I’m looking for suggestions on how best to set up my digital playback system. I will have a Synology NAS with mostly CDs ripped to FLAC, but will add some higher res files over time, including DSD. I already have a DS DAC, but no Bridge yet. I plan to run Roon Server off a SGC Sonictransporter and I need to decide the best way to get these files to the DS. I’m looking at two options:
Buy and Install Bridge II and once Torrey’s comes out and it is (hopefully) a Roon-ready endpoint, I just stream the files over Ethernet to the Bridge; or
Buy the Sonore microrendu and stream the files through it into the USB input of the DS.
Option one will be slightly more expensive, but not enough to matter. I would like some input on which of these options will provide the highest sound quality, the greatest flexibility on types and resolutions of files I can play, and the best reliability and ease of setup and maintenance. Which option do you guys recommend and why?