I’m currently running a Squeezebox Touch straight into the internal DAC of my SN1 + HiCap. The system is mostly used for background music, casual listening and parties. My appetite to upgrade the source is mostly driven by convenience: I would like a nice and stable app for iPad or iPhone to access Spotify and other streaming services (Tidal, Qobuz). Increased sound quality comes close second in my priorities.
Here my identified options to upgrade the source:
- trade in the SN1+HC and get a Uniti Nova --> 1 box solution, neat and clean
- buy a 2nd hand NDX (NDX 2 is too expensive for me)
- buy a new ND5 XS 2
- get a non-Naim streamer (Sonos?) with or without the nDAC
What would you suggest? thanks in advance for the valuable piece of wisdom.