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Thread: PC to Stereo... what is everyone using?

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    Default PC to Stereo... what is everyone using?

    All,

    Just curious what solutions are being used to connect your sound card to PC when your PC is too far away for direct cableing...

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    How far is too far? The Xitel HIFI Pro supports RCA, TOS and SPID and comes with 30 foot cables for all three. I use the TOS Optical myself. Its a good USB sound device.

    John

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    I should say... when direct wiring is not practical.

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    Funny you should ask - I've been investigating exactly that issue. There's a new Bluetooth spec for high quality audio connection - A2DP. The first implementation I've found is from a company called Bluetake http://www.bluetake.com/products/BT460EX.htm which provides both transmitter and receiver (and has good reviews). DLink also has a wireless solution for audio connection which I believe is a proprietory protocol. I haven't tried either yet but am planning to take the plunge with Bluetake Hi-Phono but want to use Bluetooth from standard transmitter if possible - which requires A2DP in the stack - which is available from BlueSoleil. But this is very early stuff.

    Hope this is of interest and would like to hear of any other experiences in this area.

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    That is a cool Device

    How about http://www.kat5.tv/ wired but uses kat 5 cable
    Thx, Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike C
    I should say... when direct wiring is not practical.
    If you love music in good quality sound you just find a way to make it practical - period.
    JLee
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    Hate to say it, but I agree with the J man here. :roll: :wink: I haven't yet seen anything wireless that's good enough. That said I haven't yet seen that Bluetake stuff, but the pictures and specifications make my credit card cringe...
    Tor - managing director of the Cinema Inferno home theater and multi-zone sound system with Girder running the show in the back, NetRemote as the GUI and Media Center 17, PowerDVD and ZoomPlayer as playback software
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    I won't argue about the quality issue. However, I see this problem again and again and would like to be able to recommend a resonable solution..

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    Terk makes a wireless system that isn't too bad. It sends at 2.4GHZ which can be a problem with other wireless devices. You can add more receivers also.
    http://www.terk.com ( It is called Leapfrog)
    http://www.x10.com/entertainment/audio_systems.html (MP3 Anywhere)
    http://www.smarthome.com/avvidtrns.html (This store has a couple of different brands of these type devices.)
    Not perfect, but acceptable for most uses.

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    I would have to agree with JLee. If you want high quality music then I would suggest you take a big step back and think out of the box and rearrange your setup to make it fit. You can builf a nice looking HTPC type PC that looks like a piece of audio gear. What I did was to place the entire homeautomation/whole house audio setup downstairs directly below my main home theatre system in the living room. So I ran all the cabling up through the floor.

    For my next setup which will involve a HDTV Projection TV I am thinking of hiding all the audio gear and control everything remotely through a Netremote screen. Dreams....

    John

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