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#239465 - 2015-09-02 12:36 Opinions please: Sooloos Swim vs Roon Radio?
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Hi Gents

One of the much lauded features of Sooloos is the Swim feature, with many commenting on how they have rediscovered hidden gems in their collections.

With Roon, the Radio feature appears to offer equivalent functionality, but what has your experience of this been?

I'm finding that Radio seems to get stuck on 4 or 5 albums, and just works it's way through these, which becomes tiresome pretty quickly. And over the course of a couple of months' Roon use, the same cohort of albums have become the usual suspects. No matter what I play, I seem to be cycling around the same 12-15 albums. Was Sooloos like this? I've no Sooloos experience to compare.

Cheers

George

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#239470 - 2015-09-02 13:37 Re: Opinions please: Sooloos Swim vs Roon Radio? [Re: Mr Meridian]
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George

Exactly the same for me, I have plenty of albums and whilst the Roon radio is very accurate it is far too narrow in my opinion, it would be good if we were able to user select how 'focussed' the radio was on say a scale of 1 to 5?
I have reported this to the Roon team a while ago.

Cheers

Russ


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#239474 - 2015-09-02 17:14 Re: Opinions please: Sooloos Swim vs Roon Radio? [Re: Ratbert]
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+ 1. I also find that some of the grouping are very odd (eg Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa grouped together - I know they have collaborated in the past but they are very different)

The ideal situation would be to broaden the grouping or even take say half a dozen artists from a playlist to construct the radio complements. Obviously this does work if a straight album is played, but it would be useful to be able to "teach" Roon how to set the radio grouping.


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#239477 - 2015-09-02 19:31 Re: Opinions please: Sooloos Swim vs Roon Radio? [Re: Altus]
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There is much on the list of to-do's regarding Radio. Team Roon will be on to it soon I think now that iPad is about released.


Rgds,
Nick

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