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Options to streaming high res from a NAS to Hifi Amp

dakchi

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Hello,
I am looking for an inexpensive solution to stream high resolution audio (mainly FLAC) from my Synology NAS where they are stored to my hifi amplifier (Marantz PM-6005) that has a optical input. So far, I have been streaming through an Apple TV via Airplay but as you know Airplay downsamples to 16bit which means that the audio is not lossless anymore. I have made a lot of research and found out that it is possible to stream lossless audio via DLNA without losing quality. I am wondering if using my TV (LG EG-9100) which is the only DLNA device I have would be a good option. The connections will be as follows Synology-->TV (DLNA)-->hifi amp (from TV optical out)

Another option is to use a Chromecast Audio which supports hi res audio now. Is this a better option? is it better to use a jack-RCA (to amp RCA input) or a jack-optical cable (to amp optical input)

If you believe that none of those options are good, what else would you suggest? my requirements are simple: to not lose quality and inexpensive solution. I know that there are network players but they are out of my budget

Thank you for your help
 

muljao

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CCA is good option. I think the DAC is quite good in the Chromecast, but likely the optical out is slightly better using the marantz DAC.

I use a Raumfeld Connector which is a good little unit. It costs about 179 euro but has an eight week trial period
 

muljao

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Something like this may also be suitable, as using the tv means you alwys need it on to see what your doing with the music

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Neet%C2%AE-Wireless-Receiver-wireless-streaming/dp/B00O0U37HO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487316615&sr=8-1&keywords=dnla+receiver
 

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