What do use to stream music to your Hi-Fi ??

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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,906
    edited January 25
    I'd still take the Aries Mini. The Mini does a few key things that Yamaha doesn't - like DSD, streaming, and digital out to use a separate DAC.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; 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; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,429
    The Yammy does internet radio streams as far as I can tell, and has a digital coax output.
    DSkip wrote: »
    I'd still take the Aries Mini. The Mini does a few key things that Yamaha doesn't - like DSD, streaming, and digital out to use a separate DAC.

    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,906
    I guess I should clarify that I meant Tidal, not streaming in general.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; 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; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,429
    Yeah that sucks if it doesn't work with Tidal. I wonder if there's a way to get it working.
    DSkip wrote: »
    I guess I should clarify that I meant Tidal, not streaming in general.

    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • D'privedD'prived Posts: 181
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I bought mine 2014. It's been a great player. Only drawback is it only plays up to 96Khz.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,429
    Honestly, I'm a 16/44.1 guy anyway, so that's not a huge concern.
    D'prived wrote: »
    I bought mine 2014. It's been a great player. Only drawback is it only plays up to 96Khz.

    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,429
    Update: I still want to buy the Yamaha, even though it doesn't have wireless built in. I have issues.
    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,429
    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,860
    Get s netgear orbi mesh setup your wireless extender will have ethernet and you can set it up by the yamaha. Problem solved and better wireless coverage in the house.
    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: w4s Recovery

    HT: Elite SC27, Full Polk RTI setup.

  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,585
    Lumin S1. While I don’t stream, yet, it does support Tidal, and some other high-res streaming source.
    Bud

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon for source, Denali 2000 (2) for amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,616
    If you can do ethernet, Sonore Ultra Rendu with LPS-1 power supply and DC-4 power cable. Substitute microRendu for Ultra to save $200, but I think it's worth the upcharge.
    Den: Rega RP6 (mods) * AT33PTGII * Parks Budgie SUT * Jolida jd9 (mods) * Roon (Sonic Transporter) * Sonore Ultra Rendu (LPS-1) * Wireworld Plat7 * iso Regen (LPS-1) * Lush usb * Chord QuteEX (Pardo PS) * Joule-Electra LA-100 iii * Sunfire Sig II * PSAudio p3 * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 1.2 (mods)
    Office Rip: Music Hall MMF-5.1se * Speed Box II * DL103r * Lounge Copla SUT * PS Audio NPC * Roon * Bryston bdp-1, Bryston bda-1 * Rogue Cronus Magnum ii * PSA Dectet * MIT s3 * LSA-1 Statement
    Beach: MH mmf2.1 * Denon dl-110 * Belles Phono 20a * Sonos * Arcam rDac * Belles 20a * Pass Aleph 30 * PSAudio Dectet * MIT s3 * Polk SRS 2.3tl (mods) - Hartley Reference Mini-Tower - Revel M22
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,906
    I'd advise against bluesound.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; 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; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,429
    Yeah, thought about that, or something like this: https://www.amazon.com/IOGEAR-Universal-Ethernet-Adapter-GWU627/dp/B004UAKCS6

    But it's still added cost on top of the $650 the Yamaha already costs.
    erniejade wrote: »
    Get s netgear orbi mesh setup your wireless extender will have ethernet and you can set it up by the yamaha. Problem solved and better wireless coverage in the house.

    Lemme get a job where you work if this sort of gear is what you consider affordable! :lol:
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Lumin S1. While I don’t stream, yet, it does support Tidal, and some other high-res streaming source.

    Wow nice looking boutique unit. Thanks for the tip.
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    If you can do ethernet, Sonore Ultra Rendu with LPS-1 power supply and DC-4 power cable. Substitute microRendu for Ultra to save $200, but I think it's worth the upcharge.

    Yeah, you've mentioned concerns regarding the sound quality. Auralic Aries Mini looking more and more tempting.
    DSkip wrote: »
    I'd advise against bluesound.

    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 639
    I for one think my Bluesound Node 2 sounds excellent. At that price, the first node is a no-brainer to me. The general consensus seems to be there are only hair splitting differences in sound quality between the Node 2 and Aries Mini.
    2 Channel
    BlueSound Node 2 Streaming Tidal I Marantz SA8005 I Backert Labs Rhumba 1.1 I B&K ST125.2 I Focal Aria 926 I Wireworld Eclipse 7 IC's I Acoustic Zen Satori SC I Pangea AC14SE MkII/PS Audio AC-3 Power Cables

    Living Room HT
    Sony XBR65X930E I Marantz NR-1608 I Q Acoustics 2020i I Q Acoustics 3090c I FXI-A4's I DIY 15" Dayton SW

