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JIMV
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Arcam rDAC & rWand?

Anyone know anything about these products...they seem to strip a digital signal from an iPOD via the rWand and wirelessly send it to the rDAC which connects to a system...

The January issue has an ad that got me looking for details.

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Arcam rDAC Wireless Dongle

Jim, as they are not even indicating (in any literature that I have found) what wireless standards they are following, the wireless dongle may not even be legal in the US. That requires Federal certification and is the Frequency ranges are all regulated by the Federal Government.

It looks like a standard IEEE™ 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz WI-FI dongle, but looks can be deceiving. That will get you "up to 300 Mbps" streaming. That is 300 Megabytes Per Second under ideal conditions.

The surrounding environment could mean everything. You may get fantastic results, but you best buddy a couple of blocks from a powerful transmitter (Police Station, Hospital,etc...)could have terrible results caused by signal drops and distorted signals. Microwave transmitter bursts can work wonders.

Even a TV remote control device can interfere if the frequency channels used border each other. That is why WI-FI is considered unreliable (locking up for unknown reasons) and a security risk (needs signal encryption)by some folks.

Best of luck and if you decide to try it, please post the results.

I work from my home home office and the AT&T U-Verse wireless modem falls flat on (Fortune 20Z) my corporate lap-top. I run it through a Netgear Router and everything resolves it's self. I don't have the time to try and figure that one out. With firewalls both on the AT&T and the laptop, it's anyone's guess. So I use a hardwired 100 BaseT connection.

That's also what I use for my home music server. I can pick up no less than 10 wireless hubs at certain times of the day. On top of that our sub-division is a mature well wooded area.

Jerry

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Won't be much help, but should give you a laugh...

Okay, speaking of dongles...standby for British humor:

http://www.flixxy.com/my-blackberry-is-not-working.htm

Ronnie Corbett and Harry Enfield star in this hilarious, fruity sketch from the BBC.

Best regards,

Bob

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Getting closer

Peachtree Audio iDAC is the World’s First Digital iPod Dock and DAC in a Single Chassis

http://www.musicdirect.com/product/89637?utm_campaign=

Now all we need is HiDef iPODS and wireless links to the DAC

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I am suspicious

of wireless for music. Part is absolutely just prejudice, and part is I worry that the slower transmission rate would much up big files. anyone else have this worry or can bitch slap my ignorance?

Trey

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Audiophile Paranoia

Wireless can have network problems and need to be tweaked, but once it's working it just plain works!

This is not to say there are some who _think_they hear an improvement using a wired connection versus wireless.

If wireless can deliver any and all data at the airport, hotel, that hamburger joint, ect., why would one think it would muck up audio files?

RG

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Because . .

I do not know how much data is streamed in those applications and if the data is as timing sensitive as music files are.

But I am encouraged to hear that it works for you and I can absolutely own up to audiophile paranoia! I have not compared wired with wireless, I have always gone with wired. Sounds like I need to experiment.

Thanks RG.

Trey

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Wired by default

if at all possible, as I am. Why put up with the hassles wireless_could_bring. But when faced with no other alternative it usually can be made to work flawlessly.

RG

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I am using my iPOD with a

I am using my iPOD with a dongle, the Audioengine W2 (I'd show a picture BUT this forum no longer supports that). This thing is a wireless connection between my iPOD to a small receiver plugged into a standard RCA input on my receiver. The iPOD, after the iPOD DAC, analog signal is sent to the receiver and plays without any problem on my stereo. If they can already transmit an analog signal wireless, why not a digital one?

http://audioengineusa.com/Store/Audioengine-W2

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