Music Servers? - Page 5
I do not have an iPod- ripped my entire music collection (1500+ Cds) into FLAC stored on a PC...For several years, I could only listen to most of my music on my PC...and was waiting for SqueezeBox to finally be able to play at 24/96 (which it apparently does now)- But as mentioned, the new AVR eliminates the need for SQB ...and now I put it on random play and hear music I haven't heard in years...
Well worth the $$
I'm a guy with what you might call light audiophilic tendencies - I used to be sort of into the scene but I haven't dabbled in it for years but I have some decent gear. Probably the kind of stuff the serious audiophiles around here will deride as shit but oh well, I'm not interested in replacing it, so there. Just for the giggles, I have:
Meridian G07 CD
Plinius 8100 Integrated Amp
B&W Nautilus 805 Speakers
Transparent interconnects and speaker cable
Anyways, that's sort of besides the point, but I note it for your reference, as I am interested in some kind of music server system, but I have no idea how/where to start looking, or even whether it's a search worth undertaking. I thought some of the folks on here might have some good advice.
I'm liking the idea of a big music server that I could access with some kind of remote (or iPad or something?) and use to play back over my existing audiophile-lite grade system, with better fidelity than an iPod. There must be something that can kick out a CD-quality digital signal that I can run through a decent d/a and then through my amp and speakers. Presto! Playlists, no more changing disks, etc.
Multi-room functionality would be nice, too... what's the best way to wire something like this? Cat-5?
I presume I could contact an expensive expert to do this for me, but I'm wondering if it's possible to do something like this on a DIY basis.
Sound like you have some great gear. The B&W 805 series is absolutely outstanding. I have the 805 Matrix edition from the 90s and love it. Wonderful speakers. I don't currently run a music server but have researched them a great deal. Check out http://www.computeraudiophile.com
They have some great information over there for DIY servers as well as a server that you would be able to purchase.
Hope this helps.