I’d like to play some of my high-resolution (mostly 24/96 and 24/192) FLAC files one one of my systems. I’ve previously used an old Squeezebox, which works but can’t handle the high resolution files directly.
My system consists of a Roon Core that sits on a Linux server. What I’m looking for is a device to plug into my modern HT receiver, either through a coax digital connection or HDMI.
I’m open to a DIY solution, as I’m technically proficient and can use Linux, etc. I’m also open to a reasonably cost-effective (within a few hundred dollars) pre-built solution for this.
Based on my studying of some of the other threads, I’ve found various options:
Allo USBRIDGE SIG (https://allo.com/sparky/usbridge-signature-pcb.html) ($408 with case and Shanti power supply, USB and HDMI connectors). It’s not clear if this device can output digital data through the HDMI, or whether the only option here is USB.
Sonore: (http://sonore.us/index.html) ($399 pre-order for microRendu v1.5). But this appears to be USB only for output.
FLIRC case and Raspberry Pi4. Again, can this output the digital data through the HDMI connection?
Raspberry Pi with Coax and AES outputs (PI2AES Pro Audio Shield): http://www.pi2design.com/store/p19/PI2AES_-_PRO_AUDIO_SHIELD.html ($149, but does not include raspberry Pi).
Fanless Intel NUC with Windows or Linux and Roon Bridge installed.
I don’t fully understand the various options in terms of how well this would work for my desired application (and how much tinkering/configuration is required), so I’m soliciting suggestions on how to achieve this.