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#271016 - 2017-12-23 20:09 Idiots guide to setting up Sooloos with a 218
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Hi,
Have just taken delivery of a 218 and am struggling to set up Sooloos Control:PC for the 218 to stream files.

Have run Sooloos configuration and located the 218 on the network but after installing Control:PC when launched it hangs on connecting. Everything is hard wired and has been rebooted.

Is their an idiots guide somewhere which may show where I'm going wrong?


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#271017 - 2017-12-23 20:25 Re: Idiots guide to setting up Sooloos with a 218 [Re: Roffie]
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Can't tell from your signature, but what is running the Sooloos core? If you were running a Sooloos environment the 218 should be plug and play.


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#271018 - 2017-12-23 22:29 Re: Idiots guide to setting up Sooloos with a 218 [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Hi Bruce,
I was looking to run the core on an Intel NUC, guessing I'm missing something here.


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#271019 - 2017-12-23 22:49 Re: Idiots guide to setting up Sooloos with a 218 [Re: Roffie]
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You need to run a Sooloos Core on a Meridian Sooloos device, eg an MC200 or on a QNAP NAS.

The Control:PC program runs on a PC on the same network as your Core and is used to import files/rip music/export files/control other aspects of your Core.

I’m not sure where the development of Sooloos is heading right now in terms of Sooloos itself or the hardware. You could investigate installing Roon on your NUC (if of a high enough spec) as an alternative, but obviously there is a subscription cost there, to be measured against a hardware cost for Sooloos unless you already have a QNAP of the correct specification.


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#271020 - 2017-12-23 23:27 Re: Idiots guide to setting up Sooloos with a 218 [Re: Roffie]
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If you have no Sooloos core or Roon server you are dead in the water. The 218 has nothing to play/ stream from.


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Personal System #1 Theta Digital Cassablanca 4, 218, DSP8000.2SE, DSP7200SEHC, Revel F228be, Revel B112, Monitor Audio Silver 10, ATI 200WX5 Amp, JVC RS15, Shunyata Denali 600S, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen. QNAP TS-251 3TB
Mark Levinson No515 Turntable

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#271027 - 2017-12-24 09:06 Re: Idiots guide to setting up Sooloos with a 218 [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Roffie,

Go Roon, this will run on the NUC. You can even run their ROCK OS on the NUC if you only want to use it to stream music.

You can have a trial now to get your 218 singing over Christmas. I can lend you a Sooloos Core if that helps.


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#271028 - 2017-12-24 09:56 Re: Idiots guide to setting up Sooloos with a 218 [Re: dpstjp]
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Thank you guys so much for your help.

I've gone for the Roon option, signed up for the trial, but I'll be blowed if I can get it to work, plug and play this ain't.

Roon recognises the 218 but I keep getting connection failed on the iPad and no music.
Probably me just being a bit thick so I'll have a tinker for a while.


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#271029 - 2017-12-24 10:42 Re: Idiots guide to setting up Sooloos with a 218 [Re: Roffie]
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