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Any experience with Harman/Kardon Adapt HD??

Discussion in 'Digital Integration' started by jameselmer66, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. jameselmer66

    jameselmer66 Active Member

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    I'm not afraid to admit I'm heading into unknown territory as far as Bluetooth streaming is concerned. So my question is would a Harman/Kardon Adapt be a good device to use to stream Spotify or Amazon Prime music? My receiver is a vintage Sanyo 2050 circa 1978. Is there possibly an AK'er out that's used this particular H/K device? Decent sound quality (DAC's)? Or is their another unit out there that someone could recommend that does a better job? Thanks
     

     

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  2. chicks

    chicks Lunatic Member

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    Amazon Echo Dot will stream both, via voice command, to your vintage receiver without the need for Bluetooth.
     
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    +48V hi-fi or die

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    Bluetooth works well for me in many instances. HK's device is on par with most others in this respect. End of the day, it depends upon your "critical listening" expectations. Try it out....return it if it does not meet your needs.

    FWIW, devices like the Echo and Chromecast that take-over the stream duty break Spotify's gapless playback. If you're ok with 3-5 second pauses between tracks then no biggie. For me, that's a deal breaker for my keenly crafted streaming sessions. :)
     
  4. jameselmer66

    jameselmer66 Active Member

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    I appreciate the replies. I believe I'm going to try the H/K Adapt. I can get it at very economical price. Again, thanks.:thumbsup:
     

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