Am looking into adding/or replacing music streaming to my CD set up.
I was looking into buying the new ATV for its movies stream/rent capabilities, but am now looking more at ways of streaming audio to the hifi. Is the Apple TV a better option to the AirPort? If I bought the AirPort, I could connect this with 3.5mm to RCA lead straight into my amp and get going straight away and then perhaps add a DAC to improve sound later.
However, if I got the ATV, although this would add the video extras, I would have to plug this into my ageing surround sound amp via optical, as my hifi amp does not have opt input. Once I got a DAC then I could go into the hifi via this from the ATV with the sound quality I want.
So any advice what I should do at this stage. Is there anything I am missing about connecting the ATV which would make more sense to buy now or do I just go with the AirPort? Airport only cheaper option or ATV + DAC needed from start?
Secondly, how do I add Spotify to the streaming equation. I have an Ipod Touch. Is it Airfoil I need and do I need Spotify Premium too?
Any help appreciated