I am currently working on a Pro-ject Stream Box S2 Ultra connected with a Dac North Star Design, the Roon core is on my PC and the music library on a Qnap nas.
This system works quite well.
The problems is that VOLUMIO, the o.s. of the Stream Box, don’t send direct DSD stream to my dac, only DoP stream are allowed, so I can’t play DSD 256 files.
My dac work well with direct DSD stream, untill DSD 256, but only through ASIO driver and windows o.s.
Now I would like to replace the Stream Box with an Intel NUC on which I can install windows10 with the ASIO driver of my dac. At this point I could also put the ROON core on it.
I wonder which NUC should I take to manage a library of around 50,000 files, do conversions on the fly and manage convolution?
And if I installed the Roon core in the QNAP server?
What do you recommend?