I am working on a music server to use as Roon core and am considering my options for DACs. Right now the cheapest option would be to go from an endpoint into my McIntosh C50’s internal DAC, which is a Texas Instrument 1795 PCM DAC capable of handling up to 32 bit-192kHz. However I also have a Cambridge Audio Azur 752BD Blu Ray player, which has Wolfson’s excellent WM8740 - and actually 7 of them.
I am wondering whether there is any way Roon might work with the Cambridge Audio as a DAC. I have not been very successful in trying to use the DAC for playing FLAC files so far, largely due to the clunky interface and limited connectivity. It does come with Ethernet port though, so I am thinking that something could be done - possibly even as an endpoint, although that would start feeling quite far-fetched.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.