There's tons of talk about DACs and Amps, but not as much about dedicated home media players. Is that because there aren't a lot of options out there? I recently opted for the Lyr and am enjoying it very much. I've currently got it plugged into a HM-602. Sounds lovely.
But I've been wondering what others are using with home DAC->AMP file based (as opposed to CD based) music libraries. iPods? iPads? Laptops? And what are you using to get the data off your iDevice and into your home DAC? It seems like unless you have a laptop sitting beside your DAC-AMP - which isn't the most attractive solution - there are a few hoops you have to jump through. I'd plump for something like the Bifrost or similar if there was a nice dedicated player I could plug into it.
Any simple, elegant options out there?
Edited by Pudu - 9/29/11 at 7:50pm