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I'd like to listen to internet radio via my hifi, and making use of the DAC inside my Blu-ray player (which has a USB input). Ideally I'd get a tablet which could sit next to the hifi when used for radio... do any tablets have a USB socket which can output audio?

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I'd like to listen to internet radio via my hifi, and making use of the DAC inside my Blu-ray player (which has a USB input). Ideally I'd get a tablet which could sit next to the hifi when used for radio... do any tablets have a USB socket which can output audio?

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I think most of them will, although you'll need an OTG adapter (and the Android OS kernel on that tablet needs to have OTG capability).

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Interesting question.

My instinct was - maybe with Windows.

My own experience with Android suggested to me that USB is little more than a socket to maybe attach a hard drive.

However this article seems to cover what you want and suggests that Windows can't do it, it may arrive on Windows and on Android one day - you're not the only one asking.

http://createdigitalmusic.com/2012/07/android-high-performance-audio-in-4-1-and-what-it-means-plus-libpd-goodness-today/

Mind you that article is a year old already so maybe things have moved on a bit.

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Why not get an internet capable DAB portable radio instead?

Beacuse I'd like to connect it into my Blu-Ray player's USB in, and from there into my hifi. I would also like to have the 7 or 10 inch screen of a tablet. If you know of a portable internet radio that has those features I'd certainly consider it. The only portables I can find are £250, which is bordering on tablet prices.... and a tablet could be used for so much more on top.

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I plug mine in stereo headphones to stereo line in on the hifi using mini jack to mini jack cable.

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I saw a great app that did this last year but forget its name - it used wi fi to broadcast audio or video to a wi fi enabled TV or DVD player or other media device. If I remember it I will let you know.

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I saw a great app that did this last year but forget its name - it used wi fi to broadcast audio or video to a wi fi enabled TV or DVD player or other media device. If I remember it I will let you know.

Isnt that a feature of WIndows 7 onwards...I think it is....with my network, my wireless radio can connect to the local media provider...

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Beacuse I'd like to connect it into my Blu-Ray player's USB in, and from there into my hifi. I would also like to have the 7 or 10 inch screen of a tablet. If you know of a portable internet radio that has those features I'd certainly consider it. The only portables I can find are £250, which is bordering on tablet prices.... and a tablet could be used for so much more on top.

That's a circuitous route. I plug mine straight into the amplifier.

£91.23

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pure-Portable-Streaming-Digital-Internet/dp/B004E9SLOK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1384534229&sr=8-2&keywords=pure+internet+radio

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Chord electronics have some interesting products. Probably need to find a dealer to listen. Sadly some of their products cost more than my car. It's the gap in my hifi because its cdplayer - dac - amp.

Maybe Arcam or Rega do a good streamer. Even Cambridge audio though no idea if they sound good.

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I'd like to listen to internet radio via my hifi, and making use of the DAC inside my Blu-ray player (which has a USB input). Ideally I'd get a tablet which could sit next to the hifi when used for radio... do any tablets have a USB socket which can output audio?

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Have you considered the pure jongo range? The a2 fits your needs.

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That's a circuitous route. I plug mine straight into the amplifier.

As I mentioned in the OP, I want to use the USB inout on my blu-ray (to take advantage of it's superior DAC chips).

I assumed the tablet was apple or android.

I don't have a tablet yet... but I will get one if it can serve as a streamer with screen for my hifi

Have you considered the pure jongo range? The a2 fits your needs.

Well that would stream music from my tablet, but I want the music to go through my hifi, rather than the built in dac/amp/speakers on a portable unit.

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Well I've found this.... android phone (so I presume would work for tablet too) >>> OTG cable >>> USB cable >>> DAC

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As I mentioned in the OP, I want to use the USB inout on my blu-ray (to take advantage of it's superior DAC chips).

I don't have a tablet yet... but I will get one if it can serve as a streamer with screen for my hifi

Well that would stream music from my tablet, but I want the music to go through my hifi, rather than the built in dac/amp/speakers on a portable unit.

No, the a2 connects to your hifi/av receiver. Works very well.

Play music or radio via android pure connect app.

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As I mentioned in the OP, I want to use the USB inout on my blu-ray (to take advantage of it's superior DAC chips).

I don't have a tablet yet... but I will get one if it can serve as a streamer with screen for my hifi

Well that would stream music from my tablet, but I want the music to go through my hifi, rather than the built in dac/amp/speakers on a portable unit.

honestly, all devices that produce sound have a headphone jack.

Pop into any electrical shop and get headphone jack to whatever your hifi takes....ie jack to phono, jack to jack, jack to DIN...

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As I mentioned in the OP, I want to use the USB inout on my blu-ray (to take advantage of it's superior DAC chips).

There is zero point in putting a low quality signal from internet streaming through a separate DAC. DAB and streaming music are not high fidelity. But it's your money. :)

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honestly, all devices that produce sound have a headphone jack.

Pop into any electrical shop and get headphone jack to whatever your hifi takes....ie jack to phono, jack to jack, jack to DIN...

That's what I do. I've got a mini-jack to phono cable permamently plugged into the aux channel of my stereo. Works a treat.

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I already have the blu-ray player, which has digital inputs on it, including a usb one, that connect to it's high quality dac chips. Also I have no way of using phono inputs on my hifi (my blu-ray connects directly to power amps). Plus, if I use the headphone output on a tablet or portable, then I'm using the internal dac, which will sound inferior.

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I already have the blu-ray player, which has digital inputs on it, including a usb one, that connect to it's high quality dac chips. Also I have no way of using phono inputs on my hifi (my blu-ray connects directly to power amps). Plus, if I use the headphone output on a tablet or portable, then I'm using the internal dac, which will sound inferior.

Internet Digital streaming is good at 256kb and is compressed using MP3 or some such. I think the best quality is 320kb and some claim this is CD quality.

From Wiki:

A CD audio bit rate is 1,411.2 kbit/s (as 2 channels × 44,100 samples per second per channel × 16 bits per sample = 1,411,200 bit/s = 1,411.2 kbit/s). Likewise, in a computer, audio data coming in from a CD drive is accessed by sectors, each sector being 2,352 bytes, and with 75 sectors containing 1 second of audio, for the same bit rate of 2,352 × 75 = 176.4 KiB/s (1,411.2 kbit/s). In comparison, the bit rate of a "1×" CD-ROM is defined as 2,048 bytes per sector × 75 sectors per second = 150 KiB/s (1,228.8 kbit/s). The undecoded channel-data rate for a Red Book audio CD is 4.3218 Mbit/s, with 2.0338 Mbit/s being the rate of the undecoded audio and subcode.

As you can see, a compressed mp3 stream will be less accurate by a factor of 4 compared to a CD...Saying that, the production on many CDs is crap and maybe even sound better compressed.

I find much detail is missing on a ripped MP3 compared to a shop bought CD of the same music. As for a better DAC making all the difference, I would suggest that compressed in is going to be compressed out.

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There is zero point in putting a low quality signal from internet streaming through a separate DAC. DAB and streaming music are not high fidelity. But it's your money. :)

Internet radio varies, some have a reasonable bit rate. DAB is usually crap. My amplifier gets "internet radio" direct from my router. :o

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