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

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,450
    I read this and thought "Nice! Sounds like a perfect unit!"

    Went to Google it and saw the $12k pricetag. Immediately closed browser window. :/
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Lumin S1. It is an all in one solution; file player, streamer, and DAC. Does Tidal, and now supports MQA. You can't get simpler than the S1, and it sounds great.

    Got Dayens?
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,452
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I read this and thought "Nice! Sounds like a perfect unit!"

    Went to Google it and saw the $12k pricetag. Immediately closed browser window. :/
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Lumin S1. It is an all in one solution; file player, streamer, and DAC. Does Tidal, and now supports MQA. You can't get simpler than the S1, and it sounds great.

    Check out the Auralic Aries Mini.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,486
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I read this and thought "Nice! Sounds like a perfect unit!"

    Went to Google it and saw the $12k pricetag. Immediately closed browser window. :/
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Lumin S1. It is an all in one solution; file player, streamer, and DAC. Does Tidal, and now supports MQA. You can't get simpler than the S1, and it sounds great.

    Check out the Auralic Aries Mini.

    Find a used one since they are out of production. Don't get the bluesound unit as I don't know anyone who thought the sound quality was close to the AURALiC unit.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,452
    DSkip wrote: »
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I read this and thought "Nice! Sounds like a perfect unit!"

    Went to Google it and saw the $12k pricetag. Immediately closed browser window. :/
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Lumin S1. It is an all in one solution; file player, streamer, and DAC. Does Tidal, and now supports MQA. You can't get simpler than the S1, and it sounds great.

    Check out the Auralic Aries Mini.

    Find a used one since they are out of production. Don't get the bluesound unit as I don't know anyone who thought the sound quality was close to the AURALiC unit.

    Permanently?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,486
    Yes. I would love to see another one come out again but no such news right now. Recently AURALiC has been focusing on their G2 high end products.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,452
    edited December 2017
    Does that mean updates on their iOS software are done and chances of an Android version are dead?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,486
    No. the software is used for all products. They don't have android but I do think they have web based control now. I haven't tried it so I don't know how good it is.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,452
    Thanks Derek.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • Just added the Pioneer Elite N50 to my family of Squeezebox Touches.
    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Vizio P55-E1UHD Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Vizio D1 32" Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Monitor 40 II fronts Polk CSR Center Pioneer 8" sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Vizio VF550M Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Acoustic Audio sub Panamax 5100
  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,363
    I am currently using a dedicated PC, which is an Asus EEE Box, running JRiver on it's local HDD. I run Fidelizer on the PC to optimize it for audio. I have an external USB SSD that holds my music collection in a combination of FLAC and WAV which connects to the PC using an Audioquest Forest USB 3.0 A to Micro cable. I use a Netgear router, set up for LAN only (wireless and internet functions disabled), and use that to network the PC and my PS Audio PerfectWave MKII/Bridge II using CAT6 cables. This combo works real well as the PC doesn't require a lot of power and doesn't need to do much outside of streaming the audio from the SSD.
    ____________________________
    2 channel - Parasound A21 amp, PS Audio DirectStream, Intona USB Isolator, Asus EEEBox running JRiver, Tom Tutay modded EE Minimax pre, Furman Elite 15 Pfi power conditioner, Martin Logan Electromotion ESL speakers, Kimber 4TC speaker wire, Gabriel Gold Reflection V2 IC's, VH Audio Flavor 4 x 2, Flavor 2 and Pepster power cords
    Computer - Windows 7/JRiver, Grant Fidelity TubeDac 11, Fostex PMO.4n monitors
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,201
    Bluesound Node2 into Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ to Parasound P5.

    Use Android devices for control using roon.

    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
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,593
    I just use my Roku or Xbox One to stream Spotify to my HiFi setup. Alternately all my physical media is on a computer running PLEX Server, which allows me access to it from anyway (including remotely via my iPhone/tablet, etc).

    Depending on your budget and if you plan on storing data on it, finding a small NUC computer and installing it in your system may be the way to go. Then with a mouse and keyboard, you can both access Spotify & Tidal's web interfaces, but also the forum and any other thing you'd do on a PC :smile:
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • Mr_HzMr_Hz Posts: 129
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    Check out the Auralic Aries Mini.[/quote]

    I'm still sorting out my room stereos/configurations... but prematurely purchased BS Node2's... solid pieces of gear from what I read and all... but now buyer's remorse as I 'think' the Auralic Aries Mini' has the features I most want as I move forward with my system. The BS N2's will transmit 24/192 files...great for most, but I like the DSD capabilities of the Auralic... even though DSD represents a very small % of my music library.

