CD Player that can stream Pandora, Rhapsody, etc.

I'm looking for a high quality CD player that can stream Pandora, Rhapsody, etc. I am aware of the Oppo BDP-105, but I don't want or need the video functions. I would like to consider other options. Marantz just came out with the SA8005, successor to the SA8004, however that player cannot stream audio. If the player could store music files, that would be a plus. Anyone have any suggestions.
Another option for you to consider is to connect the Roku 3 (wired or Wi-Fi) or the Roku Streaming Stick (Wi-Fi Only) to the Oppo 105.

The Oppo 105 only supports Pandora and Rhapsody streaming while the Roku 3 has over 83 music channels.



The Oppo 105 requires an external monitor. This is very useful when using the Roku 3 since all your musical selections will be displayed on the monitor.

The Oppo 105 also allows you to connect an external hard drive or USB flash drive. For example, you could store your music on the hard drive and play the music thru the Oppo 105.

The Oppo 105 automatically connects to Gracenote's global media database over the Internet so it can display cover art, title, artist, genre and other media information when playing CD's. This is a very helpful feature.

In my case, I recently decided to move my OPPO 105 Blu-Ray player and Roku 3 to my video system.

I ordered the Ayre QB-9 DSD DAC, the Apple MAC Book Pro 13” laptop computer (music server) and the LaCie 3TB d2 USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series Hard Drive (external drive for music storage). Delivery is 2-4 weeks.

The computer will enable me to stream from any source with no restrictions or limitations. While I liked the Roku 3 and Oppo 105, after living with it for a while, I felt the MAC Book Pro will provide me more control and listening options for Internet radio streaming.

Hgeifman, just curios, why didn't you opt for the Mac Mini? That seems to be the Mac of choice on these boards.
The MAC Mini requires an external screen and keyboard. I do not have space for this additional equipment on my living room shelf. The Mac Book Pro has the keyboard and screen built in. It also includes a CD drive and a built in Ethernet connection. I cannot receive a Wi-Fi signal in my living room (too far from router) and prefer using an Ethernet connection for security and a higher quality signal.

The Mac Book Air does not support Ethernet (Wi-Fi only) and does not have a CD drive.

The Mac Book Pro 13" has a small foot print when the top is closed and is not big when open. All my music will be stored on the external hard drive using a Thunderbolt connection.
The Wyred 4 Sound Music Server can Stream Pandora, Rhapsody, MOG and Internet radio. It can also store music files as you have mentioned. I guess I wouldn't classify it as a CD Player, however it does have a CD Drive for ripping CD's. It also has DSD capability and you can control it with an iPad, Apple or Android Device.

Sorry, but I've never heard it, so I can't help you there.

Not sure if you own a DAC, but just to be clear, after I looked through the manual, the Music Server above doesn't appear to have a built in DAC.

I was looking at this for myself a while ago, to replace my Logitech Transporter. I happen to have a stand-alone DAC and I'm not ready to give up my MOG and Spotify either.

Their ad is a little misleading, because one of the quotes, on the wyred4sound link above, states that, "this is the best source/ Dac combo I have listened to."

I certainly don't respect the quote, however it's a bit misleading.

Hgeifman. It is so nice to be able to read your enlightening responses. Reasoned & practical. I just got an iphone 5S and am so appreciative of its ez to use features it encourages me to explore media music. I totally enjoy CD's and SACD's but I'm sure to enjoy the new opportunities.