About to pull the trigger on a server to be set up as my ROON core & store my music files but the more I’m reading about optimising SQ, the more I’m rethinking this.
There seems to be 2 main options?
Option 1 - ROON
This how I’m running my set up at the moment (minus the dedicated server) with ROON doing all the work in regards to signal path etc. I’m connecting to my network via a switch & into BII. With the server I plan to buy one with a bridged ethernet so I can “daisy chain” from my switch into server & then straight out of server via 2nd ethernet port into DSJ (I’ve read about gains in SQ this way).
Option 2 - HQ PLayer & ROON
From reading about “bridging” ethernet which may have all started by Sonore to support high quality SQ via USB…but I’m also reading that if you place a MicroRendu/UltraRendu in between the server & your DAC & manage signal path via HQ Player, the SQ beasts ROON?
Has anyone A vs B this &/or set up their DSJnr in this fashion?
I always thought that SQ was optimal via the bridge II but as the DSJ is less suseptable to jitter etc…& the signal would be cleaned up via the MicroRendu/UltraRendu then maybe better SQ can be achieved via USB input on the DSJnr?