Aurelic G2 or Aurender N10
I’m having some challenges in a 2nd system. I was using a Bluesound Node 2 to stream Tidal and Spotify and pulling from files on a souped up Mac mini. While convenient enough when working - I had networking/updating issues (between \the Bluesound and the Mac, something needed updating every time I got the the place. And, the updates frequently caused connectivity/shared file/pointing problems that made it a frustrating experience because this is in a remote location with spotty internet connection and speed.
So, I’m looking to get a different server in there and am considering two very different units. The Aurelic G2 looks very intriguing and it looks like I might be able to use it successfully in a WiFi environment. But, I’m not sure and would greatly appreciate any user experiences with Aurelic devices and the lightning DS app.
I’m also considering setting up a router as a waypoint so that I can use Ethernet to connect an Aurender N10 server. This isn’t my first choice from a network standpoint - which I won’t go into here (primarily because I’m using Hughesnet for internet and don’t have control over their provided router and that causes complications for the repeater, etc.). In any case, it might be a solution and I have an Aurender N100H in another system that I’m pretty happy with.
So, I’m looking for some wisdom or collective experience from this group. Anybody have the G2 and have experience to share? I’d appreciate feedback on sound quality and wireless stability/functionality. And, anybody have experience comparing the Aurender N10 and Aurelic G2 for sound quality? And, what about the lightning DS app? Or, should I just run Roon over the top and not worry about that as I can run Roon core on my Mac Mini.
Or, should I just save my money and try a Node 2i and see if that’s a more reliable set up? I wan’t enamoured with the Bluesound controller app. But, I got comfortable enough with it. Not Aurender conductor quality - but serviceable.
Thoughts are appreciated.