Knowledge Base. Roon Bridge is a software package that extends Roon's audio playback capabilities to other devices or computers in your home. After installing Roon Bridge on a device, any audio hardware attached to that device is made available to your Roon install exactly as if Roon had direct access to to the audio hardware.
This enables you to place audio outputs anywhere in your home where you can connect an Ethernet cable or muster a decent WiFi signal, and makes it that much easier to separate the media server from your listening environment. Once Roon Bridge is set up, you can use Roon to pick music to play to your new zone. You can also link it with other Roon Audio zones around the house for simultaneous bit-perfect playback! How do I set up Roon Bridge?
Roon Bridge can run on nearly any computer running: - Windows 7 - Windows 8 - Windows 8. While it is possible to run Roon Bridge in many Linux environments, it is designed and optimized for use in dedicated or semi-dedicated devices where it's possible to control the audio hardware exclusively.
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You can find more information about setting up our Linux packages [here] LinuxInstall. In Settings, click the Audio tab -- in the Networked section, you should be able to see the list of audio devices discovered by Roon Bridge.
Enable the device or devices you want to use. Finally, you can check on the version of your Roon Bridge installation and manage software updates from the "About" page in Roon.Knowledge Base. Enabled devices appear as [[Zones Zone]] within Roon.
Device Setup This is the Device Setup screen. It is split into two categories, general and advanced. If your device has been automatically identified by Roon, all of the correct settings should be applied automatically without any extra configuration by the user needed.
This also means that they cannot participate in [[! Zone Linking]]. This setting is most commonly used for private, or single-user devices like phones and tablets, where it often doesn't make sense to allow other members of the household control playback. See [[Exclusive Mode]] for more information. If everything works, great you're done.
Roon DSP Engine operations will then be applied to the high-resolution stream. Volume Control Mode There are a number of options here, and they vary by platform. For more information on platform-specific options, see the platform-specific audio pages, linked at the bottom of this page. There are a few options that pertain to all platforms. Exactly what happens next varies from device to device. If your device advertises a high-quality volume control over USB, it's likely that this is the setting that you want.
This is a high quality option, but should not be your first choice for hardware that provides volume control natively. Use this setting if you plan to control volume elsewhere--for instance, on your pre-amplifier or AV receiver.
It's there to solve problems--if you don't have problems, you don't need it! Generally the problems this solves are phrased like like "I'm not getting full-volume output even though I have Roon set to Fixed Volume mode or the Software Volume slider is at the maximum", or sometimes "I'm not getting bit-perfect playback, even though I'm in Fixed Volume Mode".
Maybe your device's controls are being manipulated by other software or by the OS, and you want Roon to set them back to a known state each time.
Whatever the case may be, if you're having problems like that, try this setting out and see if it helps. Oftentimes, a DAC will take a little bit of time to lock onto a new audio signal--sometimes as long as a few seconds. This setting causes Roon to play a configurable duration of silence whenever it begins a new stream. Like the last setting, this one is a problem solver.
If that doesn't work, try gradually increasing it from there. We default this to a very small value because it produces delays in Roon's user experience. Consider that when setting it up--unless you have an uncommonly slow DAC, settings longer than seconds are probably not necessary. Auto Sleep Auto Sleep is a feature for audio devices that support standby and either only output content from Roon or communicate input switching information back to Roon.
Once set, this feature will automatically set your device to standby shortly after the music stops playing.Only the latest streamed accept Roon as a source without an additional input device. Only way for you to know is to really test it in your system. I know some had Melco and swapped to a Nucleus and very happy with the sq, others feel different and prefer sq of a Melco and just UPnP.
Some prefer Innuos over Melco. With you having an older streamer your not going to get Roon anyway without adding a UPnP bridge device or software bridge or a USB to Spdif converter. Which Innuos?
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Would you be able to do this? Hi mbjits simpler than wiring it inline. You just wire it into your switch with ethernet cable see picturewhich is on the same network as your NDS. Hope this helps, Chris.
Melco as a roon endpoint? Just updated my Melco to 4. How did you get that? But I think you have to run Roon on something, like a pc or Nas. Yes you do FR, Roon Core needs to run on something. Not sure about the MeIco though. Maybe Ive confused things by throwing Innuos in to the conversation when the interest was about Melco. Melco are looking at adding Roon Ready status to their hardware.
