I would like to be able to stream music from spotify premium & itunes library & in the future perhaps NAS drive or other digital sources. It sounds easier than it looks, but I am stuck and have yet to find a hifi dealer capable of helping me out!
I currently turn on my (old) iMac sitting nexto my amplifier, attach it via USB cable to HRT II DAC and then plug that into my amplifier. It sounds fine then, but I would like to be able to sit on the coach or at the dinner table and be able to stream music from my iTunes library and spotify using my iPad as a remote.
Is this possible? There are no contraints on the money side, as long as it sounds better than sonos/airport express...
The options I though of so far:
(1) streamer such as cambridge audio stream magic attached to NAS or even a dedicated HTPC/mac mini--yet again not compatible with spotify.
(2) streamers integrated within the amp such as Naim's (I am open minded about integrated streamer/amp since my CM5s sound tame at low volumes with my marantz 6003)--yet again the Naim iPad app still wont let me "talk" to my spotify account and perhaps not even iTunes library.
Hope you can help me out! Thanks in advance,