Into Roon since a couple of months, which is heaven since I started to lose track of my music files…
From DLNA to Roon is not technically a huge step, I have built a 8i3 NUC with ROCK and got myself a plain Roopie RPI as endpoint and everything works likes a charm.
Then I started to REALLY dig into digital audio and thought, hey I need a really good USB endpoint to feed my DAC. Ended up with the SOtM ultra on my shopping list. Then I thought, what is really the point here, what am I doing? So I thought I should ask the lovely Room community
Back in the DLNA days I got my music from the media server running on the Synology NAS directly through the LAN into my DAC, controlled with an iOS app.
With Roon I use the same Ethernet cables to get the bits eventually into the DAC.
Why would I get a better sound using the Roon network concept instead of the DLNA concept? Same source, same LAN/switches and same DAC?
Why wouldn’t the DAC be capable of maximising the stream from the Ethernet cable in the same way as the “Roon way”.
What I am really after with Roon is the fantastic way of finding my music (compared with pretty much everything else I have tried…), but should I go for a more mainstream solution than SOtM to get the same SQ?
Using Roon does not intrinsically means I get a better sound compared to my DLNA approach?
Opinions and facts are more than welcome!