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ROON release hardware

Discussion in 'trade discussion' started by Purité Audio, May 21, 2017.

  1. Purité Audio

    Purité Audio Trade: Purite Audio

  2. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer fourhundredandthirtytwo

    Expensive PCs
  3. Purité Audio

    Purité Audio Trade: Purite Audio

    Agreed, I don't expect them to sound any better, I find a quiet dedicated unit a good solution though.
  4. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer fourhundredandthirtytwo

  5. Chris Marshall

    Chris Marshall pfm Member

    The fact they only run Roon with a dedicated OS can only be a good thing for those that don't want to manage a pc.

    Does the price include a Roon licence?
  6. zygote23

    zygote23 pfm Member

    I'd like to think it included a lifetime licence!
  7. szczemirek

    szczemirek Active Member

    Dreams! This is business nothing else.
    2000 USD for PC with Linux and ROON...
  8. gizze

    gizze pfm Member

    I roon Roon on a 2012 Mac Mini, with various Raspberry Pi's with either the Digi+ board or Meridian Explorer 2 USB dacs attached to them.

    Considering Very.co.uk were doing the Mac Minis for £250 with cashback their own linux box does seem pricey.
  9. Meridian again trying to hit the big time?
  10. gizze

    gizze pfm Member

    Personally I think Meridian are losing the plot.

    Entry level compact system now £4000, compact DSP speakers now £6500.

    I just don't get how they will get the next generation of customers on board.
  11. Purité Audio

    Purité Audio Trade: Purite Audio

    Roon, I believe aren't anything do with Meridian, although some of their designers were formerly responsible for Sooloos.
  12. gizze

    gizze pfm Member

    Roon started off as Sooloos Version 3, but they went their separate ways to let it grow in the way it needed.
  13. HarryB

    HarryB pfm Member

    Licence not included
  14. Del monaco

    Del monaco pfm Member

    Just installed Roon's dedicated ROCK OS on my Vortexbox. Works like a charm. Quicker than my Mac Mini.
  15. Purité Audio

    Purité Audio Trade: Purite Audio

    That's interesting, you must let me know your thoughts ,any bugs or bugbears so far?
  16. Del monaco

    Del monaco pfm Member

    I installed it on a fairly recent Aleutia machine that originally ran my Vortexbox software. Not hugely powerful but installed without a hitch via USB dongle. It was running all day and served to two Endpoints, a Squeezebox Touch and a Pi/ Dac/Touchscreen model I put together.No glitches as yet but need to install codecs when I have chance. In tend to clean up my Mac Mini as well and do fresh install of Roon Server as it seems to have become glitchy. Have proper comparison then.
  17. Purité Audio

    Purité Audio Trade: Purite Audio

    New version of ROOn with one click play!
    Out now.
  18. Purité Audio

    Purité Audio Trade: Purite Audio

  19. RobFTM

    RobFTM pfm Member

    Are these Roon products available to see and touch in the UK yet?


  20. Purité Audio

    Purité Audio Trade: Purite Audio

    Only in the privacy of your own home!
    I am promised very soon.

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