As I’ve yet explained on this forum, I’m obliged to use Roon because I’m doing active Room correction with 4 paths convolution filters from Home Audio Fidelity
So, until these last days, I wasn’t able to use JPLAYFEMTO with Roon because it doesn’t support uPnP and it will never support it.
Anyway, I was very happy with Roon + JPlay 7 Classic drivers on my system with, among other things, a Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 v2SE 10th anniversary.
SQ was yet excellent.
For two weeks ago, after discover it, I decided to take a look at a software package named LMS-to-uPnP developed by a Canadian Philippe44.
In the package, exactly in the Bin folder of this package, there is an app squeeze2upnp and if you want to use it with Windows specifically squeeze2upnp-win.exe which is a 32bits app for Windows.
To get squeeze2upnp working with Roon you just have to enable squeezebox in the configuration settings of Roon and squee2upnp is recognized as a squeezebox by Roon when you run squeeze2upnp. Quite simple….
My first attempts were not totally successful as I was able to play some tracks from Roon to JPLAYFEMTO with promising things concerning SQ but the first track of an album or a playlist was each time truncated by the first one or two seconds and the worst thing DSD tracks were played with loops, dropout, stuttering etc…. Too bad!!!
So, I decided to contact Philippe on one side and Marcin on the other.
With the help of both and the different debug logs, Philippe and Marcin have finally discovered what was wrong.
I will not tell you the whole story 😉
I just want to thankful Marcin for his explanations concerning some behaviors of JPLAYFEMTO and Philippe who has made a great job on his squeeze2upnp after Marcin comments on the problem.
So, till yesterday, now it is possible to get Roon works with JPLAYFEMTO with audio files up to 192kHz and DSD via DoP.
If you are interested, I will post a little tutorial to get it work.
On the other hand, in the same time EJ Sarmento from Wyred 4 Sound offered me to try an improved version (not the definitive which will have upgraded drivers and firmware) of the drivers for my Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 v2Se 10th Anniversary. I’ve hastily tested this improved version, of course.
With this improved driver, I can set latency and ASIO buffer via a control panel which was impossible before.
Result, now I can set a DAC link of 1000 without problem.
I can certify you with this configuration SQ as reach another big step ahead to realism on my HIFI system.
The sound is richer, very natural, closed to reality with good recordings.That's impressive!!!
The sound is more detailed but not a kind of analytic sound with brightness and thinness. No, the sound is plain, meaty, analogue. I’m impressed by the basses which are now very fast, tight and powerful and even deep and more melodic than before. I’ve never heard such basses on my system.
I’ve compared Roon + squeeze2upnp + JPLAYFEMTO to Roon with Classic driver with the same DAC link of 1000 and but 700 too but the SQ doesn’t go so far in richness, realism, details and basses and sound textures are not as good as JPLAYFEMTO.