My record player is the primary source but I use a 2016 ish ND5 XS too (originally with tidal but more recently Spotify, plus occasional upnp to ripped CDs), connected via Ethernet. It’s a rock solid connection; I’ve had no problems.
A used NDAC has come up for sale. I gather it’s an excellent upgrade. I’ve been trawling through the forum and found lots of comments that the ND5 XS2 for example is a superior streamer. This I understand.
In my case though, as a transport for streaming as I do (not Roon nor qobuz, not via WiFi), is an older ND5 XS as good as a newer ND5 XS2? Much cheaper to buy the NDAC than have to upgrade to a brand new streamer.
Also, did the NDAC come with a spdif cable?
(I’m aware of the screen issues btw. I don’t use the screen and have it on the shortest display timeframe.)
Thanks in advance, Ian