Suggestions to replace Aurender A10 with something Roon compatible.
I was very pleased with the functionality, house sound, and Conductor app of my Aurender A10. However, I’m drinking the Roon Kool-aid. I have a Nucleus and a lifetime subscription to Roon. This is for my second system, a Benchmark LA4 and AHB2, driving Dynaudio Special 40. Considering individual DAC and streamer, and another combined unit (I have a NAS, so a server isn’t necessary). Innous Zenith MK III, Denafrips Terminator, Mytek Manhattan II with the streamer card, and even a Mytek Brooklyn Bridge, are among some of my early considerations. Have top tier Tidal and Qobuz subscriptions. I appreciate a warmer sound and resell value is a consideration, albeit a lessor one.
Have my eye on a dCS Bartök for my main system, and that won’t happen for awhile. My budget is under $7K, new or used. For a DAC, I’ve followed the Lampizator thread, and read here about Ayre, Lumin, Audio Mirror Tubadour Signature, MHDT Labs Orchid, and Holo Spring Level 3. The only other streamer on my radar is the Bricasti Model 5.
I welcome suggestions. Thank you in advance.