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I have not been really keeping up with the technology and need some advice.


I've moved all my audio files to a PC server running windows 10 and using JRiver Media Center for playback through an ASUS 192/24 audio card that is actually pretty nice with a digital out and L/R RCA out as well has headphone. 


I was using an old logitech touch squeezebox connected to my PrimaLuna integrated tube amp and was somewhat happy with it and it has finally given up the ghost. 


I am looking for an inexpensive way to stream music from my PC to my Integrated Amp and I am not sure of my options.  Most of my files are ripped in Flac, Wav with a bit of MP3.   I was thinking I could get away with the equipment listed below, but I am not really sure...  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 










Another receiver option that would be better quality but i'm not sure if this would work with the transmitter




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You can certainly use those units. BT will probably not sound as good as your Touch. 

Alternatively, you can or buy a Raspberry Pi with a Touch screen to replace the Touch. It has a much bigger screen. You can even load software on it so it is a perfect emulator for the Touch.




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Surge protector +_iFi  AC iPurifiers >Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Conditioning+Isolation>CAPS IV Pipeline Server + Sonore 12V PS >SOtM Lan Isolator>Bricasti M5 Network Player >Kii Control>Kii Three >GIK Room Treatments.

Secondary Listening: CAPS Pipeline>IFi iOne DAC>Schiit Freya>Kii Three . Also an SBT and a RB Pi 3B+ running piCorePlayer as an SBT emulator. 

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On 6/18/2019 at 11:10 AM, Soothsayerman said:

Hmmm interesting. I have never messed with raspberry pi but i've wanted to, i'm going to investigate further, thanks!


A Pi is an excellent choice for a front end. You’ll need player software and a DAC to feed your PL. As you already have JRMC on a networked computer, just access Panel at your PC’s IP address on port 52199 through the browser on the Pi and you should be both fine & happy. If you bought a JR master license, you can also load JRMC on the Pi, but Panel works well at no cost.


There are dozens of great inexpensive DACs to put between the Pi and the PL, and you don’t even need one with a volume control because you’re driving an integrated.   I have this setup at multiple zones throughout our home - its value, utility and sound quality are all equally high.

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