Perhaps the world’s dumbest question. Just for reference, I’m a longtime audiophile and a former documentation writer for a now defunct audio electronics firm. So I’m not a moron about electronics, just about streaming integrated amps and their networked connectivity.
The question is, can you just hook the M10, through ethernet, to your network and not only stream audio through BluOS, or Roon, but also listen to your system output, for things like youtube or games? Or does that have to go separately into the SPDIF or Opt in?
The reason I ask is, right now, I have a plain old DAC connected to my Mac via USB. Roon sees it and plays audio. Tidal and Spotify see it; and my system sees it. So if I want to play an Apple TV movie, or something from Netflix, Amazon or Youtube in the browser, it plays that too.
I’d like to directly connect the M10 to my Mac and play everything. I have no need to access it from other rooms or other devices. So can I just run from my Mac—>Network Switch—>M10—>Speakers, and play everything? Or does it have to be Ethernet for Roon, BluOS, etc and “Other” for system sounds, browser audio and such?