The Node2i is airplay 2 compatible and the bluOS works on the iPhone but I don't think it can interface direct with apple music. Apple is working on their own end point.
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The simple solution would be to stream wirelessly via Bluetooth from the iPad to a Bluetooth receiver plugged into the Pharaoh using a stereo mini to dual RCA cable. That limits the quality of any files that are of higher resolution than MP3 or Apple Music's proprietary AAC format but if Apple Music is your primary source the quality should be quite acceptable.
Here are a couple of well-reviewed options at different prices. The Audioengine B1 has the advantage of using Bluetooth with APTX which should make a small but noticeable difference.
The most important thing by far with streaming is just to get the stream going. Anything beyond that is icing on the cake. You guys will understand when you get a little older.
I don't know if you will ever be able to control it from your iPhone. But if you can get it to play a waterfall track that will probably help.
Got everything hooked up and it sounds great. Still learning to navigate through Tidal and BlueOS after being with Apple for a long time.
I went with the hifi package, but one question I have, is when you play an artist’s Top Tracks on BlueOS why does it show the same song multiple times? Why not just play / show the higher quality song? It’s annoying to hear the same song back to back. Is there something I’m missing to alleviate this issue?
Please fill free to list anything else I Must Do to make this sound it’s best.
To stream Tidal music on my home stereo, I use the Tidal Music Converter to help me. It can convert the audios from Tidal and save them as local files. Then I can listen to them on the go offline.
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