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racecannon
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Advice needed on music server and DAC

I'm building a new system and need some recommendations. Heres what I've got...
Denon AVP-A1HDCI preamp
Denon POA-A1HDCI amp
Sonus Faber Liuto speakers, with center channel

Obviously I'm building the system around the above components. I don't listen to CDs much, because i enjoy the convenience of a music server and have used the AppleTV for that purpose in the past. But I've re-ripped all my CDs and am looking for an easy to use music server with flac and apple lossless capabilities. I don't know if i need a dedicated DAC because the preamp is supposed to have some pretty powerful DAC capabilities. Should i connect optical or coax? I have two XLR inputs on the preamp and would think theres a good solution out there somewhere in the form of a DAC that outputs XLR. Any ideas on any of these questions?
Thanks for reading.

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Re: Advice needed on music server and DAC

Your processor has the ability to play music stored on a UPnP server over the network. Both the processor and media server need to be on a network. If your library is on a Windows box, you can simply turn on sharing in WMP and you're good go although there are much better servers available e.g. Asset. If you're running a Mac, there are also servers available for that platform.

For godknowswhatreason, Denon chose to limit the network playback capabilities to 48/24 for FLAC files. This of course eliminates playback of hi-res files stored on the network or USB. You shoulda bought the Integra ...

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Re: Advice needed on music server and DAC

CharlyD,
Thanks for your reply. In reviewing the website for Denon's preamp, it reads that it has "24-bit/192-kHz DACs

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In reviewing the website for Denon's preamp, it reads that it has "24-bit/192-kHz DACs
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Re: Advice needed on music server and DAC

The full potential of the Denon DAC

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Welcome to the forum.

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Thank you all for the helpful suggestions.
-Race

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