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I'll be streaming over ethernet from a Win10/JRMC PC running 24/7 in another room. The amp & speakers aren't an issue. The controller will be an iPad Air. All that's needed are streamer & DAC. I've narrowed it down to one of the following: 1. Aries Mini > Wired4Sound Recovery > Emotiva DC-1 > (Amp/Speakers) or 2. Cambridge Audio CXN (streamer, dac, pre) > (Amp/Speakers) #2 is cleaner and, as an added bonus, it's $200 less. Any thoughts?
Though my Cambridge Audio 851N is specced to stream WAV PCM 16-24 bit 32-192kHz, problem occurs when playing back WAV 24 bit 192kHz; i.e. at beginning of track playback stumbles and stutters very shortly once - or twice. After that initial failing no more gaps further on. From NAS DS214play audio is streamed over Ethernet cable and Netgear JGS516 switch (16-Port 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit). LAN is not loaded apart from audio streaming. Problem does not occur with smaller files e.g. 24 bit 96kHz tracks is rendered without any hesitation. I have tested playback of same WAV 24 bit 192kHz files thru USB stick plugged in the 851N and they playback convincingly without stutter. I also did test rendering on other devices and the results are: a. Playback of identical WAV 24 bit 192kHz tracks from very same NAS DS214play through same LAN (id ethernet connected to same switch) on macbook early 2009 OS X 10.10.5 and UPnP media player VLC version 2.2.1 happens flawlessly without any stumble. b. Moreover, simultaneous replay - again id tracks from id NAS, through id switch and additionally router + wireless AP TL-ER604W from TP Link - on iPhone 5 with DS Audio UPnP app (from Synology), also very convincingly without hesitation - admittedly optimal location of iPhone 5 and no use at all on wifi other than subject streaming. DS214play is generously specced (see attached) and from testing it does not look like a NAS issue and points IMHO to an issue with the Cambridge Audio 851N streamer. What can be done to cure drop-out? Any experience, opinions, help, advice out there? Thanks in advance Eric DS214play - Products - Synology - Network Attached Storage (NAS).pdf
rsantisteve posted a topic in DAC - Digital to Analog ConversionPlease, any opinion about this DAC ? http://www.ebay.es/itm/271088661155?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_6329wt_1165 In ebay there are several chinese seller with this DAC . I read some good opinions. The price is incdredible and the quality ? I want it for a second room with a CA 840A V2 and a possible ATC scm 11.
Since some time I have been using - and enjoying thoroughly - minimserver/streamer on Synology DS214play in conjunction with Cambridge Audio 851n. More recently I did discover the minimstreamer radio features. I then tried to route from minimstreamer radio to 851n, alas to no avail. I have tried several settings with several radio stations - all are well rendered when streaming is triggered directly by 851n - but have not yet managed to stream radio from minimstreamer (or other Synology packages) to 851n. I have attached copies of: - m3u files used for testing - logs from minimstreamer - screenshots of the minimserver system and package tabs radio from minimstreamer to 851N.zip From minimstreamer support forum i understood that: - 851n is trying to play the radio stream send by minimstreamer as if it were a disk file by reading portions of the stream instead of reading the stream continuously from start to end. - If radio streaming is triggered by 851n, 851n obviously knows it is dealing with a radio stream and presumably doesn't attempt to use byte-range requests. I thus concluded that 851n is engineered to manage incoming streams solely as byte-range requests - that is unless radio stream is triggered by 851n himself. Is this deduction correct? Are other people experiencing the same issue with 851n or other Cambridge Audio equipment? What is the experience in the community for streaming radio to 851n? Many thanks in advance for your support Eric PS I have asked Cambridge about one week ago for their support however no response yet and will keep posted here what results from the thread with Cambridge support