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#280773 - 2018-12-06 16:25 Bluesound Meridian work around
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A flash of inspiration led me to connecting my spare MS200 to the optical input of my Kitchen Bluesound Pulse Mini.
Setting it up to autosense the optical input gives me 2 kitchen zones in Roon.
I can now sync the kitchen to my other Meridian zones for Roon and the Bluesound will work as normal and independent as required.

It would be great if Meridian adopted RAAT even as an option but I shall not hold my breath. Lol

Now all I have to do is instruct SWMBO...


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. QNAP TVS 471i3. Roon into DSP5200SE via 218 zone... (Thanks Russ) Explorer 2. Bluesound Pulse 2 and Mini. 596v1, 518, Foxsat HD, Sony BDP, Pioneer 5090, 2 Chromecast's for LRB videos.
My F80 is in repair...
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#280774 - 2018-12-06 16:41 Re: Bluesound Meridian work around [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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Does the Bluesound, perchance, receive an undamaged MQA stream through the MS200?


"Wonderful perfect quadraphonic sound with distortion levels so low as to make a brave man weep" - Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz of the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council
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#280775 - 2018-12-06 17:02 Re: Bluesound Meridian work around [Re: Gianni]
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Roon only sees as far as the MS200 and so does the first unfold. I cannot see an MQA notification on the Bluesound app. It just shows optical input as active.

Currently the Pulse Mini doesn’t recognise a Roon MQA stream for decoding. The Pulse 2 does.

The Volume Control in Roon has no effect on the Bluesound. Use Bluesound to Control this. Not an issue really.


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. QNAP TVS 471i3. Roon into DSP5200SE via 218 zone... (Thanks Russ) Explorer 2. Bluesound Pulse 2 and Mini. 596v1, 518, Foxsat HD, Sony BDP, Pioneer 5090, 2 Chromecast's for LRB videos.
My F80 is in repair...
Edited by ChrisLayerUK; 2018-12-06 18:00.
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#280782 - 2018-12-06 18:37 Re: Bluesound Meridian work around [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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Ah, thanks Chris. My mistake - I thought the Pulse Mini did do MQA like the Pulse 2.

I somehow wondered if Roon could "see through" the digital audio part of the MS200 to the Bluesound.


"Wonderful perfect quadraphonic sound with distortion levels so low as to make a brave man weep" - Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz of the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council
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#280783 - 2018-12-06 18:42 Re: Bluesound Meridian work around [Re: Gianni]
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If I get time, I’ll plug the pulse 2 in to test it


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. QNAP TVS 471i3. Roon into DSP5200SE via 218 zone... (Thanks Russ) Explorer 2. Bluesound Pulse 2 and Mini. 596v1, 518, Foxsat HD, Sony BDP, Pioneer 5090, 2 Chromecast's for LRB videos.
My F80 is in repair...
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#280785 - 2018-12-06 19:48 Re: Bluesound Meridian work around [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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Registered: 2004-12-09
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Loc: Colchester, Essex, UK
Another quirk is that if I set the MS200 as ‘No MQA Support’ it kills the MQA in my 218 zone but if I set the MS200 as Decoder and Renderer, all is well.

MQA is not important in the Kitchen as I have done this mainly so SWMBO can have BBC Radio synced.


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. QNAP TVS 471i3. Roon into DSP5200SE via 218 zone... (Thanks Russ) Explorer 2. Bluesound Pulse 2 and Mini. 596v1, 518, Foxsat HD, Sony BDP, Pioneer 5090, 2 Chromecast's for LRB videos.
My F80 is in repair...
Edited by ChrisLayerUK; 2018-12-06 22:24.
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#280791 - 2018-12-07 10:10 Re: Bluesound Meridian work around [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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Registered: 2004-12-09
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Loc: Colchester, Essex, UK
So now I can have Meridian synced to Meridian driving Bluesound Pulse Mini in Roon. This is then synced via Wi-Fi with Pulse Flex.
I can also sync other Meridian or Bluesound zones this way. It all played seamlessly.

I cannot practically get Meridian coms to my other Meridian zones but for my purpose, I don’t need to.


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. QNAP TVS 471i3. Roon into DSP5200SE via 218 zone... (Thanks Russ) Explorer 2. Bluesound Pulse 2 and Mini. 596v1, 518, Foxsat HD, Sony BDP, Pioneer 5090, 2 Chromecast's for LRB videos.
My F80 is in repair...
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