(26-May-2015, 16:33)MattC Wrote: Apologies for the (probably dumb) question, I am new to digital music and streaming in particular. I wondered is it possible to connect a NAS drive directly to a Phantom or Dialog?
If not what is the simplest way to accomplish this, as I am thinking about moving my music onto a NAS drive and obviously want to be able to access it on my Phantom without too much complication.
Not possible for now as you need Spark to access the NAS. Spark needs to run on a Mac or PC. In Spark you can connect to the NAS, e.g. through SNB or another file protocol. You can add the path to your NAS in Spark and like this access your music files in Spark. However Spark needs to be running. And your PC/Mac needs to be well attached to the Network and NAS that the streaming works on the longer path (PC-NAS-PC-Dialog-Phantom) Maybe Devialet will create one day Spark for a NAS or for linux that can be ported to a NAS like QNAP or Synology. Or they will enable that the Dialog USB can read a USB drive with music files on it. This would be the fastest and easiest.
I emailed them and they said they're working on it. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think I read somewhere a while back that the devialet expert by connecting a synology server by usb you can use the synology ds audio app to play. Could one do that with the dialog?
From Devialet's website, from what I've read and come to understand is that the USB on the Dialog is supposedly for connecting to an Expert; ie. it's an output port. As Dialog doesn't has any DAC in it, I doubt it can convert any audio signal.
Before: Le200, KEF LS50, AQ Type4, NUC 5i5RYH/8GB/128GB M.2SSD, Roon, Win8.1/AIR2.1.3/RoonBridge, MM/AIR3/RoonBridge, QNAP TS-212P 5TB NAS, AQ NRG-X3
I hope the phantoms will become way more flexible in the way one can stream content.
Don't get me wrong. I'm really intrigued by them.
Though reading here it still seems very beta with limitied options to actually get music/movies playing on them.
Disappointing considering the premium price tag.
I hope devialet delivers in the near future.
09-Jul-2015, 15:52 (This post was last modified: 09-Jul-2015, 15:53 by f1eng.)
(09-Jul-2015, 01:45)hk6230 Wrote: From Devialet's website, from what I've read and come to understand is that the USB on the Dialog is supposedly for connecting to an Expert; ie. it's an output port. As Dialog doesn't has any DAC in it, I doubt it can convert any audio signal.
The Dialog has processing and connectivity, yes. I am pretty sure it will do the cinema 5.1 conversion. It does indeed not have a DAC (it would be pretty useless if it had since there are no audio connections on a Dialog)