Since the pandemic and WFH i decided to reactivate the music in my office. This is a place where listened only in some occasions, when I was smoking pipe or cigars once or twice a week.
I used my Uniti 1 upgraded together with my NAS or Spotify, I have other room only for home theater and music with other high end components.
This year I’ve bought a new computer and decided to leave my old Macbook pro to music, so I resubscribe to Roon and added Qobuz, connected USB - C port with a Dragonfly (2015) and send to analogue input in Naim.
The system is working well, Roon identifies Dragonfly to play through the Uniti1 among the other systems/rooms.
Lately the screen in Uniti1 faded so the only way to use Naim other than trough dragonfly DAC is with the app. I already quoted the service around $500 including delivery. Now I am in the process to decide if I pull the trigger on the service or if I change to other set, living in US there are Naim options but also other alternatives.
I was browsing the forum and saw a couple of threads nothing conclusive.
question: Is any way that the Uniti1 DAC is detected by Roon, all my components are ethernet wired, Naim, NAS etc.
I couldn’t find a definitive answer to this question and will help to decide whether I move to install the new screen or leave the Uniti for future generations… my sons
The other question I have is about an Audio system upgrade, but this is subjected to maintain Roon as the main streamer in the house, really works with my other systems (and of course not killing the savings)
I saw that some folks have upgraded Uniti 1 adding NAP 200 or 250 DR and keeping the Uniti1 as preamp, like the idea and I was checking for used systems, again not easy to find in America but there are a few. Is a big change?, I feel more power will make my Kudos speakers sound better but also read that NAP DR brings more bass and a clear midrange than Uniti 1. I tested with different speakers so is not only my small Kudos.
Problem I will need to add modern DAC to the Uniti replacing Dragonfly. So Uniti will become only a pure preamp working in analogue, Rarely I play CDs and eventually will add a turntable with a non Naim phono pre amp.
Like my Uniti, love the sound and would love to grow a system for my office, so need some advice on Uniti DAC + Roon and also how good is the add of a NAP DR or other options maintaining the Uniti.