That's very interesting thanks. I haven't found the motivation yet but I've got a decent laptop so may get around to exploring this.Dom P wrote:Just saw this! Have you made any progress? I stream hi res audio via a laptop. This is my recommendation, dont buy a streaming device, no need, they're just doing the exact same job, and a PC allows you infinite choice of software and audio source and will never get obsolete (many streamers don't integrate all the audio subscription services) and using a PC makes i so much easier to stream free music such as on Youtube etc...aldinblack wrote: ↑09 Apr 2021, 09:30 Back in the 70s/80s I used to be a bit of a "hi-fi enthusiast", striving to get the best sound quality I could with the budget I had. It was obviously vinyl then, and I did manage to own a couple of high end turntables.
I did transition to CD but the magic was gone. Part of that was just me getting older and all that entails I guess..
I haven't been bothered for years since, don't own any audio equipment at all, just listen on my phone. I have kept some of my old records though..
But recently I have begun to wonder if I could setup a proper HiFi system again, not vinyl but using some high quality streaming device as the source.
I don't really know where to start though.... has anybody here already done this and have any recommendations ?
I run a USB cable into a DAC (digital analogue converter) and then into amp and speakers. Can be done cheap and cheerful or hideously expensively, but the laptop front end will be as good as anything.. the 1s and 0s are immutable.....
I just assumed that a "proper hifi" streaming device would be superior for sound quality, but its interesting what you say. I guess the quality of the DAC is the real key here then..
Amp & Speakers important too of course but they can only show you what you put into them, right?