Using a BluRay player to play your flac files?

steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,829
edited January 24 in Going Digital
I'm curious as to how other BR players (besides Oppo) music interface looks/works. Do you stream flac with a BR player? If so what player do you have? Basically looking for other BR player options that do flac if my Oppo dies on me.

I think some of the newer Panasonic players support flac, and appear to have a usb input for a HDD.
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,155
    Sorry I don't have an answer since I use a dedicated streamer from the home PC. ALl the BDPs I have ever had sound like shite for music lol. But I am curious Steve, do you think the Oppo sounds better than your old squeezebox touch with the upgrade power supply? I am running one in the bedroom rig and I think it sounds pretty darned good...
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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,829
    edited January 24
    I run the Oppo as a transport only, going coaxial into my DAC. Never heard my SQB or Oppo through their own DAC outputs.
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  • billbillwbillbillw Posts: 5,801
    edited January 24
    Steve,
    I don't think the playback interface is very good for most players. If the Oppo dies, I'd say go to a dedicated streamer plus a good DAC. It will wow you. I have written plenty about how simple little fanless computer (<$50) running Daphile can do everything you need. Just mate with a solid USB DAC.
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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,829
    I have the DAC, just looking for possible BluRay solutions that provide the same flexibility as the Oppo; HDD attachement/flac support/coaxial output
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  • adam2434adam2434 Posts: 986
    If you are not against the idea of DLNA streaming from a PC or NAS (vs. direct HDD connection), many BDP's will do FLAC with DLNA. With DLNA, there are nice phone/tablet apps (control point) that allow music efficient browsing/selection.
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,489
    steveinaz wrote: »
    I'm curious as to how other BR players (besides Oppo) music interface looks/works. Do you stream flac with a BR player? If so what player do you have? Basically looking for other BR player options that do flac if my Oppo dies on me.

    I think some of the newer Panasonic players support flac, and appear to have a usb input for a HDD.

    My Sony will do it. Its just really slow navigating. Sound prerty good tho.
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,829
    Think I'll just go the Bluesound node 2i route.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i | Preamp/DAC: PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Kimber Hero XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; DH Labs D-75 Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,489
    steveinaz wrote: »
    Think I'll just go the Bluesound node 2i route.

    Me too, eventually
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,829
    I can't see spending a ridiculous amount on a streamer that's going to an external DAC.
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,489
    Right. If my Yammy could read all the files on my HDD, I wouldnt even need the Node.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,203
    CXN V2 is the DAC
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,203
    @steveinaz Steve are you running the Brooklyn DAC?
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,829
    edited February 3
    PS audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC.

    My whole approach for my system, for many years, was to have a very good external DAC so I wouldn't have to spend $2500+ for each source component. Also, most higher quality DAC's will have a superior analog output stage as well--if you do your research and get the right one.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i | Preamp/DAC: PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Kimber Hero XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; DH Labs D-75 Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,203
    @steveinaz I was thinking of someone else, carry on.
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,129
    deronb1 wrote: »
    Right. If my Yammy could read all the files on my HDD, I wouldnt even need the Node.

    Your Yammy could read all your files if you just moved them to a NAS!!!! That's what's Up! B)
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,489
    deronb1 wrote: »
    Right. If my Yammy could read all the files on my HDD, I wouldnt even need the Node.

    Your Yammy could read all your files if you just moved them to a NAS!!!! That's what's Up! B)

    Oh no you di'int! Snap, snap!
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