I just want to try roon.well i have a laptop and a raspberry. I used to listen with my hard drive attached to raspberry.now i want to install roon in my laptop, ropieee to raspberry and nas my hard drive.
Well my worries now.raspberry shares the power with ethernet and usb.also each 2 usbs share the same power.so 500ma is the output for one usb.so for the dac this is not so good.also raspberry pi doesn’t created for hifi.even so you powered pi with a lps …the pi creates a lot of noise.
Signature allo is a good stuff,but spdif which is old technology with i2s.spdif creates jitter etc.
Allo usb bridge with sparky is the solution that i think is a good for me.i don’t know much of it. That i know it has low noise.does this works with roon bridge via dietpi?how much ma has as usb output?is it sounds goos?
Also a cubox is another option but i don’t know if it has better usb from the pi or sparky.and also i don’t know if it supports ropieee and generally if it sounds better from all this stuff.
I would just put the laptop to my dac but i don’t have space.
So please I want your option for all this and if there is an option better from that just tell me know.i don’t want to waste my money for nothing or to expensive machines.i think there is a way cheaper that outperforms the expensive ones…and this is that i am looking for.
Thanx in advance.