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#270235 - 2017-11-26 22:59 Roon DSP into Legacy 5200
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Hi

I was looking at some threads on the AC200 and legacy 5200 and VK suggested that the squeezebox SOX could carry put up-sampling. I am in a position where I would like to connect Roon and a Chromecast to my legacy 5200s. I understand that this can be done without a pre-amp / processor. I thought the AC200 would be the answer but it seems pretty basic in its function.

Is there a way of utilising the Roon software , (DSP settings)to customise the audio if it was plugged directly into the speaker. I am thinking long term of an MS200 or the new streamer. (Would a 218 be the best option?).

Cheers
Tom


Main: G68J, 218 HD621, 3*5200s (2 SE L&R),DSW, 2* Reviver, 3200s,SBT, PS4, Amazon TV Fire, Dune Base 3.0, Xbox, NUC (Roon server & Kodi)
Kitchen: 561M, M33s, M1500, SBT, Chromecast
Office: A330i, G41, Explorer2,Velodyne CT120
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#270236 - 2017-11-27 08:30 Re: Roon DSP into Legacy 5200 [Re: GMT]
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Why not add a Raspberry Pi on it with a Digi+ Hatt?

Probably the cheapest and easiest way to do it.


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#270237 - 2017-11-27 08:48 Re: Roon DSP into Legacy 5200 [Re: gIzzE]
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I hadn't realized how cheap the Pro option was!


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#270238 - 2017-11-27 08:55 Re: Roon DSP into Legacy 5200 [Re: VirusKiller]
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It is amazing value.

iFi PSU £45
Digi+ Pro £30
Rasberry Pi £30

You have an amazing sounding endpoint for such a good price.

Depending on the system you don't even need the iFi PSU, so you can be up and running for £60.


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#270240 - 2017-11-27 09:06 Re: Roon DSP into Legacy 5200 [Re: gIzzE]
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That was my initial thought, but I want to know is whether that combo allows me to utilise Roon DSP (and whether it is worth it)into M DSP speakers or whether I'd be better off with a processor or 218 in-between. The 218 does FIFO, upsampling, Treble: Bass: Axis:Phase:Balance configuration. One of the speakers will be a little boxed in too.

Cheers
Tom


Main: G68J, 218 HD621, 3*5200s (2 SE L&R),DSW, 2* Reviver, 3200s,SBT, PS4, Amazon TV Fire, Dune Base 3.0, Xbox, NUC (Roon server & Kodi)
Kitchen: 561M, M33s, M1500, SBT, Chromecast
Office: A330i, G41, Explorer2,Velodyne CT120
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#270241 - 2017-11-27 09:13 Re: Roon DSP into Legacy 5200 [Re: GMT]
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I have the IQAudio Digi+ Hat plugged into my G68 and that allows full DSP.

http://iqaudio.co.uk/hats/48-pi-digi.html


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#270243 - 2017-11-27 10:17 Re: Roon DSP into Legacy 5200 [Re: gIzzE]
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Do you think it would sounds better if it was plugged directly into your speakers ?

Cheers
Tom


Main: G68J, 218 HD621, 3*5200s (2 SE L&R),DSW, 2* Reviver, 3200s,SBT, PS4, Amazon TV Fire, Dune Base 3.0, Xbox, NUC (Roon server & Kodi)
Kitchen: 561M, M33s, M1500, SBT, Chromecast
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#270247 - 2017-11-27 12:23 Re: Roon DSP into Legacy 5200 [Re: GMT]
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I never tried it Tom, and I have now sold my 5200s and gone with Quad amps and Quad ribbon speakers.

I always did find that any digital source sounded better into DSPs direct, well that's not quite true, when I had a pair of 18 bit 5ks in the bedroom they actually sounded nicer with a 568 in between, but in general I have preferred direct input to DSPs.

I have also been running a Pi with an Explorer 2 plugged into it as well in the other room, again with a modded Quad 405-2 and a pair of Quad 988 Electrostatics which sounds absolutely divine. I preferred that combo to the MS600 which says a lot I reckon.

But we are changing that room around and the so the 988s have gone, to be fair they are seriously ugly speakers. So not sure what I will put in there.
Maybe a pair of 5ks, 3200s or some Harbeth 30.1 or Compact 7s if I stick with the Explorer and 405-2.

The parametric EQ was superb with the 988s though, got them sounded incredible.


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#270251 - 2017-11-27 13:01 Re: Roon DSP into Legacy 5200 [Re: gIzzE]
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Cheers Guy , those speakers are a bit unusual in their looks!

I'll start off with a Pi straight into the 5200s and give it a go. I will need to get a optical to coaxial converter for the Chromecast.
(Let me know if you want to go down the 3200s road.)

Cheers
Tom


Main: G68J, 218 HD621, 3*5200s (2 SE L&R),DSW, 2* Reviver, 3200s,SBT, PS4, Amazon TV Fire, Dune Base 3.0, Xbox, NUC (Roon server & Kodi)
Kitchen: 561M, M33s, M1500, SBT, Chromecast
Office: A330i, G41, Explorer2,Velodyne CT120
F80s, M60s
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#270255 - 2017-11-27 15:53 Re: Roon DSP into Legacy 5200 [Re: GMT]
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Let me suggest the Allo DigiOne HAT for SPDIF output from the Raspberry Pi directly into your DSP speakers. I also own iFi power units, "purifiers" and the HiFiBerry Digi+ Pro HAT, so I can tell you that the Allo device is sonically outstanding, even with just a stock 5V 3A PSU.

More information is available on the Roon blog https://community.roonlabs.com/t/allo-digione-board/18564/301 and from multiple Hans Beekhuyzen reviews https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR4tuhqPppVp-PD0q17sPEA


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Elsewhere: Roon w/RPi endpoints, Explorer², iFi nano iDSD BL, Audeze LCD-X, 598DP, 568.2mm, 565, DSP5000.2s, AudioEngine spkrs, M&K sub, Apple MBP, OPPO BDP-83,
Edited by OldDogCan; 2017-11-27 16:29.
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#270258 - 2017-11-27 17:27 Re: Roon DSP into Legacy 5200 [Re: OldDogCan]
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Hi ODC

Thanks for the heads up. I have a couple of HiFiBerry Digi+ Pros which I use with F80 and an Odroid kicking around somewhere. It's good to know that there is another option that is as good if not better. I will get one. I will have to many end points soon! Have you compared the Allo to a Squeezebox touch (which was going to be my Roon end point)

Cheers
Tom


Main: G68J, 218 HD621, 3*5200s (2 SE L&R),DSW, 2* Reviver, 3200s,SBT, PS4, Amazon TV Fire, Dune Base 3.0, Xbox, NUC (Roon server & Kodi)
Kitchen: 561M, M33s, M1500, SBT, Chromecast
Office: A330i, G41, Explorer2,Velodyne CT120
F80s, M60s
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