Internet radio stand-alone

PedroS

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I listen a lot radio through internet, but don't like to use my Macbook.
Also realised that streamers, normally don't have enough choice... and there are at least two major big bundles of internet radio, meaning only internet radio tuners can access the majority of those.
Can't find a good stand-alone internet radio.
Some have DAC (not needed), preamp (not needed) streaming from NAS (not needed) and so on...
Yep, just a good sounding internet radio tuner.
Can you help?
Thanks
 

tmallin

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A current excellent sounding (but rather expensive) means for accessing any internet radio station or aggregating service (plus Qobuz, Tidal, Spotify, etc.) would be an iPad Pro (2021 M1 edition) using its USB-C connection into a DAC with USB input. Of course, it's only expensive if you don't already have such an iPad for general purpose use or want to dedicate the iPad for use in your audio system. You'd also need an adaptor to allow simultaneous USB output and USB charging. Apple sells such adaptors; see this link.

The iPad is also portable and can be used on the go with easy-to-drive headphones. See my thread at https://www.whatsbestforum.com/threads/m-1-ipad-pro-2021-as-a-streamer-driving-headphones.33248/
 

Marcus

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Magnum Dynalab used to produce stand alone internet tuners. You can try finding one on a used market.

 

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