I run Roon ROCK on a NUC, with music mostly on a NAS. I’m using a DAC that is capable of native DSD over USB, but only, apparently, with a device driver running on the machine sending the music data, and the driver is available only for Windows 10.
So my first question is, can I use a Windows 10 computer as a Roon Output–and have it run that device driver so that it will deliver native DSD to the DAC? I guess what I’m asking is, if I set that up, will everything work together? Does it matter that the core, from which the data will be copied to the Output, is running Linux/ROCK?
My second question is–assuming the answer to the first question is ‘yes’–I’m thinking the hardware for this Roon output could be very modest–am I right? It will not be performing any control or core functions–just relaying data from the core to the DAC.
Hope my question is clear.