Phorus PR5 Receiver with Play-Fi Multi-Room Dual Band Wireless Audio Streaming

 $134.61

Wireless audio for every device: Instantly connect any smartphone, tablet or computer to your existing stereo system, using DTS Play-Fi or premium Bluetooth with AptX and AAC. AirPlay streams are supported, too.

  Phorus PR5 Receiver with Play-Fi Multi-Room Dual Band Wireless Audio Streaming
Premium Wi-Fi, Premium Sound: Advanced dual-band 802.11abgn Wi-Fi works in both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrums to avoid interference and dropouts. Lossless music streams through Wolfson DACs, at resolutions up to 24/192, for amazing audio quality.
Whole home listening, made easy: DTS Play-Fi multi-room wireless technology lets you add, link and control speakers in every room of the house using your existing Wi-Fi network.
Loads of Music Choices: The free Phorus app for Android, Kindle Fire, and iOS plays from your music library, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, Deezer, Rdio, Rhapsody, Songza, Tidal, DLNA Servers, AM/FM/Internet Radio, Podcasts, and more!
No-hassle set up: The Phorus app will detect your new receiver and set up your system in minutes.
Already have a great home audio system? Make it a great wireless audio system! Stream premium audio right from your smartphone, tablet, Kindle Fire or PC over your home Wi-Fi network. Music streams with pure, lossless quality to the PR5, and the receiver sends analog audio directly out to your home sound system. Using breakthrough DTS Play-Fi Technology, you can add additional speakers in other rooms for a truly wireless whole-home audio solution. The PR5 Receiver also includes Bluetooth and AirPlay connectivity, giving you a full range of wireless streaming options. With Dual-Band Wi-Fi, Play-Fi provides pristine, interference-free streaming of MP3, AAC, and FLAC formats, at resolutions up to 24/192. The free Phorus app for Android and iOS gives you a world of music options, including all your own music, popular streaming services like Pandora and Spotify, and thousands of radio stations and podcasts. Or, access a connected DLNA music server. And with the Windows app, you can stream audio from any application on your PC to every room in your house. New services and features are added with app updates, so your PR5 just keeps getting better and better.
The current price is $134.61.
The overall customer satisfaction rating of this product is Moderate with a score of +0.15.
The current sales rank is 0.
  Fans vs. Haters
We use natural language processing on consumer feedback to find what fans and haters of the product have to say.
What are fans saying?
You need good wifi or this just won't work well.
If you are having connection issues or dropouts you need to look at your wifi.My other PR5s are hooked to regular receivers and they play in perfect sync.
I have a good receiver hooked up to good speakers already, so Play-Fi to the rescue!
Phorus tech support was great -- one email explaining my problem got a response with 2 options -- they'll send me a new one ASAP, or click on the link to try a USB hardware update.Long story short: the USB update worked and I was up and running in 30 minutes.The DTS Play-Fi app is not perfect -- it works fine but the user experience needs improvement (it's confusing) -- but technically it works great.
I REALLY WANTED FOR THIS TO BE A KEEPER, AS IT IS A GRAND IDEA AND IMPROVEMENT IN STREAMING QUALITY, BUT IS POORLY EXECUTED:(.
What are haters saying?
If you want to use this to listen to music, you better first get ready to fight with the most poorly written software app I've ever had the displeasure of being tricked by.
Just a difficult device, frustrated me and I wasn't impressed with it's sound so I returned and found a different method.
Come on guys update these Apps what are you thinking of releasing this as is!Amazon you sent an American power supply to Australia as you know it doesn't fit our power points and there is no easy way to contact you to rectify this, i will be thinking twice before ordering thru you again!
Also there should be a quick-jump alphanumeric scroll like there is in the local device Music category.Secondly, when an album or folder finishes playing, the app immediately disconnects from the PR5 and you have to click the Search Device button, then go back through choosing the device/MediaCentre/Music/Artist/scrollscrollscroll..etc to get back to where you were, which is ridiculous.
Also, if I'm playing a song from my media centre and I go to choose another song before the current one has finished, 50% of the time it disconnects me, all music stops and I get the Search Device screen again.Are these issues that are being worked on because while I enjoy Pandora/iHeart/etc I really bought this to control media on my media centre and currently its failing dismally at this.As an adendum to this, i've noticed that it doesn't display every song in a folder on either my media centre or my Samsung Galaxy S4 which the app is on.
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