I currently haven an Aries Mini with internal HDD containing music in Flac format. I also stream Tidal wirelessly through the mini.
I’m contemplating an upgrade to the Vega G1 DAC.
I’ve read several threads involving the Vega & Mini but it didn’t really clarify my concerns.
The Vega doesn’t support wireless however it can obviously accept a digital signal via USB/coax. It also appears to be able to accept a stream via the Ethernet port (it’s even labelled stream on the Vega). So if I want to maintain a wireless setup I need to stream to the Mini wirelessly and connect to the Vega via USB for example. Is this setup taking full advantage of the Vega’s femto clock? Or is it using the Mini for clocking duties? Do I need to stream directly to the Vega via the Ethernet connection to use its femto clock? I could stream directly to the Vega via Ethernet but then what is the Mini doing in this setup? I’ve read it can be used as the DLNA server. Does this mean the Mini makes its HDD content visible on the network and then the Vega will see this and stream via its Ethernet port?
Thanks for any clarification on this.