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Roon Labs Nucleus+ review

By | August 1st, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , |

Roon has been my preferred music player since its 2015 release and its features have multiplied since the first release allowing me to not only explore my music collection with this unique program but take advantage of its numerous DSP functions.

I have been hooked on file-based audio, or as many refer to it, computer audio since 2006. I can remember my first setup using a Windows XP desktop I had assembled myself. It was connected via USB to a pre-asynchronous USB Wavelength Audio Cosecant DAC.… Read the full article

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A short film about Roon (in three parts)

By | July 27th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

Straight to the heart of the matter: Roon streams digital audio, wired or wirelessly, from hard drives, NAS drives and Tidal to endpoints around the house: to AirPlay devices, to Chromecast devices, to Sonos devices, to Squeezeboxen and to Roon Ready devices whose in-house-coded RAAT transmission protocol sees data sent from the Roon server on the endpoint’s say so. We call that asynchronous.

Let’s take a closer look at the Roon endpoints I use at home:

At the heart of any Roon system is the server that puts Roon Core on any sufficiently capable Mac or PC – an easy setup for most people.… Read the full article

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