I’m a long time vinyl lover, but new to streaming.
I’m trying to understand the whole streaming process by reading the “design” page: Design - Antipodes
So I’m try to summarize the process, and please correct me if I’m wrong.
Suppose I have a PC running Roon Core as server, with internal SSDs for music.
1, Roon Core server picks a flac file, and send it out via RJ45, using network protocols, to Player device (Roon Ready)
2, A Player (Roon Ready) receives the flac file and converts it into a music streaming. Then sends out via USB using USB audio protocols.
3, A DAC receives the streaming via its USB interface and do the rest jobs (reclocking, DSP, DA converting, etc.)
Please let me know if my understanding is correct.
If it’s correct, then my question is:
1, Why Roon Core can’t directly send out the streaming to DAC via the USB interface on PC (regardless of sound quality)?
Is Roon Core sending out files or streaming? Is the output the same as sending out a general Word file to other computers?