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Digital pre-amp with streaming capabilities and digital & analog inputs

santrik

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Hey guys,

First time posting here! I've been lurking around since 2017 something and created the account last year I think.

Anyhow! I am looking for advice as there is a jungle out there on the market and the master review index isn't helping me for the moment.

What I have today:

Mains for controlling any sound going to my speakers: Bluesound Node 2. Connected to it is: TV via toslink - two xtz edge a2-300 monoblocks feeding the output signal to a pair of Audiovector Si3's.

I use the Bluesound Node 2 as a volume controller. It works great but as already mentioned in the review of it, as of what I understand from it, there is some noise from the toslink input of the device (the node 2) and I hear it often when I watch tv since it is connected via toslink (only option) and what I hear is small, but audible, cracks and small pops. Often coming from the left channel. I've done all the fault location methods, switching the output from l&r to vice versa - switched the position of the speakers & amps and replaced the cables. My amateur guess is that some TV streams are better and some are worse and hence it comes and goes.

I was just wondering if there is something like the node 2 out there that works in the same way: tidal/spotify connect, digital pre-amp so I can control the sound, input for the TV and well to go all the way, if it exists; an analog input I can use to connect my LP-player with my RIAA-amp to be able to listen to the vinyl collection.

I don't know if I'm asking for to much but here we go! :)
 
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