(my first post here in the middle of my trial period of roon)
I own a lot classical music and around 20 SACDs in MCh (some as files). I am in the process of looking for a “higher” quality AVR in order to play my MCh music decently and continue buying those SACDs - eventually purchasing them as downloadable files in future. I bought so many of them, always with the hope that in future my gear would change into the right direction.
So a couple of weeks ago, I thought NAD T778 will be the choice, but in the meantime I am not convinced anymore. The NAD has only BlueOS to stream to (which simply kills MCh), and would I be able to connect a Raspi to the NAD to get it play multichannel via HDMI, or could I use the T778 as a USB DAC?
As an interim solution I wanted to stick to my really old AVR not having an HDMI input (oh yes, really old!) and gain more time to find out what will suit best. Is there a chance with coax or optical S/PDIF HAT?
So far I successfully put an Pi 3B+ / HifiBerry DAC+ Pro into operation:
- first with the original HifiBerryOS.
- second mOode
- waiting to be tested:
What I learned here in the forum is that for the HDMI solution I necessarily have to deploy either volumio or picoreplayer.
Any advice which thread to read here the forum or elsewhere is appreciated.