How do you listen to your digital files in your stereo?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Pizza, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. JackG

    JackG Forum Resident

    I love its phono state as well. No need for any external "upgrades" in my case .
  2. Kal Rubinson

    Kal Rubinson Forum Resident

    SACDs are digital already.
    Ripping them to files for storage/playback can be done with various but specific players. The best source for this information is on but here's a link to my gloss on the general process: Music in the Round #93: miniDSP & Ripping SACDs Page 2
  3. Dougr33

    Dougr33 Forum Resident

    Twin Cities, MN
    FLAC files on 4TB WD Passport Ultra > Fanless Win10 PC > USB> Jitterbug > PS Audio Gain Cell Dac. Via Foobar2000 controlled by Android app FoobarCon Pro on phone or tablet, BECAUSE all the remote apps for J. River sucked!! Badly.
  4. Sterling1

    Sterling1 Forum Resident

    Louisville, KY
    Yes , obviously SACD is digital already, the poster said, "push SACD to digital" meaning to me he has a device which plays SACD and permits its digital output. I've read about doing it. I do not have much interest in it, since I can just digitally copy from the CD layer to iTunes. creating an ALAC file, which seems to me to be indistinguishable from SACD playback. BTW, for multi-channel music, the easiest is just to download it from Acoustic Sounds onto a usb drive and then I can play whatever it is gaplessly from my OPPO UDP-205.
  5. Kal Rubinson

    Kal Rubinson Forum Resident

    I cannot know what is in your mind but the phrase "push SACD to digital" does not appear in your post nor in the one to which you responded. "UPDATE: with a push to digitize all of my SACDs, I've now moved to two 5 TB servers (one for DSD files and the other for 320MP3 files) connected to my router - which leaves some room for eventual growth / expansion of the collection."
    I responded to the question you actually asked.
  6. Beatmaniac

    Beatmaniac Forum Resident

    Slidell, Louisiana
    Definitely very good when I tried it out. Wanted tubes though so I have a Yaqin MS-23B
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  7. Standingstones

    Standingstones Forum Resident

    South Central PA
    Files loaded to a USB stick then plugged into my Oppo DAC.
  8. Maccaroni

    Maccaroni Forum Resident

    Bay Area, CA
    Mac Mini via Plex to a Chromecast audio plugged into my amp.
  9. Melvin

    Melvin Forum Resident

    flac (uncompressed) on Oyen Digital MiniPro Thunderbolt SSD

    Mac mini <USB> Bel Canto mLink <BNC> MHDT Lab Pagoda DAC
    Mac mini <USB> dB Audio Labs Tranquility DAC
    Chromecast Audio <Toslink> MHDT Lab Pagoda DAC
  10. dlokazip

    dlokazip Forum Transient

    Austin, TX, USA
    Plex to Roku
  11. jeffmackwood

    jeffmackwood Forum Resident

    As per other threads on this Forum (and others) I have the necessary player that allows it, and the requisite software to make it happen. I just followed the well-documented instructions that I found.

    Now that it's been done, and given that I am pretty much not buying physical media anymore, I don't expect to have to do any more any time soon.

  12. jeffmackwood

    jeffmackwood Forum Resident

    Thanks Kal. :)

    In case it's still not clear, "push" (in this case) meant "put some concerted effort into..."

    My use of "digitize" was indeed redundant / incorrect. Apologies for any confusion caused. I of course meant to say "transfer the digital contents from physical media to my new server(s)."

    I take pride in being as accurate as possible in what I post (because like Kal, I don't hide behind a "handle"!) and when I fail to do so it does bother me.

  13. Kal Rubinson

    Kal Rubinson Forum Resident

    Or just "rip." :agree:

    Yes. Accuracy and clarity are also important for communication.
  14. schugh

    schugh Forum Resident

    • bluesound
    • roon server on an Intel nuc connected via usb to bryston bda3.
    • USB DAC with pc or laptop when using headphones.
  15. Stromung

    Stromung Active Member

    Can I use usb adapter?
  16. jonwoody

    jonwoody Forum Resident

    Washington DC
    Files on a Synology NAS 214-Play to an Auralic Aries Mini (also streaming Tidal) with SBooster Power Supply to an Audio Note Dac-3 Signature.
  17. Projectman

    Projectman Active Member

    Using an Aurender X100L 12TB server/streamer to PSAudio Direcstream DAC via USB in my main system and an Aurender N100H 4TB server/streamer to a Mytek Brooklyn DSC via USB in my home office.
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  18. jmrife

    jmrife Wife. Kids. Grandkids. Dog. Music.

    Wheat Ridge, CO
    Replaced the Mac Mini this week with Roon Nucleus. Better HDMI interface/switching. Full control on iPad Mini 4. No more trackpad or wireless keyboard to run the Mac Mini. Better SQ? We'll see (hear), but I hope I don't hear NewEquipmentBias.
  19. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

    Davis, CA
    I plug my laptop into my Esoteric K03's DAC input and control the files with JRiver MC24. In about two weeks I'll do the same with my new McIntosh MA9000!
  20. roboss38

    roboss38 Forum Resident

    Clovis, CA U.S.A.
    QNAP NAS to Sonore UltraRendu to the usb input of my Modwright Oppo 205. I control everything with Roon.
  21. tables_turning

    tables_turning In The Groove

    Mid Atlantic, USA
    ...what digital file? :shrug:
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  22. October Man

    October Man Forum Resident

    Windows laptop to a Behringer UCA202. Optical Out to a Sony MDR-JE530 Minidisc recorder and then to my amp.
    A bit long-winded but it means I can record anything on the Internet onto Minidisc

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  23. SonOFJames

    SonOFJames Active Member

    2012 Mac Book Pro, Audirvana +, Flac & Lossless mostly, a few DSD files on External USB2 4TB Drive (backed up x2), AQ Jitterbug x2, AQ Dragonfly Black Mk2, Pangea Interconnect. Should last me until I last.
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018
  24. Jimi Floyd

    Jimi Floyd Forum Resident

    I'm getting old. I don't have a faint clue about the function of most gear quoted in this thread.
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  25. Ned Bode

    Ned Bode We had some almosts

    Media Server PC (in basement) S/PDIF out >> upstairs receiver

    My preferred interface these days is Foobar controlled via MonkeyMote (any laptop/iPad/Smartphone).
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018

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