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Streaming thru Hifi

Discussion in 'audio' started by Steve Burns, Jan 14, 2021.

  1. Steve Burns

    Steve Burns New Member


    Have an old but not too bad hifi system - I am after recomendations for a simple way to stream music through it eg from Deezer. It will be into a Naim pre-amp - using old 5 pin din connectors.

  2. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    Naim DIN to 2xRCA cable. then take your pick of streamers with analogue out. Plenty threads if you search. Budget? To name but a few

    Raspberry Pi with DAC Hat
    BlueSound Node2i

    Or any of the Naim ones ND5XS for example
  3. halvis

    halvis pfm Member

    A Google Audio Chromecast is the simplest way i can think of and cheap. I have used one for years, doesn't even need an external DAC. I power mine with a large powerbank rather than the cheap wall plug, this makes it far more audiophile.

    They should be less than £30 off of eBay, i am not sure they make them anymore.

    It sounds way, way, way better than it should.

    You will need a 3.5mm jack to Naim cable
  4. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

  5. RichardH

    RichardH Bodging pleb

    ...I think you'll find it is 3.5mm not 2.5mm - not trying to be a pedant, just making sure you get the right cable. I use a Chromecast audio along with the Google ethernet adapter/power supply - this means it doesn't rely on wifi for the streaming.... though to be fair the wifi method works pretty well.
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  6. halvis

    halvis pfm Member

    Thanks, you are correct. I will update the post as well.
  7. Steve Burns

    Steve Burns New Member

    Thanks all - some useful pointers there.
    To RichardH - I do have a google chromecast device but this only has a HDMI output. Do you mean something else?
  8. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

  9. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    You can get an adapter to extract audio only from the HDMI Chromecast.
  10. Steve Burns

    Steve Burns New Member

    Thanks - so it looks like the Chromecast audio coupled with this 3.5 mm jack to 5 pin din adapter ( should do the trick.

    To narabdela - that would be a good option as I have the chromecast/HDMI but struggling to find a HDMI/din adapter.

    PS couldnt post the full link so dropped the www
    RichardH likes this.
  11. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

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