Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS running on Core i7, 8GB RAM, Roon 1.7
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
Gigabit ethernet, all Roon devices hardwired
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Onkyo AVR TX-NR717.
Description Of Issue
This is really a couple of questions in one.
First, I have an Onkyo TX-NR717 in my home theater, and while it’s listed in my Roon devices as a Chromecast streamer, I’m wondering if Chromecast is the highest quality, and/or best alternative to stream my Roon content to the AVR.
I use it this way, and it’s not bad, but I’d also like to have the advantage of the beautiful Roon interface to display on the large screen TV during a party. So, I’d appreciate hearing some ideas on how I might take advantage of, what I think is, a pretty decent quality DAC in the Onkyo, while still having access to the full interface.
I’m using a RPi/HiFi Berry/Ropieee device with another stereo amplifier and it works beautifully, but again, no interface.
Thanks in advance for your help.