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  • #4196

    Chris Walker
    Keymaster

    Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions regarding our Discovery Music Server as well as the Quick Install Guide.

    ELAC Discovery Quick Install Guide

    Q1. Is a separate license required for the Discovery Music Server?

    A1. There is no need for an additional license. The Discovery Music server uses an embedded license that is tied to the Discovery Music Server. As long as you are the owner of the device you can continue using it. If you decide and some point to sell your device simply logout of the device before you sell it. The new owner will create an account and the license will transfer to the new owner.

    Q2. Where do I download the Roon Essentials Control App?

    A2. The Roon Essentials App for Windows and OSX can be downloaded from the below links. The app for iOS and Android can be downloaded from the respective app stores.

    Roon Essentials for Windows
    Roon Essentials for Mac
    Roon Essentials for iOS
    Roon Essentials for Android

    Q3. How do I use the multi-room capabilities of the Discovery Music Server?

    A3. To add a wired second zone to the Discovery Music server simply connect a different set of outputs from the server to another amplifier, receiver, or powered speaker in the other room. By selecting that output from the bottom right of the Roon Essentials application you can now choose what you want to listen to and control the volume in the additional zone. If you want to add a wireless zone, the Discovery Music Server supports AirPlay devices (Apple TV, AirPlay Speakers, AirPlay Receivers), Roon End Points, and upcoming ELAC Discovery End points. For additional information on using AirPlay product with the Discovery take a look at the Discovery Video section of the forums.

    Q4. What audio formats does the Discovery Music Server support?

    A4. The Discovery Server supports WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, OGG, MP3, and AAC. For high resolution audio the Discovery supports 24-Bit 192kHz WAV, AIFF, ALAC, and FLAC files.

    Q5. Does the Discovery Music Server support Wi-Fi?

    A5. The connection from your wireless router to the Discovery Music Server must be a wired connection (This decision was made to ensure a smooth user experience. High Resolution music can take quite a bit of bandwidth), however once the Discovery is connected to your home network you can use Wi-Fi to control and navigate the Discovery as well as play content to supported wireless speakers and end points.

    Q6. What if I cannot run a wired Ethernet connection from my router to the Discovery Music Server?

    A6. We have had good luck with a couple of “No New Wires” methods of connection such as PowerLine adapters and Wireless Bridges. PowerLine adapters utilize the copper wiring in your electrical outlets as the Ethernet cable. We have used adapters from TP-Link and Netgear with good luck. Of course every house different and we cannot guarantee that these will work in your home. We have also used Wireless Bridge devices which convert an existing Wi-Fi connection into a wired connection.

    Q7. I see two digital outputs on the Discovery Music Server. Are these separate outputs?

    A7. The two digital “Toslink” outputs are a simultaneous output. They are considered a single output. The Digital, Analog 1, and Analog 2 outputs are completely independent and can playback different or the same content simultaneously.

    Q8. What hardware and DACs are used in the Discovery Music Server?

    A8. The ELAC Discovery uses a Quad Core ARM9 Processor running at up to 1.2Ghz. It has 512MB of storage for the operating system and 8GB of flash for meta data storage. For the analog outputs a separate linear power supply powers two (one for each set of analog outputs) Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC’s (192kHz 24-Bit) with Burr Brown op-amps.

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  • #5384

    cozyjunior
    Participant

    hi,just got the ELAC discovery yesterday but i have not been able to successfully use it yet. I’m using room remote app to access it but it hasn’t been able to find any music libraries as of yet. i have all my music on tindal so thought it would just drag it off there?

    • #5597

      Chris Walker
      Keymaster

      Hi,

      sorry for the delay in getting back to you. You should download the Roon Essentials Remote app. You can find the link in the above FAQ.

      Thanks,

      Chris Walker
      ELAC Americas

  • #6045

    dedhedvic
    Participant

    What is the difference between the full version of the Roon software and the Roon essentials version in terms of features / functionality?

  • #7368

    phgoodwin23
    Participant

    Hi, I have the Discovery music server. It has worked correctly for about four months. Recently I noticed it had lost about half of my library content and was not finding new content. In an attempt to recover the library it failed to find any library at all. I have tried to reset, factory reset. reboot of nas drive reboot of internet router.It still failed to find the library on the Nas drive or any other library on my laptop. After another factory reset roon essentials cannot connect to the core at all. In the meantime the internet continues to function perfectly. The Nas drive is happy to connect to other devices. I would be grateful for any suggestions for finding a solution.

  • #10916

    Torvits
    Participant

    Hi, I have just bought a Discovery Music Server – and connected it to
    – EA101EQ-G Integrated Amplifier
    – LAN port
    – and power
    I’ve installed Roon Essentials Remote app – both on PC Windows 10 and IOS 11.0.2

    However, the app can’t “see remote libraries”. Nor does Discovery leave an IP-adress on the Net/rooter.

    The Discovery has been fully reset

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