Quick side note...the soon to be released Roon 1.3 will do upsamplimg and my eliminate the need to use HQ Player.
I'm sure you will, but for those not familiar with the products being discussed... I'd certainly carefully audition the upcoming Roon upsampler options vs. the HQPlayer upsampler options before blindly ditching HQPlayer. I consider Roon to be one of the best software purchases that I've ever made and respect the team tremendously, but Jussi's algorithms in HQPlayer are pretty special and will be hard to beat. Keep in mind also that the HQPlayer convolution based approach to EQ is the only one of which I'm aware that will work with DSD. (Something upon which I rely in my system.)
Having said that, if I wasn't able to hide the day-to-day use of HQPlayer behind that spectacular Roon interface... I suspect that I'd have looked at other options.
In the meantime, I'll keep hoping for that ultimate solution in which Jussi licenses his upsampling and convolution intellectual property to Roon for direct integration. (Though everything I've read to date seems to indicate that's unlikely.)
Shoot... forgot to grab the iDSD and bring it home from work to test in the main rig. Tomorrow, certainly!