My new Toy

gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,434
edited May 2019 in Going Digital

Not a Major purchase but my tour of Apoxana led me to the Audioengine room a time or two and they had 20% off at the show so I got this B1 to tide me over until I get a streamer I'm streaming Tidal from tablet to my Musical Fidelity dac into the Adcom Stack on the computer rig powering my CRS+s and I'm impressed even the Wife likes it.

So I'm guessing even though this is a aptX bluetooth going into the dac via a wireworld optical cable I'm able to take advantage of the Hi Res streaming offered by Tidal right?
I can only assume so. I was told that by one of the Audioengine guys that yes I'm taking advantage of Tidal Hi Res going this route.

I was also told they are coming out with with a streamer this fall with there own App to control everything, he showed me the App on his phone and they are still tweaking it, but it sounds promising that it should be released by this Fall. I'm going to stream Flac files off my laptop using foobar 2000 next. So far it seems to be $150.00 well spent and should tide me over until I get a Streamer. Does anyone else have one of these?
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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,491
    I've had one now for a couple years and I have no complaints. Sound quality is decent enough it seems. The main reason I have mine is because my router won't quite reach my main rig so I'm not able to use a streamer. With the b1 I'm able to position my phone where it receives a good wi-fi signal and then send the phone's signal to the b1.
  • verbverb Posts: 10,185
    Love my B1 in the upstairs spare room rig! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,348
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse RCA, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Aries Mini, LKS MH-da004, Wireworld Silver Eclipse SC

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, , W4S recovery,Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,562
    It's very attractive.
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,955
    I'm digging if. Small but mighty!
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,395

    Just to clarify, while you are indeed able to stream the Hi-Fi level content from Tidal, Bluetooth does compress and then decompress the signal. So you may lose a bit of fidelity in that process but overall, unless you are looking for fractions of a percentage in performance, you are golden.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
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