Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'streamer'.

More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


    • New Member Introductions
    • Beginners & Purchasing Advice
    • General Hi-Fi Discussion
    • Stereo Amplifiers & Pre-Amps
    • Vinyl and Turntables
    • Digital Sources, DACs & Music Streaming
    • Computer Audio / Software
    • Music, Musicians and Bands
    • General AV Discussion
    • AV Receivers, Multi-channel Amps & Processors
    • Media Servers & Source Units
    • Televisions (Smart, UHD, 4K etc)
    • Projector & Screen Discussion
    • TV - Free to Air & Streaming
    • Movies - Box Office, Blu-ray Releases etc.
    • Speakers & Subwoofers
    • Portable Audio, Headphones and Desktop Audio
    • DIY Audio Projects
    • Radio Discussion
    • Power, Cables & Electronics
    • Room Acoustics, Construction and Design
    • Product Reviews & Opinions
    • Showcase Your System & Build Threads
    • Gaming & Consoles
    • Computers & Technology
    • Cameras & Photography
    • Smart Homes, Gadgets & Automation
    • Classifieds - Audio
    • Classifieds - Home Theatre / Visual
    • Classifieds - Vinyl, CD, and Blu-ray
    • Classifieds - Commercial
    • Classifieds - All Other
    • Great Deals, Bargains, Specials Alerts
    • Pay it Forward
    • Sponsor Forums
    • Gig Guide - Who's Playing?
    • Australian Events & Get Togethers
    • New Zealand Events & Get Togethers
    • International HiFi / AV Events & Shows
    • Audio Clubs & Societies
    • StereoNET Home Entertainment Expo 2020 (Melbourne)
    • StereoNET Discussion
    • Cars & Motorsport
    • Food, Wine & Coffee
    • Cycling / MTB
    • Sports
    • Official Facebook Group

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start





First Name

Found 89 results

  1. Item: Sonore microRendu (Black - limited edition which was only sold during Black Friday Sale 2016) Also includes power supply, code for extended 2 month trial to Roon and standard accessories Location: Gold Coast, QLD Price: $700 $600 Item Condition: perfect, barely used Reason for selling: upgraded to ultraRendu Payment Method: Pickup or standard delivery within Australia - Cash, Paypal, Direct Deposit Extra Info: OS 2.3, included standard 9V SMPS, Code for extended 2 month trial to Roon, Direct USB A to B connector, unused stick-on rubber feet -Computer Audiophile - Overall Product of the Year 2016 -Audio Stream - Runner Up Product of the Year 2016 Some reviews: http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2017/01/classy-sonores-microrendu-takes-digital-audio-higher/ https://www.computeraudiophile.com/ca/reviews/Sonore-microRendu-Review-Part-1/ https://www.computeraudiophile.com/index.php?app=cms&module=pages&controller=page&path=ca/reviews/Sonore-microRendu-Review-Part-2 http://www.audiostream.com/content/sonore-simple-design-microrendu#zIHrjvw7EVrmgY1S.97 http://www.metal-fi.com/review-sonore-microrendu/ http://www.avrev.com/home-theater-accessories/acoustics-eq-room-tuning/sonore-microrendu-ethernet-to-usb-streamer-review.html Pictures:
  2. Item: HiFiBerry DAC+ Pro board and official HiFiBerry steel case - network audio streamer Location: Melbourne Price: $80 pickup for DAC+ Pro board and $25 pickup for official steel case. Can ship for $10 with tracking. Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Used in a previous multi-room setup. I've recently moved into a small apartment and no longer do multi-room audio. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: See here: https://www.pakronics.com.au/products/hifiberry-dac-pro And here: https://www.pakronics.com.au/products/steel-case-for-hifiberry-dac-black-cover Note, this is the Pro version of the DAC+ and has gold plated RCA connectors and dual oscillators (see photos). A 5V power supply and microSD card and Pi3 board are not included. Pictures:
  3. Item: Pioneer N-50-k Location:Perth Price: 370 Item Condition: Mint, used few times Reason for selling:Upgraded to Cambridge CXN Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, postage for Australia metro areas $30 (more for country depending on postcode) Extra Info: What HIFI review: https://www.whathifi.com/pioneer/n-50/review Great sounding streamer...used more as DAC than streamer. Happy to demo for local buyers. Pictures: More photos of actual item coming soon. It was sold on other audio site,but "buyer" never paid ...it was packed for courier to pickup.
