Help! Looking for streamer (Tidal) into older DAC

I have a modded Adcom that I'd like to still use. I'm late to the game, but would like to give Tidal hifi a shot. Any recommendations for a device for Tidal that can be connected to my Adcom?
Chris

Preamp: Anthem Pre 2L (Jan-Phillips Green)
Processor: Onkyo Sc885
Amp: B&K 200.5
SACD/CD: Sony DVP-9000ES
DVD/HD-DVD: Onkyo Hd-805
Bluray: Sony Playstation 4
Mains: Polk SDA SRS 2's
Center/Surround: Cs400/Fxi 50
MIT Terminator 2 and BW Silver Cables
Phono Pre: NAD PP-2
Turntable: Pro-ject 2 Xperience

Comments

  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,008
    Do you have the tidal app on any of your TV's or BRay players?
  • dagame27dagame27 Posts: 468
    I don't, unless the ps4 offers that nowadays. I saw that a chromecast audio can be used with an optical cable. Is that all I would need? It would seem to be a cheap entry point.
    Chris

    Preamp: Anthem Pre 2L (Jan-Phillips Green)
    Processor: Onkyo Sc885
    Amp: B&K 200.5
    SACD/CD: Sony DVP-9000ES
    DVD/HD-DVD: Onkyo Hd-805
    Bluray: Sony Playstation 4
    Mains: Polk SDA SRS 2's
    Center/Surround: Cs400/Fxi 50
    MIT Terminator 2 and BW Silver Cables
    Phono Pre: NAD PP-2
    Turntable: Pro-ject 2 Xperience
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,897
    Chromecast will cast from a phone, tablet, or computer. It cannot run tidal directly.

    Other cheap option is an older Logitech squeezebox with a tidal plugin and Logitech media server running on your computer or just connect directly to mysqueezebox.com.
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • dagame27dagame27 Posts: 468
    If casting from my phone or cpu, I assume there is degradation prior to my Adcom processing the signal?
    Chris

    Preamp: Anthem Pre 2L (Jan-Phillips Green)
    Processor: Onkyo Sc885
    Amp: B&K 200.5
    SACD/CD: Sony DVP-9000ES
    DVD/HD-DVD: Onkyo Hd-805
    Bluray: Sony Playstation 4
    Mains: Polk SDA SRS 2's
    Center/Surround: Cs400/Fxi 50
    MIT Terminator 2 and BW Silver Cables
    Phono Pre: NAD PP-2
    Turntable: Pro-ject 2 Xperience
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,427
    There will be no degradation. The Chromecast is simply being used as rendering a end-point. However, Google in all their infinite wisdom has discontinued the Chromecast Audio, so grab one quick.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,897
    Chromecast audio is a neat little device. I personally would grab this, but it is more expensive:

    https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis9b885-logitech-squeezebox-touch-works-with-remote-music-servers-docks
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,125
    You could also add an aptx Bluetooth dongle. Cambridge offers one at $75. I haven’t heard it yet but do have one on hand.
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,008
    You may also have the app on your satellite box....which likely has a dig output.
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,408
    Pick up a Heos.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,125
    mantis wrote: »
    Pick up a Heos.

    While I have a HEOS Link myself and don't mind it, the app leaves much to be desired. The fact that Marantz uses it now in their streaming devices has given me pause in some cases to recommend them. It's not horrible per se, but it does have some 'character' that can be annoying if you have used other streaming apps.
  • adam2434adam2434 Posts: 989
    If you can locate one, the Chromecast Audio is being discontinued for $15.

    I believe Tidal HiFi will cast to it. Super-inexpensive way to try Tidal streaming.

    The Chromecast Audio also works nicely with FLAC CD rips on a PC using DLNA server software and the Hi-Fi Cast app on my Android phone.

