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Dac with Ethernet

Discussion in 'DACs' started by rromeo, Dec 8, 2018 at 7:32 AM.

  1. rromeo

    rromeo AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I am looking for an inexpensive DAC with Ethernet. I had a PS Audio Direct Stream Dac jr that had this and allowed me to access my digital files that were in another room in my house on a NAS. I am using a google mesh system (wifi) and it allows for access points that have ethernet ports. Unfortunately I needed $$$ and sold the PS Audio. I am looking for something that will do the same thing for much less money now. I dont listen to digital music that much so it doesnt have to be incredible sound quality, though I would like to have my cake and eat it to. Any suggestions are appreciated.
     

     

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  2. cpt_paranoia

    cpt_paranoia Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure I see the benefit of using a WiFi to ethernet bridge device and an ethernet DAC, over a simple WiFi DAC.

    One possibility would be an RPi and a DAC 'hat'. Or a cheap Android media box, running something like BubbleUPnP as a renderer.
     
  3. rromeo

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    My wifi is not that great. I get dropouts etc with just wifi. Using the ethernet port from the access point takes care of that.
     
  4. cpt_paranoia

    cpt_paranoia Well-Known Member

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    I read your post as suggesting you had WiFi to ethernet bridge units, not wired direct to your broadband router. Did I misunderstand you?
     
  5. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    Then your WiFi router is suspect. Generally, if the WiFi router is more than 3 years old, replace it or if you are using one that came with your device, get rid of it.
     
  6. rromeo

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    I have a NAS with flac files. With my old ps audio I would run ethernet from WIFI access point of Google Mesh WIFI system.
    I was also thinking about how when I just used laptop running usb to PS Audio using only wifi to access the NAS I had dropouts. When I connected another access point ethernet to laptop better. I got confused and put these two ideas together. My bad.
    Back to issue at hand. I would like to use a ethernet bridge dac. I was using bubble upnp with my android phone and also using tidal on phone and laptop which would see the psaudio.
     

     

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  7. rromeo

    rromeo AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Less than a year old and huge improvement over previous one. Very broken up tri-level house.
     
  8. rromeo

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    Any Bluesound node users out there. That may work for me.
     
  9. olson_jr

    olson_jr Beware of cake hoarders & soft shoe shufflers Subscriber

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    I have a PS Audio DSD Directstream DAC with the Bridge II, absolutely love it, love it.

    I also have a couple of Sonore microRendu's, they work well on Ethernet and are connected to a couple of older DACS.

    Also have a Bluesound Powernode in use wirelessly and occasionally have a drop a dropout. I need to run another cable into that room.

    Might want to try finding a used microRendu and cheap dac.
     

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