Originally Posted by FEW
I see you have it working with Crestron and Russound. Any chance it will work with Elan g!, C4 or RTI as well? If it works with Elan I may order one. Was debating getting the Mirage, but it does more than I need it to do (5 zones of separate audio) replicates functions the Elan already has (hard drive, streaming of iTunes library, etc.). I really want airplay functionality controlled by the Elan (great for when friends come over and want us to hear something they have on their phone). But that isn't worth paying >$3,000 for a Mirage. So my next thought (before seeing your product) was to buy a new receiver for the family room television. So I guess my question about the Myro:Air is, how much better is your DAC than the ones used by Pioneer Elite or Yamaha in their $1,000 receivers? For a few hundred dollars more I get the latest model receiver, full of features (including airplay) and they have two way control with Elan g! (and most other control systems)?
Myro:Air can be controlled and metadata made available to any controller that has RS-232 capabilities (including Elan g!, C4 and RTI) -- album, artist, song title as well as elapsed time (updated every second). Here is our RS-232 control protocol
As far as which DAC is better? A lot of this is very subjective, but I personally chose and believe the Wolfson WM8741 is one of the best, if not the best sounding DAC around. Most standalone DAC's that feature the WM8741 typically cost over $400 alone (check out audio advisor
). To put this in perspective, the raw Wolfson WM8741 component costs $13
(qty 1) whereas most DACs (chips) in mainstream consumer electronics cost in the tens of cents. We also use Wima (German) and Nichicon (Japanese) Audio grade capacitors in the output stage. Myro:Air also uses much less power and produces much less heat than a full-blown AV receiver and is much smaller.
Hope this helps your decision either way you go...