With my current set up, my Nucleus is connected to an Orbi mesh satellite router in my home media room via a standard Cat 6 Ethernet cable. The satellite router connects via WiFi to the main Orbi Router connected to my modem in another room about 30 feet away on the same floor. I use a SSD in the Nucleus for internal storage instead of a NAS. The Nucleus outputs via USB to my Brooklyn DAC+ which is connected via AQ Earth XLRs to my ARC Ref 6 preamp. Simple set up. It’s working great with no drop outs. Would I experience better SQ for streaming content from Tidal by hardwiring the Orbi Satellite Router by running Cat6a Ethernet cable from the main router to the satellite? If so, should I add a switch to the satellite to connect the Nucleus or just use the switch in the router?
No diff. Sounds like you have a robust wifi connection. The music is completely unaware of the physical layer(s) of your network
Thanks. There seems to be some debate though whether Wifi is more noisy than ethernet. The traditional view seems to be that ethernet will give you better sound. But, I wonder if there is a noticeable difference.
I’m not saying others will agree with my comments. My comment was based solely on the following statement:
So, continue enjoying your music collection. Or, you can start analyzing it – picking it to pieces until you convince yourself…