yage

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Do I Need a Dedicated Streamer?
@littleman  If you're using the UPnP / DLNA capability of your FiiO, then you're already set for streaming.  
Do I Need a Dedicated Streamer?
@toro3 Yes - still using a Raspberry Pi, first with the 3 B+ when it was released and most recently the 4 B. I’ve tried multiple OSes as well - piCorePlayer, Volumio, DietPi, OSMC - and settled on moOde.  
Do I Need a Dedicated Streamer?
@ghdprentice Clearly you're a smart person and had a lot of smart people working for you. Here's something to think about. You say noise is crucial to audio performance. Surely transmitting and storing audio data isn't as important as the data o... 
Hegel H390 DAC
@stuartk I ran across this little tidbit using Google (link) This a response from Christian Bakken at Hegel when I asked him the same question about XLR and H390. “Hi Rob, Please note that there is absolutely no point in using XLR conn... 
Do I Need a Dedicated Streamer?
@danb99  Re: Mac Mini, it depends on what you need.   First off, keep in mind that you have a streamer built into your amp. There's no need to buy another box to get streaming capability. If you need more info on how to best use it, I suggest c... 
Do I Need a Dedicated Streamer?
@o_holter Why do people insist that streamers make a change? My guess is that virtually all of these anecdotes come from sighted listening tests which are prone to psychological biases. I don’t doubt that these listeners perceive a difference... 
Do I Need a Dedicated Streamer?
@o_holter Most people like the convenience of using their phone or tablet as a remote control for a streamer. The good news is that you most likely can already do this with the hardware / software that you currently have.   If you’re running W... 
Do I Need a Dedicated Streamer?
AirPlay 2 is limited to 44.1 kHz sampling rate. If you're trying to playback a higher resolution stream, it will be resampled to match.   However, the Hegel supports another protocol that will perform high-res playback - UPnP / DLNA. You need to... 
Streaming through upconverting DAC - can I even improve audio quality?
Spotify uses a lossy compression algorithm (Advanced Audio Coding or AAC - link) to deliver audio while saving on bandwidth and storage space. This means that some of the audio information is discarded during the compression process. These are par... 
Question/Help Needed: Boomer who is totally inexperienced with DACs and streamers.
That Echo streamer doesn’t seem to support Wi-Fi if that’s important to you.   There is an alternative that costs less and features much of the same integration - the WiiM Pro - link. Normally it’s $149, but it looks like it’s on sale for $119. ... 
Add I2s to Oppo players?
Denafrips told me not to do this, but I might try this, as I can do the same. You’ll most likely break your DAC if you try to connect the HDMI output of the Oppo to the I2S input of the Denafrips.   Just because they use the same connector do... 
Is there such a thing as a good medium priced music streamer?
I would consider adding a WiiM Pro ($169, link) if the streaming interface is the real pain point. You already have a NAS and a good sounding DAC in the Marantz. The WiiM Pro would replace the streaming function and can be connected to the coax di... 
What cabling to connect my MacBook Pro headphone jack to the TOS input of my Emotiva ERC-4
If you have a MacBook Pro that was made in 2015 or earlier, then you most likely have a combination analog and optical digital output. The easiest way to check is to go to System Profiler -> Audio -> expand Intel High Definition Audio. If SP... 
Did I Get the Wrong Intel NUC?
Does it come with a SATA SSD? If so, that's probably enough.   You can also buy an M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD for fairly cheap now. For example, the Samsung 980 Pro is only $89 for 1 TB. That should be plenty fast.   It's no big deal if it comes with W... 
Is ethernet output a possibility for the Innuos Zen MK3
I think @carlsbad2 is right in that the two Ethernet ports basically form a mini switch. In that case, try connecting the Gustard to the 'Streamer' port with a network cable and then follow the instructions on connecting network streamers (link) a...