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Title: DAC/Preamp/Streaming Media Player
Post by: F0CKER on February 22, 2018, 09:59:27 AM
Anyone have any insight on a preamp/dac that has built in wifi to enable streaming from Spotify and a NAS drive? I see a Nuforce unit and the Arcam R play. The Arcam unit seems to be hitting the mark but I was curious what others might be using in this space.

I'm looking to pair something up with my Blue Sky active speakers and not have anything connected to a PC or laptop.
Title: Re: DAC/Preamp/Streaming Media Player
Post by: heathen on February 22, 2018, 11:34:02 AM
Budget?
Title: Re: DAC/Preamp/Streaming Media Player
Post by: F0CKER on February 22, 2018, 11:54:26 AM
$500 - $700 roughly.
Title: Re: DAC/Preamp/Streaming Media Player
Post by: Colin Liston on February 22, 2018, 01:47:59 PM
Maybe this?

http://www.teac.com/product/nt-503/
Title: Re: DAC/Preamp/Streaming Media Player
Post by: heathen on February 22, 2018, 01:53:40 PM
Cambridge CXN is in your budget: https://www.cambridgeaudio.com/usa/en/products/cx/cxn
Title: Re: DAC/Preamp/Streaming Media Player
Post by: F0CKER on February 22, 2018, 02:52:53 PM
Nice! I'd not seen that one yet. Looks solid. I'll do some homework but feels like the right fit.
Title: Re: DAC/Preamp/Streaming Media Player
Post by: F0CKER on February 22, 2018, 04:43:17 PM
Maybe this?

http://www.teac.com/product/nt-503/

Thanks Colin. I looked at that. I was under the impression Bluetooth connectivity as a wireless option was not preferred for HD music streaming because of compression  bandwidth issues.
Title: Re: DAC/Preamp/Streaming Media Player
Post by: F0CKER on February 22, 2018, 04:44:23 PM
Cambridge CXN is in your budget: https://www.cambridgeaudio.com/usa/en/products/cx/cxn

Glowing reviews on the Cambridge. Decided to pull the trigger. Many thanks! I got my NAS all setup this week, and wanted to think of a better solution than the headphone line out on my Sonos. This will def be an upgrade.
Title: Re: DAC/Preamp/Streaming Media Player
Post by: heathen on February 22, 2018, 05:02:37 PM
Cambridge CXN is in your budget: https://www.cambridgeaudio.com/usa/en/products/cx/cxn

Glowing reviews on the Cambridge. Decided to pull the trigger. Many thanks! I got my NAS all setup this week, and wanted to think of a better solution than the headphone line out on my Sonos. This will def be an upgrade.
Happy to help.  I've heard nothing but good things about Cambridge stuff, and came real close to getting one of their pres when I recently got the upgrade bug.
Title: Re: DAC/Preamp/Streaming Media Player
Post by: Colin Liston on February 23, 2018, 09:28:34 AM
Maybe this?

http://www.teac.com/product/nt-503/

Thanks Colin. I looked at that. I was under the impression Bluetooth connectivity as a wireless option was not preferred for HD music streaming because of compression  bandwidth issues.

My bad, I thought this had more options than just bluetooth.  I thought you could play over wifi via an app, kind of like the Squeezebox.  The Cambridge looks cool though.
Title: Re: DAC/Preamp/Streaming Media Player
Post by: todd e on March 22, 2018, 03:22:03 PM
Cambridge CXN is in your budget: https://www.cambridgeaudio.com/usa/en/products/cx/cxn

Glowing reviews on the Cambridge. Decided to pull the trigger. Many thanks! I got my NAS all setup this week, and wanted to think of a better solution than the headphone line out on my Sonos. This will def be an upgrade.
Happy to help.  I've heard nothing but good things about Cambridge stuff, and came real close to getting one of their pres when I recently got the upgrade bug.

so how you liking this thing focker?  i'm debating this or the oppo bd105
Title: Re: DAC/Preamp/Streaming Media Player
Post by: 108Ω on March 27, 2018, 01:19:23 AM
The Teac NT-505 has landed
DSD-512, dual Mono design, AK4497 DACs

http://www.teac-audio.eu/en/products/nt-505-149454.html

https://www.akm.com/akm/en/file/datasheet/AK4497EQ.pdf

Late Spring trip to España planned to retrieve one.
I hope they have US software updates...