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#290344 - 2020-01-10 11:14 MS600 as Roon Endpoint
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Braidy Offline
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After an upgrade to DSP6000s and a reorganisation of boxes I got to wondering about the MS600. Presumably this isn't doing any DAC stuff, 'just' being a Roon endpoint. Does anyone have any thoughts about whether this is overkill for my needs? Is one Roon endpoint the same as any other? Or is it the best option for my system and just leave it?


DSP6000s, DSP5000C, 568.2, MS600, Roon, HD621
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#290345 - 2020-01-10 12:00 Re: MS600 as Roon Endpoint [Re: Braidy]
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What were you thinking of replacing it with? MS600’s have a value of approx £400 so probably best keeping it unless you are thinking of a significant upgrade (818v3).


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#290348 - 2020-01-10 17:22 Re: MS600 as Roon Endpoint [Re: Ratbert]
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MS600 as Roon endpoint here, feeding DSP5200 in the dining room is wonderful. Anything better might detract from the quality of the food on offer.
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AV: Thorens TD160B, SME, ShureV15MK2, 500, 598, 861v4, DSP7200.1LR, DSP3300HC Samsung UE55, SkyHD.
DINING: MS600, AC200, DSP5200SLLR.
STUDY 504, SB Touch, Roon Nucleus + RevB, 808.6, 5200SE, Mac & PC (Touch Screen), Prime+PS Grado GS1000i
HORIZONTAL: M80, MS200, Red Rose Spirit + Sonus Faber Toys
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#290415 - 2020-01-13 11:25 Re: MS600 as Roon Endpoint [Re: Braidy]
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I suppose my question is really are there sound quality differences between Roon endpoints. If there aren't then the MS600 potentially could be swapped out for something smaller. Though since all of the boxes are now in a cupboard it doesn't really matter.

My next upgrade, not going to happen soon, will be to change the 568.2 to a 861.4. If I'm right and I get the right one, the 861 can be a Roon endpoint in itself.


DSP6000s, DSP5000C, 568.2, MS600, Roon, HD621
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#290544 - 2020-01-17 17:54 Re: MS600 as Roon Endpoint [Re: Braidy]
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861v4 with ID40 and LPS as Roon endpoint is great and also replaced 568.2 in my system. 2 channel only now so 3 subs and rear DSP5Ks have gone to new homes. No regrets.

MS600 is also very very good as Roon endpoint in dining room, not easy to eschew it's merits.
Hector


AV: Thorens TD160B, SME, ShureV15MK2, 500, 598, 861v4, DSP7200.1LR, DSP3300HC Samsung UE55, SkyHD.
DINING: MS600, AC200, DSP5200SLLR.
STUDY 504, SB Touch, Roon Nucleus + RevB, 808.6, 5200SE, Mac & PC (Touch Screen), Prime+PS Grado GS1000i
HORIZONTAL: M80, MS200, Red Rose Spirit + Sonus Faber Toys
A capella to Zydeco
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#290550 - 2020-01-18 00:17 Re: MS600 as Roon Endpoint [Re: Braidy]
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I’m using the 218. Works reliably and is nice and small. I have no way to compare it, though. There were comments about the 218 as a Roon endpoint a while back. I took those comments to be quite positive.


Roon, Technics SL10 turntable, Meridian 218, Jolida tube DAC, Nuforce STA 200 Amp and passive Swallow Acoustics ALS2 speakers
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#290626 - 2020-01-21 23:54 Re: MS600 as Roon Endpoint [Re: JimK]
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I found the DIGIONE SPDIF Output sounded nicer than my MS600....

Raspberry Pi £35 and iFi PSU £45.

They do an improved one now as well, with two board keeping power separate, not heard it.


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