Hi Rez Network Audio
Currently, I am streaming music around my house from my iMac/Synology NAS/iTunes and an Apple Air Port system. I know that iTunes/Airport streams 16/44 so I’ve plugged the air port into a Cambridge Soundworks Dacmagic (upsampling DAC) and the DAC into a pair of Audioengine A5’s. I Believe this setup means that high Rez tracks (HD Tracks, Naim, etc.) sent through the system downsample to 16/44 and then presumably re-upsample to their native rates via the DAC. I also have an airport connected to my big rig via a Musical Fidelity upsampling DAC.
Is there a better way to play High Rez through WiFi? Would one of the wireless systems from Dynaudio or KEF do a better job? I know speakers from this companies would most likely better HiFi, but would they perform better as a streaming system any better than what I’m presently doing? I’m also wanting to eliminate pesky random dropouts while I’m listening to music around the house. Thanks for any input. Roger