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Dear all, I'm lurking around for quite some time and been trying to read tons of literature but I still find all of this quite confusing. Therefore, I became a member of this forum to ask for your help. The setup I was thinking of is as follows: In the living room I would like to install a HiFi stereo system. At the moment I really like the Cambridge Audio CX system (CXN and CXA80) to drive a set of Nubert speakers. Aural Aries sounds fine as well. In the dining room and in the kitchen, possibly also in the bathroom or on the terrace I'm looking for a multiform system. In the home office I use a Macbook Pro with JRiver Mediacenter 20. All my music (FLAC, ripped with dbPoweramp) is stored on a Synology NAS. What I don't understand: Is there a chance that I can combine all of this? Specifically: 1. Can I control all of this via one app? 2. Can all parts of the setup access the same data (do I have to copy the music data to different locations for HiFi and multiroom?). 3. How can I connect the hifi system (e.g. Cambridge CNX) with the multiroom system? 4. Would be hifi system and multi-room system be synchronous (living room and dining room are connected)? 5. Are the CXN or Aries capable of this setup? And what multi-room system would you prefer? (Blue sound? Heco?) 6. I like the JRiver software. So do I need an ID box or CAPS to run a JRiver server (since it doesn't run on the Synology NAS)? Sorry - a lot of questions but since I am willing to spend a couple of bucks I just would like to make it right and I'm afraid nearby there is no store that could answer all of this sufficiently Thank you very much in advance. Best, Martin
Hello, I recently built my very first PC and would like to get into high end audio. It will be used 50/50 for gaming and music. I don't play FPS games and my favorite genre of music is (alternative) rock. I'm looking to buy bookshelf speakers, headphones, and a DAC. The $5,000 budget is highly flexible. The area where I use my PC is very open. I'm in the middle of the downstairs, leading to everywhere else in the house (stairs behind me, kitchen to my left, TV room to my right). I don't know the exact measurements but I can say the ceiling is about 8.5 feet high. I don't need the sound to travel throughout the house, as I'll be the only one listening to it and I'll be right in front of my computer. The speakers I'm interested in are the KEF LS 50 and B&W PM-1. The headphones I'm interested are the Sennheiser HD800 and Audeze LCD3. I have no idea which DAC to buy, I assume it will depend on the speakers/headphones I choose. In a few days I will be going to a local audio store and testing out my top choices, so your input is highly valued and appreciated. Thanks for your time and suggestions!
media-mogul posted a topic in General ForumHi. I'm in the process of building a HTPC system based on the OrigenAE S21T chassis. The intention is to use it to: - play my ripped DVDs and Blu-rays - access and stream internet video & audio content - emulate games consoles - play my CD collection - replace my set-top box and use the PC as a PVR (DVB-S2 card) Clearly, the prime motivator for me starting this project is flexible and convenient family entertainment. However, as I consider the art of the possible I am wondering about channeling audio through my AV Receiver (Arcam AVR500) when I want to max out the viewing or listening experience. Up to now, if I've wanted to watch a film or listen to music I've done so using my Arcam BDP-300 and the 2-channel audio, in particular, is very good. Could anyone explain to me how I might want to go about hooking my HTPC up to the receiver to get sound quality somewhere near to what I'm used to? Am I right in thinking that because of my pre-existing kit I don't need to worry about DACs et.al. and instead focus on getting the audio stream to the receiver as cleanly as possible? Like many people, while I appreciate good sound, I am not an expert in the field. So any advice or references to useful information will be warmly received:) Regards, Dave