Anyhow, I explained my lack of Knowledge to Streaming, his reply was:
Beef up your front end!
He explained he Knew a number of individuals who traded their Triple fives in for Streaming!
With what, I asked!
Simple no wireless garbage!
Simple, sell your Cdx2, or just keep it.
Said I didnt need a Nds!
Well, is he correct, or what am I missing?
Your dealer has a point, if you want to try streaming - or at least, ripping and storing CDs rather than playing them, the Core has an excellent SPDIF output which you could connect to a DAC of your choice. It also allows you to explore Hi-Res downloads as an alternative to buying CDs. I would suggest that you sit down and have a proper demo of it, and compare the Core to a streamer such as the NDS, not only on sound quality, but the range of functions it has. A streamer opens up a huge range of listening options that allows you to explore music from a host of online sources, including iRadio and various subscription services such as Tidal. A dealer should be able to let you sit down with an iPad and find out if this is something that appeals to you. If it doesn't, Core/NDAC is a much cheaper option, especially if you can pick up a used NDAC, although then the PSU upgrade bug may strike!