Difference ROCK vs ROON

Is there a sonic difference between using the ROCK (just serving) in my network or just ROON (serving and endpoint)?

Hi Frank,

Roon recommends an Ethernet Network connection between Core and Output for best SQ. Whether RoonServer is running on a ROCK or a beefier traditional computer (I use an i7 media server), connecting to an Ethernet Output sounds better to me than a direct USB connection off a computer.

@Frank_Berens1 – you are comparing apples and oranges. Roon vs ROCK doesn’t make any sense. It’s like comparing Safari Web Browser to Microsoft Windows.

I wrote a very high-level guide to the concepts between all these pieces here