I'll be watching this thread for impressions. I won't use the new functions, Roon user here as well, however I didnt realize that the new rev was supposed to improve on 2.3 so decided not to buy it. If there are audible improvements to be had count me in. The move to the ultracapcitor power supply was a nice step in the right direction so hopefully this will be as well.
I didn't expect an improvement is sound so this was quite a surprise. I have the ultracapacitor power supply also and it was a nice addition.
Information from the email I received:
The Sonicorbiter 2.5 operating system comes with the following new features and enhancements:
1. Updated base operating system and Kernel.
2. All the pre-configured applications have been updated to the latest release versions and or stable versions.
3. DSD playback now supports Native DSD with POP free PCM/DSD transitions.
4. New devices have been added that support Native DSD playback.
5. Spotify Connect has been added as a new output mode. This new output mode can be controlled by your computer or tablet running the Spotify application. The application can be installed and uninstalled from Software Manager.
6. A SongCast receiver has been added to the existing MPD/DLNA output mode. This new output mode accepts streams from your computer running Linn Songcast. The application can be installed and uninstalled from the Software manager. The application is in Beta form.
What are you using as your player? I'm a Roon convert, never having used HQ player.
I am running JRiver 22 over my home network. No conversion, just straight up. I haven't tried Roon yet.