About to pull the trigger on a server to be set up as my ROON core & store my music files but the more I’m reading about optimising SQ, the more I’m rethinking this.
There seems to be 2 main options
Option 1 - ROON
This how I’m running my set up at the moment (minus the dedicated server) with ROON doing all the work in regards to signal path etc. With the server I plan to buy one woth a bridged ethernet so I can “daisy chain” from switch into server & then straight out of server via 2nd ethernet port into DSJ.
Option 2 - HQ PLayer & ROON
From reading about “bridging” ethernet which may have all started by Sonore to support high quality SQ via USB…but I’m also reading that if you place a MicroRendu/UltraRendu in between the server & your DAC & manage signal path via HQ Player, the SQ beasts ROON?
Has anyone A vs B this &/or set up their DSJnr in this fashion? I always thought that SQ was optimal via the bridge but as the DSJ is less suseptable to jitter etc…& the signal would be cleaned up via the MicroRendu/UltraRendu then maybe better SQ can be achieved via USB?