  4. Item: Auraliti PK90 music server Location: Melbourne Price: $380 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: No longer needed Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Extra Info: Great music server that I have used with a direct connection to external USB hard drives to stream music (via USB) to my dac. In great condition as you can see from the photos, comes with power supply but I dont have the original box. I am happy to package up and ship buyers cost. I have had this for about 3.5 / 4 years and it has worked flawlessly connected to a range of DACS (Accuphase, Berkeley Audio and also Aesthetix). Simple plug and play (needs a hardwired connection to your network as it does not use noisy / unstable wireless) and gives a great sound (I thought it was as good as most CD transports) as it uses a SOtM interface card to connect to the DAC. (This used to retail for >$430AUD all by itself). This audio card has a unique design incorporating a power line noise filter. It also has individual ultra low noise regulators to power the USB device attached, the on board ultra low jitter clock and the on board PCI host controller. You can even switch off the supply of power (to drop the noise floor even lower), if your DAC does not need to draw power on the USB interface. I have used it with FLAC, WAV, and AIFF lossless files. I use it mainly for 16-bit/44.1kHz CD quality rips but I am pretty sure it does high resolution and higher sampling rates. No moving parts so its silent (no fan and it has a solid state hard drive internally) There are multiple ways of controlling the server. I use the mPad app on an iPad and or mPod on my iPhone and a web-based interface from either or my computer. All worked really well. I think you can use any number of MPD controller apps for Android as well but I havent tried this. Lots of good reviews of this device e.g. see this review where the reviewer states that the PK90 blew away high end transports from Marantz, Lexicon, Audio Research, and Classe ! https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2014/02/14/auraliti-pk90/ Pictures:
  5. Item: Dolry HiFi Stone Airplay receiver Location: Perth Price: $40.00 Item Condition: Used but good condition Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: For sale is a Dolry HiFi Stone Airplay receiver. This is a great little gadget that connects to any Apple 30 pin connector so you can add it to an old dock connector or speaker with the old Apple pin. The unit then acts as an Airplay receiver and you can stream music to it via Apple Airplay or through Roon. I was using it as an extra Roon endpoint on a Phillips speaker in the kitchen and it worked a treat. Of course you need a Wireless network to operate the Dolry Stone and an apple 30 pin connection, there is no other audio output.. I have some images below and also screen shots of the Dolry Stone as a Roon endpoint. Only selling as no longer required and getting rid of an assortment of other digital audio products that I have collected. Pictures:
  6. Item: White Auralic Aries Mini + Auralic Ultra Low Noise Linear Power Supply Location: Brisbane Price: $650 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Raising funds Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (+3%) Extra Info: Bought the Aries Mini brand new from Addicted to Audio around 6 months ago and used sparingly, like new. Auralic LPS was bought 2nd hand but still in excellent cosmetic and and working condition. Stock photo used for Aries but can send actual photo to interested buyers, they look exactly the same. Comes with original packaging/boxes and copy of original receipt from A2A. Local pick-up or postage (extra) available. Pictures:
  7. Anyone experienced the new NAD 50.2 ? http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2016/05/nad-launch-modular-master-series-m32-integrated-amplifier/ The M50.2 is a file server with 4TB of internal storage, a “more sophisticated” BlueOS streamer (than the M32’s MDC card), a CD ripper and – interestingly – a CD transport. BYO DAC though as its outputs are digital only. aptX Bluetooth connectivity is also included. Recalling the Sonos Connect’s functionality, the 50.2’s line-level input can be streamed to other BlueOS devices on the same network. Pricing for the M50.2 clocks in at US$4000. NAD Link: http://nadelectronics.com/products/masters-series/M50.2-Digital-Music-Player Just add the DAC of your choice and enjoy. Convoy are now the distributor and some NAD dealers are changing.
