Cambridge Audio Cxnv2. The app works great, the sound is fantastic. Best bang for the buck. Balanced or rca out.
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I, too, went down that path. Bluesound Node2i is a fine streamer; great user interface app. I bypassed its dac in favor of the dac in a Cambridge CXA81. This was a major improvement in SQ. So, I would recommend the Bluesound as long as you expect to upgrade the dac later. An excellent alternative is the Cambridge CNXV2, as noted above. I have a Node2i I'm not using. PM me 8f you are interested.
I see many mentions of the BlueSound Node 2i and also mentions that you are using it with an external DAC. I understand that the newest (current) BlueSound Node has improved sound quality from it's internal DAC vs. the previous Node 2i. Can anyone that has compared the previous Node 2i with the new/current Node comment regarding any sound quality improvements they heard with the latest Node? Just curious. I have a DAC in my Rega Saturn-R CD player/DAC/transport that I could use with a new Node, if needed. But I would also be curious to know if the newest Node, using it's internal DAC, would be adequate free-standing for my needs in a second system.
To ghdprenice, your comments are way out of line. Just because my equipment is older and not a 100,000 system. You lol down on me. I should tell you that I was a sound engineer during my college days. I also worked the board for many well known artists visiting concert venues in my area. Just a few to mention a few, chuck mangione, Maynard furgison, and many others. I also worked the board for the Jacksonville symphony orchestra for several concerts. I am also a trained singer, although that was not my final profession. I am a retired master jeweler with over 40+ years of service to my clients. I have a better ear than most professionals I know.