Post #1. giggidy giggidy.
So I've been working on my stereo system for the better of a year, and I'm quite happy with how it sounds. here's the current system:
Yes, it's all digital from a computer I built. I use Alac for most of the music, and many of it is 24-bit/192kHz. the interconnects are some real cheap radio shack cables, but they are hoped to be changed soon.
However I have found the set-up less than ideal because the system sits behind my computer and desk, which is a little annoying when I just want to kick back and listen as the computer monitors and the desk block the sound a bit.
So I'm investigating different options, and this is what I've come up with:
I'll connect the appleTV to the DAC with optical, and connect the DAC to the Amp with Balanced connections. What I like about this is that I can use the apple remote to control everthing and get the computer and the desk out of the way. I also like this set-up over a dedicated music server as I can keep my playcounts synced-up.
My biggest concern with this set-up is with the appleTV; Will it send 24-bit 192 kHz music perfectly? Also, if anyone knows of any other ways to get music from my computer to the DAC wirelessly let me know too