So I have the upgrade bug, unfortunately.
My current system is configured like this (only one room; no others):
My desktop computer is my Roon Core. It is connected to the internet via Tera Grand Cat 7 ethernet to a separate ethernet switch which is connected to the router via the same ethernet cables.
I’m using the Bryston BDP-1 as my Roon Endpoint. It is fed from that separate ethernet switch using the same Tera Grand Cat7 ethernet cables.
From the BDP-1 the signal is fed to a miniDSD-SHD for Dirac Live calibration via Kimber Cable D60 BNC, then to a Shiit Yggy DAC via Acoustic Zen Absolute BNC cable, then to a Primaluna Dialogue HP integrated tube amplifier via Acoustic Zen Matrix Reference II interconnects, and on to my Martin Logan Summit X speakers via Acoustic Zen Hologram II cables.
I’m wondering if the Bryston acting as my Roon Endpoint should be replaced with a better server for better SQ? It’s older technology, and probably not worth much as a trade or sale so I’d probably have to just keep it, but it might be worth it if a different streamer would help SQ. My budget is around $2-3 thousand and if I’m going to replace it I’d like something MQA compatible.
I would greatly appreciate your opinions on this. Also, if you see any other areas for potential SQ improvement, please let me know.