  8. Item: Cambridge Audio CXN Internet / Network Streamer Location: Sydney 2127 Price: $1100.00 ( Donation to SNA if sold here) Item Condition: Purchased last October still presents as new unmarked mint condition ....Black Remote control, Power cord , WI FI Dongle and original packaging. Reason for selling: Too many streamers Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal + 3% , COD Only Extra Info:One of the best streamers in the market at the time of release ( I believe What HI FI magazine awarded it "Product of the Year " when released ) Anyway the device has practically everything for streaming from the internet and your own network (incl NAS) also has an excellent two path DAC and it can also be controlled by it's own app.....the information on the net and on C/Audio is extensive and well wort reading. Pick from Syd 2127 is possible or I can post at cost. Please note 1st pic is a stock pic to show the Album art on the screen which if available will show when playing together with song information. Pictures:
  9. Item: LINN Sneaky DSM Music Streamer (6 inputs and LINN Amplifier inbuilt) - ex display Location: SAVI Systems, 1168 Albany Hwy, Bentley, W.A. Price: $3180 $4495 Item Condition: ex display - perfect condition Payment Method: Direct Deposit, Paypal, Cash - Pickup in store, Visa, Mastercard with no fees or penalties Extra Info: The Linn Sneaky DSM combines a Linn DS streamer with physical inputs for most types of external sources (as long as they connect with HDMI, Optical Digital, Coax Digital or analogue RCA) . This means that most devices such as your smart TV, games console etc to your turntable and delivers accurate sound from its built-in power amp. With Space Optimisation included, value is off the scale. The Sneaky DSM is kind of a dual purpose device: it acts as a mini, two channel amplifier with video switching capabilities, so you can use it with a Blu-ray player or digital TV receiver (or both; there are three HDMI inputs). HDMI is the only video that is handled, and this is just passed straight through with no processing, aside from the audio being extracted for amplification of course. In addition to HDMI audio, though, you can plug in a single analogue device or provide digital audio in the form of either optical or coaxial. But it’s the other function, the network part, that this unit is primarily about. Essentially you can stream music to it from various devices – it is both AirPlay and DLNA compatible – and also use it to grab internet radio stations. Aside from the hard-wired power switch on the left side, there are no controls on the unit proper, indeed not any display either. There’s just a single LED that has three states: bright, dull or flashing (the latter only while the system is booting up when switched on). Instead you control it using a computer or portable device that feeds music to it, in conjunction with the supplied remote control. Your network connection must be wired. Despite the not inconsiderable cost of this unit, it does not support WiFi. The unit is stereo only, too, and has two speaker outputs. It is rated at 33W per channel. If you find that too limiting it also offers a pair of analogue line outputs, which are volume controlled by the unit, so you can use whatever power amplifiers or active speakers you prefer. Streams any digital source over a standard network Supports virtually any digital format up to 24-bit 192 kHz Integrates seamlessly with Tidal & Qobuz lossless streaming 6 digital & analogue inputs to connect your other sources Integrated 33 W per channel power amp Neutrik speaker connections Space Optimisation built-in Pictures:
  10. Item: Logitech Squeezebox Duet Location: Sydney/ Avalon Beach Price: $150 Item Condition: from used to brand new Reason for selling: no longer required -using music server/streamer Payment Method: Cash or Paypal Extra Info: I have a Logitech Squeezebox Used system - remote/duet/ chargers/cables - $160 Pictures:
  11. Item: Cambridge 752 BD Location: Melbourne Price: $450 ono Item Condition: vgc Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info Great unit, will play anything you put in it, bought it on here about 12mths ago for $550 , just not being used, time to let go. Pictures: http://www.soundandvision.com/content/cambridge-audio-azur-752bd-3d-blu-ray-player#8t0F0Dmmh4gLDWHF.97 Will post pics as soon as I get home, have the box so can post.
