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Streaming Nirvana...Roon
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I've been getting a lot of use out of my system over the Christmas holidays and it reminded me of some of the frustrations i had with the setup. Pre CI, i'd reached a good point with a Melco fronting my 220 Pro. Post CI, a good improvement in SQ but a few issues...

Melco via USB meant disconnection of the USB link when the Melco went to sleep. Looking through the forum this seems to be a problem with the particular implementation not renegotiating the link. PITA. 

Via UPnP - works well but not gapless and using various control points could be unreliable (not finding the Devialet...)

I downloaded Roon onto my laptop on Friday and have been having a play ever since. Not a perfect setup since i'm using a combination of wired and wireless but it's show the potential of Roon. Sounds great, no issues with connectivity and a fantastic user interface. 

With a dedicated machine for Roon (probably the Nucleus) could this be the final solution ?

James

Melco N1A > Meicord Opal > Devialet 220 Pro > Mogami 2972 > Shahinian Compass
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(06-Jan-2019, 16:46)james n Wrote: With a dedicated machine for Roon (probably the Nucleus) could this be the final solution ?

James

I personally believe so, as long as you want to run Roon, other people will have different ideas.

I have an Auralic Aires G2 and it it GREAT, but if I was to do it again, I would look at the Necleus
connected by USB.

Brian
Devialet 440PRO - Audioprana SP/DIF-AES/EBU cable, VPI Classic TurnTable c/w Transfiguration Phoenix Cart, Auralic Aires G2, Audience AU24 USB cable, 
B&W 803D3 (black) Auditorium 23 Cables, 6 x OREA Bronze Footers.
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(06-Jan-2019, 23:34)BrianT Wrote:
(06-Jan-2019, 16:46)james n Wrote: With a dedicated machine for Roon (probably the Nucleus) could this be the final solution ?

James

I personally believe so, as long as you want to run Roon, other people will have different ideas.

I have an Auralic Aires G2 and it it GREAT, but if I was to do it again, I would look at the Necleus
connected by USB.

Brian

I just got a Nucleus from my local dealer to test it for a few days. What I am hearing is very good, great detail with a total lack of digital brightness. I had the demo unit in operation for three days and it worked flawlessly. I think I buy the unit. Great piece of kit with a great software!
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IF use of Nucelus + ,how do we connect to Devialet best way ? Nucelus only have one ethernet port ?? right ,that have to be used for Ethernet connection
IMac with ROON Core/Tidal > Air 3 wired ethernet > Paul Pang Auto grade switch > D250 PRO > Sonus Faber Crem M
Nordost Frey 2 Power cables-Blue Jeans Speaker Cables - Audioquest Diamond and Vodka ethernet cables
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(09-Jan-2019, 14:29)Petter Wrote: IF use of Nucelus + ,how do we connect to Devialet best way ? Nucelus only have one ethernet port ?? right ,that have to be used for Ethernet connection

USB out from nucleus into your devialet.
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... or presumably Roon AIR via Ethernet (using a switch) should also work.
Roon (Mac Mini), Wilson Benesch Full Circle, Sonos ZP90 (Cullen modified), Expert 1000 Pro CI, Kaiser Chiara
Warwickshire, UK
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(09-Jan-2019, 17:31)thumb5 Wrote: ... or presumably Roon AIR via Ethernet (using a switch) should also work.
I would venture that this method should be preferred to USB.
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(09-Jan-2019, 17:31)thumb5 Wrote: ... or presumably Roon AIR via Ethernet (using a switch) should also work.

It will work. Using Roon Air via ethernet with both my Antipodes and Devialet connected via a switch works fine and I prefer that to connecting my Antipodes to the Devialet via USB.
Roon Nucleus+, Devilalet Expert 140 Pro CI, Focal Sopra 2, PS Audio P12, WireWorld Starlight ethernet cables, Cisco SG110D-05 network switch, Kimber Select speaker cables, Shunyata Alpha NR and Delta EF power cables power cables, Grand Prix Audio Monaco rack, RealTRAPS acoustic treatment.

Brisbane, Qld, Australia
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(09-Jan-2019, 17:31)thumb5 Wrote: ... or presumably Roon AIR via Ethernet (using a switch) should also work.

Should work. I‘ll try out and report back. For the moment, it‘s conservatively Ethernet into Nucleus and USB into Devialet. Sounds very smoothly.
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