Looking for some objective advise here from Forum members that have actually either the tech inside OR the previous direct experience on the subject, Thanks!
The QUESTION: Should I place ROCK NUC (Fanless AKASA PLATO case) on listening room close to Endpoint (Auralic Aries) or on the office where the NAS resides, in order to optimize audio performance?
The EXISTING SETUP as is:
- Roon ROCK running on dedicated NUC in fanless Akasa Plato case, connected low-power metal case 5 port switch, that also connects to Auralic Aries and Teleste MoCa adapter, all powered from HDPlex dedicated Power Supply and all located on listening room;
- NAS on remote office room, connected to above via Teleste MoCa adapter, powered from iFi dedicated Power Supply.
The ALTERNATIVE SETUP I am considering:
- Placing Roon ROCK also on remote office room, powered by a new dedicated HDPlex Power Supply that also will power Teleste MoCa adapter, thus getting it far from the actual listening room.
I ALREADY ACCESSED DIRECTLY BY EXPERIENCE:
- MoCa connection vastly superior to PowerLine and similar, as PowerLine induces audible deterioration just by being plugged; Nothing to do with the “bits” themselves, but on the analog part of the audio setup;