  12. Item: SoTM sMS-200 Location: Cleveland, QLD Price: $500 (+$15 for shipping) Item Condition: Barely used Reason for selling: trying something different Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (add +3%), Bank Transfer Extra Info: Purchased new on 17 Jan 2017 from Australian distributor, Crux Audio, arguably one of the best bargains in hifi today. 2016 saw the rise of the Sonore microRendu which beat out just about every network streamer, cost no-object. SoTM then licensed the hardware and software from Sonore and released the sMS-100 based off the microRendu. The SMS-200, released late last year, from all reports, outperforms the microRendu (when compared using the same power supplies). Acts as either a Roon Endpoint, AirPlay server (ShairPort-Sync v3.0), SqueezeTouch Lite, HQPlayer NAA or DLNA/MPD player... best performing/sound quality network player you'll ever hear, crushes the microRendu and Auralic Aries femto at a fraction of the price. Comes with the stock SMPS power supply and sounds great, but really comes alive with a good quality linear power supply (personally used with an Uptone LPS-1 to great effect). Review: Pictures:
  13. Item: QAT RS3 Music Server in Black or Silver Location: Tivoli Hi-Fi 155 Camberwell Road Hawthorn East VIC 3123 Price: $980 Including Freight anywhere in Australia Item Condition: Silver is new in box, black is ex display Payment Method: Direct Deposit, Paypal, Cash - Pickup in store, Credit Card including AMEX with no fees or penalties. PM Tivoli Hi-Fi staff member @jimsan after hours for prompt response. Extra Info: For those looking for a simple, high quality single room music server, the QAT sounds phenomenal, use either the single ended RCA outs or the balanced XLR. Can be used as a server only if you have an external DAC you love. If you plug in and external CD drive like a HP via the front USB the QAT software will rip your CD as a FLAC or WAV file and grab artwork and song metadata. This should be getting a lot more praise because we think it is a brilliant device. The RS3 Music Server is built with a high-performance processing circuit design, using custom-built chips, a high performance DAC and PCM format audio with a high sampling rate. Can handle everything up to 24-bit 192kHz. A mainstay of QAT music servers, RS3 has a 2.5 inch hard disk slot conveniently placed on the front panel, supporting both SSD and HDD disks, replacing a hard disk with another taking up only seconds. RS3 Music Server also allows connection of external devices through 3 USB ports and by way of wireless signal to network accessed storage (NAS), which gives nearly unlimited, additional storage. QAT has developed in-house an app ‘QAT’ to control the server to listen, rip and copy from anywhere with Wi-Fi signal. Our app comes both for iOS and Android devices, with tablets to control all functions, and phones for playback controls on iOS, on Android all functions are available on either devices. The apps are available for free on app store and the QAT website.
  14. Item: Bluesound Node Location: Melbourne eastPrice: $250Item Condition: Very GoodReason for selling: surplusPayment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (plus 3% fee), COD OnlyExtra Info: Selling a very good condition used Bluesound Node, comes with all original packaging and accessories and bluetooth adapter. Good quality Sonus beater (I'm told) now with the ability to play MQA/Master files in hi res from Tidal. has optical out if you want to use an external DAC. good quality plug and play streamer. these sell for $750 at videopro ps. have original box so can post Australia wide some further info on how it works FEATURES ALL THE MUSIC EVER RECORDED. Discover instant access to millions of songs. Premium high-res music services like TIDAL®, Spotify® and Qobuz® – as well as virtually all other popular music services and internet radio stations are already built-in. Access your downloads and your entire iTunes library – or any other USB NAS drive connected – all without ever turning on a computer. Imagine – Your Music. Your way. STREAM MUSIC TO ANY STEREO YOU WANT. Connect the NODE easily to any existing stereo or home theater system to unlock and discover a world full of music streaming services and internet radio stations. Online streaming services, internet radio and even your own digital music library imprisoned on a computer, smartphone or external drive – the playback choices become infinite. MADE FOR MORE THAN MP3. Of course Bluesound is compatible with MP3s – and just about every other digital format ever created – but Bluesound was purpose-built for high-res audio. While other companies put a premium on style, Bluesound has spared no expense on the integration of advanced, innovative audio technologies that deliver blazingly fast error-free playback in maximum studio-master recording quality, resulting in absolutely unbeatable performance. Pictures:
