Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
From windows/jriver to linux/roon
#1
I would like to share how happy I am with the move from windows / jriver to linux/ roon.

A few days ago I upgraded my windows 10 pro with several patches from Microsoft and also Jriver to the latest version. It went wrong and I started to have drops, noise, etc. I tried everything I remembered and even reinstalled windows, air and jriver. No success. I was doing something wrong ... but never found out what.

Then I decided to install linux Ubuntu 19.04 and roon. It was very simple and worked without any special settings. That was good, but the best was that the sound quality improved a lot, and I mean a lot. A jump in quality greater than the last hardware upgrade (the pro upgrade with the new board). I can’t stop listening Smile

With windows / jriver I used air and kernel streaming: I think no changes where made to the bytes sent to Devialet.
Now with linux / roon i am using air, not the RAAT. So in theory the same bytes are sent, using the same hardware. Well the result is very different.

I also tried RAAT but is I got tired a few minutes after.

The system is simple: proac 3.8, transparent super xl, Devialet 250 pro ic, aq cinnamon ethernet cable, fanless nuc like streamer from aliexpress, 512gb sdcard. Shunyata power cables and hydra.






Enviado do meu iPhone usando o Tapatalk
roon air -> intel i6100u fanless -> audioquest  cinnamon ethernet -> devialet 250pro ci -> transparent mws xl -> proac 3.8. solid tech hybrid rack. shunyata hydra 8, shunyata anaconda helix alpha, shunyata python helix vx.
Reply
#2
Very interesting for us JRMC devotees. I feel that SQ improved notably when I went from USB to DLNA streaming.

Most interesting though is your Win10 upgrade experience - - - - I think my media PC is in the process of undergoing the same upgrade. Fingers crossed!

You'll have to consider changing your Signature then.
JRiver v24 (Windows) >> 220Pro/CI >> Tellurium-Q Black >> PMC Twenty5.23 + two REL T7i. One White Phantom.
Reply
#3
All OK. My JRiver (64-bit) is still working normally with latest Windows 10 updates.

Just wish I could get the latest Aeon working with it. Best 3D visualiser I've ever seen!
JRiver v24 (Windows) >> 220Pro/CI >> Tellurium-Q Black >> PMC Twenty5.23 + two REL T7i. One White Phantom.
Reply
#4
(09-Aug-2019, 11:36)jbp Wrote: Now with linux / roon i am using air, not the RAAT. So in theory the same bytes are sent, using the same hardware. Well the result is very different.

I have the same opinion on AIR vs RAAT. On my Linux install AIR is clearly better than RAAT. I notice we use the same amp. Possilbly related?
*

250 Pro CI::Roon, Core on NUC with Debian Linux, music on USB3 disk::RAAT::Audiolense XO::Monitor Audio MA201 (thoroughly rebuilt, with a SAM profile)
Reply
#5
Many of my computer audio friends use JRiver ver 25

The consensus is that the audio from a MacBook running Mojave is better than Windows 10. Plus nothing breaks

Cape Town - South Africa
Reply
#6
Heart 
(09-Aug-2019, 11:36)jbp Wrote: I would like to share how happy I am with the move from windows / jriver to linux/ roon.

A few days ago I upgraded my windows 10 pro with several patches from Microsoft and also Jriver to the latest version. It went wrong and I started to have drops, noise, etc. I tried everything I remembered and even reinstalled windows, air and jriver. No success. I was doing something wrong ... but never found out what.

Then I decided to install linux Ubuntu 19.04 and roon. It was very simple and worked without any special settings. That was good, but the best was that the sound quality improved a lot, and I mean a lot. A jump in quality greater than the last hardware upgrade (the pro upgrade with the new board). I  can’t stop listening Smile
Win 10 has lots of overhead, including auto updates which break things compared with Linux and it is no coincidence that network streamers have Linux underneath. Linux can be tuned and optimised further with paid distributions such as Audio Linux and Euphony leading the way.

I use SnakeOil OS which is a stripped down Ubuntu with unnecessary bits removed. The author tries to make it easier for non technical users.
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)