I have been lucky enough to have a go with a “prototype” of the Nord Easy-Stream.
Wow, what a fabulous device it is too.
(Before I continue I need to let you know this isn’t going to be a proper review such as my good friend Ken could do.)
I wanted to try it as I want to put speakers into my bathroom and stream music from my NAS, TuneIn and Tidal.
So this does all that and so much more.
I attached the unit to my Kralks with some spare speaker cables I had and downloaded the 4 Stream app.
In less than 30 seconds from switching on I was listening to Tune In radio.
I then selected Tidal and once my username and password was entered (just needed on the first time) I was able to quickly navigate around Tidal with ease.
Finally moved onto music on my NAS which is found through the My Music 🎧 tab
HiRes 192/24 flac files played perfectly.
Sound wise I was completely blown away. Personally I had to reduce the bass slightly (easily done by the handset) but otherwise great straight out of the box. It was difficult to believe that this all in one box costing £200 +VAT was sounding that good.
I’ll definitely be getting one for the bathroom as originally planned but think I’ll probably get another one at some point for my daughters room at some point.
For the majority of households I think this would make a great little minimalist system. Even for us HiFi snobs 😉 it is great for an easy streaming solution for other rooms in the house.
Thanks to Colin for loaning me this and to Ken for arranging things.