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I saw here in the spec of AKM AK4430 192kHz 24-Bit Stereo DAC in the Chromecast Audio

 

http://www.akm.com/akm/en/file/datasheet/AK4430ET.pdf

 

So why it is limited at 96 KHz ?

 

I never any see a true technical reviews on this device to stream 16/44 comparing to Auralic Aries mini ( cost benefit )

 

Too cheap to be reviewed ?

 

 

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Nope, certainly not here. If you do a search on this site you'll find the vast majority of comments are positive:

Computer Audiophile - Basic Bit Perfect Testing Of The $35 Chromecast Audio

Chromecast Audio (Analog and Digital Outputs) $35

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f22-networking-networked-audio-and-streaming/tidal-now-has-chromecast-support-29113/

 

Darko (on DAR)'s main issue is that the Chromecast Audio doesn't support gapless (when streaming contiguous audio file tracks), which is fair enough.

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Thanks for the links, yes I read most of these and the comment below sum it up well, but the conclusion is rather subjective :

 

 

"It's not high end by any stretch of the imagination, but it's not meant to be high end. In addition to testing, I listened to the Chromecast Audio a little bit and think it sounds like a good $35 audio device. Most people on the planet will be 100% satisfied with the sound quality"

 

I am looking more for a formal lab test a la Hi-fi news connected to whatsoever DAC, my question is what is the "sound quality " of the 24/96 we received ?

 

Eventually Do I have to buy a Auralic Aries mini or apple or value for money 25 $ is not that big ?

 

 

Marantz SA14 S1 & PM14 S1 Special edition

KEF LS50

Nordost blue heaven ( source, speaker, power, USB, QBase4)

Chromecast Audio

Audirvana, A+, mac book pro

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???

What's audio files are you streaming and what method are you using exactly (eg software & device it's running on)?

 

Can't see any issue if you are using one of the tried & tested methods mentioned in the links above (my last post), unless you are really unlucky & have some compatibilty problem with your particular DAC.

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