• @Olly398 if you want wireless streaming, multi-room and music over the internet then Sonos won't do that. Also, sorry to say it but your budget probably won't even stretch to covering the NAS, let alone any drives to go in it or client devices, especially given the price of Sonos devices. And that's before you get locked into another parallel ecosystem (like Sonos or Roon).

    What will work for you is Airplay 2 which does all these things. What I'd probably suggest is get an old iphone or ipad mini, add a mobile DAC (something like this https://uk.creative.com/p/sound-cards/so­und-blasterx-g6) and you're all set with 32-bit/384kHz, 130dB THD digital audio for about £120 per room.

  • if you want wireless streaming, multi-room and music over the internet then Sonos won't do that.

    Huh? Those are literally the three things that Sonos does.

  • What will work for you is Airplay 2 which does all these things. What I'd probably suggest is get an old iphone or ipad mini, add a mobile DAC

    Got an iPad mini in a drawer somewhere. Didn’t realise you could extract digital out, with a bit of tinkering of course :)
    All very interesting.

    EDIT: maybe I am being a dumbass here, but I am not quite getting how this would work. Where would the hi-res files be stored? And how would the iPad mini access them (assuming you envisage that as the ‘client’ device on a digital dock with a DAC)? iMac doesn’t support Airplay 2.

  • Also, sorry to say it but your budget probably won't even stretch to covering the NAS, let alone any drives to go in it or client devices

    Hiya, so I reckon a NAS would be a Good Thing. Anything massively wrong with this one for instance?... £300

    Synology DS218J 2TB 2 Bay NAS Solution | Installed with 2 x 1TB Western Digital Red Drives https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B077DD68MT/r­ef=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Ycw3CbWWB4MGE

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