Being a two channel guy, I’ve been looking for a solution for sound for the TV and had finally settled on a sound bar last year. Optical out from the TV was the best solution before then - but the sound delay was not something I could get around. Also didn’t want to do an AV receiver with AV Bypass since didn’t trust the av receiver to do any good to the amp. In addition when I had played around with a marantz into a uq2, the uq2 straight up actually was better!
Tried the Apple TV 4K with AirPlay into the NDX2 - and no delay! And, allows me to use the 282/250 with speakers and a REL woofer too boot!
Simple! And the totem speakers do a great job of imaging - don’t need a center channel!
So - saved the money and hassle of an AV receiver!
The NDX2 was purchased mostly as a Unitocore endpoint - but more and more it’s being used by the kids with Spotify - and now tv duties. Hey - as long as it gets used I’m happy - since it’s powered on all the time anyway!
This system is NDX2/XPSdr/282/250 into Totem Sugnature Ones and Rel subwoofer in a fairly large room.
The 500 system has moved to a smaller room with the kudos 606s - the delicate sound of the big system is wasted on the big room!
This echoes the other recent thread (that is now closed)