Hi I am new to Roon. I have setup a Roon server on a linux node in my network and setup client connections to my NAS and to Tidal HiFi. Everything so far works great. I can log into either my Mac or PC and play music including Tidal Masters in MQA format.
My next goal is to send audio to my living room setup, which includes an Anthem AVM-60 preprocessor. What I wanted to do is to add a board such as a Hifiberry Digi+ Pro to my Raspberry PI and run a digital coaxial connection to my preprocessor. The pi would run Roonbridge.
I’ve read countless posts on this board and I’m still confused as to if this would work. Most of the people in the discussions refer to using an external DAC with a Pi but I don’t believe I understand why this is necessary. Will the following configuration work to listen to Tidal Masters?
Roon Server -> Raspberry Pi with Hifiberry Digi+ Pro -> digital coaxial -> Anthem AVM 60
My preprocessor doesn’t support MQA, so does this mean I won’t be able to send a digital signal (Tidal MQA Stream) to it and I should change the HifiBerry to the analog RCA version?
Thanks for any help.