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Roon support for Linn DS
2016-10-09, 13:30 (This post was last modified: 2016-10-09 13:48 by Keith Robertson.)
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Roon support for Linn DS
There’s been a couple of threads regarding when Roon will support the DS, so I thought I'd give a summary of the current situation in one place.

In short, we’d love to see Roon support for the DS and are looking forward to it being completed.

About 18 months ago Roon’s CEO and CTO excitedly promised to output a Songcast compatible stream so that a Linn DS could receive it. We offered help to support the implementation and testing and shipped two DS’s to their offices. We also provided an open source reference implementation of a Songcast Sender. As they were a startup, at their request, we agreed to marketing support (compatible with Linn Songcast) in advance of their launch, with the promise that a Linn compatible version was coming shortly. Within a week we received an initial build of Roon with support for Songcast. It worked, but as expected with an initial release, there were a number of bugs. We reported these bugs to Roon and offered help in diagnosing the root cause. Unfortunately, we haven't received any further builds.

I’ve met up with the Roon guys a number of times subsequently where they said they still planned to implement support for the DS. To ensure we can get going as quickly as possible when they’re ready, I’ve left the two DS’s with them on long-term loan. To keep Roon in the loop, I'll write them this afternoon and let them know about the interest here on the Linn Forum. We remain keen to see Roon support for the DS and are ready to help in any way we can with the implementation and testing.
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2016-10-09, 14:57
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(2016-10-09 13:30)Keith Robertson Wrote:  There’s been a couple of threads regarding when Roon will support the DS, so I thought I'd give a summary of the current situation in one place.

In short, we’d love to see Roon support for the DS and are looking forward to it being completed.

About 18 months ago Roon’s CEO and CTO excitedly promised to output a Songcast compatible stream so that a Linn DS could receive it. We offered help to support the implementation and testing and shipped two DS’s to their offices. We also provided an open source reference implementation of a Songcast Sender. As they were a startup, at their request, we agreed to marketing support (compatible with Linn Songcast) in advance of their launch, with the promise that a Linn compatible version was coming shortly. Within a week we received an initial build of Roon with support for Songcast. It worked, but as expected with an initial release, there were a number of bugs. We reported these bugs to Roon and offered help in diagnosing the root cause. Unfortunately, we haven't received any further builds.

I’ve met up with the Roon guys a number of times subsequently where they said they still planned to implement support for the DS. To ensure we can get going as quickly as possible when they’re ready, I’ve left the two DS’s with them on long-term loan. To keep Roon in the loop, I'll write them this afternoon and let them know about the interest here on the Linn Forum. We remain keen to see Roon support for the DS and are ready to help in any way we can with the implementation and testing.

Thanks for this Keith I will push Roon

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2016-10-09, 15:04
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RE: Roon support for Linn DS
(2016-10-09 13:30)Keith Robertson Wrote:  There’s been a couple of threads regarding when Roon will support the DS, so I thought I'd give a summary of the current situation in one place.

In short, we’d love to see Roon support for the DS and are looking forward to it being completed.

About 18 months ago Roon’s CEO and CTO excitedly promised to output a Songcast compatible stream so that a Linn DS could receive it. We offered help to support the implementation and testing and shipped two DS’s to their offices. We also provided an open source reference implementation of a Songcast Sender. As they were a startup, at their request, we agreed to marketing support (compatible with Linn Songcast) in advance of their launch, with the promise that a Linn compatible version was coming shortly. Within a week we received an initial build of Roon with support for Songcast. It worked, but as expected with an initial release, there were a number of bugs. We reported these bugs to Roon and offered help in diagnosing the root cause. Unfortunately, we haven't received any further builds.

I’ve met up with the Roon guys a number of times subsequently where they said they still planned to implement support for the DS. To ensure we can get going as quickly as possible when they’re ready, I’ve left the two DS’s with them on long-term loan. To keep Roon in the loop, I'll write them this afternoon and let them know about the interest here on the Linn Forum. We remain keen to see Roon support for the DS and are ready to help in any way we can with the implementation and testing.

Great and helpful update which I am sure will help the Roon subscribers.

THanks
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2016-10-09, 15:27
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Keith,

That is really good, thanks. I was left with the impression on the Roon forum that the ball was in Linn's court but that was a while ago. Really hope this cn fly as Roon is a great interface especially the way it implements Tidal support.

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2016-10-09, 15:34
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Well, so far for the glaring problems and Linn loosing leadership..
Only glaring problem these days is uninformed people barking up the wrong trees.
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2016-10-09, 15:47
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Hello Keith,

It is my understanding that we need RAAT support so that ROON can use the DS clock for streaming.

Thereby I think that ROON now is a bigger player so maybe it is better for Linn to open Davaar for Roon (with RAAT).

Maybe I am not informed well, please let me know!
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2016-10-09, 15:56
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Quite right, Tin. It's amazing how many forum members there are who apparently have insider knowledge with respect to what Linn will, or will not be doing next and why ........... naart!

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2016-10-09, 16:10
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Keith

Thank you for the post. I am the starter of the thread "Naim implement ROON support".

My thread, and others which I have participated on (but not started), simply acknowledge that I do not find Kazoo to be at the same level of other control points currently available on the market. I personally use LUMIN to control my KDS/2.

As you state that Linn generously supplied two KDS's to ROON for testing purposes - some 18 months ago - I thank Linn for their interest in listening to the requests of their users - and for officially commenting on this issue and keeping us in the loop. I also fault ROON for sitting on their a***s for so long and not doing anything.

Thank you for the clarification

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2016-10-09, 16:10
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(2016-10-09 15:56)spannko Wrote:  Quite right, Tin. It's amazing how many forum members there are who apparently have insider knowledge with respect to what Linn will, or will not be doing next and why ........... naart!
I don't even know what I am doing next, let alone someone else. Smile
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2016-10-09, 16:13
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@Keith Roberts thanks for the feedback.
@Tin thanks Donald Smile
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