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Linn - 24 bits of Christmas Download 24 bit high quality music everyday until Christmas from the Linn Music Store. The Linn Music Store releases a free song every day of the Christmas season leading to Christmas day. The songs are a selection from their library and are available in 24 bit quality. You can download after registering and purchasing a $0 value online order.
I was about sell my Linn Sneaky because my music library is on iTunes and I was disappointed with uPnP servers and other alternatives like Kinsky requiring a lot of work to run properly. I google some minutes to see if Linn was releasing something else to simplify the use of my library. And yes, I find that Linn released SONGCAST; the introduction on the Linn site states: "Songcast for Mac will allow your Mac to send audio to any Songcast receiver in your home. When Songcast is switched on, any audio that is produced by any application running on your Mac will be sent to selected Songcast receivers. For example, the audio from iTunes, Spotify, Safari can now be sent to any Linn DS in your home". I have to say that I was interested but sceptic as Linn software has been often buggy. But I give a tray: I download and installed Songcast in my Mac running Lion (10.7.3) I download and launch the last version of Linn Konfig for Mac In Konfig an update of the firmware was proposed; this should enable Songcast capability on my Sneaky. I Updated. In Konfig I look on the "configuration" tab on the sneaky and set Songcast specific configuration: Sources/Songcast; Visible = Yes Startup Source = Songcast I open the Songcast preferences and I find my device listed on it. I turn Songcast ON. I open iTunes and start paying a track ..... and THAT WORKS !!... WOW the Linn sound was there !! This time Linn developers made a remarkable job. Sneaky not to be sold any more ! One question remains: I was expecting that iTunes do not detect songcast in a way similar to Airfoil (as it is not claimed to be an Airplay application) but it is not the case. In the "speakers" menu on iTunes I see: Borne NAD is an airport device connected to a NAD amplifier. This is OK (and work without interference also) AND there is the Main Room Sneaky which is identified by iTunes as an Airport Express device. Even if the "Main Room Sneaky" is not selected the music is being sent properly to the Sneaky. Someone have more information about this ??