How are ya’ll doing tonight. So I am a brand spanking new member in the Roon family. As usual almost like everyone else I am pretty excited too and willing to take the extra step of going big with the way you listen to music.
Currently I am in the trial phase, but will be upgrading to lifetime subscription. I have been reading around on this forum quite a bit and am excited and terrified at the same time like a little kid with a big bundle of books in his bag on the first day of their school.
Looking at the level’s the enthusiasts talk in details about the Art of Sound the players their knowledge is immaculate. And definitely gives me hope that I am at the right place and among friendly like minded people. Although my level of understanding is minuscule at an atomic value as compared to you.
So my please accept my humble request of helping me out while I start my new journey with Roon.
I really do not know where to begin except of the fact that I do feel proud after installing the software on my HTPC.
So I wont make this post very large, but here is a little bit of background of my assets in question and a very high level expectations I have setup for myself with my new found hobby.
I have a pretty decent home theater setup. The speakers I own is a 7.1 setup
Definitive Technology Mythos ST for the L/R
Definitive Technology CS8080HD - Center Channel
Definitive Technology Gem XL’s for Surround
Definitive Technology Pro Monitor 1000 for Rear Surrounds
Subwoofer is a DIY Horn, Tuba HT(THT)
All this is driven by a Denon 4311CI AVR, soon will be upgraded to Denon AVR-X6300H
Well frankly speaking the above gear is HT focused. However the speakers surrounds are considered very good for music as well.
Other than this, i have a very equipped server setup with a ESXi node and a couple of hosts with a 140 Terabyte Media Center.
Tons of Flac and SACD music. I’ve been using FooBar since years on my HTPC, and have been tuned to great extent.
So back to my request here with the community.
As i have installed Roon on my HTPC, its the most basic install. I am using the Wasabi Mixer for volume, have tried other options but dont see a difference.
So with Roon installation on a HTPC are there any audiophile grade advanced setup that you guys use in here?
Please guide me to a link that i can follow with this installation.
Any other plugin, dsp or player to install?
Soon once i get the hang of it, I would like to get a dedicated processor/dac or whatever is right with Roon. I am not sure whatever is considered as the holygrail end game setup with roon with external devices? What do you guys have or suggest?
I also see few folks have DIY’ed their processors/Dac (the add on gadget), is that worth it vs a branded option?
Well I know this post has been overflowing with assumptions, confusions, questions and blabber… please pardon my ignorance, and go easy on me.
I’d really like to get deeper into this, and make roon and the end game audio a part of my life.
Thanks for reading through.
Bless as always.