LAN / SPDIF vs dedicated Roon Ready streamer?

I have an Audiolab 6000a with no USB input.

Would I get better results from a Mac to a USB/SPDIF converter such as the Matrix or a dedicated streamer like the Bluesound Node.

Not using the steamer as a DAC just an endpoint.


It depends on your network and budget. I have a Topping D10 that converts USB to TOSLINK for my desktop solution, and have friends who use the Node wirelessly in a network environment, both work well. A Raspberry Pi, if you can find one, also could work well with a SPDIF or optical output.