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I had issues updating my Roon Rock. Just make sure you do a complete reboot and it will work after that. 

I see Roon also put the price of lifetime up $200 US just prior to releasing 1.7 ;)

 

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15 minutes ago, scumbag said:

 

I see Roon also put the price of lifetime up $200 US just prior to releasing 1.7 ;)

 

Loving the update. 
As for the lifetime price hike, they have publicly stated they are not fans and have internal meetings regarding whether they should abandon this or not. I know one of their chief officers publicly said today that had they announced the price hike, November would have been their most successful month ever, but they are not that kind of company. I currently have lifetime but if I didnt, with the price hike, I think I would be fine with annual (which hasn't changed price).

 

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19 hours ago, Hydrology said:

Loving the update. 
As for the lifetime price hike, they have publicly stated they are not fans and have internal meetings regarding whether they should abandon this or not. I know one of their chief officers publicly said today that had they announced the price hike, November would have been their most successful month ever, but they are not that kind of company. I currently have lifetime but if I didnt, with the price hike, I think I would be fine with annual (which hasn't changed price).

 

I did read that Roon wants to knock off lifetime. Fair enough. It really doesn't give them an income stream.

I happen to have lifetime so it doesn't affect me. I can see why people who were considering it might be a bit peeved. I think it will get dumped sooner rather than later.

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44 minutes ago, frednork said:

Nice, anyone notice a change in SQ?

Roon won't admit to it if there was!

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58 minutes ago, frednork said:

Nice, anyone notice a change in SQ?

No

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4 hours ago, frednork said:

Nice, anyone notice a change in SQ?

A second opinion after a few hours of music, at the end of some albums I know well I have said to myself that I have never heard it better, perhaps a SQ improvement, the flow seems better if you know what I mean.

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I quite like the Internet radio feature, you can build up a playlist of fave stations.

 

Havent listened to enough Qobuz or my local lossless collection to determine any SQ improvements.  The big feature they are spruiking is the Valence, which should provide faster search and AI recommendations, plus additional information on the music.  I also like the lyrics scrolling feature on the ipad (although was released with 1.6)

 

Now I can probably sell my magnum dynalab.

 

 

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To my ears  SQ has improved.

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On 21/11/2019 at 1:15 PM, frednork said:

Nice, anyone notice a change in SQ?

I’m not sure Roon would consider they have the ability to change SQ by tweaks to software. They aim for bit perfect delivery that will only alter if you enable DSP.

So for me, no.

 

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6 minutes ago, a.dent said:

I’m not sure Roon would consider they have the ability to change SQ by tweaks to software. They aim for bit perfect delivery that will only alter if you enable DSP.

So for me, no.

 

Although there has been improvements to the processing of streaming music, I hear a SQ benefit.

Streaming Optimizations

For music playing from TIDAL and Qobuz, Roon now buffers data in a less disruptive way, and there are optimizations which reduce disk activity, CPU usage, and memory traffic. This means that streaming content starts faster and slower internet connections (or lower-powered cores) may also benefit when streaming high-resolution content

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Guys, there is only one road that this line of discussion can take. Unless you're keen to see another closed thread on this forum. If so, knock yourselves out.

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Coming from a Naim unityserve to Roon, my only disappointment was the lack of the internet radio facilities. Version 1.7 upgrade went a long way to addressing that. I spent a lot of time yesterday exploring the different stations on offer. 

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I was about to pull the trigger on the lifetime membership, seems way too risky now that I will be over a 5.5 year break even point.

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27 minutes ago, todagt said:

I was about to pull the trigger on the lifetime membership, seems way too risky now that I will be over a 5.5 year break even point.

If you happened to be in the 1st 30 days of an annual subscription, or on a free trial, they will still allow the old lifetime price. That's a pretty specific allowance though 

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2 hours ago, todagt said:

I was about to pull the trigger on the lifetime membership, seems way too risky now that I will be over a 5.5 year break even point.

5.2 with 10% group discount:D

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On 21/11/2019 at 4:15 PM, frednork said:

Nice, anyone notice a change in SQ?

I wasn't expecting any, but there does seem to be a pristine openness to the sound that wasn't there before.

Roon was already my go-to player - I already preferred SQ to either Audirvana  or HQplayer (and I'd previously been a fan of A+ and HQP).

Usability and GUI are miles ahead of those other apps of course.

 

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8 hours ago, todagt said:

I was about to pull the trigger on the lifetime membership, seems way too risky now that I will be over a 5.5 year break even point.

I bought my lifetime subscription 2yrs ago after using Roon for a year on annual subscription - it was arguably more risky back then because it was less established. 

Today there is a bigger user base and expanded hardware manufacturer affiliations.

In any case, Roon has stated the lifetime subscription will be most likely be scraped altogether in favour of a subscription only model. The lifetime option has apparently served its purpose of establishing the business and now they need an ongoing revenue stream. 

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Still no way to hide the radio panel (?!!!?)

 

"Roon radio will take over when your queue is finished" .....

 

Hmm... Yes, I know, thanks.... Now stop taking up so much screen realestate and clunking up the UI.

 

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Seems much faster to open/refresh on my iphone X and generally just snappier. Very happy.

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20 hours ago, Tobes said:

I wasn't expecting any, but there does seem to be a pristine openness to the sound that wasn't there before.

Roon was already my go-to player - I already preferred SQ to either Audirvana  or HQplayer (and I'd previously been a fan of A+ and HQP).

Usability and GUI are miles ahead of those other apps of course.

 

I have tried the Roon 1.7 for a few days now and am experiencing better SQ overall.

Seems more relaxed and smoother sounding overall.

Even to the point where I can turn up 1-2 dB without feeling of being "too loud".

Not sure what they did.

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Has the price increase taken effect already?

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12 minutes ago, Mike13 said:

Has the price increase taken effect already?

From what I understand yes, unless you had already started a trial period before.

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Just now, awayward said:

From what I understand yes, unless you had already started a trial period before.

Bugger. I’m on the annual. I assume that doesn’t count?

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