  15. Item: Musical Fidelity M1 Clic Location: Sydney Price: $750 $635 + $20 shipping or collection (Alexandria or Sutherland) Item Condition: Tip Top (i.e. great) Reason for selling: Surplus (actually...and always wanted to say that!) Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Direct deposit Extra Info: Bought new. really clean sound. Great to use for pre-amp as well as high quality sound card, Wi-FI streamer, network player. Excellent remote and free app! Review: http://i.nextmedia.com.au/avhub/australian-hifi_reviews_2013_2013-06_musical_fidelity_m1_cliq_universal_music_controller_equip_review_lo-res.pdf Manual link: http://www.musicalfidelity.com/uploads/catalogerfiles/m1clic/4_M1CLiC-manual-v5.pdf Pictures:
  16. Hi Everyone, After the success of my last question I am need of everyone's assistance again. It's time for my next addition to my HT/Hifi System. Currently I am using the setup for both music and movies, both of which I am generally streaming from a network. So what should come first, a good music streamer, dac or combo, or a good blu-ray with streaming capabilities. The 2 items on the hit list is the Oppo https://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-103/blu-ray-BDP-103D-Overview.aspx and the Cambridge CXN http://www.cambridgeaudio.com/products/cx/cxn I have heard only good things about the Oppo and I am pretty settled on this unless someone else has other opinions. Regarding the CXN, this is only new and I havent found much in the way of reviews. Has anyone got one/demoed one? I went to the local store over the weekend however they didn't have one set up, nor had they demoed it themselves. Currently the setup includes the following: 1. Denon AVR-2313 2. Q Acoustics Concept 20 fronts 3. Q Acoustics 2010i rear 4. Q Acoustics 2000i centre 5. SVS PB-1000 sub (as recommended by the population) 6. Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-Ray Your advice is once again truly valued. Cheers DC
  17. Item: Aurender N100H Location: Sydney Price: Sold Item Condition: 9/10 Reason for selling: No longer used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Purchased directly from Cam at Kirspy Audio in July 2015 for over $4K (currently retailing HERE for $4,299). I purchased two Aurender server's in July 2015 for the two systems I run: the N100H listed for sale here, and the X100L that will be listed for sale in a separate thread. The N100H comes with a 128GB SSD & 2TB of extra HDD storage, along with a linear power supply compared to the X100L's switch mode power supply. This particular N100H was in my main system and performed faultlessly for the close to a year and a half I ran it. In the spirit of full disclosure 2 months ago upon starting the unit up the usual cycle of start-up screens didn't take place as normal. Instead, the unit would simply light up (display a bank of pixels) without displaying any information. I contacted Aurender's support team via email and within 24 hours they'd fixed what ever was wrong remotely and the unit is now fully functional again. I'll offer an additional 6 month personal warranty on this component where should it not work as described I'll offer a full refund to the buyer of the unit. Some of the highlights of this unit include the aforementioned responsive and thorough support accessible by emailing the Aurender Team based out of Korea. The outstanding hardware implementation which you can read more about via the link above, and lastly the Aurender Media Manager (AMM) software, which if you prefer to access your music collection by browsing through a folder structure as opposed to tiles/album art, potentially goes toe to toe with Roon by way of user experience. Pictures:
