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  1. #11
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    I second the Chromecast Audio, for around 20 it's a no brainier, can use Tidal, Spotify, Play Music, TuneIn Radio, Deezer and countless other music sources, just plug it into your CD digital input ( need to buy a cable as it doesn't come supplied with the Digi one ), or via the 3.5 to rca inputs in your amp. Digital will be superior but rca will be fine too see if it will do the trick for you.

    I'd resist spending to much as the makers are very good at making your current streaming device obsolete with new models seemingly arriving monthly lol.

    I could loan you a Chromecast Audio to try and see if it's for you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieoftheday View Post
    The Pioneer NP 01 looks a good alternative,249 at superfi
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyb View Post
    I second the Chromecast Audio, for around 20 it's a no brainier, can use Tidal, Spotify, Play Music, TuneIn Radio, Deezer and countless other music sources, just plug it into your CD digital input ( need to buy a cable as it doesn't come supplied with the Digi one ), or via the 3.5 to rca inputs in your amp. Digital will be superior but rca will be fine too see if it will do the trick for you.

    I'd resist spending to much as the makers are very good at making your current streaming device obsolete with new models seemingly arriving monthly lol.

    I could loan you a Chromecast Audio to try and see if it's for you
    Does the chromecast hook up to your pc? The OP dosnt want this?
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    Nope
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Nope
    Ah well then, you live n learn��
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    All the CCA needs is a micro USB psu 5v, a wifi connection and either a smart phone or tablet (iOS or Android) and then connect it your amp, active speakers or DAC.

    You can even use it as a headphone amp, I regularly use one of mine to listen via headphones as the 3.5mm output can be either analogue or digital, just use the phone or tablet to control volume.
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    For money, ie about 25 quid or so, you cant touch it really. Sound is damn good too. Ive got one attached to my stereo, and one on my headphone rig. Just tune in on phone or tablet, to spotify and press cast button. Bingo it comes out other end. Remarkably stable too. 16/44 output as well, although spotify is 320kbs, run tthough my dac into headphones you wouldnt know. Rarely use my rpi now. Convenient, cheap and good. Even comes with a short cable, and a 5v psu
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    Seems a no brainer for streaming then
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    Here is my headphone one with optical into my minidac and out to cans. I sit mine in a metal phone cradle as it acts as a heat sink. I use a battery power pack to run it

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Here is my headphone one with optical into my minidac and out to cans. I sit mine in a metal phone cradle as it acts as a heat sink. I use a battery power pack to run it

    I'm not sure what I'm looking at in that picture? Is that a picture on the front of the device? A video screen? Or a disc? And is the Chromecast device really a "dongle" if it doesn't plug into your computer?

    But I'm still a bit confused. You run power to this device, and then plug its output into a DAC, and it connects to the internet via WiFi, and you operate it with an app on a smart phone, that also connects to the device through WiFi, Is this correct? Sounds like a lot for such a low price. Will wonders ever cease? I do appreciate the offer to loan me one, but I'm over here in the States, the shipping will be more than the device.

    But I will read up on this Chromecast device, heck, for that price I'll buy one just to see what it does. I've probably got enough cables lying around to hook it up. And i do have a smart phone and iPad, so it could prove the cheapest solution. Thanks all for your input. Once I get something up and running, I'll better understand the logistics of the whole process and see where I want to go from there.




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    pretty much.. its not got a screen. its just an etched front. Then onnection can be mini optical for a dac or 35mm(headphone size) audio jack as the unit has a dac in it(a fairly decent one). How they do it for 30 and less is unknown. if you wish you can plug headphones straight into it, as I used to before getting the mini dac/headphone amp. volume will be controlled by the smartphone. You could use it with a pc, if you were running an app that had cast, or through the chrome web browser which obviously has it, and cast all things from your pc too should you wish. They do get hottish, but apparently thats normal. I sit mine in the phone holster which acts as a heatsink of sorts and it runs cooler. I use mine a good few hrs a day, unless I have the pc on when I run a sb cable through to the same dac, and listen to any msic I own on flac via headphones.
    I have one in main system but it doesnt see an awful lot of use. in fact my main system doesnt as im addicted to this setup.

    Nothing really to lose at that price. if you want to use it into a dac you would need a mini optical to optical cable, otherwise a 3.5 mm to twin rca will do.
    Regards,
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    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    IMUTO TAURUS X4 BATTERY SUPPLY. - RPI2B & AUDIOPHONICS DAC running MOODE 3.1- CHROMECAST2 AUDIO DONGLE - JBE SERIES 3 SLATEDECK & EMOTIVA XPS-1 PHONO - DENON DV2900 & HEAVILY MODDED MF X10v3. - PIONEER SA8100 AMPLIFIER. - WIN10 JRIVER21, SPOTIFY - AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-MSR7 HEADPHONES, KINPS CABLES, SMSL M6 MINIDAC, CHROMECAST AUDIO DONGLE POWERED BY BATTERY PSU - FULL RANGE TWIN & SINGLE TELEFUNKEN's - CARTS.. AT95S, SHURE M55E, JVC MD1029. - RCA CABLES BY BRIAN SPKR CABLES BY MOI HAIR BY MARCO FEET BY ELECTRICBEACH - MAINS REGENERATED BY POWERINSPIRED AND FILTERED BY BELKIN PURAV.

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