Today I receive a Marantz NA8005 via eBay; it will be connected to a Marantz 8001 pre-amp. I use Windows 10 for my home network and have a Windows share of 6000+ MP3 files that I previously accessed via my Blusound unit that will be replaced with the NA8005.
I want to use Audirvana to be the ‘front end’ of the Marantz NA8005 to play the networked MP3 files. I am hopeful this is possible… the question becomes should I connect my network cable to my pre-amp or connect my network cable to the NA8005 to enable Audirvana to see the Marantz gear and play the MP3 files through my home stereo?
Good morning - thank you for replying! The 8001 pre-amp does have RJ45 Ethernet and Apple Airplay capability… I’ve had other streaming units in the past that I had to operate via an iPhone or Android phone and it was a horrifying experience (and I am being kind ). The BluSound Windows app works well, EXCEPT that I learned that it has serious issues if you plug a USB drive directly into its USB port - the autofill feature is completely broken accessing MP3 files that way. So I decided to complete my Marantz rack, bought the NA8005 online, but I already know the Marantz/HEOS app is a hot mess… and stumbled across Audirvana.