We have some customers using BlueSound Node 2, but looking for other options, especially with reasonable price points. Any suggestions? Thanks.
We use a tablet PC on one system as a "streamer", a Squeezebox Touch (wish they still made these!) on another system, a Touchscreen Raspberry Pi running PiCorePlayer on another, and a "blind" Raspberry Pi for a fourth system (not currently hooked up)....
Usually when asked how I would set up a new digital audio system, I suggest a notebook or laptop PC (or Mac). This provides the best future-proofing, but sometimes can lead to other issues, like the size of the screen, etc. For remote control, I prefer to use devices that can be controlled from a cell phone on WiFi.
One more tidbit.... I also recommend WiFi as opposed to wired, and preferably on a dedicated WAP for the audio system. Plus, a NAS if you're getting fancy!
So, let's hear what you use, or maybe what you plan to use, to deliver the digital audio to your system. Thanks again!