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#271618 - 2018-01-10 07:51 For a minimalist legacy system
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I'm thinking about running a set of DSPs in a 2nd room & would like to have just the DSPs & to stream music to them from Tidal or whatever. I came across this Yamaha WX-AD10 & it looks like it would do the job perfectly (apart from requiring a 3.5mm adapter). I could just plug it into one of the Digital-ins.

Any better suggestions?


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#271621 - 2018-01-10 08:25 Re: For a minimalist legacy system [Re: Not'arf]
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Briefly perusing that does not appear to have digital out.


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DSP5000 96/24, MC200, Prime & PSU, Focal Elear, Explorer 1 & 2, F80, 200/203 and various Sonos.
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#271626 - 2018-01-10 12:21 Re: For a minimalist legacy system [Re: Ian]
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I thought the 3.5mm jack was a digital-out?


Audio: MC200, G61R SL, HD621, DSP5500, 5500HC, DSP3100. Subs: 2 x REL G2.
Video: JVC X70, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen 129"(2.35).

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#271627 - 2018-01-10 12:25 Re: For a minimalist legacy system [Re: Not'arf]
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3.5mm is analogue audio, so you would need a ADC to use that product.

ATB,

Steve


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#271632 - 2018-01-10 14:40 Re: For a minimalist legacy system [Re: Not'arf]
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I use a Sonos connect to stream Tidal as well as my own library and it works perfectly. It has a coax digital out so will easily work with legacy DSPs

https://www.sonos.com/en-gb/shop/connect.html


Tim
DSP8000SE (upgraded), DSP7200SE (upgraded), DSP7200HCSE, G65, UHD722, 281, Oppo UDP203, Optoma UHD60
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#271654 - 2018-01-10 19:39 Re: For a minimalist legacy system [Re: Tim Cartledge]
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Rasberry Pi, you will then need HAT to add to it to give you digital out, I use one of these...

http://iqaudio.co.uk/hats/48-pi-digi.html

will cost you around £65 all in and sounds fabulous.

Then something like PiCorePlayer with the Tidal plugin, or even better Roon.


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#271656 - 2018-01-10 21:40 Re: For a minimalist legacy system [Re: gIzzE]
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[Face flushes with embarrassment]. blush

Thanks for those pointers; very much appreciated.


Audio: MC200, G61R SL, HD621, DSP5500, 5500HC, DSP3100. Subs: 2 x REL G2.
Video: JVC X70, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen 129"(2.35).

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#271657 - 2018-01-10 22:00 Re: For a minimalist legacy system [Re: Not'arf]
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I was equally embarrassed to learn that I could simply use an Airport Express with an optical to coax converter and do it via AirPlay.


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#271658 - 2018-01-10 22:03 Re: For a minimalist legacy system [Re: Nstzya]
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The thing with the Pi is you can enable Airplay etc. as well.

You could just add a Chromecast Audio too for £30 and use your phone to 'cast' it to your speakers. Plus you can then play Radio, iPlayer etc. too.

You could add a Raspberry Pi and a Meridian Explorer 1 as well, if you wanted to keep it M.


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#271850 - 2018-01-15 06:57 Re: For a minimalist legacy system [Re: gIzzE]
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Airport Express? That would never have occurred to me. Plus we have one...

gizzE; thanks re the Pi tip. They really are loose-change money aren't they?


Audio: MC200, G61R SL, HD621, DSP5500, 5500HC, DSP3100. Subs: 2 x REL G2.
Video: JVC X70, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen 129"(2.35).

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#271852 - 2018-01-15 08:57 Re: For a minimalist legacy system [Re: Not'arf]
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Just thought I would mention, if your Airport Express has sat in a drawer for ages, the latest Airport Utility doesn't work with the gen 1 units.

You need to grab an earlier version.

A search on google will bring it up.



I didn't realise this, and Apple never said anything at the time, so I like many others threw out my 3 units thinking they had all died.

The windows version will see and configure them.


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