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#271064 - 2017-12-25 13:14 Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon
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Meridian is now offering QNAP's with Roon software pre installed for a true plug and play solution.

A six bay 2x 4TB drive for music storage and 2x 256GB SSD drive for Roon is $2200.00 msrp.

A rack mount version is also available with 8 bays, 4x 4TB for 8TB music storage and 2x 256GB SSD for Roon, $4400.00 msrp.


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#271065 - 2017-12-25 13:18 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Do you really mean Roon rather than Sooloos?


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#271067 - 2017-12-25 13:24 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: Gianni]
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Yes, Roon.


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#271068 - 2017-12-25 13:36 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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So a couple of questions

Is Sooloos dead?

Is Meridian adopting the Roon RAAT protocol?


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#271069 - 2017-12-25 13:43 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: Ratbert]
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I have no info concerning the future of Sooloos.


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#271070 - 2017-12-25 13:45 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Ok thanks, bit of a left field offering from Meridian.


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#271071 - 2017-12-25 13:46 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Thanks for that interesting info.
Do you know is that then a "RoonReady" device?

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#271072 - 2017-12-25 13:47 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: RobertW]
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Robert I think RoonReady would require the adoption on the RAAT protocol?


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#271073 - 2017-12-25 14:21 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: RobertW]
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It comes with Roon software installed, you would simply enter your Roon credentials and be up and running. Also, if it is running Roon, it is RAAT capable.


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#271074 - 2017-12-25 14:27 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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My understanding was the Meridian devices worked on Roon because the Sooloos protocol was developed by them so they had the knowledge and skills to do so, Meridian adopting the RAAT protocol is a different thing, great if it is going to happen.

Russ


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#271075 - 2017-12-25 14:33 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: Ratbert]
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This is not necessarily a matter of Meridian adopting RAAT. It is simply that Meridian is offering a QNAP with Roon installed which already uses RAAT.


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#271076 - 2017-12-25 14:40 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Are these available online or anywhere else.


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#271078 - 2017-12-25 14:56 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: Ratbert]
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It is just something that showed up on the latest price list from Meridian.


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#271079 - 2017-12-25 14:58 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Ok, thanks very much for posting and trying to make sense of it, shame Meridian didn’t make something of it as it is potentially quite a big development.


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#271081 - 2017-12-25 15:01 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: Ratbert]
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I wonder if this is the most sensible route for Meridian hardware to handle greater than 96k streaming ?

New hardware could adopt RAAT.

Interesting move.


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#271083 - 2017-12-25 15:07 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: ncpl]
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Agreed, plus the Sooloos install base must be reducing to a point where a decision needs to be taken.


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#271090 - 2017-12-25 15:44 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: Ratbert]
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This is great, I hope they do adopt RAAT also. I expect Meridian can provide Sooloos FOC and offer a Paid for Roon upgrade.


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#271091 - 2017-12-25 16:58 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: Ratbert]
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I think Sooloos core can be run on a QNAP also; so this would effectively take care of the current install base. I think that was what accelerated the crash in the value of the MD600 and MC200 a couple of years back. The handwriting was already on the wall.


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#271099 - 2017-12-25 21:59 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: Mtns]
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Agreed I guess it is a question of the value Meridian puts on Sooloos and whether they want to commit resources to maintaining it, I believe development is unlikely.


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#271105 - 2017-12-26 09:24 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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#271106 - 2017-12-26 09:54 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: ncpl]
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I loved Anders quote on the Roon forum

“If you are not paying for the service, you are the service”


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#271107 - 2017-12-26 10:05 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: ncpl]
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That’s very true, I was kind of referring to the biult in nature of Sooloos in the hardware, but perhaps this could evolve to Roon Essentials. Meridian always used to say they were best in class or there is no point. Roon is IMHO best in class so this makes sense.


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#271115 - 2017-12-26 18:07 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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They do not want to alienate the existing customer base of DSPs from SE upgrades and new purchases. The bridge components to other processors is a prime example. I have wondered if the Roon MQA decode is being held up until Meridian can get MQA decoding embedded in Sooloos, which I think also streams Tidal. With a common owner, having them both on a common QNAP platform makes sense, to this accountant anyway😬


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FL2: Marantz 7005, M60s, M60C, M33s, Oppo BDP-93, MS200, Roon
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#271123 - 2017-12-26 21:12 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: Mtns]
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Are you suggesting M is run by accountants and not as previously by highly qualified experienced engineers.
If so I tend to agree. I am not suggesting this is good or bad, but necessary for survival JMO.

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#271125 - 2017-12-26 21:36 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: Mtns]
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Originally Posted By Mtns
With a common owner
Common owner? Roon is not owned by Meridian (or any Meridian parent or affiliate).


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#271126 - 2017-12-26 22:45 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: Hector]
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No I am not saying the accountants are running M. I was doing a poor job making light o& the fact that anything I say should be viewed as the opinion of an accountant/ music lover vs for example “ highly qualified experienced engineers”.


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FL2: Marantz 7005, M60s, M60C, M33s, Oppo BDP-93, MS200, Roon
Edited by Mtns; 2017-12-27 05:25. Edit Reason: Sentence removed which should not have made post
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#271247 - 2017-12-30 20:48 Re: Meridian now offers QNAP with Roon [Re: ncpl]
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Originally Posted By ncpl
I wonder if this is the most sensible route for Meridian hardware to handle greater than 96k streaming ?
New hardware could adopt RAAT.
Interesting move.
What a fascinating idea. If Meridian produced an 818v4 with a optional RAAT card, and if the 218 turned out to be firmware-updatable to be RAAT compatible, I'll bet Meridian will increase their sales in this highly relevant part of the admittedly small home hifi market.

They'd increase their sales to my household, for sure. wink


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