Hi all. I have spent the last many hours reading through the threads on this site as well as the Roon forum on how best to be able to use Roon with an NDS, and I THINK the easiest way to maintain the sound quality of the NDS using Roon without degradation vs. using the Naim app and upnp from a NAS server is to use the Sonore upnp bridge. I think. It’s hard to tell, honestly, as the threads tend to devolve into comments on various other solutions and arguments over which is better.
Anyway, I have a few questions. Forgive the simplicity of my questions. I’m a simple guy.
- Do I need anything other than the Sonore upnp bridge hardware (and, obviously, the Roon core)?
- Is there any software to control the Sonore bridge? Or is its presence on the network enough for the Roon app to recognize it and stream to it?
- How is the Sonore bridge connected to the NDS? I can’t find any pics of the back of the Sonore, so I don’t know what jacks are available. The pic of the front shows an RJ-45 plug and a bunch of USB jacks; but if I understand the architecture of the setup properly I would think you would need two RJ-45 on the bridge; one for input from the network, and one for output from the bridge to the NDS. But I may be wrong on that. Like I said, simple guy. So, what cables are needed and how are they connected? My setup is Roon core to be connected to the network/router via switch, and the NDS is on the network via a different Cisco 2960 switch in the AV cabinet. Would the Sonore go in the AV cabinet between the Cisco 2960 and the NDS? Or does the Sonore just go somewhere on the network and the NDS finds it? I’m guessing its the former, but I’m not sure.