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Revisiting Computer versus Streamer

Posted by David Lawrence on April 7, 2021 at 08:15:01:

Hello Everyone,

To start, please forgive my ignorance in asking for more clarification about an issue that has already been discussed.

Some time ago people helped me arrive at my current computer arrangement: On my MacBook Pro, I am streaming Tidal through Audirvana without oversampling. (I prefer non-oversampling digital.). Through a cable to a Musical Fidelity V-Link 192 in my main room, and and (Emotiva) Blue Tooth in a secondary system--I am sending the digital respectively to Audio Note and ANK Audiokits NOS/1X Oversampling Dacs. These system sounds pretty good to me, although not as good as vinyl.

In these systems would I get significantly better sound with a better, inexpensive streamer, such as a perhaps a Raspberry Pi? Though I am ignorant about all this, I assume that I could still somehow control the streamer with my computer? Could someone briefly describe how all this could be rearranged?

Thanks a lot,