Cheap way to play flac, wav, mp3 without a computer

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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,203
    erniejade wrote: »
    About 1/4 acre.
    I think your right on with me talking him into a cheap desktop or laptop and a cheap usb dac like the dragonfly Tony mentioned. I will give him a ring tomorrow.

    It's truly the best option.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra, Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design Magnifico, North Star Design Supremo
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,656
    I found a Lenovo T430S I5 with 8 gig of ram for 100$, hifimediy sabre usb dac es9023 for $42 ( it gets great reviews at this price) and a Toshiba usb 2 tb drive for $79$ Just need to load up Jriver and he should be good for under $250. Solid for a garage system on a receiver I think
    Lumin D1, KEF LS50 Wireless, Cayin scd-50T, LH Labs VI Dac, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9, HP I7 Laptop, Wireworld Eclipse 7, Wireworld Aurora, Wireworld Electra 7, Signal Magic Digital, Cardas Quadralink 5C, Velodyne SPL1200
    USB helpers: Intona, w4s Recovery

  • LegenderLegender Posts: 301
    Excellent find and build. I'm sure this will meet his needs now and for years to come. Nice work and he's lucky to have you as a friend.
    Music: Marantz AV7005 - Yamaha MX1000 - Denon BDP-1911 - SDA 3.1
    Theater: Denon 3808 - B&K 7500/Emotiva XPA-3- RTi12, CSi5, RTiA7x4, PSW505
    Sleeping: Denon 1906 - Harman Kardon 2400 - SDA 2
    2 Channel: Parasound JC-2, Parasound JC-1; Oppo 103; PS Audio Perfectwave DAC, Polk LSiM705, SVS SB13 Ultra
    Office: Dell Optiplex, Emotiva XDA-2, Adcom 5500, LSiM 703
    Spares: Yamaha CA-810; LSi 15; Kenwood Basic M2a, Yamaha M60/M80
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,203
    erniejade wrote: »
    I found a Lenovo T430S I5 with 8 gig of ram for 100$, hifimediy sabre usb dac es9023 for $42 ( it gets great reviews at this price) and a Toshiba usb 2 tb drive for $79$ Just need to load up Jriver and he should be good for under $250. Solid for a garage system on a receiver I think

    I'm glad you went that route. It is the best route for sure - much better and cheaper than a Mini in that situation.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra, Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design Magnifico, North Star Design Supremo
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,656
    Thanks all. @DonnerUndBlitzen When I was shopping for a cheap dac, I did check out their website. It seems their stuff gets some darn good reviews for the $.

    I think he will be happy with it. He can kick up the tunes and work around the garage and have a much more reliable setup to play music. In the spring, summer and fall, the garage is basically the party area so it will get a lot of use.
    Lumin D1, KEF LS50 Wireless, Cayin scd-50T, LH Labs VI Dac, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9, HP I7 Laptop, Wireworld Eclipse 7, Wireworld Aurora, Wireworld Electra 7, Signal Magic Digital, Cardas Quadralink 5C, Velodyne SPL1200
    USB helpers: Intona, w4s Recovery

  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,534
    erniejade wrote: »
    I found a Lenovo T430S I5 with 8 gig of ram for 100$, hifimediy sabre usb dac es9023 for $42 ( it gets great reviews at this price) and a Toshiba usb 2 tb drive for $79$ Just need to load up Jriver and he should be good for under $250. Solid for a garage system on a receiver I think

    Ernie, that'll work beautifully and with the easiest control possible without some idiot file player to figure out...click and go!
    Living room: Samsung UN55KU7000 4K UHD HDR 55 inch TV, Marantz CD6004, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, Parasound zPhono, Mac Mini, Oppo BDP-93, XBox One S 2Tb, Kenwood DPX792BH car deck for radio purposes, Marantz SR5010 AVR, Parasound HCA-1200II, Front SDA 2 modded with Larrys Rings and RD0-194-1 tweeters, Rear Onkyo SKF-4800 Towers, Center CSiA6, BOOM Tannoy TS2.12 Sub, Audioquest Evergreen interconnects just about everywhere except from AVR to amp, MIT Terminator 4, MIT AVT3 speaker cables with extra terminals covered up Monitor 5 Jr+ in the wings for a center channel.

