Is a DAC/streamer needed with Denon X3700H?

trumee

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I have a Denon X3700H which is connected to my speakers. My music is on a linux system (so can run any software i want e.g. minidlna). I want to control music using my android phone or even better linux desktop.

Do i need a DAC/streamer like ALLO BOSS2 for streaming music to the Denon? The Denon has a HEOS software but i cant stream my offline music to it.

Thanks

PS: ATM I am using spotify to cast music to Denon, but that doesnt work for my offline media.
 

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You can place your music collection on a network share; the heos mobile app can access a network share. Otherwise, Roon is an excellent option to access/manage offline music.
 

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Roon is an excellent option
$699 is a bit extreme for a media software.

Heos is on mobile only. I need a desktop app which can act as control endpoint too.

I have also looked into BubbleUPNP Pro on Android. The android client is good. However, i am not sure what to install on the desktop to act as control point.
 
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$699 is a bit extreme for a media software.

Heos is on mobile only. I need a desktop app which can act as control endpoint too.

I have also looked into BubbleUPNP Pro on Android. The android client is good. However, i am not sure what to install on the desktop to act as control point.
The cheapest option is Audirvana, 7$/month. It marks all the checkboxes of a great media player/manager.

Edit:-
It looks like there is a HEOS control app available on Windows 10. Check this out.
 
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Thanks for these suggestions. I use Linux exclusively, so these don't work for me.

Btw did you take out Roon lifetime subscription?

Nevermind, Roon has no clients for Linux. That killed it for totally.
 
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There is an ongoing discussion in the Roon forum for a Linux client, but nothing has taken off yet. BTW, which distro are you on?
 
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