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#272776 - 2018-02-07 11:42 Re: Roon and mac mini [Re: JobSeeker]
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Simply plug the MS200 into your ethernet switch and Roon will see it in networked devices part of the audio settings.

Then depending on the capability of the rest of your kit, there's SpeakerLink, optical digital or analogue outputs.

Cheers,
Dave


DSP5200SE, 218, HD621, Roon on Mac Mini, PS4, Humax PVR
Meridian customer since 1997
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#272780 - 2018-02-07 12:41 Re: Roon and mac mini [Re: Mesmo]
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Loc: Norwich, UK
If using Roon I see no real need for an MS200 in your case.

I used a Pi and IQAudio Digi+ Hat.

Digi+ Link

Which costs £65 all in, and offers everything the MS200 does, when using Roon, but also adds Airplay, Spotify Connect etc.
You will need to add a new 210 Streamer if you want to add options like that above.
Unless of course the 210 is also a Roon endpoint too? But I bet it is more than £65.

I found the above sounded better than my MS600 by the way, and when I added an iFi PSU (£45) it was better again.

The Allo DigiOne unit is meant to be game changing in sound quality, it is $99 instead of £30, but still cheap.


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#272783 - 2018-02-07 15:28 Re: Roon and mac mini [Re: gIzzE]
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Loc: Colchester, Essex, UK
The MS200 upsamples and apodises.


No 18 in the Hall of fame smile I have simple tastes; I am content to settle for the best: GIK monster bass panels, rear wall.
MC200 500GB, QNAP TVS 471i3. Roon into 2 MS200's. Explorer 2. Bluesound Pulse 2 and Mini. 596 v1.89.2, 518, G61R, M60.2 Rosewood, M33C, M33 Rears, M1500 Sub, Foxsat HD, Sony Blu Ray, Pioneer 5090, 2 Chromecast's for LRB videos.
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#272790 - 2018-02-07 16:08 Re: Roon and mac mini [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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But doesn't sound as good, costs a fair bit more and is far more limited in what it can do.

If using Sooloos then yeah, makes sense, but for someone using Roon, with a G processor and DSP speakers the only reason is because it has an Meridian logo on it, which I get may be nice.


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#272792 - 2018-02-07 16:49 Re: Roon and mac mini [Re: gIzzE]
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I would contest that it’s not holding back the sound I am hearing in my system. No upgradeitis in that area for now. If you already have one, you may as well use it.
For certain there are cheaper options if your into tinkering.


No 18 in the Hall of fame smile I have simple tastes; I am content to settle for the best: GIK monster bass panels, rear wall.
MC200 500GB, QNAP TVS 471i3. Roon into 2 MS200's. Explorer 2. Bluesound Pulse 2 and Mini. 596 v1.89.2, 518, G61R, M60.2 Rosewood, M33C, M33 Rears, M1500 Sub, Foxsat HD, Sony Blu Ray, Pioneer 5090, 2 Chromecast's for LRB videos.
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#272793 - 2018-02-07 16:54 Re: Roon and mac mini [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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Loc: Norwich, UK
No, I get that, but the Pi+IQAdio Digi+ sounded better than the MS600, which folk say sounds better than the MS200, and the Allo DigiOne is meant to sound better than just about all Roon endpoint/transports out there regardless of price.


Plus you can add all the features of the Meridian 210 streamer and MS200 in one unit at a cracking price point.

If you have no intention of using Sooloos then it make far more sense.
Meridian have obviously looked at these options, hence them releasing the 210.



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#272800 - 2018-02-07 17:46 Re: Roon and mac mini [Re: gIzzE]
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I'm curious about the Pi + DigiOne option, but I've yet to find a case + PSU that looks as finished and clean as an MS200. Does it exist, or are these DIY options meant to be hidden?


Jerome
Music: MC200 -> MS600 -> G68D -> DSP8.2k + DSP5200HC front / DSP33 Rears
Movies: NAS -> Oppo BDP-93 -> HD621 -> G68D -> DSP8.2k + DSP5200HC front / DSP33 Rears
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#272801 - 2018-02-07 18:14 Re: Roon and mac mini [Re: Jeje]
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Mine just sits hidden, the only thing I have on show now is my speakers.


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