I have a recently bought Antipodes EX server which I’ve successfully configured as a Roon Core device and have loaded music onto but can’t seem to get it to play to my NAC272, am I missing something fundamental as i have a horrid feeling that there is some incompatibility that i should have accounted for?
I don’t think the NAC 272 is Roon Ready. You need something that Roon recognizes. The cheapest option is if you can find a Chromecast Audio. It’s been discontinued but still available in some shops or Ebay. Great value for the money.
I had a 272 and used RPi it’s pretty good but it’s another thing in the chain … I have an RPi 3 with a good quality output hifi berry board would be willing to sell it on … as far as I can remember it’s all configured…let me know if you are interested…
Just be careful with the Sonore bridge with 272, when using Roon. A couple of points.
When using the Sonore bridge with the 272, it has a +15 volume offset. In that, if the 272 volume is set to zero and you select play in Roon, of a music source, the 272 will automatically go to +15 volume.
If I was you, I would not set the volume in Roon for the Sonore bridge to maximum output. Mine decided one day while adjusting volume of 272, to drive it to maximum volume. Hence, the Naim 300DR went to full output and the PMC Twenty5 26’ went very, very loud, before I could reduce the volume. Fortunately, there was no damage done. However, with ATC’s, I think your hearing might suffer a shock at the very least.
@chris5, um, maybe a bit late with this thought but, if you are not using the internal DAC of the EX, or feeding an external usb DAC, the EX seems like the wrong box for the task. What was the rationale for the Antipodes?
I take delivery tomorrow of a Roon Nucleus. I already have the Sonore bridge, which I was using in conjunction with a Windows 10 laptop. If I discover anything else, with using the 272, then I will let you know. I hope you enjoy the 272, Sonore and Roon.
I previously run Roon Core on a i5 Windows 10 laptop. What Roon did by adding it to the 272/555DR, was give me access to Quboz and hi-res radio streams. It is also used for the Nova and a Mu-so Qb. So yes, it did improve the SQ. I also have a Sonore UpNP bridge, so I can use the 272 as a endpoint. Roon seems to run smoother and quicker on the Nucleus, even though it is only a i3 processor. I guess it may be down to running on Linux, rather than bloated Windows 10.