I have several systems in two main house zones.
Zone 1 is my basement that has the Zenith (Roon Core) and NAD M12 pre/dac (Roon endpoint) in my main system, and a Raspberry PI RAAT endpoint in my rec room connected to a mixer and a bunch of vintage McIntosh, Pioneer, Teac, Technics, Soundcraftsman, and dbx gear - some of which I’ve had for over 35 years. I’m in the process of downsizing, so all of this is going away.
Zone 2 is my 1st and 2nd floors that have RIVA Wand speakers and a Chromecast Audio device connected to an AudioEngine A5 speaker.
Before moving to Roon, I used LMS for everything with Squeezebox Duet, Raspberry PI, and LMS AirPlay Bridge endpoints. Worked fine and sounded great.
I’ve had Roon for about a week and am taking advantage of Tidal MQA using the NAD M12. I much prefer playing Tidal via Roon than the BluOS app, and the SQ is great. When playing FLAC or DSD files from the Zenith, everything goes though the MyTek Liberty DAC. The Liberty supports MQA, but of course the Zenith does not. Most DSD and well mastered FLAC files sound as good or better than MQA to me. Ripped Red Book CDs sound good, but not as good as the other files when played at the same volume level.
I’m building my retirement system and music room. I considered buying a DirectStream DAC when the price dropped $2000 over the holidays, but I had just purchased a Technics SL-1200G with Ortofon Quintet Black cartridge, the Zenith, and the Liberty DAC. I bought the Liberty DAC to see how it compared to the M12 DAC. To my ears, the Liberty DAC sounds a tad better. I do plan to upgrade the DAC by years end, to something. The DirectStream in on my short list.