HDD is fine for music storage but is creates more heat and is physically noisy.
Hi, im new to Roon and testing it. So far im happy with my set-up. Bit if i want to ad airplay products it askes for a code. With my apple tv it’s no problem. But were can i find the code to connect homepod mini’s?
I have to disappoint you but this does not work. It only works when one uses the speakers separately but as soon as you link them into a zone the L/R separation is no longer there. Try it with a proper stereo-testing soundfile.
This is clearly a Roon Problem. If one links the two homepods in the Apple Homepod app the two pods are clearly separated as left and right. As soon as one links them together in a group it goes wrong. Visible in Roon as a group but NOT working.
@RJ_V There are a couple of other topics which may be helpful.
This link details a change which can be made to Apple Home settings which appears to have helped historically but last time I tried @Jeremy_Honeybun 's solution this didn’t help - I could play left or right but when grouped Roon just won’t play to the group.
This link refers to the fact that this is a known issue and currently in support (as mentioned by @beka - however I have seen this mentioned as with support before somewhere but can’t currently find it.
Hope this helps with your understanding if not your frustration… and hopefully the `Roon team will find a fix for airplay 1 used for HomePods soon.
Just using a single HomePod mini here, but was unable to stream to it. Roon saw the device, and when audio was sent to it, it appeared to be playing (transport control would change and little moving bars shown) but no audio. Stumbled across a thread that said to change “allow access to everyone on same network” and this worked for me instantly. Now able to stream to HomePod from Roon and actually hear the audio, or move audio to HomePod from another source.