Making some adjustments to my system and I’m curious about which may be the optimum approach. I’m sure it also depends on the DAC.
I have a Nucleus+ connected to my system via ethernet to a router satellite; it is not in close proximity to my audio system. In addition to using Roon from the Nucleus+ I also stream via Hearts of Space and Bandcamp via web and I need USB for that purpose (or do I?). Through Roon I also stream Tidal and Qobuz.
I have a Resolution Audio Cantata MC connected to an iMac via USB and stream to the Cantata via Roon on the iMac. The question is, would Roon sound better on the Cantata if it was connected directly to the Nucleus+ via USB?
Is there any loss in quality by streaming this way:
Nucleus+ > ethernet > router > wifi > iMac > USB > Cantata
The other option:
Nucleus+ > USB > Cantata
If I do that, is there any way to stream from the Web to the Cantata through the Nucleus+?