  18. Item: Aurender X100L Location: Sydney Price: sold Item Condition: 9/10 Reason for selling: No longer used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Purchased directly from hyper in July 2015, (12TB version currently retailing HERE for over $6K). Original for sale thread can be accessed via this LINK I purchased two Aurender server's in July 2015 for the two systems I run: the X100L listed for sale here, and the N100H listed for sale in a separate thread. The N100H comes with a 128GB SSD & 2TB of extra HDD storage, along with a linear power supply compared to the X100L's switch mode power supply & 6TB of storage. Some of the highlights of this unit include the aforementioned responsive and thorough support accessible by emailing the Aurender Team based out of Korea. The outstanding hardware implementation which you can read more about via the link above, and lastly the Aurender Media Manager (AMM) software, which if you prefer to access your music collection by browsing through a folder structure as opposed to tiles/album art, potentially goes toe to toe with Roon by way of user experience. Pictures:
  19. Item: Musical Fidelity M1 Clic Location: Sydney Price: $750 $650 + $20 shipping or collection Item Condition: Tip Top (i.e. great) Reason for selling: Surplus (actually...and always wanted to say that!) Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Direct deposit Extra Info: Bought new. really clean sound. Great to use for pre-amp as well as high quality sound card, streamer, network player. Excellent remote and free app! Review: http://i.nextmedia.com.au/avhub/australian-hifi_reviews_2013_2013-06_musical_fidelity_m1_cliq_universal_music_controller_equip_review_lo-res.pdf Manual link: http://www.musicalfidelity.com/uploads/catalogerfiles/m1clic/4_M1CLiC-manual-v5.pdf Pictures:
  20. Item: Pro-ject Stream Box DS+Location: Brisbane, QLDPrice: $450Item Condition: ExcellentReason for selling: Have 2 network streamersPayment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: Comes with Remote Have original box and packing Updated to the latest firmware As pictured below, will throw in the optional 'Pro-Ject Design Box' red outer case From the Official Website: http://www.box-designs.com/main.php?prod=streamboxdsplus&cat=source&lang=en • Hires audio streaming client • Spotify Connect support (firmware or higher) • LOSSLESS-Streaming with TIDAL • Top-grade Highend PCM 1796 DAC • WAV, AIFF, FLAC, WMA9 lossless, ALAC & AAC • FLAC decoding for all 9 compression levels including Level 0 (data rate up to approximately 9 mbit/s) • Gapless playback of all audio formats • Fixed & variable analogue audio outputs (RCA) • Volume control using IR remote, front buttons, App • 2x analogue inputs (RCA) • 2x USB & 2x digital inputs (coax & optical Toslink) • Search functionality fast forward and back • Alphanumeric search • 3,5“ colour display shows cover art and metadata • Multiple display languages • Wifi 802.11/b/g/n allowing real 24/192 with Wifi • Solid metal casework prevents from interference • Special proprietary NetAPI implemented for fast access • Free Control APP (iOS & Android) Stream Box DS+ is Pro-Ject Audio‘s fully equipped pre-amplifier, streaming client & internet radio, that is able to play music stored in network servers (computers, NAS drives, etc) connected to your home network. Additional to streaming and pre-amplification functionality Stream Box DS+ also acts as D/A converter for other digital sources (USB, coax, Toslink). 2 additional analogue sources also can be connected to form a complete system. The built-in high quality pre amplifier stage can be connected to any power amp! Stream Box DS+ is ready for use with streaming service Spotify and LOSSLESS audio music platform TIDAL. Other streaming services like Deezer, Grooveshark etc, can be implemented using 3rd party applications. Superb audio playback including 24bit HD music is self-evident, like outstanding technical data for distortion and noise levels. Navigation can be done via IR remote (which is included) and/or free Android / iOS App. SRP: € 799,00 (AUD: $1150) Pictures:
  21. HI All, I have just acquired an Auralic Aires LE and I thought it would be a good idea to start up a dedicated thread so other users can share their experiences, tips and tricks. I will take possession early next week and before I do I have been thinking of transferring my music collection onto a new HDD, should I buy a HDD with it's own power supply or should I buy one that uses the Auralic's power? I'm guessing buying one with its own power would reduce any interference. I will be connecting the Aires LE to my Chord Hugo DAC. I'm planning on using the Digital Coaxial over the USB, should I be considering the USB path? If so, why? Thanks for looking.
