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Setup Guide

"ARCE, the inaugural streamer of DENAFRIPS, designed with a primary focus on delivering an exceptional sound quality experience."

The ARCE streamer currently functions with roon as a roon Bridge, and while the development of roon Ready integration is underway, its completion may take several months. However, during this interim period, users can still utilize the ARCE streamer as a Bridge, ensuring continuous function with roon until the full roon Ready implementation is realized.

​STEP 1: Connect ARCE Streamer to the Home Network via an Ethernet Cable

  1. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the Arce streamer.

  2. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to an available port on the home network Ethernet switch.

  3. Ensure that the Ethernet switch is DHCP enabled. This means that the switch will automatically assign a unique IP address to the Arce streamer once it is connected.

  4. Once the connection is established, the Arce streamer will be assigned a unique IP address by the DHCP-enabled Ethernet switch, allowing it to communicate and access resources on the home network.

With this setup, the Arce streamer will be seamlessly integrated into your home network, ready to provide an exceptional audio streaming experience.

​STEP 2: Launch roon Software (Core)

  1. Make sure you have a computer with the Roon software installed, or a dedicated Roon Nucleus ROCK device. The roon core has to be connected to the same Network as the ARCE Streamer

  2. Open the Roon application on your computer or access the Roon Nucleus ROCK through its web interface using your web browser.

  3. On the Roon software or the Roon Nucleus ROCK web interface, you'll be prompted to log in.

  4. Enter your Roon credentials (username and password) to log in to your Roon account. If you don't have a Roon account yet, you will need to sign up and obtain a license from Roon's official website.

  5. Once you are logged in, you can start using Roon to organize and play your music collection, as well as explore and discover new music.

  6. Remember, to access the full features of Roon, you will need a valid Roon license, which you can obtain from Roon's official website.

​STEP 3: Enable ARCE Streamer in roon 'Audio'

  1. In the Roon app, go to "Settings" by clicking on the gear icon in the top-right corner.

  2. In the Settings menu, select "Audio" from the left-hand side menu.

  3. Look for the DENAFRIPS ARCE streamer in the list of audio devices under "Networked" It should appear as an available audio device if it is properly connected to your network.

  4. Click on the "Enable" button next to the DENAFRIPS ARCE streamer to activate it as a Roon audio device.

  5. After enabling the ARCE streamer, you can now use it as an output device for playing music through Roon.

Please note that the exact steps may vary slightly depending on the version of Roon you are using and the specific network configuration. 

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​STEP 4: Setup ARCE Streamer's Parameters in roon 

  1. Once the ARCE streamer is enabled, click on the device's name to access its audio settings.

  2. In the ARCE streamer's audio settings, you may find various parameters to configure, such as:

  • Device Name: Give your ARCE streamer a custom name to easily identify it in Roon.

  • Max Bits Per Sample: Set the Bit Rate supported by ARCE Streamer and the external DAC. Please note ARCE supports maximum Bit Rate of 32 via I²S

  • Max Sample Rate: Set the maximum PCM and DSD supported by ARCE Streamer and the external DAC. Please note ARCE supports maximum sampling rate output of PCM384/DSD512 via I²S

  • Volume Control: Choose between "Fixed Volume" (volume control handled externally) or "DSP Volume" (volume control handled by Roon).

Click on the "Save" or "Apply" button to save your changes.

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​STEP 5: Play some msuic 

Once the ARCE streamer is properly set up and enabled as a Roon output device, you can start playing music through it using Roon

  1. Navigate to your Roon library to find your music collection or explore Roon's vast music library.

  2. Choose the song, album, or playlist you want to listen to.

  3. Click on the "Play" button or select the "Play Now" option to start playing the music.

  4. In the audio output options (usually found at the bottom or top-right corner of the Roon app), select the ARCE streamer as your desired output device. It might be listed as the custom name you assigned to it during setup.

  5. The music should now start playing through your ARCE streamer, and you can enjoy the high-quality sound experience it offers.


Remember, Roon provides a powerful and intuitive interface for managing and enjoying your music collection. You can explore Roon's features to create playlists, discover new music, and customize your listening experience. If you encounter any issues or need further assistance, you can refer to Roon's support documentation or reach out to us for help with your ARCE streamer.


Enjoy your music!

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