Dipping my toe into streaming

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Jaybeez
Jaybeez Posts: 748
I listen mostly to vinyl and CDs / SACDs in my 2 channel room. But my space also houses my flight sim rig and I don't want to get up in the middle of a crosswind approach to flip an album, so wanted to see how well streaming would work.
Picked up a WiiM mini and hooked it up to my Schiit Bifrost via optical cable, then into the Marantz integrated, which I run on Source Direct. I stream Apple Music from my phone.
I must say, for $89 this little streamer does a nice job. Currently listening to Lyle Lovett's "Joshua Judges Ruth" and everything sounds like it should.
Not sure if higher res music would sound significantly different to me, as my hearing is pretty bad.
For now though, I'm reasonably impressed.
2 Channel "Polk" Room:

Marantz PM8004 Integrated
Marantz SA8004 SACD Player
Music Hall mmf 7.3 TT with Ortofon Bronze
WiiM Mini
Schiit Bifrost with Multibit Upgrade
Polk 7B with RDO198s

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  • msg
    msg Posts: 9,856
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    Excellent!
    Welcome to the dark side >:)B)
    Dibs on your albums?
    I disabled signatures.
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 10,086
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    I've got a Cambridge CXN V2 under my bed, want to buy it? 😉
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 8,025
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    Nightfall wrote: »
    I've got a Cambridge CXN V2 under my bed, want to buy it? 😉

    Great streamer! Best value for the $, especially at the refurb price.
    Living Room 2.2: Usher BE-718 "tiny dancers"; Dual DIY Dayton audio RSS210HF-4 Subs with Dayton SPA-250 amps; Arcam SA30; Musical Fidelity A308; Sony UBP-x1000es; Squeezebox Touch with Bolder Power Supply
    Game Room 5.1.4:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Sony UBP-x700; Definitive Technology Power Monitor 900 mains, CLR-3000 center, StudioMonitor 350 surrounds, ProMonitor 800 atmos x4; Sub - Monoprice Monolith 15in THX Ultra

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  • Jaybeez
    Jaybeez Posts: 748
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    msg wrote: »
    Excellent!
    Welcome to the dark side >:)B)
    Dibs on your albums?

    Nah, keeping them. Thursday night is my wife's TV night (all shows I won't watch). Nothing beats sitting in my Ikea lounger with a glass of bourbon and enjoying the sound of vinyl!
    2 Channel "Polk" Room:

    Marantz PM8004 Integrated
    Marantz SA8004 SACD Player
    Music Hall mmf 7.3 TT with Ortofon Bronze
    WiiM Mini
    Schiit Bifrost with Multibit Upgrade
    Polk 7B with RDO198s
  • Jaybeez
    Jaybeez Posts: 748
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    Nightfall wrote: »
    I've got a Cambridge CXN V2 under my bed, want to buy it? 😉

    A bit soon to upgrade, but I'm tempted. The little WiiM unit would be nice in the workshop part of the garage, or even in my HT rig. How much?
    2 Channel "Polk" Room:

    Marantz PM8004 Integrated
    Marantz SA8004 SACD Player
    Music Hall mmf 7.3 TT with Ortofon Bronze
    WiiM Mini
    Schiit Bifrost with Multibit Upgrade
    Polk 7B with RDO198s
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,259
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    Streaming is the last slippery slope. I have not spun a disc or LP, except to test a new connection in a very long time.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 Arcam AVR20, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Simaudio Moon 680d DSD

    “When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”— Thomas Jefferson
  • billbillw
    billbillw Posts: 6,338
    edited April 11
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    Streaming is the last slippery slope. I have not spun a disc or LP, except to test a new connection in a very long time.

    Same here...boxed up my albums before I moved in early 2022. Most of those 11 boxes are still sealed. The ones that aren't, are open because I started to inventory them...thinking I would unload the lot to a record store. I played a few during the initial inventory effort, but that was over a year ago now. I need to get back to that...

    Meanwhile, I've probably added 300+ albums to my digital collection over that same time.
    For rig details, see my profile. Nothing here anymore...