  22. Item: NAD M51 Reference DA ConverterLocation: Adelaide HillsPrice: $1,000 ONOItem Condition: Near mintReason for selling: Surplus to requirementsPayment Method: Pickup - Cash, COD OnlyExtra Info: Approximately one year old. No box. Listed for a non-SNA colleague. Contact me if interested and I will send his contact details. NAD's unique Direct Digital™ technology is unlike any other DAC. This advanced concept was first introduced in the NAD M2 Direct Digital Amplifier to worldwide acclaim. The M51 is a standalone DAC using the Direct Digital™ processor to drive a line level analogue output that will perfectly interface with any analogue system. Stereophile Recommended Product: "bitstream brilliance!". http://nadelectronics.com/products/dac/M51-Direct-Digital-DAC Stock Pictures:
  23. I've been asked a few times about my Raspberry Pi setup, so here it is. This is hardware only, for the most part. I'll cover my experiences with the different software options in another thread. I am in the process of writing up step by step instructions covering how to install software (RuneAudio only) on the Pi. There are many, many other DAC and DIGI HATs out there, all are products available mostly from overseas (I prefer to buy local); I may list some of these in this thread at a later date. This is a cheap solution, but it does not sound cheap. Before the Pi I looked at digital streamer options and they ranged from several hundreds of dollars to thousands. This does require effort, especially when coming at it from a lack of computer skills/knowledge background... but, it can be done even by a novice. My take on this is: simple, well explained and documented instructions can assist even a novice to accomplish a Raspberry Pi base unit. I have both the DAC+ and the DIGI+, but personally prefer the DAC+ over the DIGI+ only because the DAC chip in my AVR is an earlier version than that used in the DAC+. If I had an external DAC with a later version chip I would try the DIGI+ again. Note: HAT = Hardware Attached on Top, also known as a 'addon board', or a 'daughter board'. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ My (beloved) setup: Raspberry Pi 2 Model B I prefer the Pi 2B over the Pi 3 because I am not convinced the inbuilt WiFi and Bluetooth 'assists' for using the Pi as a music streamer. Music: RuneAudio / Movies: Openelec; Note: micro card swap required, will one day setup multi-boot. Geekroo PiFi DAC+ HAT v2.0 Texas Instruments Burr-Brown PCM5122 DAC chip with 32-bit/384kHz PCM data format, I2S interface. http://www.geekroo.com.au/products/1482 AussieBone Case for the Raspberry Pi Looks cute, but lights, lights, lights everywhere. Will change cases one day. http://www.geekroo.com.au/products/1390 Power Cable with Switch for Raspberry Pi Saves pulling the power socket plug. http://www.geekroo.com.au/products/448 Dual USB Power Pack Charger 5,200 mAh Better sound quality than the wall wart/chargers, looking at adding a linear power supply soon. Budget constraints apply. http://www.verbatim.com.au/en_AU/products/accessories/power-packs/98008/dual-usb-power-pack-charger-5-200-mah- http://www.harveynorman.com.au/verbatim-dual-usb-power-pack-5200mah.html SanDisk 8GB Ultra MicroSDHC Memory Card Perfect for the Pi, don't like that NOOBs crap, just confused me. Edit: The SanDisk 8GB Extreme Pro microSDHC Memory Card ($14.95) has better specs, but Officeworks is out of stock. http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/sandisk-8gb-ultra-microsdhc-memory-card-br198573 RuneAudio Free and open source headless player, requires remote access via network. Allthough, the newest version will display on your TV via HDMI, I still haven't tried this yet. RuneOs: 0.3-beta RuneUI: 1.3-beta Built on Linux version 4.4.9-1-ARCH (builduser@leming) (gcc version 5.3.0 (GCC) ) #1 SMP http://www.runeaudio.com/ Remote access to the Raspberry Pi RuneAudio setup via a Windows PC, iPad, or Smart Phone. