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Looking for my first streamer

CarlToft

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Hey, I am considering buying a pair of Genelec 8030C as my first quality speakers but i want to be able to stream to it.
So i wonder whats the best solution is for a streamer
Max budget $150.
 

JeremyFife

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Do you already have a DAC? If you do, then WiiM mini (approx $90) is all you need.
There are Raspberry Pi options at that price but there's a bit more set-up needed.
A laptop will stream for free - USB into a DAC.

If you don't have a DAC then laptop + a $100 DAC will be great.
WiiM Pro Plus breaks your budget but is a good streamer and a good DAC in one
 

DMill

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Agree. The WiiM is all you’ll need. Not too many options at your price. But nothing to be worried about, it will do everything you need it to.
 
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CarlToft

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Do you already have a DAC? If you do, then WiiM mini (approx $90) is all you need.
There are Raspberry Pi options at that price but there's a bit more set-up needed.
A laptop will stream for free - USB into a DAC.

If you don't have a DAC then laptop + a $100 DAC will be great.
WiiM Pro Plus breaks your budget but is a good streamer and a good DAC in one
I think I can exceed my budget for the WiiM Pro Plus. Does it have Bluetooth connection or only apple airplay and wifi?
 

JeremyFife

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I think I can exceed my budget for the WiiM Pro Plus. Does it have Bluetooth connection or only apple airplay and wifi?
Yup, it has Bluetooth
 

TheWalkman

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Here's my PiZero2W running Volumio. Works great.

All in: around $60.

Pi Zero.jpeg
 
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