24bit/192kHz files - from a NAS to a DAC to an amp without a PC?
Problem = I want to download and play the increasing number of 24bit/192kHz music files available.
Our PCs are in a different part of the house to my hi-fi - I don't have a PC in the room where my hi-fi's located and I don't want to install one (no space, no wish to either), but it's cabled for Ethernet from my router and I could probably run a USB cable there too.
So...most NAS I've seen so far have a USB output, but all the DACs and streamers seem to only handle 24bit/96kHz maximum on their USB inputs. DACs and streamers can take 24/192 via their digital inputs (co-ax or optical), but NAS don't have these format digital outputs.
NAS and DACs have RJ45 Ethernet connections - can you transfer 24/192 music files this way instead?.
Or is it simpler to buy a product such as the MHDT Labs USBridge USB to SPDIF converter (which I believe can handle hi-res files over USB) and run its SPDif output into my amp?