New user here and so far so good. My setup includes Node wired directly to my home router, analog RCA out to my 2 channel amp, and Iphone to control Qobuz, Apple and even Spotify at times.
My question is around understanding the signal flow in an effort to optimize the path (ideally keeping it wired). As best I can tell, when I use Qobuz via BlueSound app, the chain is
Internet>home router>ethernet to Node>RCA to amp.
Conversely, with Apple Music it appears the path is:
Internet>home router>wifi to Iphone>Airplay to node>RCA to amp
And last (perhaps weirdly) Spotify looks like this (?)
Internet>home router >wifi to Iphone>Airplay to node>RCA to amp.
That last one is odd because it appears Spotify is supported in BlueSound app. My goal is to understand this better, and as much as possible operate in the native application of each of the services rather than try to use Roon or BlueSound application. At the same time I'd like to keep the path wired as much as possible. Let me know if my understanding is correct, and what changes I might need to achieve the goal.