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Offline kinger

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Small form factor amp/dac/network streamer
« on: April 02, 2019, 22:48 »
Anyone into small form factor 3-in-1 functions amp + dac + network streamer?



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Re: Small form factor amp/dac/network streamer
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2019, 10:39 »
If you are serious about sound - Elac Discovery Server sounds amazing. Don't bother with the Yamaha... or with the Node 2 or HEOS.
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Re: Small form factor amp/dac/network streamer
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2019, 22:23 »
Not too sure how a music server can sound amazing while it has to go through a dac then to the amp... With so many factors affecting the final sound quality.

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Re: Small form factor amp/dac/network streamer
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2019, 08:42 »
Something like the Naim Uniti Atom is probably a good go...

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Re: Small form factor amp/dac/network streamer
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2019, 11:08 »
Pardon me for piggy backing on this thread

I am running a headless Macmini with Audirvana with DAC for my SACD ISOs and DFF files.

Is there a streamer that I can use that can play SACD ISOs so I can replace Mac/DAC combi? If that streamer can connect to NAS that will be a bonus as I can attach a ext HDD.

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Re: Small form factor amp/dac/network streamer
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2019, 07:05 »
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Is there a streamer that I can use that can play SACD ISOs so I can replace Mac/DAC combi? If that streamer can connect to NAS that will be a bonus as I can attach a ext HDD.
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If there's one, it'll be Compute platform based one... unpacking an SACD .iso takes lot more compute resources than your average stream contains. Wish Roon would implement it, but even they have made a statement that it's not trivial. The only option I can think of would be getting something like MPD with its ISO read module installed/running on a NAS and streaming over DLNA.
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Re: Small form factor amp/dac/network streamer
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2019, 14:45 »
Something like the Naim Uniti Atom is probably a good go...

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Looking at naim uniti lite now