Hi Dennis. I agree that Roon should recognize the Bridge II as “Certified,” but I respectfully disagree that individual PS Audio owners struggling with the Bridge II “Uncertified” problem – which causes an unwanted DSD-to-PCM conversion – should be directed to the Roon forum to hunt on their own for a possible explanation and/or solution. (The proposed solution in post #14, above, did not work for me.)
I reported the “Uncertified” issue here in the hope that PS Audio might work directly with Roon to come up with a solution. I am on a one-year free trial of Roon that expires in October 2017, compliments of PS Audio, and for that I am extremely grateful. But there is no way I would pay $500 for Roon in its current state.
The DS/Bridge II tandem works very well in my system with MinimServer and various UPnP control point apps. When it comes to Roon, however, I have found the experience to be frustrating and unsatisfactory. If I had paid $500 for Roon I would be more than a little upset. But because PS Audio was so generous in allowing me to try Roon free for a year, I am simply bemused by the bugginess I am experiencing.
Also, I am so happy with the sound quality and ergonomic experience of my MinimServer-equipped Melco feeding the DS via the Bridge II that I do not see Roon in my future (at least not at anything close to the astronomical $500 price point) even if Roon were to recognize my Bridge II as “Certified.”
If PS Audio is concerned that Roon is seeing some number of Bridge II installations as “Uncertified” then I suggest respectfully that PS Audio and Roon should try to figure the issue out for the benefit of their [potential] mutual customers. If not, then thanks again to PS Audio for the Roon free trial but I will take a pass on Roon and stick with the rock-solid MinimServer and Melco. Thanks.