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If you alreay have a good DAC with optical input, why not try a Chromecast Audio (and its digital ouput)? There are apps for Spotify, Qobuz, TuneIn and many other services. You can also access your computer’s drive/NAS with BubbleUPnP. It will do files up to 24/96. See here for measurements: http://archimago.blogspot.nl/2016/02/measurements-google-chromecast-audio_27.html
Heres a new guy question: Can my sonos play Hi Res (above CD bit rate) if it goes into an upsampling dac? Seems that it would be limited by the sonos, but what if it has modifications that allow 24/96, or DSD, or MQA?
Chromecast looks interesting and cost effective- which app does 24/96?
Uberrwaltz- Bluesound may be my solution to streaming. I will probably wait until Axpona to see what the rooms are using, but I want to have a few products to keep an eye out for. Blue sound will definitely be one. I want simplicity, much like you, and of course I want high fidelity as this is for my main rig.
One of the reasons I am still happy with the Vault is Tidal
$20 a month for their hifi service gives MQA at up to 192 speed, yes the whole MQA arguement is raging hard elsewhere but I know what I hear in my system and that is better sq that redbook!
I prefer the digital out from the Vault compared to its analog outs which sound a little soft and flabby imho.
For about $1000 the Vault is hard to beat and its simplicity is half of its appeal to me, I am sure there are better solutions out there but for me it was/is near perfect.
Does not hurt that I can listen to any cd form my collection without getting my backside out of my chair either...lol
If you want a great digital transport that has similar features that their 35k server, streamer has, plus can run Roon and playback up to 8X DSD or 768 khz PCM check this out: List is $4995, but I'm sure they can work with you. It's sick good with all the software upgrades they keep on doing, so you will have a player that can be upgraded as you keep owning it, which is invaluable for digital as we all know. The thing I like best is that they can remotely set it up and download the software for you when upgrades come out. No need to have to know computers to set it up, keep it running etc... That was key to me.
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