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Roon - the next step?
(09-Jan-2019, 09:20)midi Wrote: I can not imagine that a Nucleus is better than a NUC i7 with ROCK. So the Nucleus offers no real sound benefit for the money. In this case I would save the money and would go with a NUC. I think the INNUOS offers a lot more benefits for the money.

Well, the Nucleus at least offered a significant step up when compared to my Mac Mini feeding the Devialet via AIR/Ethernet. The sound of the Mac Mini setup was nervous and quite plagued by treble glare. I just didn't feel like fiddling around with a NUC i7 and I preferred a turnkey solution. I am pretty happy with the Nucleus and compared to some of the more expensive streamers/renderers, it isn't excessively priced. But you are right, the NUC i7 route is cheaper!
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I just wish the nucleus didn’t have to be directly connected to router via Ethernet. My router is on the other side of the room from my devialet and a long Ethernet cable strung across the floor or attached to the wall will not pass the WAF test.

I guess my option would be to get a plug in Ethernet power lie adapter similar to this one on Amazon. i have a very fast and stable Fios connection and have plenty of WiFi bandwidth to stream 4 k movies, so it should suffice for hi res audio files. I wish the nucleus supported WiFi.

https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Powerline...5610&psc=1

Has anyone used one of the line adapter type devices listed in the link or do you know if it would possible to plug in a usb WiFi adapter to the nucleus to make it WiFi? I’m thinking not since there would be no means to input your WiFi credentials on the nucleus.
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I used to use powerline adapters (Branded BT) between my NUC and my Devialet. I never had any issues whatsoever with reliability, and to my ears, the sound quality was no different to having a direct wired connection.
NUC/ROCK/Roon Lifetime => AIR By Roon=> Original d'Atelier #066 => Wilson Duette Mk1
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(09-Jan-2019, 17:34)mmorrison55 Wrote: I just wish the nucleus didn’t have to be directly connected to router via Ethernet.  My router is on the other side of the room from my devialet and a long Ethernet cable strung across the floor or attached to the wall will not pass the WAF test.

I guess my option would be to get a plug in Ethernet power lie adapter similar to this one on Amazon.  i have a very fast and stable Fios connection and have plenty of WiFi bandwidth to stream 4 k movies, so it should suffice for hi res audio files. I wish the nucleus supported WiFi.

https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Powerline...5610&psc=1

Has anyone used one of the line adapter type devices listed in the link or do you know if it would possible to plug in a usb WiFi adapter to the nucleus to make it WiFi? I’m thinking not since there would be no means to input your WiFi credentials on the nucleus.

Oh yes, Ethernet cables! I know it can be an eyesore! I paid a substantial amount of money having the house wired decently. All cables (Cat 7a) run along tubes inside the walls, and the last bit of cable emanating from sockets are masked. The Ethernet runs two stories down from the modem/router to the living room. Now that it‘s done it‘s great! No way I would‘ve pulled the cables myself through the house.
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My MacBook Air which runs Roon and Tidal communicates to the 250 via WiFi which itself is connected to the router via Ethernet. This runs without a hitch. However, out of interest, I ran Wifisweetspot to gauge rhe speed of the WiFi and it returned an average of 385 mbps. Running WiFi SweetSpot instantly caused distortion of the music. SweetSpot was running on my iPad not the MacBook but instantly sucked up a huge amount of bandwidth. Anyway, at 385 mbps it would appear to me that the 250 is not normally being short changed by the WiFi.
Devialet 250 Pro, Chord Signature Reference speaker cables, B&W 803 D3 speakers

Roon lifetime licence, Tidal. 
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(09-Jan-2019, 17:34)mmorrison55 Wrote: Has anyone used one of the line adapter type devices listed in the link or do you know if it would possible to plug in a usb WiFi adapter to the nucleus to make it WiFi? I’m thinking not since there would be no means to input your WiFi credentials on the nucleus.
It will work with a USB WiFi adapter, when the adapter is auto sensed, a new network tab becomes available where you enter the WiFi SSID and password. Look for a fast 5Ghz (802.11n and 802.11ac) adapter.
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