FAQ: What is signal path?
The signal path is displayed as a small glowing light along the bottom of Roon during playback. It can be Purple, Green, or Yellow, meaning:
- Yellow indicates low-quality playback
- Green indicates high-quality playback
- Purple represents lossless playback
The color is determined by how much processing is involved before Roon delivers audio to your device. Clicking the light will display your Signal Path.
Here you will see the path your audio takes, from the original file type to the destination device. Often it will just show you the file and a straight line to your audio output.
But sometimes there is a mismatch in capabilities… you might be playing a DSD file to a PCM DAC or a High-Res file to an Airplay zone. In that case, Roon will need to perform signal processing operations in order to play the file. Signal Path will tell you everything that happens along the way.
When we set out to create Roon, we felt very strongly that users should have access to honest and precise information describing how their software and hardware devices are performing audio playback. We also felt that great audio hardware should be ...
FAQ:How can I find tracks by path?
If you need to find a track using a path, you can do that from the Tracks browser. Finding A Track By Path Start by navigating to the Tracks browser, and enabling the Paths column, like this: Then you can use the Filter feature at the top of the ...
FAQ: How do I set up my NAS in Roon?
In Settings, click Storage, then click Add Folder. Roon will monitor folders for new music. Your files are left in the folder and won't be copied or modified in any way unless you explicitly choose to add or remove them from your library. In the Add ...
FAQ: How can I achieve the best quality output?
Start with lossless or high-resolution content, and stream it to a high-quality endpoint that supports the content's native resolution. You can read more about the endpoints we support here. During playback, you can use the Signal Chain feature to ...
FAQ: What's the best way to configure my NAS for Roon?
If your media storage or backup location isn't directly connected to your Core machine, you'll need to add that location over the network. Whether you're using a NAS, Windows, or Mac machine for storage, adding these locations is easy as long as ...
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