I never knew that,that is why I asked if I am missing something.But do we know for sure that this is a worse way of doing it?Using the Core,you can try using Ethernet,thus “streaming”...,or BNC,which I still think is streaming.It would be nice if somebody at least gave it a try.Why did Naim design the Core this way then,if Ethernet is a supposed far better method,and to be clear,I prefer the sound from MY Core using BNC over Ethernet.To me,they are all just different digital inputs,or maybe I need to do some reading.
You could argue that this is all just semantics. If playing from a hard drive via SPDIF into a DAC is streaming, maybe doing the same with a CD player is too! In Naim parlance, the Core is a server, not a streamer. On the other hand, Innuos servers have web streaming functionality built in so they can feed your DAC from Tidal, Qobuz, and (like the previous Naim servers) iRadio. Maybe Naim will add these facilities to their servers too, but at the moment they seem to be heading in the opposite direction.
Sorry for the sidetrack everyone,but I have one or two more questions.Chris,what exactly is it called when I send music stored on my Core to my 272 ,Rendering?
I want to make sure I use the correct terms in the future.
Does what I am doing switch to “streaming” when I use Ethernet and pull the music from the Core,and not push it to the 272 using BNC?
Why on earth would Naim design/make a new product (Core) that is NOT the best possible way to store/rip,and then send music stored on it to their new products (Unitis,and now ND555).
In order to demo their latest new product (ND 555) at its best,they have to use another companies server ? (Melco,Innuous,Antipodes),or a Qnap/Synology NAS.
I feel kind of ripped off,when I bought the Core,I was under the impression it was the best route to get the best sound out of all my stored/ripped CDs and Downloads.