Using HQ Player with ROON and a Lumin D2 ? So reading through various threads, it seems some of the features of HQ do not really work well depending on the DAC being used. In my case it is the Lumin D2. I do use some of the features in ROON, like Upsampling to DSD, ect… Also for what its worth and may sound strange but works great, is I am feeding the D2 balanced XLR out to the balanced in of the Lyngdorf 2710 integrated.
HQ Player uses its own form of network output software known as an “NAA” or Network Audio Adaptor. NAA is to HQ Player as Roon Bridge is to Roon.
As Peter notes above, Lumin does not currently implement an NAA in firmware, so if you want to send an HQ Player output over a network to a Lumin DAC you will need a network device that includes an NAA between your router and your DAC. There are a number of such devices, ranging from a Raspberry Pi, Allo DigiOne or a microRendu which I use.
Your DAC will also take a direct USB connection from a computer that is running HQ Player, if that is how you prefer to connect.
That is a tough one to explain, as my NAD M32 did the same thing, yet it sounds great as does the Lyngdorf… With the M32 I also used an external DAC with DSF files with the M32. This is a point I can’t explain, as similar to using an external phono with the Lyngdorf, converting to digital and it sounds great per people who I have talked to that do this. So it seems the better the analog feed into the Lyngdorf, it really does not seem to matter what it does internally to amplify. Just my simple observation.I have always converted all files in ROON to DSD