Hi have a Trinnov ST2-HiFi and using Roon in a dedicated mac mini, connected by USB to a Bekeley Alpha USB, and connecting to the ST2 by AES.
I am now considering moving to a Roon Server setup and need a roon ready network player. I have three options:
- Upgrade the Trinnov ST2 to an Amethyst that has a roon ready network player,
- Buy a Sonore ultraRendu, connected by USB to my Berkeley Alpha USB and them by AES to the Trinnov ST2
- Buy a dCS network bridge connected by AES to the Trinnov AST2.
Would the fact that the Amethyst as an internal network player be an advantage, reducing jitter by avoiding a digital connection? Or would a external network player have advantage due to being a high performance dedicated player?
What do you believe would be the setup with the highest sound quality?
Note that I am not planning to use any of the Amethyst pre-amp features as I am using the digital AES out of the Trinnov to feed a EMM DAC2X and after a Audio Research Reference 5.
Thanks for your help