Roon ROCK built on:
Intel NUC 7i7bnh
Samsung Evo 960 250GB m.2 drive PCIe (for OS + Roon)
Samsung Evo 860 4TB SSD SATA for music storage (/ROONSTORAGE) ext4 formatted inside NUC case
ROCK OS replaced with Euphony 3 OS (Linux distro specialised for music)
Transplanted into Asaka Plato X7 fanless case
Powered by Keces P8 linear power supply
Running Roon 1.6.
Apple iPad running Roon as Controller
DAC is direct attached to USB out of NUC (ALSA). However signal goes through ISO REGEN to clean up USB and then Matrix Audio X-SPDIF 2 to convert USB into I2S over HDMI. ISO REGEN powered by second DC output of Keces P8 PSU.
I2S input (HDMI) of PS Audio DirectStream DAC (Senior version running Red Cloud firmware).
Tellurium-Q Silver Diamond XLRs out of DAC to Vitus Audio RI-101 Integrated Amp.
Then Tellurium-Q Silver Diamond speaker cables to Wilson Audio Sasha Series-2 speakers on IsoAcoustic Gaia I feet.
Velodyne DD12+ subwoofer (on IsoAcostic Gaia III feet) also connected to Vitus Amp using Tellurium-Q Black II speaker cables, i.e. using speaker level inputs to sub.
PS Audio DAC does have Bridge II Ethernet endpoint installed but direct connection via I2S sounds noticeably better.