Advantage to ROON NUCLEUS controlling LUMIN (U1) to output high resolution audio versus DIRECT NUCLEUS connection to DAC

I currently use my ROON app to have my NUCLEUS + control my LUMIN media server to play music files (including TIDAL) through my DV2 DAC.
I do not understand the advantage of this indirect route versus simply running the nucleus through the (same ) USB cable directly to my DV2 EMM labs DAC…bypassing the LUMIN altogether! The nucleus can feed TIDAL music including MQA, and all the music in high resolution on its solid-state drive directly to my DAC. Is there some advantage to keeping LUMIN in the system?
Dean S

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