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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:16 am 
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Real dumb question here, so be warned:

If I bought any old USB (type B) to ethernet adaptor cable and plugged from my DAC to my router, could I somehow control my streaming service through wifi (laptop, phone?). Basically, I want to change my computer > USB cable > DAC to a computer/phone > wifi > DAC scenario.

I know it's silly. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:30 am 
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No, it wont work.

You need a streaming device, for example a Bryston BPD or Moon Mind.
Alternatively you could build a Raspberry Pi streamer that will connect to your USB DAC for under $75.

Or you could install software on the current computer (Foobar, JRiver) that is controlled by a smartphone/tablet/laptop.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:43 am 
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Jared Rachwalski wrote:
Or you could install software on the current computer (Foobar, JRiver) that is controlled by a smartphone/tablet/laptop.


Just do this, and I can stream through wifi? I had no idea...


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:47 am 
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The "streaming" is still done through the USB, only the control of the streamer is done over wifi.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:54 am 
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You would have to find an app that will "push" the music on the phone, but you need something to convert the wi-fi signal into something the DAC can use.

if you just want to control what you play with a phone, that is easily done. I can do that with my Squeezebox using an android app on the phone. Maybe one of those programs like JRiver can do it without the Squeezebox.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:13 am 
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Jared Rachwalski wrote:
No, it wont work.

You need a streaming device, for example a Bryston BPD or Moon Mind.
Alternatively you could build a Raspberry Pi streamer that will connect to your USB DAC for under $75.

Or you could install software on the current computer (Foobar, JRiver) that is controlled by a smartphone/tablet/laptop.

Jared is quite correct. I would suggest using a SOtM SMS-200 if you already have a DAC with a good USB input:

https://sotm-usa.com/collections/advanc ... k-player-1

Once you have a network endpoint added to your system there's a variety of free DNLA / UPnP server and client applications that you can use to control playback. An even better option is Roon software, and you'll get a 60 day free trial with the SOtM purchase, or a discount on a Roon licence. I switched from a Simaudio Mind 180 to the SOtM SMS-200, and it was a significant performance improvement.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:22 am 
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Raspberry Pi 3 can stream over wifi and ethernet with a coax out with a Hifiberry Digi+ Pro. It can also do Airplay however I've found it to be pretty spotty and not that reliable which sucks considering that's the only reason I bought one!


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If you have some technical skill, icecast will definitely do the job:

http://icecast.org/

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