I have just signed up for the Roon trial.
However I did know that my very old original NDX (with 192 upgrade) would not work (Roon does not support native UPnP). I know the best way is to use a hardware device and link to the NDX, but at this stage I do not want to go down this route until I am sure Roon is the worth what it costs.
I know there are software bridges available, & I have searched the forum, but although I can open a CMD line terminal, write and copy from an example, I am not really that confident, and I still couldn’t find a step by step guide.
I did also download LMS, with Spotify & Tidal Apps & the UPnP added but struggled again. I could get LMs to see all my devises including the NDX when I added the UPnP bridge, however when I selected I could not get the NDX to play. I could get Spotify to play through my Marantz AX amp, but Tidal would only play 3 seconds worth, and then restart. Lots of configuration option in each App & bridge but again, I am not an expert.
So it looks like back to Roon. My NDX runs with 202 & 200 with a Marantz AV Amp supplying the 5:1 element and 200 driving the mains & then just as a stereo. Due to location, I have my NDX ethernet connected to an Apple Extreme unit which also has ethernet connection to WDMyCloud with all my ripped WAV’s on. As the NAS with WD is poor, the Extreme then links wirelessly with my router connected to my iMac running Asset Server which works well through then Naim app.
If the Extreme was an Express I could “hard connect” it too the NDX as Roon see’s my other Express’s, but of course no output on the Extreme.
So in simple terms, is there a software or other quick way I can test Roon, to do I need to get my old Raspberry PI B out and try & set something up via this route…and search for a step by step guide.
My apologies for the verbose detail, but I have been thinking & trying over the past couple of days.
Many thanks in advance.
So it looks like bad