My brand new NDX 2 and SN 2 are now a week old and being run near enough 24 hrs per day. I really like the Naim app and mainly play cd ripped to Flac and sacd rips on a USB SSD attached to the NDX 2 plus tidal via the app. I have also taken out a qobuz trial and thanks to people on these forums am now able to play via chrome cast.
Qobuz also include a 30 day trial of Roon so I have taken advantage and set up a Roon account today. I have worked my way through a basic set up and have arrived at the following:-
Microsoft surface book running windows 10 as the core connected to my router over WiFi, NDX 2 as output connected to router via Powerline plug Ethernet, iPad Pro (as server?) to control everything.
Roon has picked up the 20 or so albums on my PC, and after signing into my tidal and qobuz accounts shows these too (ouch, terrible grammar).
It has been a fairly painless process to get things sorted out, maybe two hours, and I am enjoying some of the extra features such as the resolution quoted on bottom right of album artwork and extra information about artists and albums.
I am not convinced that the SQ is as good as via the app but I have no idea why this should be or if I am actually pre-occupied with Roon and not really hearing correctly. Anyhow, the SQ is certainly not bad in any way.
I do not fully understand the ins and outs of Roon despite reading their manual. I have a USB SSD attached to my NDX 2 - how can I access these files via Roon?
My SACD rips are native DSD64 on the drive (copies also on PC) and I am sure that on another thread I read that the Naim DACs don’t do DSD so well directly and prefer it to be converted to PCM. My interpretation of what I read could be totally wrong but if correct, how do I convert (transcode?) to PCM?
Another disadvantage over the Naim app is that I need to have my PC on to act as a core.
Early days yet but I am determined to give Roon a good shot. Any other tips that I need to consider?