i´m a bit confused with the options.
my goal is best possible sound for the buck.
at the moment i have a roon core on a windows10 i5 laptop running (will be a i7 nuc/rock in the future). my main-system is connected via ethernet to a mac mini as bridge, via usb to a oppo sonica dac. now i want to make the system smarter and better sounding. i think the bridge is the weakest part? i need a faster core for upsamling to dsd 256 or dsd512. is there a good-quality option less expansive than a microrendu with psu? is qbox a great sounding option- or is it only working? and is raspberry capable of dsd512…
i really appreciate anny advice.