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    Join Date: Jul 2017

    Location: Dartmouth, Devon, UK

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    I'm John.

    Default Help required re: an internet radio.

    Hi,
    I'm not very technical when it comes to Hifi. However, I currently have a c1991 Revox H Line set up - H5 amplifier, H2 CD player & H6 tuner plus a Revox B77 reel to reel. Where I live in Devon, FM & DAB reception is poor & I would like to purchase an internet radio to play through my Revox H5 amplifier. Is there such a thing as an internet radio without an amplifier that I could play through my H5 ? If so, can someone recommend one?
    I have been advised by Richer Sounds that a Denon DNP730 would fit the bill but I think this is fitted with an amplifier which I don't need.
    All help greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_F View Post
    Hi,
    I'm not very technical when it comes to Hifi. However, I currently have a c1991 Revox H Line set up - H5 amplifier, H2 CD player & H6 tuner plus a Revox B77 reel to reel. Where I live in Devon, FM & DAB reception is poor & I would like to purchase an internet radio to play through my Revox H5 amplifier. Is there such a thing as an internet radio without an amplifier that I could play through my H5 ? If so, can someone recommend one?
    I have been advised by Richer Sounds that a Denon DNP730 would fit the bill but I think this is fitted with an amplifier which I don't need.
    All help greatly appreciated.
    How about a Chromecast Audio, connect to a DAC or from the 3.5 to rca.

    Apps such as tune in, bbc etc all cast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichB View Post
    How about a Chromecast Audio, connect to a DAC or from the 3.5 to rca.

    Apps such as tune in, bbc etc all cast.
    +1

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    Or spend the money on a decent roof aerial, so your reception with your existing tuner is good.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Join Date: Mar 2013

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    I have one of these, which might fit the bill: https://www.robertsradio.com/uk/prod...dio/stream-93i

    Specimen review here: https://www.whathifi.com/roberts/stream-93i/review

    I think I paid 129.00 (new) for mine earlier this year.

    Caveat: I use mine as a portable so cannot comment on the sound quality when used as part of a fixed set-up with a good quality broadcast.

    Jon

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    You've obviously got a PC of some sort, cheap (or however much you want to spend) USB DAC and job done.

    Jim.

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    yeah, i send from my pc to a chromecast mostly for radio. about 30 and your done
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    Join Date: Jul 2017

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    Many thanks for all your comments. However, as I said, I am not up with modern day hifi technology & comments like "How about a Chromecast Audio, connect to a DAC or from the 3.5 to rca" mean nothing to me. I should explain that I have an iPad which has the In Tune app & this is what I currently use to plug into my Revox H5 amplifier in order to get internet radio. I use the iPad for other tasks & it is a pain - plugging in & unplugging it - every time I want to use it for another task.
    I already have a roof aerial for the Revox tuner but as I live in a valley I would need to extend this aerial by about 200' in height in order to make any improvement in signal.
    I want to use my Revox H5 amplifier for the sound quality, not my laptop & a USB DAC to improve the laptop's sound. Does the Roberts internet radio have an output socket that I can just plug into my Revox?
    I do appreciate all your comments but I am looking for a simple solution. Maybe there isn't one & I'll have to put up with my iPad/In Tune/Revox current set up.
    I am looking for something that I can just plug into my 1991 Revox H5, use it purely for internet radio & leave it there.
    Any more ideas?

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    Could this be what you want? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ocean-Digi...-/332233991163

    The illustrations clearly show it connected to a stereo Hi-Fi, presumably via the 3.5mm headphone socket. I connect portable MiniDisc players to my Hi-Fi the same way.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Join Date: Jul 2017

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    Hi Walpurgis,

    This looks more like what I'm looking for - will investigate - many thanks.

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