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In Reply to: RE: Suggestions on Best Way for Me to Stream Tidal HiFi? posted by Jim Hodgson on March 13, 2017 at 16:30:43
Hello, I have the Auralic Aries proper model, it is great, besides tidal not much else going on with it unless you rip your c.d.s. I would suggest the wyred 4 Sound modified Sonos. Much more apps on there to listen to the whole world of music when you want to switch it up. I put a link below,
It is $890 having them provide the Sonos Connect, you'll need a good DAC. Keep in mind it only does CD quality, not high res,
I am a weathered veteran in this war, I tried selling the Aries and couldn't even sell it, don't bother with it, it is my best transport but who knows if Tidal will be in business in a few months, better to stick to Sonos.
Thanks for the helpful suggestions! I'm now a bit stuck between the Aries and the modified Connect, as they both have some unique advantages.
The Aries seems to have an amazing Tidal interface, which is important to me. On the issue of Tidal's potential demise (which I guess I see as well?), what alternatives do you think Auralic can/will make available via software updates? Anyway, if you're still trying to sell your Aries, you're welcome to contact me -- either through forum e-mail or directly (just take my user name, put a period between first and last, and ship it off to yahoo.)
The modified Connect seems lovely ... and it has the added advantage of Pandora access (which would be huge for my fiancee). It lacks the AES/EBU output that I so desperately want, however. I guess I could utilize Toslink. As I'm still in the throes of a love affair with a 16/44.1 DAC, I guess that's the configuration selection I would make when ordering?
Hi, Auralic streaming services support seem to be stagnant.
I wouldn't even sell you the Auralic as I thought about it and really all it is useful for me is playing high res files nowadays as I cancelled tidal.
Yes, choose the 16/44.1 clock option for the sonos if that works. I'll send you a note from Audioasylum just in case you want to call me because I have some experience with all of this, nothing is for sale but I'm glad to discuss my experiences so far via voice.
Do you think it would be possible to flash it with another OS?
From what I read its a quad core ARM board.
Maybe its possible to flash it with Debian etc.
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