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How to add digital streaming to my existing analogue system

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Jimboo

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Another very good argument for having your own physical copies is that you don't have to rely on poor remasters on streaming services if you can find pre loudness wars CDs.
Yes, very true. Again, I think the choice in the future will be for all versions to be available.
 

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I just don't understand why you bother posting your irrelevant nonsense all over the place like some alley cat spraying it's scent everywhere.
If you have a solution, post it.
"+1" is a short version of "i agree 100% with what you say / have typed and have nothing further to add"...
 

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"+1" is a short version of "i agree 100% with what you say / have typed and have nothing further to add"...
Sure it is but 6 or 8 in a row? You deactivated your account only you still feel the need to reply to posts ( with +1? ) and then deactivate your account again? Not against any rules per say but it's bad form in my opinion. Come be a part of the community or don't. But don't do that.
 
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Sure it is but 6 or 8 in a row? You deactivated your account only you still feel the need to reply to posts ( with +1? ) and then deactivate your account again? Not against any rules per say but it's bad form in my opinion. Come be a part of the community or don't. But don't do that.
please see my direct message thanks.
 

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Hi Guys, I've just found that I've got a Chromecast Audio when stripping down my hi-fi rack to clean it. Forgot all about it!!!!!

Can I use this to stream from my NAS to my Naim? I can also take the output from the CCA and put it thro' the DACmagic. Would this provide any benefit?

If so do I need another App to control the NAS or is the CCA app good enough.
 

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Hi Guys, I've just found that I've got a Chromecast Audio when stripping down my hi-fi rack to clean it. Forgot all about it!!!!!

Can I use this to stream from my NAS to my Naim? I can also take the output from the CCA and put it thro' the DACmagic. Would this provide any benefit?

If so do I need another App to control the NAS or is the CCA app good enough.
Need an app like VLC on your phone or tablet to play the files from the NAS, and then send it to the Chromecast. Try it and see if you can get it to work.
 

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This is what I was saying at the beginning of the thread, if you can complicate and ignore the simplest solution audiophiles will do it , buy the £ 50 quid streamer.
 

RichD1

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But I already have the CCA and DACmagic, so isn’t it worth trying these before as you said ”If there is a way of spending money on more boxes and formats etc it just feels more , audiophile.“
 

RichD1

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Can you bear with me guys as this is the first time I have tried using digital streaming and getting to grips with NAS, DAC, streamers and all the software is quite a challenge.

Richard
 

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Hi Richard , I am afraid (as has become plainly obvious) we all have our 'ways' and ideas.
You cannot stream Spotify through the DAC magic from your phone I take it ?
I personally don't rip and store because I use streaming as a tool to hear before I buy the physical media.
My kefls50w speakers solved a lot of issues for me.

The streamer will be another box (alas) .
Does your DAC magic allow Bluetooth from your I pad and can you pair your iPad with the stereo in the motorhome?
 

Jimboo

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Hi Richard , I am afraid (as has become plainly obvious) we all have our 'ways' and ideas.
You cannot stream Spotify through the DAC magic from your phone I take it ?
I personally don't rip and store because I use streaming as a tool to hear before I buy the physical media.
My kefls50w speakers solved a lot of issues for me.

The streamer will be another box (alas) .
Does your DAC magic allow Bluetooth from your I pad and can you pair your iPad with the stereo in the motorhome?
Or, you could look at using the Roon management system.
 

RichD1

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Unfortunately the DACmagic is quite dumb relying on wire or optical connections. The motorhome I’m quite well sorted as you say pairing it with my dashboard head unit plus I take the Bose.

.I have also installed Plex on the NAS and my iPad. I’ve also ordered an optical Toslink to mini Toslink adapter for an existing Toslink cable so that I can plug into the optical o/p of the CCA Into the optical i/p of the DACmagic. When I’ve got that I should be able to test what the CCA can do and can it get access to the NAS.

Richard
 
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Jimboo

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Time and hifi move on. The majority of the younger generation rely on phones as their access to media. The hifi firms are aware of this. Naturally there is still a place for physical media.We both know what sounds better ( c.d, lol).
I know that streaming and apps and lending libraries online are the future. I have a love/hate relationship with it. It does mean less cables and boxes and convenience. It does remove the joy of physical media actually in yer mitts.
The future is active speakers and streamers. Our audiophile ideals will never admit it but if Hi-Res works and access is universal it is hard to discredit as the obvious development.
As you have found out having to buy cables and owning cracking but gradually obsolete equipment is frustrating.
I hope in the future that systems like my kefls50w speakers will be developed and evolve into the simple all in one quality sound we search for.
 

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