If you are interested in creating a high-quality home audio system, you might be wondering how to incorporate either a streamer and server into your setup. Both of these devices offer unique benefits, and can enhance your listening experience. In this post, we will explain what streamers and servers are, as well as some of our favourite streamers and servers!
What is a Streamer?
A streamer is a fantastic option for those who are looking to play high-quality, lossless audio, or high-resolution audio. Investing in a streamer is also a great choice for those who don’t have a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) or an all-in-one solution.
Streamers usually intigrates with a built-in digital-to-analog converter (DAC) to convert the digital audio signals to an amplifier or a pre-amplifier. There are a wide variety of streamers available in the market including some streamers that can play vinyl audio. By adding a streamer to your home audio setup, you can enjoy high-quality, uninterrupted audio streaming from the comfort of your own home through streaming services or a home network.
What is a Music Server?
A server is a type of digital audio product that operates similarly to a CD transport but instead of playing CD’s, it streams digital music files. It’s like a streamer but doesn’t have a built-in digital-to-analog converter (DAC). Servers are perfect for those who already have a DAC either as a standalone unit or built-in their preamp or integrated amplifier.
Our Favourite Streamers and Servers
If you’re thinking of investing in either a streamer or music server here are some of our favourite streamers and servers!
Lumin is one of the best and most well-known brands in the world of high-fidelity devices. Their range of streamers and music servers are designed to offer audiophiles a premium listening experience with support for high-resolution audio platforms (i.e. Roon, TIDAL, Qobuz, etc.) and state-of-the-art digital-to-analog converters (DACs).
Lumin streamers are intuitive, easy to use, and can be controlled using a mobile app, making it easy to access your music library and stream it to your home audio system.
Contact Noteworthy Audio today!
Brands like Lumin, Melco, and Antipodes are leading the charge when it comes to producing premium music servers and streamers, offering users a range of options that cater to their specific needs and preferences. Not sure where to start? Please feel free to reach out online or give us a call at 647 964 NOTE (6683).
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