Originally Posted by dancjodanc
I know Roon is the way to go, and I didn't realize that Roon is MQA ready?
My next question being, can Roon control say a Baetis server, that uses JRiver to control it?
I've been looking into a Baetis as well....pricey, but they look nice!
Baetis is a bunch of hogwash, gigantic markup for a PC running JRiver (no reason why Roon couldn't be loaded on it).They claim they have a proprietary digital out card that sounds better than their USB out. Sure, dumb down the USB out and the digital will sound better. But dump up the USB out, and have a top notch USB to digital converter (my Berkeley Audio one), and the sonics are outstanding. Robert Harley reviewed the most expensive Aurender, with both USB out and digital out (Aurender actually designs and manufactures much of their media server gear, unlike Baetis), and he found best sonics using USB out to guess what, the Berkeley Audio USB to digital converter! HA!
My CAPSv4, $2,800 msrp from Small Green Computer, which I bought a year ago, coupled with the same Berkeley Audio
USB to digital converter ($1895 msrp) that I use, will sound better, and be just as easy to use! Mine just went on sale as I have upgraded
(see below). If you are just gonna run ROON on one computer/component, this is the way to go, and most bang for the buck. If you are possibly
interested in buying mine, AVS PM me with your phone and email and we can discuss.
My brand new upgrade is the Sonore Microrendu with the Sonore Signature Power Supply. You can read about it here (start towards the latest posts):