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NAd m51 wireless set up

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HI everybody!

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Im seriously considering getting the Nad M51 DAC to add to my aging system ( Arcam Alpha 8r amp)  due to its great comeptitivie price here (Australia)  my PC or NAS drive is my source

 

My question is, apart from connecting via USB with a wired connection, what can you experts recommend I use to connect it wirelssly, preferably without getting another box in the the chain ( streamer)

 

Im also considering Naim Uniti for its ease of connectivity but not sure it would sound as good.

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RE: NAd m51 wireless set up

 

 

Sonos? Apple Airport Express? 

 

Anyone...Bueller...Anyone...?

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RE: NAd m51 wireless set up

Sonos offers a lot of flexibility. What's your budget?

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RE: NAd m51 wireless set up

HI Big, thanks for your reply, beauty, eh

 

yes the Sonos does look like the best option, and flexibilty is the name of the game,

 

I guess after the  purchase of the Nad,  I would have enough to buy the sonos Connect, which would enable me to streatm from router to dac (i think). I prefer not to get a dedicated steamer as its another box to fit  in, the sonos is nice and small.

 

the other  option is  to go the naim uniti route, but, having not audtioned either system yet, do you think the Nad would sound better than the unitlite (for instance) 

 

I am using B&W 601 stand mounts from 2001 as speakers.

 

 

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RE: NAd m51 wireless set up

H3dron70 wrote:
... sonos Connect, which would enable me to streatm from router to dac (i think).

Yep, that's right. Although if you want the Sonos to work wirelessly you'll need to plug a Sonos bridge into the router instead of the Connect (and the Connect plugged into the DAC).

BTW, had to chuckle at the Bueller comment earlier!

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Diamond Joe wrote:

H3dron70 wrote:
... sonos Connect, which would enable me to streatm from router to dac (i think).

BTW, had to chuckle at the Bueller comment earlier!

 

excellent!  hehe, thanks Diamond Joe! yeah what a movie, I love that scene, so funny!

 

Thanks for the confirmation on the Sonos, seems like the way to go!