Question Best device for streaming Tidal

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  1. sz1000

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    What are the best devices for streaming HiFi/"master" music from Tidal? I've been looking at the Marantz ND8006, but $1200 is a lot to stream music. What do you find to be the best quality and best value options out there? What I have right now:

    1. Marantz SR5010 AV Receiver
    2. Subwoofer
    3. Bowers and Wilkins center speaker (don't remember the exact model)
    4. 2 B&W Diamond series stereo speakers (2014 or 2015 model, don't remember which)
    P.S. Sorry if this is in the wrong topic.
     
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    BlueSound Node.
     
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    Really any device that will stream will suffice. It's what you do with it that will make the difference.
     
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    I am a happy owner of Cambridge Audio 851N and it's very good on Tidal. Very similar to Flac quality.
     
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    Probably to buy a cheap laptop and mqa compatable DAC to plug into existing system
     
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    For single device - bluesound as I think it supports MQA.

    For probably best/most flexible setup, then I might suggest the Roon system deployed on a NAS (QNAP/Synology for eg) with a separate Roon bridge with an MQA capable DAC or that can connect to an MQA capable DAC via USB. Several hifi streaming devices can function as combined Roon bridge/DACs.

    The latter is what I use - Roon server on my QNAP NAS, Raspberry Pi with a 7" touch screen and a Pro-ject pre-box S2 digital DAC (MQA, PCM 32bit/768k, DSD 512) as a combined now-playing view, basic touch transport control and MQA DAC controller. The whole lot is integrated via Logitech harmony with the rest of my AV/Hifi so have power on/off and volume control of amps from within the Roon controller apps (PC/Mac and iOS/Android) and have full transport control of Roon from Harmony remote via a community extension (Deep Harmony) that runs on my NAS under docker.
     
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    Another vote for bluesound node 2
     
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    Any network player really, just go for the one that has a better dac. Perhaps you could try Onkyo NS-6170?
     
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    Apple 4k tv is good for tidal CD quality in digital realm.
     

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