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#276448 - 2018-05-29 16:11 Puzzled by Roon?
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One of the Roon forum members put together this Roon user guide which will hopefully answer most of your questions, obviously in time it will need to be updated but for now it is excellent.


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#276477 - 2018-05-31 00:15 Re: Puzzled by Roon? [Re: Ratbert]
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Thanks Russ!


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#282790 - 2019-02-14 17:44 Re: Puzzled by Roon? [Re: Struttmaster]
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Originally Posted By "Roon User Guide"
Roon is a music management and listening solution that takes a very different approach to interacting
with your music. Instead of seeing a spreadsheet-like view of your music (as with iTunes and almost all other media systems), Roon provides a very rich non-list based experience, using credits, artist relationships, genres, lyrics, concert/tour dates, artwork, and more to allow for an informative navigation
and exploration of your library.

Roon manages digital music files collected on hard drives and networked storage. It can also watch your iTunes library, and optionally integrate with the music streaming service TIDAL.

Roon cleans up your music library, upgrades the metadata associated with your music, and provides a user interface that is far richer than anything else out there. Roon makes music exploration and discovery both informative and fun.
Ahh! Roon has always puzzled me. Now I know.

One question not answered in the above user guide is what is a 'Roon Endpoint'? It's a phrase I'm increasingly reading but not seen a simple explanation about what one is or why one needs it.

Thanks,
Ali.


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#282792 - 2019-02-14 17:56 Re: Puzzled by Roon? [Re: Alikris]
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A Roon endpoint is a zone for listening. A device that works with Roon and plays your music.

I have a Meridian 218 and MS200 that work with Roon use the Sooloos protocol (not RAAT) so I cannot group them with RAAT Roon zones.

My Bluesound players are Roon Zones. There are many many more out there.


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#282793 - 2019-02-14 18:06 Re: Puzzled by Roon? [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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Ok, thanks. Just looked up the Bluesound Website. Very interesting.

Originally Posted By "Bluesound"
Bluesound is an award-winning wireless hi-res sound system that lets you play music in any and every room throughout your home. Choose music from your favorite streaming service or from a music library connected to your home network. Control where, at what volume, and when music plays with a free BluOS app for your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer.
I can see why some people would find that useful. Thank you.

Ali.


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