A network streamer that fitts my needs?
Dear Hi-Fi enthusiasts!
I'm looking for a network streamer (network player) and I might need a little help on this subject. I have some demands on the player, quite basic I think but apparently they are not that easy to fulfill?
The player I'm looking for should have these features:
* Ability to play high bit music (24/192) from a NAS (Linux) via Ethernet cable
* Mobile device controller (iOS/Android control app)
* Internet Radio
* Being able to Fast forward in a track from mobile device
* At least two digital inputs to internal DAC (one for optical and one for coaxial)
The following things are nice-to-have:
* .m4p (Apple lossless) support
* Air Play
I have tested two network streamers but none of these fulfilled the demands I have. These are Cambridge Audio Stream Magic 6 and Pioneer N-50. The CA SM6 was really good but was missing 24/192 support for Ethernet and ability to fast forward. The N-50 delivers a really good sound but the player feels like a beta and not ready for the public. It has support for 24/192 but the iOS app is catastrophic and the player is far to buggy. It's also missing the ability to fast forward on a track.
A friend has the Linn Majik DS-I and besides the price it's just what I'm looking for.
Please help med with this "problem" of mine.