I’m working on a multi-room project (Sonos Upgrade) and looking for a Roon Streamer for the PS Audio Sprout100. Considering costs, I think a Raspberry Pi 4B running Ropieee connecting via USB is an ideal pairing. I’m looking for some feedback and your experiences on the additional items I should invest in when connecting the Pi 4B to the Sprout 100.
-If I’m using a USB Rectifier such as an AQ Jitterbug or iFi Purifier 3, should I also invest in a high-end Power Supply such as iFi Power X? What is the better bang for your buck?
-Would you recommend the AQ Jitterbug or iFi Purifier 3?
-If I’m using the iFi Purifier 3 (Pi >> Cable >> iFi Purifier 3 >> DAC) does it make sense to invest in a higher quality USB cable, say AQ Forest vs AQ Carbon?
I’m open to other Roon Streamers but the next logical jump seems to be the Blue Node2i at $549 which almost as much as the Sprout100.
Looking forward to the feedback and opinions on how you would approach.