  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 3,507
    Parlor: Yamaha RX-A2030*Parasound Halo P5*Parasound Halo A-31*Parasound 2250v2*Emotiva XPA-200 Gen1*LSiM707 Fronts*LSiM706c Center*LSiM702f/x Surrounds*Monitor70 Series II Rears*Monitor40 Series II Presence*SVS PB2000 Sub X2*OPPO BDP-103D*Sony PS3*Samsung-55" LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV UN55H7150AFXZA*TEAC TN-300*Wireworld Solstice cables*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*BJC Silver-Plated IC's* Bens Silver IC's

    Dungeon: Usher Dancer Mini-Two Diamond*Auralic Aries Mini*Dayens Ampino Preamp*Dayens Ampino Monoblocks*Wireworld Oasis cables*Wireworld Oasis IC's*IFI nano IDSD* Cambridge CXU*

    Panamax MR5100*Panamax M8-AV-PRO*Furman PST-2+6

    Headgear: Sennheiser HD 558*Audio-Technica ATH-M40x*Sennheiser HD 598 Cs*Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7*Philips SHP9500S* Sennheiser 6xx

    Hello Kitty boombox

    Spares: Yamaha RX-A1040*Emotiva XPA-1L Gen2 X2*Emotiva XPA-3 Gen2*CSiA6 Center*Monitor40 Series II*SVS PB1000 Sub*Sony BDPS6500 Blu-ray player*POS 37" LCD*Douglas Connection Furez 12 AWG 2 Conductor*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*Samsung BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray*Usher N-6361


    Self Control is over rated.
  • billbillwbillbillw Posts: 5,683
    edited February 16
    I thought I had posted in this thread earlier, but I guess I didn't.

    I am very happy with my streaming/Hi-Rez setup and it was all purchased for under $300.

    First, I snagged a Teac UD-301 for under $250.
    Teac.com

    I think it might have been "factory refurbished," but that didn't matter to me. It had the same warranty terms as "new." You have to watch eBay to get under $250. Mine was on sale for $222. Current lowest is $277.

    BONUS: It has a pretty decent headphone output!

    Grabbed a Belkin Gold USB cable ($5-$10 on eBay). Yes there are fancier, more expensive ones, but most of the hardcore guys at Headfi have found the Belkin Gold to be more than adequate.

    Finally, I found a super cheap Dell/WYSE thin client PC to run Daphile (open source Linux based on Squeezebox). Daphile can support squeexebox plugins (Tidal, Spotify, etc.)

    https://www.daphile.com/

    The Dell/WYSE to find is the 5000 series based on the AMD G-T48E (search for D90D7/DX0D/T48E). All you need is one with 2GB RAM and 8GB SSD. Mine had AC wireless built in, but those seem hard to find. I grabbed mine new in box for $27.
    Here is an example of one:

    Ebay Link

    Wipe the SSD with something like Gparted live, make an install USB with Daphile and load it, setup the IP address. 10 minutes later you can direct any web browser to the IP and setup your library, etc. Daphile has no issues playing anything I've thrown at it. It boots in about 30 seconds and has never crashed on me.

    My files are streamed by AC-class wifi from my server in another room and the Dell/WYSE is fanless, so this setup is completely quiet.
    Main 2-ch:
    Sony SS-M9; LSA Statement Amplifier; VPI HW-19 Mk3/Sumiko Premier FT-4/Audio Technica AT15SA; Pass Labs DIY Pearl Phono; Sony SCD-C333ES SACD Changer; TEAC UD-301 DAC; Dell/WYSE 5010 (running Daphile); Sony ST-SA5ES Tuner; Nanotec Golden Strada speaker cables (SR+#79 Shotgun); Audioquest Coral interconnects
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,429
    Nice job, very cool. Daphile looks pretty nice.
    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 4,901
    edited February 16
    Bluesound Node 2 works fine especially if streaming to quality external DAC . It also has had many UI upgrades since the original Node/UI.

    I am using Node2 to Brooklyn DAC+ with coax interconnect.Also using Roon. 1's and 0's get to the DAC+ just fine. Sound quality is incredible.

    DAC+ can deal with anything including vinyl.
    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7702 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo BDP-103D | Sony PS4 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 64" Plasma | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A23 x2 Amps Parsound Halo A21 Amp & P5 Pre | Marantz SR5011 AVR | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's| Usher BE-616 Center|KEF T100 Surrounds | SVS SB2000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Bluesound Node 2 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC |Samsung 50" SUHD TV

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node | Audioengine P4 | Peachtree Nova 125SE |

    Closet | SDA SRS 2.3's | Monitor 5B's Yamaha M80 | Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2385
  • FTGVFTGV Posts: 3,538
    I'm using a Raspberry Pi loaded with the Volumio player software feeding a Twisted Pear Buffalo III dac. The little Pi player is without a doubt the best c note I have spent on audio.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,429
    Update: I got a Lenovo ThinkCentre M93p that I'm going to put Daphile on this weekend.

    @msg you would like this too
    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
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