on the cheap

I am looking for suggestions for an inexpensive streamer for my sister. I mean a couple hundred bucks. Does anybody make such a thing that would not have to be hooked up to the internet but would work via wi-fi or bluetooth? AND also have a built in dac. Stereo is not her life like some of us. The simpler the better. Would not have to be new. It would be nice also to have the ability to have cd storage. Is it also possible to not have to be run with tidal and be controlled by an app?



I second audiophile1; the Wiim pro +.

My friend installed one in his budget system before Christmas and it sounds absolutely great, especially for the money 👍 No CD storage though (as far as I'm aware)

I also bought the WiiM pro + on a discount from Amazon for about 175 for a 3rd system.

even the built in dac is more than acceptable depending on use-case and who’s listening, and what it’s connected to.

Had mine connected via WiFi and plugged into a Vista Audio Spark

Sounded so great all things considered 


WiiM Pro Plus - fairly often the manufacturer offers refurbs for $149 - just bought one, as my kid stole my other one...they are terrific...and sometimes the WiiM mini for about $60...I’ve only seen these refurbs on ebay from Linkplay (the manufacturer)...

Used Gen1 Sonos players can be found all over craigslist for cheap.

You can also explore a Blue Tooth dongle to hang off the receiver/integrated.

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