External streamer to KEF LS50 Wireless?

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My HiFi system:

KEF LS50 Wireless

REL S3 SHO subwoofer

Cables/Interconnect: Nordost Frey 2 powercord > Quantum QB4, and Nordost Blue Heaven powercords to speakers and sub. Nordost Heimdall 2 USB and Heimdall 2 Ethernet cable between speakers.

Currently, I stream Tidal HiFi from My iMac (which is connected via WI-FI)via USB to the LS50 Wireless. My experience is, that this sounds way better than streaming directly to the speakers.

QUESTION:  Can I make the sound quality even better to get a dedicated streamer? I have been recommended Roon Nucleus via USB to speakers, But Will I expect better sound quality? Or Will a dedicated streamer via stereo interconnects to the speakers be even better, because I Will then use the DAC in the streamer instead of the LS50W internal DAC, if I have understood this right?

Kind Regards

Olle, Sweden

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Keep in mind that the RCA analog inputs on the LS50W run through an ADC process. You’ll want to avoid that if it all possible by using a digital input, preferably USB or Ethernet.

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