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Music streamer with no DAC and no storage?
Just drop $350 on a used Bluesound Node 2. It's worth it just for the streaming capabilities. I never use the internal DAC and still think it's worth the price I paid used. 
Nuforce STA200
It is well documented that the STA200 is a scaled down version of the Job 225, which is based on a Goldmund reference design. 
Nuforce STA200
Same circuit board:https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=151000.0 
Nuforce STA200
Check pictures of the Job 225 and STA200 again. They use the same circuit board with different caps, resistors, etc. The power transformers and RCA jacks are also different. 
Nuforce STA200
Can't help you open the case.My purchase of the amp was necessitated when one of my monoblock amps blew out. I was looking for something that was relatively inexpensive that would hold me over until I could figure out whether I was going to purcha... 
Recommendation for DAC needed.
mzkmxcvo'rly?https://darko.audio/2016/07/not-as-the-artist-intended-google-chromecast-audio-w-tidal/ 
Recommendation for DAC needed.
PS Audio DirectStream and Chord Hugo 2 TT are in that price range and have very good reviews as well. 
Nuforce STA200
A few weeks from now you might be convinced there's nothing at $500 that can compare. It is an amazing value. 
Apple TV Streaming Sound Quality vs Streamer?
No idea regarding DSD capabilities. I've never heard a single piece of music that was DSD encoded. I have a Job Integrated amp that can decode DSD128, but I do not have any DSD encoded music to give it a try. 
Bluesound NODE 2 paired with Benchmark DAC 1?
For the price of a used Benchmark, the NAD M51 is a significant upgrade sound-wise, and barely more expensive. 
Apple TV Streaming Sound Quality vs Streamer?
I would get the Node 2 used. If you decide you want to upgrade you'll pretty much make your money back when you sell it. The next step up price wise if the Auralic Aries, but it is limited to Apple devices for remote control and from what I've rea... 
Apple TV Streaming Sound Quality vs Streamer?
AppleTV resampling to 48k makes highs sound tizzy. It doesn’t sound good. Do yourself a favor and get a decent streamer, like a Blusound Node 2/2i as others have suggested. If you’re going to use an external DAC and don’t need the enhanced wifi of... 
Nuforce STA200
I purchased the STA200 a few months ago based on feedback from users of this forum. Speakers that I've used with the amp are PMC OB1 (6 ohm, 87db) and Alta Rhea (4 ohm, 87.5 db) and the amp barely gets warm with either.For $500 it is a ridiculous ... 
Streamer/DAC combo or stand alone DAC with Node2?
I recently purchased a Node 2 to act as a streaming device to output digital signal to a NAD M51 DAC. Once I return home from vacation and get the Node 2 hooked up I'll report back on my experience.I fully expect, based on feedback across various ... 
Streamer Advice: Bluesound Node 2 vs Aries Mini vs Oppo
I highly advise against ethernet over power if the line is on the same circuit as that used to power your gear. You're introducing noise into the power signal that your equipment receives.