Is Roon Nucleus HDMI out connection compatible with DS DAC I2S?


#1

I am currently weighing up the options of upgrading the Bridge I and keep the PC or upgrading the the PC to a Roon Nucleus. I am currently connecting the PC to the DS DAC with a USB cable.

Can I connect the roon nucleus to the DS DAC with the a hdmi cable? Will this have better sq than the USB or even the bridge II?

Thanks in advance


#2

According to its online manual, the HDMI port on the Roon Nucleus is to connect to an audio/video receiver (AVR) or another device which supports multi-channel audio over HDMI. It therefore is not wired to support the I2S protocol which PS Audio uses over an HDMI cable, so it would not be compatible.


#3

Thanks for your confirmation Audio.bill … I am with the same impression. I will upgrade the to the Bridge II. Cheers