Looking for a front end streamer only.


I am looking for a front end streamer that I can get the cleanest sound out such as the Auralic Aries 2.1 or Dcs Network Bridge etc.I mostly would stream Tidal and Qobuz but would like Roon end point too. I have a Anthem STR integrated amp and Focal Aria 936 floor standing speakers. Mostly been doing Vinyl and Cd's. Looking to join the streaming world. Will buy a better Dac later. Don't want to spend more than about  6k. I would like to use my ipad for controlling everything. I have a dedicated ethernet connection or can do wifi.
airmanmike54
If you want the "best" SQ I recommend the dCS bridge with FPGA to keep it current for many years.  If you decide to subscrbe to Roon, all that you will need is the Silent Angel package:
https://cruxaudio.com/collections/thunder-data/products/silent-angel-rhein-z1-roon-music-server-plus...
You can spend all of the time that you desire to find out that they sound better than most of the above except for maybe the Wolf that costs as much as both of them together.
My bet is that the dCS sounds best at it's price point for years.
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Just 2 previous streamers.
Blue sound Node 2i - liked it very much for the money but later decided I wanted ripping capability. Then bought Cocktail Audio X45 a open box unit that proved to have mechanical issues.

The Innuous Zen Mk 3 to me is just great. Roon capability, ripping is quiet and quick. Couldn’t be happier. And customer support has been terrific.