There is a bunch of AVRs, also newer ones, that are advertised as Roon Ready|Certified.
But the details miss in the spec pages: does the AVR roon endpoint accept and handle multichannel music (5.0 or 5.1 FLAC f.i.)? Preferrably with DIRAC on board.
So does anyone happen to know if multichannel roon streaming is possible with
- NAD T778 (I fear it doesn’t because of BlueOs in the middle)
- Arcam AVR10|20|30
- (I know Anthem announced Roon for MRX740)
- Onkyo TX-RZ50
- or any other brand I might not be aware of and which is available in Europe
I investigated already the options with RasPi as an endpoint to transport the signal over HDMI, but there again multichannel isn’t supported. My questions here: Rasperry Pi multichannel output to an AVR other than via HDMI?
Another option I don’t want to consider at this point is a NUC in the living room, I have a Synology NAS that already consumes power day and night and roon core runs perfectly on the NAS.