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Replacing a chrome cast audio

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Hi everyone,
Now that the chrome cast audio is discontinued I'm already thinking about it's replacement. I use one in my work audio system to cast Spotify and use the chrome plug in to cast from YouTube to my system.
The CCA has been a boon in my messy workspace and I'm wondering if I can do any better without spending hundreds and hundreds.
Are there any low cost streamers out the with an optical output I can connect to my Topping dac?
Thank you for your time. This is my first post here. So fair winds and good fortune to you all. :)
 

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I haven’t tried it yet, but maybe a Raspberry Pi with a HifiBerry Digi+ or JustBoom Digi Hat. Probably more like $75 though.

If your Topping DAC has USB you can probably connect a Rasberry Pi directly to it. Maybe for as little as $10 for the Raspberry Pi Zero W.
 
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Thanks for this sensible thought. I was just wondering if I could replace it with a lower jitter source with more features for say, less than 200.
I guess I'm a little spoiled by the lovely low cost dacs one can obtain nowadays and was wondering if streaming has advanced to the same degree.
 
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I actually responded by going the other direction and ordering two more of them while they are still in stock. $15 while they last is just too hard to miss, and I can't imagine they'll completely pull support for it terribly soon.

Any opinion around here about theYamaha wxad-10 for streaming?
 
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