I’ve just recently gotten into the streaming world with a NAD C 658 with Core running on my MacBook Pro. Like many of you, I’m trying to find a seamless way to integrate Dirac Live into my Roon ecosystem. I have a system setup I’d like to propose and have a conversation around why it may or may not work.
Here’s what I’m thinking: Mac Mini (2011, so no 192), with RoonBridge, SoundSource and Dirac Live app and AU plug-in installed.
In SoundSource, use the bridge as the source, and add Dirac Live as an effect, going to the headphone/Toslink output, which is then plugged in to one of the optical ports on the C 658. That is seen as an endpoint, and voila.
I can’t try this live right now as I have no Toslink cable and my amp is down.
What do you think? Could this work? Reasons why not? I’m not worried about bit rates right now, as that can be addressed by throwing more $$ at the problem. I’m more interested in this as a concept.
Thanks! Good to be here.