I would really appreciate some advice, recommendations and opinions on the best way to modify or change my current system. I currently have my music saved on a NAS as a mixture of both MP3s and Flacs, plus I use Spotify to test out new music.
I want a system / options to be able to stream and access my Spotify account direct. I do not want to use Airplay for Spotify as I have tried this via AppleTV and wasn't impressed with the sound quality. I think Spotify connect could be an option or in-built in the hardware.
I currently have a Pioneer Amp with a Micromega DAC and Mordaunt Short speakers. I previously had aSqueezebox Touch but found the Spotify app constantly had the error "not available in this region". Plus software is no longer supported.
So the questions are:
1 Do I replace my Amp and DAC with a Stereo Receiver? I have been looking at the Yamaha R-N500 but have got conflicting advice regarding whether it has Spotify Connect functions after firmware upgrade in the UK. Can anyone confirm this or advise on sound quality compared to current setup or recommend a different Receiver
2 Should I purchase something to add into current system, Sonos perhaps? Or an Apple dock plus an iPod
3 I find it odd that it seems impossible to find Stereo Receivers which include Spotify as most AV receivers do. I have an Onkyo AV in the lounge connected to surround speakers and Spotify is built-in. Could I use a AV receiver for my stereo system in the dining room? I am presuming that as the sole use is for music a Stereo receiver will give me better sound
Thank you in advance for any advice and recommendations.