This comes up quite often...
my system is all based around iTunes so I stream. Yes it means my Mac is on unless I use my Apple TV then it streams via iTunes Match
Take advantage or Airplay where you can; get a second hand Airport Express and get yourself a Fiio D3 DAC; connect via optical cable and connect DAC to amp via basic interconnects and you'll be sorted
The DAC is only about £30 and it's brilliant; rave reviews etc...
dan what cable do I need to connect the airport to the dac? Can't see an optical on the airport express.
Rega RP3 turntable/Naim 5i CD/Naim 5i amp/Neat motive 2/BK sub
MarantzPM6004/MarantzCD6004/Monitor Audio Bronze BX2
Project Box S/B&W P7 headphones
APX's and a bunch of i things
have you got the most recent as I'm unsure; I had the 2010 model
if it's got a 3.5mm out it'll be optical also so you'll need a mini toslink to toslink cable such as: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fisual-Install-Series-Mini-Toslink-Optical/dp/B003NT7IRI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386109086&sr=8-1&keywords=mini+toslink
System: Mac Mini & iTunes via ATV3 (AirPlay) > Firestone Spitfire MkII DAC > Cyrus 8XP > KEF R100's
yes most recent, just dug out my airport instructions and as you said its the same connection as the analogue out.
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