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Used music streamer market?
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Hi all,

i bought recently the Pro-Ject stream box net. Although it's a decent equipment for its price i'm not impressed from the sound quality i get (sometimes no musical touch and quite electronic). I use a NAS 2tb and all 90% of my files are in flac audio format. My options in the near future (3-4 years) i suppose are two (in terms of cost): Connect the pro-ject to any reliable used external DAC or replace the Pro-Ject stream box for any used higher quality streamer (like Naim). Given the fact that music streamers is a relatively new market i suppose that finding any used piece is difficult of course...Moreover, many people say that a minimum of 1000 euro is necessary to spend over any used good quality DAC in order to hear any audible improvement. So what do you think? 

 

Regards,

Harry

 

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RE: Used music streamer market?

I think a Sonos Connect would be perfect, No?

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RE: Used music streamer market?

anyone?

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RE: Used music streamer market?

Have to second the Sonos system.

So flexible with a soundbar also on the way to complete the family. And the after sales service is great.

I run the system through my stereo amp from a NAS drive with WAV files as well as Spotify and have been very happy for years.

Also have a play 5 in most rooms and kids love being able to play their own choice of music in their rooms, as well as in the garden and garage etc....

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RE: Used music streamer market?

harry_t wrote:

anyone?

 

Bueller?

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RE: Used music streamer market?

hi harry, before giving you recommendations it would be nice to know what the rest of your kit is....a naim streamer would be overkill in  a lot of systems and I wouldn't recommend spending 1000 pounds on a dac if the rest of your system isn't similarly priced.

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RE: Used music streamer market?

Shafesk thanks for your reply!

 

My hi-fi system consists also of an integrated amp primare a30.1 and a pair of triangle celius 202 speakers. Many told me from the start that i should go to the Naim nd5xs. Due to extra cost issues i decided not to. The truth is that i was able to enjoy music much better with my previous source ( a primare cd21 player) and i sold it mainly due to convenience in order to buy the pro-ject streamer... Sad

 

Regards,

 

Harry

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