Audiophile Music Streamer: Intro to Streaming

Audiophile Music Streamer: Intro to Streaming

Jan 20, 2021

Intro to Streaming with an Audiophile Music Streamer

Audiophiles are known for their large music collections. But when digital music libraries grow, it can be difficult to organize and access all of your music for playback. A music streamer corrects this issue by connecting online sources like music streaming services or a local network source like servers.

With a music streamer, you have easy access to all of your music files, with convenient click-to-play for an unparalleled home audio experience.


What is a music streamer?

Music streamers allow you to access the music files on your server or music from streaming services, and play them throughout your home or through your dedicated audio system.


Basic components for music streaming

When streaming music you will need both a streamer and a source for your music. As the music signal originator, the quality of your source matters a great deal for the overall acoustic performance of your audio system. You can stream from an online source or from a media server.

The one that works best for you will depend on how you would like to access your music and the capabilities of your ideal music playback system. For most digital sources, quality comes down to technology specifications - particularly DAC chip capabilities and audio file format support.

Have questions about components for your music streaming setup? Contact the audio experts at Paragon Sight & Sound.



A music server manages and organizes the music files stored across multiple computers or devices in one central hub. This makes it a convenient one-stop location for all your digital music files. You can use your music streamer to access the server and easily click and play your music files.


Maximizing your streaming experience with Roon

Once you have all of the components you need for streaming, you may be tempted to take your digital library to the next level. The Roon Labs app creates a searchable digital magazine about your music collection by locating and connecting all of the information you could need: artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates, and more.

The best way to run Roon is on the Roon Nucleus Music Server, which allows you to play music using a wide variety of audio devices, including AirPlay, Sonos, Roon Ready, Devialet, KEF, Meridian, Squeezebox, and a huge variety of USB DACs. This multi-room, multi-user networked audio platform was built to the exacting standards of audiophiles, so it offers features like bit-perfect playback, DSD and PCM upsampling, multichannel playback, and signal path display.

Learn more about Roon here.