Roon: everything you need to know


There have been a number of threads started, and hundreds of posts, asking 101 level questions about Roon.

This overview from WHAT Hi*Fi? is an excellent one. I believe this may / will be valuable to those exploring, considering, and/or starting out with Roon.

https://www.whathifi.com/advice/roon-everything-you-need-to-know

I respectfully request posts in this thread focus On Learning about Roon.

There are (other) numerous, better suited threads where opinions (both pro and con) can be expressed, shared and discussed. Thanks!
david_ten
Roon is a resource 🐷 pig. Seems like most of the overhead is in the library management functions but some DSP settings really adds to the load as well.
+1 @spinaker01 

Seems like most of the overhead is in the library management functions

My Innuos Zen 3, pretty modest really, has no problem as my Roon core and running DSP functions with all files upsampled to 128DSD. Not the most powerful server to be sure.
Wow you need 128GB or 64 GB of ram to run roon? I never realized it was that memory intense.

<< cough cough >> bs.

The memory requirements are because they expect you to have 100K or more songs, and they like to keep a lot of that buffered. I have a paltry 7K and I’m running it on a Linux box, with an A10 7850 and 16 GB. I could do it with far less.