How does Roon route to a renderer?

Out of curiousity question… Say I have Roon core running on my mac pro. Say I run Roon on a laptop (don’t have a laptop so can’t try). Say in the laptop I choose to play to my Auralic Aries.

Will the Roon core stream directly to the Aries or will it stream to my laptop, then to the Aries?

Directly to the Aries. The audio stream only goes through a Remote if the selected zone is connected only to that Remote. Network zones, like the Aries, are connected to Core and all Remotes, so they stream directly from the Core.


Awesome, thanks for the quick response.