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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, Raysonic 168 CDP, 
Auralic Aires G2, Audience AU24 USB cable, B&W 803D3 (black) Auditorium 23 Cables, Carver TX11 Tuner.
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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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#6
... 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.
Antipodes DS, Devilalet Expert 140 Pro CI, Focal Sopra 2, PS Audio P12, AQ Vodka ethernet, 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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