Roon SQ vs DLNA

T38.45 posted:

Auralic G2 sounds  more fluid than sonore+sbooster, no doubt. but i5 was much better than mac....so I would really start with an i5+sonore+good power supply if I had to do it again! Guess if you can handle  roon on NAS you may have other results ... but give it a try! Maybe you don’t need i5.

Thanks for the clarification! Have fun with the new G2 and i5! Best, nbpf

Hi I have been looking at a blizzard of posts .... on this interesting topic. My position is I have Roon core on an i7 Nuc and was intending to buy a Rasp PI with a decent PSU for an endpoint .... this feeding my NDS directly via digital coaxial..... will the sound quality of this combo be close to the NDS streaming directly from NAS???  

Richieroo, I don't know how close this set-up comes BUT you'll have roon with this:-) I think the roon+i7+psu/endpoint combi is near the best setup you may find! I don't know rasp pi as and endpoint though, but I learned that is not too expensive when failing the test. Apart from that, how is the SQ via digital coax in NDS?

Richieroo posted:

Hi I have been looking at a blizzard of posts .... on this interesting topic. My position is I have Roon core on an i7 Nuc and was intending to buy a Rasp PI with a decent PSU for an endpoint .... this feeding my NDS directly via digital coaxial..... will the sound quality of this combo be close to the NDS streaming directly from NAS???  

You will have to insert a USB to SPDIF interface between an RPi endpoint and your NDS to get a S/PDIF stream and to isolate the NSD from the RPi. This could be an Allo DigiOne, a Schiit Eitr, a Mutec MC-3+ USB or something similar. There is a thread on this forum about the differences between these options and much more information on the CA forums. You could start with an RPi + Digione for about 130 Pounds and make a first comparison with streaming directly from NAS. If you do so, please report your findings!

did someone test usb vs aes digital out? If so, please could you tell your impressions? I did this last night, it makes my wonder...could it be that a cheap xlr cable i had over sounds better than a crazy expensive usb cable? More focused, better soundstage, not fuzzy grey? Will do more tests but this seems strange to me...

ralf

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