I want to use my (oldish) CA stream magic 6 as a DAC. The SM 6 is not Roon ready. I am new to computer audio and Roon, and I am getting confused. Will the following work? are there better options?
I plan on running Roon core (ROCK) on a NUC8i7BEH with 8GB of single DDR4 RAM and 256GB M.2 SSD (cheaper than 128GB!). I also plan to add an internal 2TB SSD to store music. I will primarily be streaming music via TIDAL.
This NUC will be connected to my router via Ethernet cable.
I need a Roon endpoint. I would like a device that can receive a stream from the NUC via Wi-Fi and output to my Stream Magic 6 (not Roon Ready). I want to use the Stream Magic 6 as a DAC. I think I can use the USB or SPDIF inputs of the SM 6.
For the endpoint, I was thinking of an Rpi 4 with an allo digione signature HAT. I’d attempt to load RoPieee on this device. Does the Rpi 4 have Wi-Fi?
Am I on the right track? Will the Rpi 4 + digione do what I am hoping it will do? Are there other options I should consider?