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I have tried the DIGI+ (below) as a 'transport' to output the audio signal via coax/optical to my Yamaha RX-V2065 AVR (inbuilt DAC). In my opinion, the best solution when using an external DAC. Geekroo PiFi DIGI+ HAT v1.0 Digital Sound Card Wolfson Microelectronics WM8804G chip with 16-24 bit/192kHz PCM data format, I2S interface. http://www.geekroo.com.au/products/1664 I have also tried the Behringer (below); this uses a USB connection to the Pi (also powered by USB), then has RCA and optical outputs, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Limited to 24bit/48kHz though. Behringer U-CONTROL UCA202 Ultra-Low Latency 2 In/2 Out USB/Audio Interface with Digital Output. http://www.music-group.com/Categories/Behringer/Computer-Audio/Audio-Interfaces/UCA202/p/P0484 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Further reading.... USB/HDD > Pi > SBT > Amp. How? (skip to page 8 or 9) http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/index.php/topic/98174-usbhdd-pi-sbt-amp-how/ Raspberry Pi Questions Newb http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/index.php/topic/101762-raspberry-pi-questions-newb/ Power supply for Raspberry Pi? http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/index.php/topic/100583-power-supply-for-raspberry-pi/ Raspberry Pi sound quality http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/index.php/topic/103487-raspberry-pi-sound-quality/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Disclaimer: This is my opinion, and as with a-holes, everyone has one. And this is mine, opinion that is. I have outlined a simple, cheap solution only. If you want a complex, expensive solution then figure it out for yourself. I am happy with mine, for now.... until the 'bug' bytes me (again). Any errors in this post are my sole responsibility. I am human. Enjoy your day.
  24. Item: PS Audio PerfectWave DAC with Network Bridge black Location: Castle Hill, NSW Price: $3,300 Item Condition: Near new in superb condition with original box Reason for selling: Client traded Payment Method: Cash, All major card's excluding Diners, Paypal or Direct Deposit Extra Info: http://www.psaudio.com/perfectwave-dac/ Pictures: Physical Unit Weight 13.5 kg Unit Dimensions 36cm x 43cm x 10cm Shipping Weight 19 kg Shipping Dimensions 52cm x 61cm x 25cm Power requirements Input Power Model specific 100VAC, 120VAC, or 230VAC 50 or 60Hz Power Consumption 30W Digtial audio inputs I2S (2), Coax, XLR Balanced, TOSLINK, USB Sample Rates I2S,S/PDIF, and USB -- 44.1kHz to 192kHz 16bit, 24bit TOSLINK – 44.1kHz to 96kHz 16bit, 24bit Analog Audio Output Connector RCA/XLR Unbalanced /Balanced (X2) Output level, nominal (@ rated cartridge input) 1.0 VRMS (0dBV)/2.0 VRMS (+6dBV) Output level, maximum 3.15 Vrms (+10dBV)/6.3 VRMS (+16dBV) Output Impedance 100Ω/200Ω Frequency Response THD (5.0) 0.03% (Balanced, +6dBV, 1KHz) Signal to Noise Ratio 120dB (Balanced output, referenced to +6dBV nominal output level A Weighted) Format PCM Sample rate (PCM) 44.1kHz, 48.0kHz, 88.2kHz, 96.0kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz Word length (PCM) 16b, 18b, 20b, 24b Recommended retail when sold $5,399 $3,300 Contact Sydney Hi-Fi Castle Hill 02 9899 9079 Shop 7 19 Victoria Avenue Castle Hill
  25. Evening all and happy Friday I recently purchased a streamer and so far have been using an old ethernet cable I had sitting in the cupboard. I need this for another device now and was intending to go the the local computer shop to get another for my streamer until... ...I found some ethernet cables on the web that cost more than my streamer did (and one that cost more than my whole system). I'm not in the market for one of these particular cables, however I'm wondering if I should be looking into a higher quality/streaming grade ethernet cable, or just obtain a well made standard cable? My limited knowledge tells me probably not as the NAS is simply sending packets of data to my streamer which reconstructs the data into music and shouldn't impact sound quality. Any opinions/experiences would be appreciated. Thanks.
  • Create New...