The hard part of having a large computerized library is software. Dedicated high end solutions have proprietary software. PC have lots of media player software but they drive output from the PC. Slim is open, but media player software does not allow you to direct to a Slim device for output. The Klimax DS would be just perfect for me (I also own plenty of HiRes downloads) if it enabled me to uncouple the software player interface (PC) from the data (NAS) and the DAC (KDS). Linn says they support PnP AV 2 standards, but what media player software supports that? I use JRiver, AlbumPlayer and Helium (mainly for metadata management). Where can I find listings of media player software that support directing the stream to a PnP AV 2 device? Linn's site does not do this, nor pnp.org. If the software supports it, then the Klimax looks like a winner to me. Where is the software?
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