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Good pairing for the Fosi Audio v3 mono

tjd

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Just sprung for the Fosi Audio kickstarter pair of v3 mono's and the 48V/10 amp single power supply.

Looking for recommendations for a similarly physically small DAC/streamer/preamp. Ideally it has

XLR balanced outputs
RCA stereo input
Usb input as a DAC
Optical in
Volume control
Chromecast-able
Bluetooth
WiFi

Cherries on top would be a sub out for a powered sub, and wired Ethernet. Basic app control. A parametric EQ would be nice too!

90% of what it will be used for is streaming YouTube music subscription playlists, but I'm interested in some higher quality streaming services like Qobuz and tidal as well.

Optical would only be used in future if in the same room one day I put in a tv and pcm pull out the audio - this is unlikely anytime soon.

Finally, looking for something that is the same cost or less than the pair of v3's this is going to need paired with.
 
my first though is that your wish list for about $300 is a going to be... unmet by current devices and possibly not likely to be met in the forseeable future

if you find such a device please tell us all

you could probably double or triple your ask price and still not meet all those conditons
 
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Good feedback, thanks.

It looks like Chromecast is the unicorn tidbit. It looks like the topping d50 III that amir just reviewed actually comes close. I didn't realize that there are 1/4 inch balanced to XLR cables which is neat.

Put away the price ask for a second, is there a way I could accomplish this using more than one box?
 
I'm also interested in such a setup but alas not many suggestions/reactions....
 
Eversolo DMP-A8,no Chromecast though and not so small.

Edit:Scrap that,I haven't payed attention to the cost restriction.
 
Eversolo DMP-A8,no Chromecast though and not so small.

Edit:Scrap that,I haven't payed attention to the cost restriction.
Yeah that's a very beautiful option, good but like you said kind of costly option (considering the cost restriction).Think the only fitting option will be the upcoming Wiim Ultra?
 
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D50 plus wiim mini or better?
Technically this would do it, but would prefer a single box.

Looks like the mono's ship in a couple of weeks, and the WiiM Ultra won't be available until almost Christmas. It doesn't have balanced but has everything else, might just have to be patient.
 
Technically this would do it, but would prefer a single box.

Looks like the mono's ship in a couple of weeks, and the WiiM Ultra won't be available until almost Christmas. It doesn't have balanced but has everything else, might just have to be patient.
Where did you find the information that Wiim Ultra is not available first in december? I've pre-order it and the delivery date is in the middle of July.
 
 
If you read the thread, they also write that Wiim wrote wrong on their blog. Q3 release both in USA and Europe. According to my local dealer, they will fly in a limit quantity to Europe in the middle of July and the broder release in Q3.
 
Did you get your mono's yet? I'm still waiting. I'm using a wiim pro into a smsl m300se. I also feed the smsl with a raspberry running headless plexamp.
 
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