Wireless protocol between Vault 2i and Pulse Mini 2i?

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    Seppi Evans

    Not sure where or how you are seeing this but Bluesound devices do not transmit using Airplay, they just do not have this facility. Your devices (Vault & Mini’s) can receive via Airplay as an end point.

    Your Vault will be using Ethernet to connect to your Roon server but it possible Roon is configured to use Airplay to your end points.

    Ignoring Roon, your Vault can serve Bluesound devices directly with files of up to 24/192.

    Edit… you may want to post over on the Roon forum for help with configuration.

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    Len Berk

    Thanks for your reply, Seppi.  And I apologize. I should have posted the picture along with my original question.

    Roon displays the following:

    So where does Roon get this information?  It can only get it from the Vault.  Though it can read the file attributes directly from the Vault's hard drive, Roon itself plays no role in the streaming, does it?  The Vault and Minis have presumably negotiated the connection between themselves and Roon seems not to be talking to the Minis.  

    Also, Roon says the signal path is "high quality."  This implies the Vault has chosen a lossy encoding format, the default for AirPlay audio. I draw this conclusion because Roon reports "Lossless" if it believes the source is being transferred in a lossless encoding such as FLAC or WAV, which I believe the Minis understand.

    Good to know that the Vault can serve 16/44.1 files directly.  Is there a way (say in BluOS) for a user to tell the Vault to use a lossless protocol?

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    Seppi Evans

    Confession I have only played with Roon briefly on a trial but Roon does indeed handle the streaming it pulls tracks from your library or Qobuz / Tidal and then either converts the tracks to play successfully on your end point even if not supported. Also it gives you DSP options in-addition to a beautiful central library.

    Best off posting on the Roon forum to get it setup, there are a few Roon users here but few and far between. The recent Bluesound firmware changes several things with the Roon integration and not familiar with it  but do recall when I “played” there were two audio paths available one Airplay and one not.

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