    Bedroom: Mac Mini, XBox One 500Gb+2TB External, Control Marantz SR6008 powering the top halves of the towers, Dumb amp Harman Kardon HK3490 powering the lower halves of the towers, RTiA7 passively bi-amped, Alpine CDA-9886 car deck for radio purposes, Schiit Asgard 2, Sony MDR-1R.

    Keiko wrote: »
    That's offensive and not audio related. I'm telling! :#
  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 1,851
    What type of cell phone has an 18 inch screen on it?
    1. Polk LSiM707, 704C, 703; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Pioneer Elite SC-97; Parasound A23 amp; Oppo 105D; Toshiba HD-DVD Player; Samsung UHD 4K Player; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 Preamp; Parasound A21; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Marantz SA8004; Music Hall MMF7 and PS Audio NuWave phono pre; Technics SL-1200MKII and PS Audio GCPH phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Anthem Pre-2L SE pre and Parasound HCA-1500A amp; Squeezebox Touch; Wyred4Sound DAC2; MIT S3 cables
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,534
    Emlyn wrote: »
    What type of cell phone has an 18 inch screen on it?

    an iPad :)

    erm biggest iPad is the larger iPad Pro at 12.9 inches...I've the smaller version of the Pro though, also carry a 5.5 inch screen iPhone 6S Plus as my every day phablet lol.
    Living room: Samsung UN55KU7000 4K UHD HDR 55 inch TV, Marantz CD6004, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, Parasound zPhono, Mac Mini, Oppo BDP-93, XBox One S 2Tb, Kenwood DPX792BH car deck for radio purposes, Marantz SR5010 AVR, Parasound HCA-1200II, Front SDA 2 modded with Larrys Rings and RD0-194-1 tweeters, Rear Onkyo SKF-4800 Towers, Center CSiA6, BOOM Tannoy TS2.12 Sub, Audioquest Evergreen interconnects just about everywhere except from AVR to amp, MIT Terminator 4, MIT AVT3 speaker cables with extra terminals covered up Monitor 5 Jr+ in the wings for a center channel.

    Bedroom: Mac Mini, XBox One 500Gb+2TB External, Control Marantz SR6008 powering the top halves of the towers, Dumb amp Harman Kardon HK3490 powering the lower halves of the towers, RTiA7 passively bi-amped, Alpine CDA-9886 car deck for radio purposes, Schiit Asgard 2, Sony MDR-1R.

    Keiko wrote: »
    That's offensive and not audio related. I'm telling! :#
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,331
    edited May 19
    I have no idea what y'all are talking about.
    Seems I need a $12k DAC to listen to a set of headphones that cost $200.
    Or.... I can stream music from one 67,236 services offered online, as long as I purchase the proper driver to play the music I have purchsed previously. Then after that, I should consult the CHIP gurus to tell me my stock DAC/streamer won't work with this version of LAN based NAS because Apple hates Andriod and vis-a-vis.......
    You all suck the green version of donkey testes.
  • pkquatpkquat Posts: 443
    erniejade wrote: »
    I found a Lenovo T430S I5 with 8 gig of ram for 100$, hifimediy sabre usb dac es9023 for $42 ( it gets great reviews at this price) and a Toshiba usb 2 tb drive for $79$ Just need to load up Jriver and he should be good for under $250. Solid for a garage system on a receiver I think

    Sounds awesome. Just an FYI, I have often seen 4TB drives from the big 3 for about ~$100. Sometimes its $10 more for the smaller portable version, sometimes the same. If you go with a portable one, I recommend a powered usb hub to reduce the power load on the PC if its always on.
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