Hello, I’m considering purchasing Roon, but I want to know if I can have Roon CONVERT pcm files played through my Tidal HiFi account to DSD through its settings and have those converted files play through my Bluesound Node 2 - outputed to my external PS Audio Gain Cell DAC which can accept DSD files. I hope this makes sense. Any help would be appreciated.
I appreciate that, but I have heard many testimonies of people who hear a significant difference when pure dsd is streamed to a capable dac receiving this sort of signal. I’d like to try it out. I can already hear a difference when I play dsd files through my computer directly to my PS Audio NuWave DSD DAC, and I’d love to hear the results of PCM being converted to DSD. That being said, it would be fantastically convenient if the Bluesound Node 2 did this and was able to pass it through via coax or S/PDIF.
IMO, if you have the conversion done with a capable processor on Roon core, it will reduce the processing demand on your DAC processor. This can have a positive result, but not necessarily. It’s the kind of thing you have to test system by system.
This is a very good point…I’m curious if it would have a positive effect through my Bluesound. It would probably be inaudible there I imagine since the Bluesound would be the limiting factor there - not Roon. Unless I try Roon through my PC of course. Trial and error…