Roon is defaulting to Macbook Speakers in "Audio Midi Settings" not Chord Qutest

Can anyone help me solve this. If I play iTunes which is connected from my Mac to my Chord Qutest via USB and its shows in the Mac Audio Midi Settings it is playing through my Chord Qutest, which is the desired outcome.

However, when I select the Chord Qutest as the Audio Zone in Roon and play music, if I then look at the output in Audio Midi Settings on my MacBook it has defaulted to MacBook Pro Speakers.

Is the output through Roon using the internal DAC in the MacBook before outputting to the Chord Qutest (I want to bypass the MacBook DAC) when I use Roon.

If so how do I adjust the settings in Roon?