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BeoLab 50 connected to roon Nucleus via USB

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Flere
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Flere Posted: Sat, Jan 12 2019 5:57 PM

I have today upgraded from a Mac Mini based roon installation to a roon Nucleus.

The roon Nucleus is via USB connected to the BeoLab 50.

This works excellent.

I can even now control the volume of the BL50 internal DAC via the roon UI.

roon Nucleus => USB => BL50 works very well.

 

- Flere

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Ditlev replied on Tue, Jan 15 2019 5:06 PM

That's interesting. Did you get the plus model? Do you use it for Tidal, or ripped FLAC's etc?

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Ditlev replied on Wed, Jan 16 2019 12:20 PM

so i tried setting up a roon server (using a mac mini) and connect them to the USB-in on my BL90's. Sound was great, but the main issue that I just could not find a way around was that it reset volume to max every time I started it up. Max on the BL90 is really really loud...

I tried all kinda settings to change this, but no luck...

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Hi, 

The BL90 App allows you to set default volume for all imputes. Default for powerlink is IIRC 48. However, Oppo SPdif works at the same leve at 40

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Ditlev replied on Wed, Jan 16 2019 8:37 PM

Mr 10Percent:

Hi, 

The BL90 App allows you to set default volume for all imputes. Default for powerlink is IIRC 48. However, Oppo SPdif works at the same leve at 40

yep - but it seems that via USB the volume is controlled by the player rather than BL90

 

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Flere replied on Wed, Jan 16 2019 8:56 PM
Ditlev:

yep - but it seems that via USB the volume is controlled by the player rather than BL90

The current (1.5) Roon software remembers the volume setting.

And indeed the start up volume for the BeoLab can be configured.

The observed behavior is

BL starts playing with the configured start volume level.

Roon however will show the Roon volume level.

The moment you want to change the volume, either via the BeoLab or via Roon the two are synchronized to the new set value.

At least this is what I observed so far.

I will test this a bit more the coming days.

But I do not have the “maximum volume” problem.

- Flere

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Flere replied on Wed, Jan 16 2019 9:24 PM
Ditlev:

That's interesting. Did you get the plus model? Do you use it for Tidal, or ripped FLAC's etc?

:) D

Nucleus Plus is overkill for me.

I got the simple version.

I build a 2TB SSD into the Nucleus.

And I have Tidal streaming.

Music I find precious I buy in the Qobuz store and put on the Nucleus SSD.

My ripped CD collection is on the Nucleus SSD.

For me Roon and BeoLab is an excellent combination and the user interaction experience I appreciate.

- Flere

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