Dilemma re Audirvana vs LMP vs Roon vs HG player vs Kazoo
Posted by: Mike Pearson on 13 January 2019
Just started using microRendu and Chord Qute Ex in place of Linn DS streamer. But what software will give me Audirvana quality qobuz and radio??? BBC R3 concerts are a joy.
I used LMP 10 years ago with a squeezebox 1. Comprehensive interface but clunky. Serves my flac collection and allows radio , but I cant see how to get qobuz.
Roon, as above, I only tested for a few weeks and think radio is there, but only Tidal (had it for a year and not for me), no qobuz and no support imminent ( iahve been searching weekly on line, they say 2019 but they said 2018. Great sound though, lots of ways to control DAC etc .
Audirvana, much as Roon but qobuz and Tidal but no radio. and I use a laptop to que music so when laptop goes to sleep music dies. I guess this is right as laptop is actively transcoding/converting.
Kazoo, much used in past with Linn set up (now demoted to studio in favour of active Briks) , has radio and qobuz but only when used with DS but not when using microRendu. Songs sent to DS were cached there and kept playing until finished, as above when used with Sonore music dies as laptop times out. I can search around living room for a power socket to plug in and stop laptop going to sleep but... Am I missing something.
Many of you experts will have been here and done this, i just want advice about getting quality qobuz and radio.