FAQ: Why is Roon converting to PCM?
The most common reasons why DSD is converted to PCM are:
For more detailed information on this topic, see here.
For more information about setting up audio devices in Roon, see here.
- The audio device isn't reporting DSD support to Roon
- The audio device isn't configured to support DSD playback
- Volume leveling or Crossfade are enabled for the current zone
- Features in the DSP Engine which require PCM conversion have been enabled
- DSP volume control is enabled, and this requires a conversion to PCM
DSD to PCM Settings
Overview Roon supports a couple of settings related to DSD to PCM conversion. This is a technical explanation of what they do and why they are needed. You can find the DSD to PCM settings at the bottom of the Audio tab in Roon's settings window. DSD ...
FAQ: Does Roon support DSD?
Yes, Roon supports DSD. In terms of transports, Roon supports: DSD over PCM (DoP) v1.0 DSD converted to PCM in Roon, sent as PCM to your DAC DSD-Direct (DSD-Native) using ASIO drivers on Windows PCM to DSD Sample Rate Conversion In terms of file ...
FAQ: Where can I set a crossfade?
How To Configure Crossfade You can set a crossfade of 0-10 seconds from the Zone Picker. Click the current zone on the right side of the bottom bar, then in the pop-up window click the speaker icon followed by the gearwheels icon to display the Zone ...
Conversion To PCM
Introduction Roon is capable of reading DSD files and playing DSD to audio devices, but there are many situations where something that started out as DSD will turn into PCM before reaching the audio device. This article should help give some insight ...
FAQ: Why did all my zones disappear?
If your zones are not showing up in Roon, or all of your audio outputs are gone, it typically indicates: A networking problem is interfering with Roon's ability to communicate with your zones. Review our network best practices for tips on ensuring ...
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