I’m very much invested in the idea of streaming with AURALiC because they believe that streaming over Wi-Fi can - in the right circumstances - sound equally good if not better than Ethernet (this saves money on stupidly expensive hi-end Ethernet cable too).
So - help needed from my end - I have changed by broadband provider to TalkTalk - and they have this new super router getting excellent reviews. And I agree, the reach is better and speeds over wireless distance are better too using this router. But… with the AURALiC Mini …
I’m sure the sound quality is not so good with streams over Wi-Fi (even though there are no drop outs) and also I find that the Lightning DS app on my iPhone loses connection more with the Mini when I am trying to slide the software volume control up and down.
Every other device in my household is working solidly. With my previous more dedicated NetGear router the AURALiC sounded better (I think), and kept the Lightning DS connected with the Mini - but with those 6x aerials sticking up was far more ugly.
That ‘should’ not be the case though - because the TalkTalk router is of a very high specification - see here: https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2018/05/new-and-faster-wifi-router-spotted-at-broadband-isp-talktalk.html
- No. of antennas = 7
- Wi-Fi bands (2.4GHz and 5GHz) = Dual Next generation AC Wi-Fi
- 2.4GHz Wi-Fi band = 3×3 11b/g/n/ac
- 5GHz Wi-Fi band [MU-MIMO] = 4×4 11a/n/ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi
I would rather keep using this router because it’s neater and still excellent for everyone else and everything else in the house.
It may be that AURALiC have a reason why other routers work better - but I would like to know why?