new Roon user here!
I’ve been using a Bluesound Vault 2 for a couple of years now, and I’m a Tidal user.
My Bluesound is connected through an ethernet wire to my internet router. If I’m not wrong, the Bluesound device receives the Tidal “signal” and plays it.
Now I just installed Roon core on an old Mac Mini (2012, i5, 8GB ram), that is currently only connected by wifi. The Bluesound Vault is used as an audio output.
By reading Roon’s recommendations, I see that the core should be connected by ethernet for a better sound. I’m a bit puzzled: does it mean that now it is my Mac Mini that receives the Tidal “signal” and sends it to the Bluesound vault, which is not the Tidal receiver anymore?
And I don’t really understand how wifi could deteriorate the sound quality, any clues about that?
Sorry for the rookie questions, I’m just new to this system!