I’m thinking of having a little play with the new Pi 4 as a Roon endpoint, I have the Auralic Mini doing this duty at the moment but I think its overkill for just streaming Qobuz as I do now. So I have a cunning plan! If I can get a comparable SQ from the Pi 4 on USB out feeding my Mojo DAC I can sell the Mini and put the cash towards a proper separate Roon core server (so Roon is available whenever I want to play it and I’m not using my MacBook for core and control when it is being used for other duties pretty much all the time).
I wondered has anyone had both these options or compared them? I know it seems a retrograde step to go from a dedicated bit of hi-fi to a DIY SBC solution - but USB is USB and aren’t these expensive streamers nothing but computers with some clever board isolation? (glad I didn’t say that in the Auralic group! )