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johny99

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#154387 26-Oct-2014 16:14
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I am after a stereo system that is be able to steam music over my local LAN, from my PC and NAS, directly from their native folders, without having to use software or an app. I would like the unit to be both Ethernet and WiFi capable. I do have a Logitech squeeze box device that I thought could do this, however more digging after i purchased it, proved that this feature is rather limited. Any help is appreciated.  .

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  #1162470 26-Oct-2014 16:43
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I *can* do this with my Sony STR-DN1030, which I use wired target than wireless, but the interface is ugly & clunky as well as being really slow so I don't.

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  #1162471 26-Oct-2014 16:44
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what is your budget and are you after a standalone unit or an amp?

most amps have network receivers that will do what you want, but tend to be pricier than standard.

 
 
 
 


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  #1162502 26-Oct-2014 17:33
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I can via ethernet on my denon x3000.

While I can use the remote by itself, I use the android  denon app as it easier and Ive got used to controlling spotify on the amp the same way.

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  #1162553 26-Oct-2014 20:37
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Micro system?
Full sized amp?
What speakers are you looking to run? Or are you after an all in-one mono dock that simulates stereo sound?
Do you need a CD drive? Any particular inputs (RCA / optical / USB) or any outputs like subwoofer preout?



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  #1162607 26-Oct-2014 21:42
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sorry are after a micro system, good question though, are there receivers that can output multi streams to different speakers in the home, i.e fm radio outside, kids music in the rumpus room and sport in the garage, all driven by the same receiver, or am i been too greedy? yes i know it wouldnt be cheap either.

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  #1162608 26-Oct-2014 21:52
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For a micro system, the likes of a Denon Piccolo may work... it will have wifi / ethernet and can handle DLNA and Airplay which is cool.
Give it a few years and Denon may put their multiroom wireless tech (Heos) into an AVR or micro system. But until now, you'd need something like Sonos with RCA inputs so you can stream from an RCA connection, as well as network connections.
BUT it's all about software, sorry.

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  #1162609 26-Oct-2014 21:56
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how do you obtain denon here in nz?

 
 
 
 


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  #1162626 26-Oct-2014 22:38
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http://onlinehifi.co.nz/

The NZ dealer.

but others may have them too, like harvey norman, noel leeming,

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  #1162633 26-Oct-2014 22:57
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Look at the sonos systems as well, although you will need some sort of app on phone, pad, pc... (which are better than remotes in that they are directionless and more customisable)

I have a play5 and play 1 which streams from the internet for radio and Spotify but also accesses my NAS for audio in flac form.

The two components are in different rooms from each other and the NAS and its designed to be able to play different audio streams to different locations at the same time.

I realise that this doesn't meet your brief in that you control them with an app but do some googling.

With the exception of playing CDs, this setup will allow you to do anything a mini stereo would. But is you RIP the cd to your NAS you don't need to play the physical CDs either.


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  #1164042 28-Oct-2014 23:05
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You can add a CD player to a Play5 via the RCA line in...

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  #1164061 29-Oct-2014 01:25
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Maybe not quite what you want but have you looked at Sonos gear? Absolutely brilliant IMO.




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