    I might just have 3 'never used' BlueSound Node2's (in black) for sale very soon...
    2.3TL's - Living Room
    CRS+'s (4.1 TL's) - Office
    SDA1C's - Famdamly Rm
    SDA1C's - Master Bedroom
  • I also use a dedicated laptop pc and it’s internal tb hard drive. Running JRiver software on the PC and controlling with the Creation5 iPhone app. The PC is connected to the my integrated amps usb DAC using Yamaha’s steinberg driver also installed on the PC. This enables up to DSD x2 or PCM x4 playback.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,355
    Just added the Pioneer Elite N50 to my family of Squeezebox Touches.
    Does this integrate with your Squeezebox devices or Logitech Media Server?
    7.1 - polk RTi10 x 3 (LCR) : FXi3 x 2 : RTi4 x 4 : Sunfire SDS-12 : Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 : Adcom GFA-7500 : Squeezebox Touch : DIRECTV : Roku SE : Panasonic PT-AX200U PJ @ 120"
    5.1 - Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 x 4 : ProCenter 1000 : Klipsch Sub-10 : Pioneer Elite SC-91: DIRECTV : LG OLED55B6P : Roku Premiere+
    Garage Duty - polk Monitor 10s : Pioneer A-717 Integrated Amp : Squeezebox Classic
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,519
    Bluesound node 2

    I bypass the internal dac and go straight to my Emm labs dac
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • recoveryonerecoveryone Posts: 538
    edited December 2017
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    Just added the Pioneer Elite N50 to my family of Squeezebox Touches.
    Does this integrate with your Squeezebox devices or Logitech Media Server?

    The N50 act's as a DMR with the Squeezebox LMS, which means that you control it from the LMS (playlist etc...) I have nothing but good praise about the N50, I keep the 32 bit upsampling on always and everything I play through it sounds good. Check out my youtube sample, all of the music is from 192Kps to 320kps, even for a youtube clip you'll be hard press to pick out the 192kps sample.

    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Vizio P55-E1UHD Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Vizio D1 32" Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Monitor 40 II fronts Polk CSR Center Pioneer 8" sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Vizio VF550M Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Acoustic Audio sub Panamax 5100
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,034
    Nice. Where the heck did you find that cable for 39 bucks?
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,180
    Nightfall wrote: »
    DSkip wrote: »
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I read this and thought "Nice! Sounds like a perfect unit!"

    Went to Google it and saw the $12k pricetag. Immediately closed browser window. :/
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Lumin S1. It is an all in one solution; file player, streamer, and DAC. Does Tidal, and now supports MQA. You can't get simpler than the S1, and it sounds great.

    Check out the Auralic Aries Mini.

    Find a used one since they are out of production. Don't get the bluesound unit as I don't know anyone who thought the sound quality was close to the AURALiC unit.

    Permanently?
    Audio Advisor has them new.

  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,180
    Correction....Audio Advisor has factory refreshed Aries Minis for 450.00. I am buying a second one.....now.
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,723
    Upgraded from the mini to the Aries Femto, got a nice price on one brand new. They are selling them cheap due to the new G series coming out.
    This Aries sounds so good, its unbelievable! It pairs wonderfully with my Cembalo River DAC, haven’t heard anything sound this good in my system.
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,180
    edited January 20
    Audio Advisor has a demo Aries which was tempting....but I went with a second mini for secondary setup. You have to love a woman who buys off on this:
    bf9xp4ovdk4n.jpeg

  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,388
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    Correction....Audio Advisor has factory refreshed Aries Minis for 450.00. I am buying a second one.....now.

    They have am new $499
    Parlor: ifi iDSD Micro*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* Wireworld Stratus power cables*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*BJC Silver-Plated IC's* Bens Silver IC's

    Dungeon: Dancer Mini-Two Diamond*Auralic Aries Mini*Dayens Ampino Preamp*Dayens Ampino Monoblocks*North Star Intenso DAC*Wireworld Oasis cables*Wireworld Oasis IC's*Wireworld Aurora power cables*IFI nano IDSD bl*Pangea Silver USB*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

    Spare sortta: Usher N-6361* ifi iDsd nano*Marantz 1504* 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.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,180
    afterburnt wrote: »
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    Correction....Audio Advisor has factory refreshed Aries Minis for 450.00. I am buying a second one.....now.

    They have am new $499
    I must have gotten the last refurb unit.... this unit completely blows away the Squeezebox Duet and Auris bluMe I had previously. The Auris turned out to be a complete PITA so I sent it back.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,450
    edited January 22
    I like the internal design of this Yamaha NP-S2000 streamer:

    Yamaha_NP-S2000_inside.jpg

    Too bad no wireless though.
    Got Dayens?
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,450
    Hmmmmm, this might be an option. Ethernet to wireless adapter:

    61uA9HzgSTL._SL1500_.jpg

    I can't get over the great design of the Yamaha. Even though it's dated and discontinued, I want it!
    Got Dayens?
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,441
    Not a damn thing...
  • D'privedD'prived Posts: 184
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Hmmmmm, this might be an option. Ethernet to wireless adapter:

    I can't get over the great design of the Yamaha. Even though it's dated and discontinued, I want it!

    https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/yamnps2000bl/yamaha-np-s2000-hi-fi-network-music-player-black/1.html

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,450
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,486
    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: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
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