(Long winded preamble and then some questions)
For my birthday, my son built a (8th gen) NUC i7 w/8GB with ROON Rock on the M2.
It outputs via Audioquest USB to the built in DAC on my McIntosh MA9000.
It worked perfectly from the onset (I use Qobuz). He also has it boot on LAN from the iPad.
From reading in this community, I have two questions:
Is there a recommended/better output to the (or any) DAC than using USB?
Is the McIntosh built in DAC suboptimal, and is there an outboard DAC that I should be considering?
Thanks in advance.