Quality Internet Radio Tuner


For years now I've been using a Rotel RT-1084 tuner, listening to Philadelphia FM HD channels. Now I've moved about an hour away to a more rural area and I'm having difficulty getting much of anything I enjoy.

On paper, an internet tuner looks like the perfect solution. But I see the quality depends on the particular stream and the quality of the tuner. I've been reading up on these below. I want to use the tuner analog out, as my Luxman amp has no digital inputs. 

Ocean WR10, $150. Price is right, but get the impression the DAC doesn't do justice to a good quality stream.
Sangean WFT-1. $300. Twice the price, but not really sure if it's a step up from the Ocean.
Denon DN-350UI, $300. More of an audiophile brand. Wondering if it sounds better than the others.

And then there is the Grace GDI-IRDT200, which gets some great reviews, but has been discontinued. Used ones around but would be more expensive the the others.

Any suggestions on an internet tuner that Would be curious if others have found a good sounding tuner. Probably a lot of people use servers instead, but not ready to go that route right now.
ron_hartman
Internet radio sounds excellent on my Bluesound Node and Vault.  There are thousands of stations to choose from.  Since I’m a jazz fan, I listen to KJZZ 91.5 HD 2 out of Phoenix AZ.  Down the line you can subscribe to Tidal or Qobuz if you would like.
System is user friendly, tablet or phone for control via free app.
I have the WFT-1.   It has a pleasant, mellow sound but is not an audiophile piece by any measure.  It's for background and does good job at it.  
A Bluesound Node 2i is on order.  Should be fun.
Thanks for the replies. Good to know that internet radio can sound excellent, but not from the Sangean.


One of the best is the Magnum Dynalab internet tuner.
I found a refurbished Node 2 at a good price and ordered that. Should sound better than the internet radios I was looking at. An as mentioned, it gives me the option of trying streaming services down the road. I'm very interested in getting it into my system. Suppose to come next week.
You will have a lot of fun with all the choices the Node provides.  Be sure to check out Radio Paradise.
Also, Bluesound provides regular free updates.  A message will appear in the BluOS app indicating when an upgrade is available.

The Radio Paradise suggestion is a good one, but don’t access it from within the Node app., or fro Tunein.  Rather, download the RP app from your playstore and then you can choose the flac option.  Start it up then you can choose the Node as your decice to play to.  This will give CD quality sound.