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Hey guys .. I have a great older pre pro (McIntosh) I would like to stream audio (Google play music) from my phone to this preamp.

Any suggestions ? Budget is not limited.

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Look for a network capable CD player. Marantz ND8006 maybe. If you need SACD maybe the Arcam player. (See crutchfield.com). Check speifics in the manuals. The Arcam says:

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Wi-Fi® built in (antenna included)
audio streaming through MusicLife app for iOS (supports Deezer, TIDAL, Qobuz, and more)
Looks like you have an android phone, maybe the arcam won't work. Might check the networking sub forum. Not sure about the Marantz.

Did you try the simple solution of using an adapter from the headphone jack of your phone to two RCAs to plug into your unit?

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As Glangford suggested, the easiest and cheapest solution is a Y-cable.
Sound quality is as good as the DAC/amp of the phone allows for.

If you want a wireless solution.

- a Bluetooth receiver at the McIntosh.
Just pair it and play ( as if you are using a BT headphone)
Bluetooth is lossy compression. Sound quality is as good as the DAC/amp of the BT receiver allows for.
You must stay in range (10 m)

- Chromecast.
This is Wifi hence a lossless transmission.
You might look for a Google Chromecast (Google has stopped the production of this piece of hardware ) or a streamer supporting Chromecast (the protocol)
Check if the apps you are using support casting.

- DLNA
This is the open standard for streaming AV over the network.
You need a streamer attached to the MCIntosh.
I’m not sure if Google play music on a phone can be rooted over DLNA to the streamer.
Might depend on the application (play to option)
Maybe there are streamers supporting Google Play directly.

Maybe this part of my website is of use: http://www.thewelltemperedcomputer.c...al_connect.htm
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