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#236762 - 2015-06-15 19:20 Re: How Much Will Roon Cost? [Re: ncpl]
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Not to mention that I believe the QNAP SOHO units are doing software RAID, and that can certainly use some processor cycles.

However, if you are canny enough however you can upgrade the processor (so long as you respect the TDP) and memory in many of the units smile

The optimal Roon installation will be a headless Roon server (to be released in the foreseeable future it seems) tucked away somewhere, data on a NAS or equivalent mass store and various endpoints as needed.


G61R, C15, 5K5's (front), 5K's (sides & rears), D2500, JVC DLA-X70, QNAP
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#236763 - 2015-06-15 19:26 Re: How Much Will Roon Cost? [Re: Gruffle]
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+1 running on an old (powerful enough) laptop for now.

Russ


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#236784 - 2015-06-16 10:11 Re: How Much Will Roon Cost? [Re: Ratbert]
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I do sometimes wonder what the take up numbers would have been if Meridian had introduced Roon as Sooloos 3 and said:

"The Software itself is FREE... while it will cost £1,000 to Upgrade your MC200... £1,250 to Upgrade your MD600... and £2,000 to Upgrade your Control:15... in order to run the New Sooloos App."


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#236787 - 2015-06-16 11:41 Re: How Much Will Roon Cost? [Re: Ronnie]
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You must have seen the new price list then Ronnie wink


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#236793 - 2015-06-16 13:37 Re: How Much Will Roon Cost? [Re: Ronnie]
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Knock those prices down by one third and I would have paid it.


Roon (ROCK NUC with internal SSD storage)
Meridian 218, DSP3200.
Lindemann Musicbook 20DSD/MB55 and Gato Audio DIA-250S sharing Boenicke W5SE speakers
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#236795 - 2015-06-16 13:53 Re: How Much Will Roon Cost? [Re: JobSeeker]
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This is Meridian we're talking about here... who have never been reticent about their pricing points... even my prices above were being very conservative on how much Meridian are likely to have charged for the necessary hardware modifications plus Labour Time to carry out the upgrades.

But even if I take the suggested £850, that is roundabout the price required to buy a Lifetime Sub to Roon plus a PC to run the Server / Core on.

Plus there is the initially cheaper annual sub route option for Roon.

And it also assumes that the User doesn't have a PC suitable to run Roon already in their homes... which has been the case for many.


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#236798 - 2015-06-16 14:48 Re: How Much Will Roon Cost? [Re: Ronnie]
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I just bought a refurbished 23" touchscreen HP Envy as recommended by Marc Koval for $580 and I will be up and running.


James
NC1: 861v4+ID40, 218, MS200 (to outdoors), DSP8000SE (upgraded). 5500VC, 5500s, Hsu Research ULS15x2, DirecTV, Oppo BD103, QNAP251, Roon
NC2-see FL 2 with Triad Silver Speakers

FL1: G61R, 218, DSP8000SEs, 5500HC, DSP5000s, DirecTv, Oppo BD103, QNAP469, Roon
FL2: Marantz 7005, M60s, M60C, M33s, Oppo BDP-93, MS200, Roon
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