Folks: I have an Intel NUC NUC7i5BNH (running ROCK) which has several HDMI ports.
I currently have my PS Audio Directstream DAC (with Bridge) attached to my network via the ethernet port on the Bridge.
I would like to try hooking my NUC directly to the Directstream (bypassing the Bridge). I have managed to do this using the USB ports on the NUC. However, I want to also try an HDMI (or is it I2S?) feed to the Directstream for comparison. I tried this but none of Roon’s HDMI-discovered Audio outputs seemed to work (i.e. see the DS).
If this is possible, will any of the NUC’s HDMI ports work? A specific one? Does the port need to be specially configured within Roon’s Audio setup?
p.s. I am also seeing an “ALC283 Analog” for the NUC with Roon Audio. I assume of no use since I need a digital feed for the DS.
p.p.s. I am also experimenting for the upcoming DS MKII which does not have a Bridge card option. Trying to avoid having to buy a streamer as well, but…
Thanks in advance, Dave