This will. So none of them are of use as Roon endpoint to old Naim streaming kit with out a USB to Spdif converter unless you get the cheap one. I can tell from my experience that roon sounds better if you run it seperatley f. I see that the point 3 of the OP post is about Innuos.
So you are not out topic. Another option is one of the Audiostore servers. That would enable you to run Roon over Ethernet directly, and give you all the other options that other servers provide. Again there are plenty of threads on here that describe these.Super Best Audio Friends. Read these "rules" AND introduce yourself before your first post. A healthy approach to understanding measurements Being true to what the artists intended.
Tags: roon. Page 11 of 12 Prev If those sources have metadata along with the episodes artists, DJs, images, etc. JeffYoungFeb 20, M3NTAL likes this. Thank you. I'll give it a trial run. Hopefully I can find a discount code that brings it back to the price it was last year. JeffYoung likes this. Are there any other good options for setting up a roon endpoint with USB dac support other than the rendu, sotm s, Allo usBridge signature?
Can you confirm it has USB support through the top hat? From the photos or looks like USB is through the base pi and spidf, coaxial, etc are through the top hat. Gaspasser likes this. Last edited: May 30, GaspasserMay 30, Michael Kelly likes this. I'm looking to repurpose my giesler Klien3 dac in my speaker setup, this dac is USB only.Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register. Did you miss your activation email? Home Help Search Login Register. Author Topic: Picking up a new toy - Roon or Volumio for streamer?
Read times. After spraying a dozen louvered doors and replacing trim - It's time for a new toy. I know there are a few folks here using Roon I do appreciate the Open Source nature of Volumio I could always start here and then change if need be So far, reviews I've seen are quite positive. Tried a lot of streaming solutions along the way but always came back to LMS. That is, until Roon announced support for using Squeezeboxes as end-points for their Roon software.
That was about 20 months ago.
I downloaded the Roon trial and ended up buying the lifetime license. Haven't looked back since.
I think the software is excellent and I've really come to appreciate all the album and artist metadata provided. Takes me back to the days of listening to vinyl while perusing the album cover and any inserts provided in a font I could read. Of course, within Roon, the links between artists, performers, labels, etc It really immerses you in your music and makes it so easy to rediscover albums you've totally forgotten you own.
I also have come to really appreciate the investment Roon Labs has made to customer support and ongoing development. They seem extremely responsive and invested. I will say that I initially struggled with the Roon pricetag. But I quickly realized that I have more invested in tweaks and cables sitting in my closet collecting dust than the price of Roon.
In hindsight, it should have been a no-brainer. Definitely worth the cost of admission. Good luck! You can try my RPI3 for a spin if you want, I'm not using it at the moment.
It think it has latest Moode 3. There are others to try, but I prefer listening to music than dicking around with IT stuff. Mostly just to save money. I decided it wasn't worth it, ymmv. I probably wouldn't have tried Roon otherwise because of the price. Now I have a year to learn how to best use Roon before I need to pay full tilt.
I'm gradually getting used to it, but I'll need to fix the tags on about half my collection so Roon will recognize the classical music better. Another solution I am experimenting with is running HQPlayer on my music server with Muso on the remote client cataloging the music and sending playlists to HQPlayer for rendering through sMS Roon has great sounding upsampling, and HQPlayer should be similar.Deals Amazon deals Bargain threads Classified adverts.
Read the review. Write your own review for Roon Labs Roon. Grumpyrocker Active Member. I'll get it changed in a bit And if you think the three bits of software you mention there are remotely comparable, I suggest you give the free trial a whirl. They aren't. Sandyb01 Active Member. Ed Selley said:. DroidSkin Distinguished Member.
I can stream to any box from basically anything that has Roon on it. I know Volumio can't do this. Can JRiver with Airplay? What about others? I have Volumio on my main system but all so run Picoreplayer with the core on my NAS box and a raspberry pi3 with the pi 7in touch screen running Picoreplayer just the player on it with some old pc speakers for the time i am the garage,works very well and i sometimes have this connected to the wife's stereo in the kitchen.
Cebolla Member. MartinH32 said:. Last edited: Nov 21, View attachment