Streamer question

I've looked and looked and can't find the answer to my question.

I use a Bluesound Node to stream both Spotify and Qobuz.  The Bluesound lets me use the web app that I downloaded to my Ipad to play music.

I want to upgrade, but I'm not seeing whether or not that is possible.  Most of the better streamers ($2000 or so) seem to have their own software which I would rather not use.

Anybody know the answer to this?

Thank you!



It looks like Rigelian has the capability to directly connect to Qobuz now via UPnP that runs with the app.  Question is:  Do you then send it to MPD running on the BDP?  or does it get rendered at the controller. I think I will hop over to the Bryston Circle on Audiocircle and see if anybody knows. 

I, too, have gone the route of the Pulse Mini with the Zen LPSU power supply. I couldn't be happier.

The DMP-A5 everSolo pairing with a top-notch r2r DAC like the Gustard R26 or Denafrips Pontus II can create a heavenly listening experience. Its smooth and user-friendly native app interface also significantly enhances the overall experience.

I went from an Bluesound Node 2i to a Volumio Primo with significantly improvement on sound. Then I exchanged the Primo with the Volumio Rivo and added an external DAC and a linear power supply (Farad 3). Now I am really happy. Sounds great

@jzzmusician  I was in a similar position using my BluSound node to stream to a DAC - in my case it was a Schitt Yggdrasil LIM.  I did upgrade the BS node with a LPSU and Sbooster power supply and it made a noticeable difference in the sound quality.  Recently I decided to move completely away from the node and add a dedicated streamer.  I went the route of an Aurrender N200 but as others here are indicating there are certainly alternatives to choose from.  Note that I am only streaming TIDAL at the present and not using the Conductor app.  I have been experimenting with Conductor and quite frankly its easy to use.  Also streaming Qobuz.  The point is you can use the app of your music service and not have to use the streamer app ( at least in the case of Aurrender ) as I cant speak to the other options.  And yes with the N200 I can certainly hear a noticeable difference vs that of the BS node streamer.