Re: OT question about sound cards/chip-sets and high-end music systems
On Mon, Oct 05, 2009 at 02:35:05PM -0700, Mark wrote:
> >I have been mulling over the same kinds of problems for some time
> >also. Noone in this thread has yet mentioned the Logitech Slingbox:
> >Has anyone used this, and if so, does it fit the bill for high end
> >audio performance, as claimed? I've no reason to think it doesn't,
> >I'd just like to hear from someone who has actually used it.
> I have a Squeezebox (Classic) at my house streaming music wirelessly from an
> old HP desktop box running Lenny. 24 bit Burr Brown DAC, can run off of LAN
> or WLAN. If you have your music encoded using FLAC or Wavepack, among other
> formats, it can play it natively. Had it for 2+ years, couldn't be
> happier. There used to be a trick that required you to install the "faad"
> package in Lenny and change some code to get iTunes formats (.mp4, .m4a,
> .m4p) to play but the latest software update fixed it where those files are
> supported natively now. The only downside is Logitech bought out
> SlimDevices, so I worry about the the open source nature of the
> firmware/server software's future. I personally love the Wake On Lan
> capabilities, that boots my Lenny machine from across the house using the
> Squeezebox remote. I run an Onkyo amp with Klipsch speakers and the sound
> is phenomenal and true to the original recordings.
When streaming music, if you play it on 2 different computers will the
music be in sync? I'm thinking of a sort of "party mode" where I want
the same thing playing in several rooms of the house.