    In addition to a Sonos Connect, I have a few Chromecast Audio pucks around the house, and have set up a few for friends/family. Shame they are being discontinued, given how well they work for so little money.
    5.1 and 2.0 ch Basement Media Room: Outlaw 975/Emotiva DC-1/Rotel RB-1582 MKII/Rotel RB-1552/Audiosource Amp 3/Polk LS90, CS400i, FX500i/Outlaw X-12, LFM-1/JVD DLA-HD250/Da-Lite 100" HCCV/Sony ES BDP/Sonos Connect. DC-1/RB-1582 MKII/Sonos Connect also feed Polk 7C in garage or Dayton IO655 on patio.
    2.1 ch Basement Gym: Denon AVR-2807/Klipsch Forte I or NHT SB2/JBL SUB 550P x 2/Chromecast Audio.
    2.0 ch Living Room: Rotel RX-1052/Emotiva DC-1/Klipsch RF-7 III/Sony ES BDP/LG 65" LED.
    2.0 ch Semi-portable: Klipsch Powergate/NHT SB3/Chromecast Audio.
    Kitchen: Sonos Play5.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,897
    Still shows chromecast audio $35 and in stock at my local small bestbuy?
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • adam2434adam2434 Posts: 989
    They have been on sale for $15 for a couple months to close them out. I saw them for $15 at Meijer last week (and bought one about a month ago there for $15), but maybe the sale has ended. I plan to go there today and pick up another one, if they are still in stock.
    5.1 and 2.0 ch Basement Media Room: Outlaw 975/Emotiva DC-1/Rotel RB-1582 MKII/Rotel RB-1552/Audiosource Amp 3/Polk LS90, CS400i, FX500i/Outlaw X-12, LFM-1/JVD DLA-HD250/Da-Lite 100" HCCV/Sony ES BDP/Sonos Connect. DC-1/RB-1582 MKII/Sonos Connect also feed Polk 7C in garage or Dayton IO655 on patio.
    2.1 ch Basement Gym: Denon AVR-2807/Klipsch Forte I or NHT SB2/JBL SUB 550P x 2/Chromecast Audio.
    2.0 ch Living Room: Rotel RX-1052/Emotiva DC-1/Klipsch RF-7 III/Sony ES BDP/LG 65" LED.
    2.0 ch Semi-portable: Klipsch Powergate/NHT SB3/Chromecast Audio.
    Kitchen: Sonos Play5.
  • dagame27dagame27 Posts: 468
    I was able to locate one at Frys by me. I bought an adapter and am putting it through its paces. Thanks everyone for the help!
    Chris

    Preamp: Anthem Pre 2L (Jan-Phillips Green)
    Processor: Onkyo Sc885
    Amp: B&K 200.5
    SACD/CD: Sony DVP-9000ES
    DVD/HD-DVD: Onkyo Hd-805
    Bluray: Sony Playstation 4
    Mains: Polk SDA SRS 2's
    Center/Surround: Cs400/Fxi 50
    MIT Terminator 2 and BW Silver Cables
    Phono Pre: NAD PP-2
    Turntable: Pro-ject 2 Xperience
  • adam2434adam2434 Posts: 989
    My Local Meijer still has CCA's, but now they are on clearance for $31.50. LOL, not much of a clearance price vs. the $35 regular price. Sale price of $15 must be over, but they are such a good value, I bought another one anyway.

    dagame27, let us know how it works out for you.

    Just curious, what did you mean by "bought an adapter"? A mini to standard optical cable?
    5.1 and 2.0 ch Basement Media Room: Outlaw 975/Emotiva DC-1/Rotel RB-1582 MKII/Rotel RB-1552/Audiosource Amp 3/Polk LS90, CS400i, FX500i/Outlaw X-12, LFM-1/JVD DLA-HD250/Da-Lite 100" HCCV/Sony ES BDP/Sonos Connect. DC-1/RB-1582 MKII/Sonos Connect also feed Polk 7C in garage or Dayton IO655 on patio.
    2.1 ch Basement Gym: Denon AVR-2807/Klipsch Forte I or NHT SB2/JBL SUB 550P x 2/Chromecast Audio.
    2.0 ch Living Room: Rotel RX-1052/Emotiva DC-1/Klipsch RF-7 III/Sony ES BDP/LG 65" LED.
    2.0 ch Semi-portable: Klipsch Powergate/NHT SB3/Chromecast Audio.
    Kitchen: Sonos Play5.
  • dagame27dagame27 Posts: 468
    Yes. I bought a modded adcom gda 600 here a couple years ago. I love its warm sound. It's old, so I needed a toslink connection. So far, so good. I listened to the master stream of the Beatles white album. I was impressed.
    Chris

    Preamp: Anthem Pre 2L (Jan-Phillips Green)
    Processor: Onkyo Sc885
    Amp: B&K 200.5
    SACD/CD: Sony DVP-9000ES
    DVD/HD-DVD: Onkyo Hd-805
    Bluray: Sony Playstation 4
    Mains: Polk SDA SRS 2's
    Center/Surround: Cs400/Fxi 50
    MIT Terminator 2 and BW Silver Cables
    Phono Pre: NAD PP-2
    Turntable: Pro-ject 2 Xperience
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