Post by guitarforlife on Mar 5, 2016 15:27:42 GMT -5
My Son streams music though his Ipad and it sounds pretty good. I was thinking about giving it to try. I have a USB on the front of my Marantz CD6005 to plug it into. It is the same DAC as Marantz HD-DAC-1 (CS4398) That is their stand alone headphone DAC unit. Does any one stream though their Ipad? And if not why not?
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this but since it is not my forte I'm a little ignorant on this. Any advise would be great. Thanks. Tony
I don't see why not. Basically the same set up as an iphone or ipod. I use mine hooked up to my home stereos via a Pure i20 dock. This dock has optical toslink output so you get good sound. They sell for about $100. I have them going through my XDA-2's. I have never used the actual USB hookup though.
All my music on the iPad is in lossless format and I stream it to an Airport Express and optical out to a Musical Fidelity DAC which feeds it to the XMC-1.
Emotiva XMC-1, XPA-1 Gen 2 Monoblocks, XPA-2 Gen 2, XPA-5 Gen 2 Polk Audio RTi a9, RTi a3, CSI a6 Speakers SVS SB 13 Ultra Subwoofer Apple TV 4K 32gb Oppo UDP-203 4K ultra HD HDR Blu-ray player Rega RP3 Turntable w/ Cambridge Audio 651P Phono Stage LG C7 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD OLED TV
I use an iPod to play upgraded Pandora through a Cambridge ID100 Dock which delivers the digita signal vial coax, toslink, or AES to my Emotiva DC-1. I use it a lot because it is convenient and sounds great.
Apple DACs (in ALL their products) are better by orders of magnitude than the DACs in PCs. I wouldn't call them "audiophile quality," but they're good enough to be used for all but the most critical of listening. Enjoy your iPod, iPad, Mac, or iPhone!
I have TIDAL and use my iPad and APPLE TV to stream all of my music. Tidal offers 25,000,000 songs at CD quality and thousands of videos plus cataloging your favorites with great graphics and you can also make a variety of playlists. Of course TIDAL is not for everyone but they offer a FREE 30day trial. If you are a veteran there is a substantial discount.